February 18, 2016

Exhibits and Panels

Cultural Panel Room Schedule

11:00 AM – Ikebana Demonstration and Q&A by Laura Chho
1:00 PM– 表具師 Hyougushi (Japanese Caligraphy and Scrolls) by Jonathan Maples|
2:00 PM -Kendo and Iaido Q&A
3:00 PM – Cosplay Inspired by Japanese Media
4:00 PM – Tea Ceremony Video Stream
5:00 PM – Festival Feedback

Exhibit Room

Heber Railroad WorkerIf you take a look inside of the Buddhist Temple on the East end of the festival you will find all sorts of interesting exhibits from Ikebana to information about the Topaz Interment camp.  This year we will have a photo exhibit from the early Japanese railroad workers and miners. If you are interested in the story of the Japanese American Railroad workers, check out the collection from the J. Willard Marriott Library

New This Year – Demonstration, Discussion and Q&A Panels


Inside the overflow area in the Buddhist temple we will be having a panel room where we cover Japanese art, music, culture and more.  A panel is a type of classroom setting that is open to all people and can usually be found and conventions and other festivals.  Panels can be one expert presenting on a subject, multiple experts discussing a topic, multiple experts taking questions from the audience and giving their answers, and even a single expert taking questions from the audience. At Nihon Matsuri we are working on putting together a panel of schedules including topics such as Taiko Drumming and other Japanese Music,  Ikebana, Japanese Cosplay, and even a live streamed Tea Ceremony.  If you are looking to learn more about the Japanese culture you won’t want to miss these.