2018 / Michigan: Japanese cultural festival in Novi, suburb of Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 7

On Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Japan Festival will be held in Novi, suburb of Detroit in Michigan.

The event will take place at Novi High School, located at 24062 Taft Road in Novi. Admission is free.

The festival’s opening ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m.

The following programs and demonstrations are scheduled for the festival:
A Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
Flower arranging and calligraphy
Traditional dance
Taiko drumming
Kendo (Japanese Martial Arts)
Japanese children’s games and attractions

Also, exhibitors from Shiga Prefecture, JCMU (Japan Center for Michigan Universities), the Novi Public Library, and various other organizations will join the festival and introduce Japan.

Shige Prefecture of Japan is a sister state of Michigan.

There will also be traditional Japanese food and drink available for purchase.

Additionally, the festival will feature two workshops, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., coordinated by the Consulate General of Japan office.

Space is limited to a maximum of 100 participants (50 for each workshop). The workshop format is as follows.

A short explanation about Japanese food and culture
A demonstration showing how to cook delicious rice and how to make onigiri (rice balls).
Time for attendees to create their own onigiri.

The Japan Festival is co-hosted by the Japan Business Society of Detroit and the JSD Women’s Club and supported by Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario, Shiga Prefecture.