MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Japan Festival, celebrating the island nation’s people and traditional and contemporary culture with food, entertainment, and children’s activities - will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Memphis Botanic Garden.
Special half-price admission to Memphis Botanic Garden will apply on Festival Day, compliments of festival sponsors and co-hosts the Japan-America Society of Tennessee and Consulate General of Japan in Nashville: $5 per adult and $2.50 for children 3-12 years old. Admission is free for Memphis Botanic Garden members and children under 2 years. Admission includes access to the Memphis Japan Festival and Memphis Botanic Garden and their next outdoor exhibition, Origami in the Garden. Parking is free.
The festival will be held outdoors, rain or shine, and will feature a full day of traditional and contemporary Japanese music and dance performances and tours of the Japanese Garden. A roving Japanese “candyman”, taiko drummers, a family circus, sumo-suit wrestling, “Hello Kitty” and “Ninja Turtle” Bounce Houses and Japanese martial arts on the lawn are just a few of the attractions.
Leading up to the Memphis Japan Festival, Japan Week 2018 will feature Japan-centric events:
• Opening day of Origami in the Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden – Sept. 21
• Family Movie Night at Memphis Botanic Garden, celebrating the opening of Origami in the Garden with Kubo and the Two Strings – Sept. 22
• Persona Non Grata (「杉原千畝」) at Malco Paradiso, follows the life of Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who saved the lives of more than 6,000 Jewish refugees during World War II. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org – Sept. 27
• Asian Aperitifs in the Japanese Garden at Memphis Botanic Garden – Sept. 27
• Japan Week Invitational Golf Outing at Ridgeway Country Club – Sept. 28 (For more information, contact email@example.com)
For more information, visit www.memphisjapanfestival.org.
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Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Inc.