When: Sun., Aug. 6, 1-7 p.m. 2017
A whole day of family fun, including eating great food, enjoying amazing bands and dancers, visiting all local vendors/exhibitors, and learning Japanese culture and history. All will join the "Bon-Odori" dance at 6:30 PM. The Minbuza Japanese Folk Dance company from NYC and Stuart Paton, Taiko drummer from Burlington Taiko, will lead the dance. A Jodoshinshu Buddhist monk, Kenjitsu Nakagaki, will conduct a special ritual to pray for the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the victims of the Fukushima disaster, to complete the event.