2019 Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX
Saturday, July 13, 2019
12-4 pm, Doors open at 11 am
Silent Auction starts at 11 am
Celebrate the culture of Japan at the Oita Japan Festival!
Japanese food and drink, kids' activities, cultural education & more!
Featured performances include:
Oita High School’s award-winning Shodo Troupe. Shodo Performance Calligraphy (書道パフォーマンス) is Japanese calligraphy drawn on large canvases with music as a team activity and has been gaining in popularity with young Japanese. We are excited to welcome 16 Oita High School Shodo students to Austin!
Sho & Shin Ukelele Duo from Austin playing ukelele music for a new generation. They will get you on your feet dancing!
Silent Auction starts at 11 am! Amazing donations from local businesses.
12 pm - Oita Introduction
12:15 pm - Welcome Ceremony
12:45 pm - Oita High School Shodo Troupe
2:00 pm - Kendo
2:30 pm - Sho & Shin Ukelele Duo
3:15 pm - Austin Taiko
3:45 pm - Olympic Bon Odori dance
Asahi Groceries & Gifts
ShareTea Bubble Tea
Experience Japan Activities
Learn How To Use Chopsticks
Write Your Name In Kanji
Artisan Marketplace & Vendors:
Kimono Quilt Yawara
Kana Allcock Claywork
David Lamplugh Paintings and Prints
Madame Butterfly Nagasaki
Family Room & Story Time Room
1:30 pm Book Reading By Kinokuniya In English And Japanese
3:30 pm Book Reading By Kinokuniya In English And Japanese
Information About Oita & Worldstrides Student Trip
2:15 pm June 2020 High School Study Abroad Discussion
Business Market Update Hosted By GAACC & JETRO
Travel to Japan Tips Hosted By IACE Travel
$5 Whisk Your Own Matcha Japanese Green Tea hosted By Austin Japan Community
Community Outreach Information Tables
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)
Austin-Oita Sister City Committee (AOSCC)
Austin Sister Cities International (ASCI)
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Worldstrides Study Abroad
AFS Study Abroad
Tickets are limited! Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment later!
Adult (age 13+) — $10
Child (age 5-12) — $5
Child (age 4 and under) — FREE!
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division and Global Business Expansion of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and a grant from the Japan Foundation New York.