Japan Festival Boston 2016


Japan Festival Boston, held on April 28, 2016 on Boston Common, was a grand success.  Blessed by good weather and attended by over 60,000 visitors, the Festival showcased many forms of Japanese culture in workshops, booths, stage performances and, of course, Japanese food.  The Festival ended with a rousing bon-odori dance led by taiko drummers and followed by many concentric circles of happy dancers.

     

 
Consul General Himeno offers words of welcome at the beginning of the Festival

    
                                            Japan Airlines gives workshop on origami airplanes            Calligraphy workshop