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 2016

Main Stage

12:00 ~ 12:30 Opening ceremony (Taiko/ Speech/ Kagamiwari/ Omikoshi)
12:40 ~ 13:25 Taiko Drum Performance ( Kazekko / Inazuma Daiko/ Arashi Daiko )
13:30 ~ 14:00 Bon Odori (Minyokai )
14:00 ~ 14:30 Komachi Montréal
14:35 ~ 15:05 Taiko (Inazuma Daiko/ Arashi Daiko)
15:10 ~ 15:40 Nanchu Soran bushi
15:45 ~ 16:00 Shamisen
16:00 ~ 16:30 Montreal Ondo
16:35 ~ 17:05 Genji Project
17:10 ~ 17:35 Mini Taiko workshop
17:40 ~ 18:10 Taiko (Inazuma Daiko/ Arashi Daiko)
18:15 ~ 18:45 Montreal Ondo
18:50 ~ 19:20 Genji Project
19:25 ~ 19:55 Nanchu Soran Bushi
20:00 ~ 20:20 Taiko (Inazuma Daiko/ Arashi Daiko)
20:20 ~ 20:30 Closing ceremony

Martial Arts Stage

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 Genbukan Akakage Dojo
16:05 ~ 16:35 Kyudo
16:45 ~ 17:15 Naginata
17:25 ~ 17:55 Aikido Aikikai Montérégie
18:05 ~ 18:50 Tai Sei Karaté
18:45 ~ 19:30 Sandokai

On-site Activities

Games

  • Yoyo fishing
  • Superball catch
  • Origami
  • Koinobori craft
  • Facepainting
  • Daruma otoshi
  • Oni taiji
  • Wish fountain
  • Ohajiki
  • Mikoshi art
  • Traditional game demonstration

Other 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.

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