Highlights of the Festival “Omatsuri” include many different varieties of Japanese performance arts and demonstrations which are showcased throughout the day.
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.
Each year, we invite another culture to join us to encourage tradition and inclusiveness. This year, we are excited to have Chinese representation in the form of the Jing Wo Lion Dance Team and Zhaoli Dance School who will be honoring us by performing at Omatsuri!
2018 Main Stage
- Hibikiya https://www.facebook.com/SATS.HIBIKIYA/
- Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and area Minyo Dancers
- EITETSU FU-UN no KA http://jftor.org/taiko2018/
- MRU Taiko www.mru.ca/taiko
- Japanese Kids Class
- Jing Wo Lion Dance Team http://www.jingwo.com/
- Midnight Taiko http://www.midnight-taiko.ca/
- Kaede Cultural Society of Calgary
- Zhaoli Dance School www.zhaolidance.com
Martial Arts Demonstrations:
- Bujinkan YYC www.bujinkanyyc.com
- CJCA Renshikan Karate Club
- Calgary Aikikai Aikido Club www.calgaryaikikai.com
Main Stage Schedule/Program to be posted shortly!
Cultural Program from 2017 – 2018 will be posted as soon as it has been finalized:
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|