When: Saturday & Sunday, May18 & 19, 2013 from 10am - 4pm
Location: El Rancho de las Golondrinas
12 and under: Free
8th Annual Santa Fe JIN Japanese Cultural Festival takes place at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
It is a fun-filled family event featuring traditional Japanese performances, food, all-day entertainment, games and activities.
This year's theme is "Pop Japan" and will feature a pop shamisen (Japanese traditional 3 strings instruments) unit as well as a young anime singer, Shihori -- both from Japan. We will also have 2 Grammy-awarded musicians: Koji Nakamura, a master taiko drummer and Yukiko Matsuyama, a master koto (Japanese harp) player.
We will have separate anime room, traditional tea serving room and a martial arts demonstration room.
Please join us!
2012 Stage Schedule
2012 Matsuri Stage Schedule
10:00am Opening Remarks: Performance by Santa Fe JIN Language School Students
10:15am Norio Hayakawa: Solo artist. Specializing in Japanese “Oldies but Goodies”
10:50am Chado: The Way of Tea demonstration by Chado New Mexico
The art of Japanese tea, or Chado, is a way to calm the mind, soothe the spirit, and share a special time away from the concerns of everyday life.
11:30am Chizuko Matsumoto and her students: Traditional Japanese Dance
12:20pm Japanese Pop Fashion Show by Santa Fe Community College Design Club with Snake The Fire Dancers
1:10pm Seshami Street Boys: Special Guests from Japan. Shamisen (Japanese 3-stringed instruments) musical comedy duo
2:00pm Shihori: Special Guest from Japan. Anime/Pop singer songwriter
2:50pm Koji Nakamura: a Master Taiko drummer and teacher for over 25 years. Grammy winner in 2008
Madi Sato: Santa Fe local singer songwriter
3:30pm Yukiko Matsuyama: Fusion Koto player. Grammy winner in 2010
4:20pm Smokin’ Bachi Taiko: Santa Fe’s innovative Taiko drumming group
4:50pm Scholarship winner announcement / Closing Remarks
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Address: 201 West Marcy Street
Phone: (505) 989-7541