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Activities

Come try Japanese cuisine in one of our food kiosks!

Stroll through the area in a Yukata from our Yukata booth!

Two performance stages. Consult the performance schedule of the day!

Enjoy the activities section with our many games!

Visit our kiosks for Japanese items and official Matsuri souvenirs!

Entertainment Schedule 2014

Main Stage

12:00-12:30 Opening Ceremony ( Taiko / Speech / Kagamiwari / Omikoshi Parade with Adults and Children )
12:45-13:15 Kazekko ( Montreal children Taiko group )
13:30-14:00 Minyokai ( Japanese senior folk dance group )
14:00-14:30 Inazuma Daiko ( Arashi Daiko's students Taiko group )
14:30-15:00 Nanchu Soran-bushi ( Youth dance group )
15:15-15:45 Project Genji
16:00-16:30 Inazuma Daiko ( Arashi Daiko's students Taiko group )
16:30-17:00 Project Genji
17:15-17:45 Komachi Montreal
17:45-18:15 Montreal Ondo
18:15-18:45 Arashi Daiko
18:45-19:15 Komachi Montreal
19:15-19:45 Nanchu Soran-bushi ( Youth dance group )
19:45-20:15 Juggling (Ryunosuke Yamazumi)
20:15-21:15 Arashi Daiko
21:15-21:30 Closing Ceremony

Martial Arts Stage

11:25-11:55 Genbukan Akakage Dojo
12:45-13:15 Karaté Camille Ohan
13:25-13:55 Judo Shidokan
14:05-14:35 Kyudo
14:45-15:15 Aikido Yoshinkan
15:25-15:55 Kendo Mcgill
16:05-16:35 Kyudo
16:45-17:15 Naginata
17:25-17:55 Kendo Mcgill
18:05-18:50 Sandokai

On-site Activities

Bon Odori
Bon Odori (meaning simply Bon dance) is an event held during Obon. It is celebrated as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one's ancestors.
Kyudo
Kyudo literally meaning "way of the bow", is the Japanese art of archery. It is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budo).
O-Mikoshi
A mikoshi is a portable Shinto shrine. Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities. During a matsuri, people bear a mikoshi on their shoulders by means of the two poles. They bring the mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighbourhoods that worship at the shrine, and in many cases leave it in a designated area, resting on blocks for a time, before returning it to the shrine.
Taiko
Taiko means "drum" in Japanese (etymologically "great" or "wide drum"). Outside Japan, the word is often used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums (‘wa-daiko’, "Japanese drum", in Japanese) and to the relatively recent art-form of ensemble taiko drumming (sometimes called more specifically, "kumi-daiko".
Yukata
Yukata is a Japanese summer garment. People wearing yukata are a common sight at fireworks displays, bon-odori festivals, and other summer events. The yukata is a casual form of kimono that is also frequently worn after bathing at traditional Japanese inns. Though their use is not limited to after-bath wear, yukata literally means bath(ing) clothes.