Highlights of the Festival “Omatsuri” include many different varieties of Japanese performance arts and demonstrations which are showcased throughout the day. Our Entertainment committee is currently accepting applications for this year’s event. If you are interested in performing at Omatsuri 2018, please fill out our Entertainment Application.
We are pleased to confirm that Eitetsu Hayashi will be performing at this year’s event. Here are the details about this talented Taiko drummer, for additional information, please see this website: http://jftor.org/taiko2018/
Eitetsu Hayashi Japanese Taiko Drum Concert Tour with EITETSU FU-UN no KAI
Eitetsu Hayashi, Japan’s premier solo Taiko drummer, unleashes the power of sound with Makoto Tashiro, Shuichiro Ueda, Tomonori Hasegawa, and Tasuku Tsuji, members of the Taiko ensemble EITETSU FU-UN NO KAI, as they make their way to Calgary in August in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations.
Let this extraordinary ensemble take you to the frontier of exciting Taiko vibes at Studio Bell National Music Center and the Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” this summer.
While we continue to work on this year’s program, please check out the highlights from 2017 and check back closer to the date as we will be updating this section as performer’s are confirmed and finalized.
2017 Entertainment Highlights:
- Ainu Art Project
- CJCA Hyottoko Club
- Ina Harris
- Japanese Kid’s Class
- Kaede Cultural Society of Calgary
- The Korean Art Club
- Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area Minyo Dancers
- Midnight Taiko
- Poco a Poco Group
- St. Micheal Samurai
- Yoko Galvin
- Yosaoca – Yosakoi Soran Calgary
- Zumba Fitness
Don’t miss your favorite act, check out our 2017 EVENT Schedule to see what time each act will be taking the stage!
Martial Arts Demonstrations:
MC: Bryan McMillan
|11:30 PM||Koto/Shakuhachi/Taiko Concert||Misue Asai-Kauffman & Friends|
|12:00 PM||The Art of Kimono/Obi (Sash) Dressing Demonstration||Chiho McCord|
|12:30 PM||Sogetsu Ikebana Floral Demonstration||Keiko Otsuki & Students|
|1:15 PM||Readings of Nikkei Stories & Poetry by 2017 Richard Carver Emerging Artists Award Winner||Diana Morita Cole|
|2:30 PM||Japanese Calligraphy Demonstration||Mami Humphreys|
|3:00 PM||Manga Caricature Demonstration||Sachie Ogawa|
|3:45 PM||Art & Craft of Japanese Sword Video||Rick Corbin|
|4:45 PM||Nikka Yuko Gardens 50th Anniversary||Michelle Day|
|DISPLAYS / SESSIONS|
|Ongoing||Ikebana Display||Keiko Otsuki & Students|
|Ongoing||Japanese Doll Display||Kumiko Sato|
|Ongoing||Japanese Sword Display||Rick Corbin|
|Ongoing||Go Information Sessions & Demos||Vincent van der Ploeg|