Summer Festival Events
(stay tuned to this page for udpates as new events are finalized)
Taiko Drums - Students from Ohio bring their traditional Japanese Taiko Drum Performance to Central Kentucky.
Koto and Shamisen Performance - Popular Indianapolis musician, Garret Uyeno, performs lively music.
Kendo - Demonstration of Kendo by Central Kentucky Kendo Club.
Japanese Chorus - Traditional songs performed by Japanese women living in Kentucky.
Japan Folk Dance - Learn this simple dance and join the fun with our local Japanese community - like a line-dance but more Japanese!
Japanese Idol Competition
Karaoke-singing competitors compete for the grand prize of $1,000! Learn more.
Kimono - Try on a summer kimono - the yukata - and snap some pictures.
Calligraphy - Watch a pro write in calligraphy or write your own name in Japanese characters.
Ikebana - Learn about the art of Japanese flower arrangement and create your own bouquet.
Origami - Try your hand at the ancient art of origami - folding paper.
Manga - Manga is the Japanese words for Comics. In Japan, manga are widely read by all ages.
Wii Free-Play - Play MarioKart with your friends on big TVs - challenge mom and dad on one of Japan's most popular exports, the Nintendo Wii.
Tachibana - Lexington's first Japanese restaurant will cook yakisoba on the hibachi grille
Seki - Japanese restaurant in Lexington. They will serve teriyaki chicken, yakiniku-don
School - Newest Japanese Restaurant in Lexington will serve Curry rice and California Roll sushi.
Happy Japan - This traveling food trailer sells delicious Japanese treats