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2023 Japanese Festival Event - Celebrating the History, Culture & People of Japan (3 Days) (Bon Odori, Live Taiko, Sumo, Origami..) Missouri GardenNEW

2023 Japanese Festival Event - Celebrating the History, Culture & People of Japan (3 Days) (Bon Odori, Live Taiko, Sumo, Origami..) Missouri Garden
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Date: Saturday, 2 September, 2023       Time: 9:00 am
Missouri Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 577-5100
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Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival Event at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.

Since 1977 the Garden has proudly hosted this unique event at one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America. A fruitful collaboration with several local Japanese-American organizations provides authentic Japanese music, art, dance, food, and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year.

Festival Event Date
September 2-4, 2023 

Festival Event Days
Sat,  Sept 2, 2023: 10 am - 8 pm
Sun, Sept 3, 2023: 10 am - 8 pm
Mon, Sept 4, 2023: 10 am - 5 pm

Festival Scheduled Events (Previous Year Schedule)
Bon Odori Dancing
Bonsai and Ikebana Display
Candlelight Walk
Origami Display
Ice Sculpture
Japanese Garden Walking Tours
Koinobori: Koi Windsock Display
Martial Arts
Okashi Fashion and Cosplay Show
Opening Ceremony/Taiko Drums
St. Louis Okinawa Eisa
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko
Storyteller’s Juubako
Teahouse Island Tours
The Way of Tea Demonstration-Chanoyu
Toro Nagashi
Zen and Japanese Culture

Location & Parking
The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area and conveniently located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110.

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Seiwa-en, the Japanese Garden
Help us celebrate the anniversary of our largest and most beloved garden - "Seiwa-en, the Japanese Garden. Make a special gift to honor the Japanese Garden today!

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Japanese Festival Event - Celebrating the History, Culture & People of Japan (3 Days) (Bon Odori, Live Taiko, Sumo, Origami..) Missouri Garden


Saturday, 2 September, 2023

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