Thank You for Visiting!

Little Kimono Girl

Now in its fifth year, the Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” will once again be held at the Bowness Community Centre. Adults and children of all ages are invited to join us on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm to help us celebrate Japan, its people, and the Japanese Canadian populations of Calgary and around the country.


“Omatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival”. Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance & song, dramatic re-enactments of classic Japanese fairy tales, martial arts demonstrations, and more!

midnight taiko

There will be games for the kids, galleries of local Japanese arts and crafts as well as several food kiosks featuring traditional Japanese cuisine. Don’t miss out on our fabulous sake tasting as well as our beer gardens!

We hope you will join us on August 15 to support the members of the Japanese Canadian Community as we celebrate our heritage, culture and traditions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Festival “Omatsuri”!