April 7, 2016


2016 Nihon Matsuri Entertainment

April 30, 2016

We can not express enough how much we value the performers at Nihon Matsuri, and because of that we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to share everything they have prepared.  Please be aware that these times may change as performances demand for any reason.

Stage 1 (West end of 100 South)

10:00 am Japanese Church of Christ Kenshin Taiko Group

10:10 am Welcome Introduction of Honored Guest –Jani Iwamoto

Color Guard – Dai Ichi Ward Troop 1440

Pledge of Allegiance – Dai Ichi Ward Troop

National Anthem – Jerry Okabe

Japanese Anthem-Jerry Okabe


Salt Lake Buddhist Temple – Rev Jerry Hirano
Japanese Church of Christ – Rev Brad Kramer
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Japanese
Dai Ichi Ward- Bishop Yuta Uemura
Ogden Japanese Church of Christ – Rev Robert Nakoka

Guest Speakers: Introduction – Jani Iwamoto

Introduction of MCs – Jerry Okabe, Ed Roberson, Darin Mano, Miles Asato

11:00 am Jonathan Swift- The Magician

11:50 am Zenbukan

12:25 pm One Voice Children’s Choir

12:50 pm Cosplay

1:15 pm TAIKOZA

1:40 pm Kimono Fashion Show

1:55 pm Festival Dancers

2:15 pm Japanese Church of Christ Kenshin Taiko Group

2:45 PM Red Dragon Martial Art

3:15 pm Okinawa Kenjinkai Dance

4:00 pm Tae Kwon Do-Gary Nakano-Carson, Akemi Kawabata; Carson, Campbell


Stage 2 (East end of 100 South)

11:00 am 8 Pieces of Brocade (Qi Gung)

Demo & Instruction

11:30 am Salt Lake City Shotoken Karate

12:10 am Rocky Mountain Judo Group

12:55 pm Noodle Eating Contest

1:15 pm Intermountain Akido

1:45 pm Wasatch Koto School-Kanako Ford

2:20 pm TAIKOZA

2:45 pm Monkewise.com

3:20 pm Kaneshiro Akiko (Folk Song) Miyo Group

3:50 pm Ogden Buddhist Temple Taiko Group

4:25 pm Tanko Bushi-Audience Participation

Japanese Tea Ceremony at the Japanese Church of Christ

11:00 am 2:45 PM

12:15 PM 4:00 PM

1:30 PM

Mochitsuki (rice pounding) at the Japanese Church of Christ

12:00 noon

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

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