Come celebrate Ottawa’s 10th annual Japanese Summer Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Marion Dewar Plaza!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, JETAA Ottawa is teaming up with the City of Ottawa to hold the festival at Ottawa City Hall in the heart of Ottawa rain or shine. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese-Canadian performances and demonstrations, including martial arts, shamisen, ikebana flower arrangements, Japanese calligraphy, crafts, and displays. For the adventurous, sumo suits will be available for a small donation and those looking for a taste of Japan, can try Japanese-inspired hot dogs or “JETAA dogs” for free! This festival caters to all ages and for the children, come check out the children’s tent, balloon animals, and face painting.
We are looking for volunteers for the festival day. If you might be interested in volunteering for the festival – even just a couple hours – please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a friend and volunteer together!
For any other inquiries, please send an email to email@example.com.
Schedule Of Events
11:00 – Opening Remarks by Mayor Watson, Yasir Naqvi, Minister Yawata
11:30 – Ryoko Itabashi, Tsugaru Shamisen
12:00 – Tateyama Dojo
LUNCH! JETAA Dogs & JETAA Ottawa Raffle
Special guests: Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheer Team
12:30 – Takahashi Dojo, Kendo and Iaido (on grass)
13:00 – Komachi Montréal, Japanese folk dancing
13:30 – Oto-Wa Taiko
14:00 – International Yoseikan Budo Federation (Aikido), Joseph Capogreco (1:45 set up)
Takahashi Dojo, Judo (on mats - after Yoseikan Aikido 15 min)
14:30 – Yumiko Tsunakawa/Sakura Studio, Ikebana demonstration (covered area)
14:30 - Emi no Kai, Kobayashi Sensei, Japanese Classical Dance (concrete)
15:00 – OJCC/OJCA Bon Odori Workshop
15:30 – Closing Remarks & Thank Yous (CJSO & JETAA Ottawa)
Twist for Tips - All Day / Sumo Suits - 11:30 to 15:00