Celebrate spring Japanese way!
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 11 am – 6 pm
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park
720 Twin Lakes Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Tea Ceremony, Caligraphy, Origami, Kimono experience, Dance, Taiko, Koto, Martial Arts, Ikebana Workshop, Games, Yosakoi, Awaodori, Japanese food, and more. A lot of fun! If you are over 21 years old, you can also enjoy Japanese sake & wine tasting!
KIZUNA Cultural Booths — experience Japanese culture.
Tea Ceremony: Nodate (野点） Kizuna members have been practicing tea ceremony year around. Here at Spring Festival, please join us to experience a peaceful and less formal NODATE (open-air tea ceremony ). Enjoy matcha green tea with Japanese sweets.
Calligraphy: Kizuna members practice calligraphy all year round. You can ask to write your name in black ink calligraphy at the booth. 1000s of colorful papers decorated with origami are handmade, and prepared by Kizuna volunteers, especially for this festival.
Origami: Those beautiful origami ornaments start with flat paper, folded multiple times to become each part that is assembled to become one. It is an iconic object of “Kizuna.” There is a lot of time and effort in creating them. Those colorful ornaments are available for purchase.
Kimono Experience: Kizuna offers the experience of of wearing kimono here at the festival. You can choose Yukata, cotton kimono, and matching obi, our volunteers will put them on you! Smile and snap photos!
Ikebana: Sogetsu Ikebana master, Kika Shibata is here to offer an Ikebana workshop.
Kizuna is selling many of one of the kind Japanese items at the Kizuna Store.
Concession Stand (FOOD）
At the concession stand, food offered from Naka Sushi of Lake Mead & Rampart of Summerlin, KatsuCo on Tropicana & Pecos, supported by Mutual Trading.
|The 6th Kizuna Japanese Spring Festival 2023||– Stage Performer Schedules –|
|11:00||Opening – National Anthems/国歌||Showji Kumamoto/ Mina Petrolia|
|11:10||Kaminari Taiko||Japanese Taiko drum|
|11:20||Tendo Baikoki +||Tendo Ryu Japanese dance|
|11:40||– Harp Set Up –|
|12:10||Ceremony||Kathleen Blakely (Honerary Consul), |
Yasushi Noguchi (Consul General)+
|12:40||Machiko Oshiro||Song “Omatsuri Mambo” お祭りマンボ|
|12:45||Masako Frost||Okinawan dance “Hatoma”|
|12:50||Akira Fujimoto||Song “Life Across the Ocean” 海を渡った人生|
|12:55||– Koto Set Up –|
|13:05||Yoko Koto Ensemble||Koto “Gion Kouta, Hanakage Hensokyoku, Hiyaku” |
|13:25||Yoko Griggs & Rieko Mendoza||Japanese dance “Kitano Ryoba” 北の漁場|
|13:30||Shoko Helm||Song “Yuki Tsubaki (Snow Camellia)” 雪椿|
|13:35||Okinawa Taiko||Okinawa Taiko “Mirukumunari“|
|13:50||Showji Kumamoto||Song -“Sakura Dokusyo” さくら独唱|
|13:55||– Taiko Set Up –|
|14:00||Korabo Taiko||Japanese Taiko drums|
|14:30||Satomi Sato||Song “Nachi no Koi Taki” 那智の恋滝|
|14:35||Naomi & Lili Walker Sisters||Okinawan dance “Uchina, Uchina”|
|14:40||Iaido: Kuroyama Kenzen Dojo||Master James Whitehead Martial arts demonstration|
|15:00||Yoko Griggs & Rieko Mendoza||Japanese dance “Koi Jinsei” 恋人生|
|15:05||Showji Kumamoto||Original Song – “Last Stop”|
|15:10||Yosakoi: Sazan||Yosakoi Dance team|
|15:40||– Taiko Set Up –|
|15:45||Kaminari Taiko||Japanese Taiko drum|
|16:05||Kazu||Free Style Football|
|16:10||Shinichi Hirokawa||Song – “Woman of Sagittarius” 射手座の女|
|16:15||Satomi Sato||Song “Kimi wo Nosete” 君をのせて|
|16:20||Reiko Sasaki +||Dance “Tora no Pants” トラのパンツ|
|16:25||– Drum Set Up –|
|17:00||– Drum Set Up –|
|17:35||Awaodori: Aozora Ren||Awaodori Dance team|
We will post the list of vendors soon!