Japan Summer Festival Goes Virtual for 2020

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Consulate-General of Japan in Miami Virtual Summer Festival series

The COVID-19 has affected a number of Asian festivals. This year, virtual is the way to go. A little over three months ago, Asia Trend hosted the first virtual event: Asian Cultural Expo Virtual Showcase on social media. Last month, the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami hosted a Virtual Summer Festival to showcase the performers of traditional Japanese arts throughout Florida on social media! What better way to enjoy a variety of Japanese arts online?

Fushu Daiko – Taiko

Learn all about the Japanese art of taiko drumming while enjoying Fushu Daiko exhilarating performance!

Since 1990, Fushu Daiko has been training in the art of Taiko, their music combines the traditional drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world, such as jazz and rhythm and blues, to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience that strives to cross boundaries and connect cultures.

Virtual Summer Festival – Fushu Daiko

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We’re kicking off our Virtual Summer Festival series with our first featured guest, Fushu Daiko. Learn all about the Japanese art of taiko drumming while enjoying their exhilarating performance! If you enjoyed this performance, be sure to share it with a friend!

Posted by Consulate General of Japan in Miami on Friday, August 7, 2020

Kashimon Dojo – Kyudo

Special guest Kashimon Dojo – Kyudo, Iaido and Karatedo 樫門道場 to demonstrate the art of kyudo, traditional Japanese archery.

Kashimon Dojo is the only kyudojo in the state of Florida, and one of only four in the United States. Enjoy the rare chance to experience this authentic Japanese martial art up close, right from the comfort of your home!

Virtual Summer Festival – Kashimon Dojo

Continuing our Virtual Summer Festival series, today we have special guest Kashimon Dojo- Kyudo, Iaido and Karatedo 樫門道場 to demonstrate the art of kyudo, traditional Japanese archery. Kashimon Dojo is the only kyudojo in the state of Florida, and one of only four in the United States. Enjoy the rare chance to experience this authentic Japanese martial art up close, right from the comfort of your home!

Posted by Consulate General of Japan in Miami on Friday, August 14, 2020

Urasenke Ichimura-kai – Sado: Japanese tea ceremony

Urasenke Ichimura-kai, here to demonstrate the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

The style of tea ceremony demonstrated in the video uses fewer utensils than other styles and can be performed easily at home. Feel free to grab your favorite matcha and follow along with the steps!

Virtual Summer Festival – Urasenke Ichimura-kai

Next up in our Virtual Summer Festival series is Urasenke Ichimura-kai, here to demonstrate the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The style of tea ceremony demonstrated in the video uses fewer utensils than other styles, and can be performed easily at home. Feel free to grab your favorite matcha and follow along with the steps!

Posted by Consulate General of Japan in Miami on Friday, August 21, 2020

Matsuriza – Taiko

Virtual Summer Festival featuring Florida-based taiko drumming group Matsuriza at the last. Enjoy their energetic performance as they showcase their unique style with a special surprise twist!

Takemasa Ishikura started to perform as a member of Kanto-abare-daiko led by Yoshihisa Ishikura at the EPCOT Japan pavilion of Walt Disney World. In 1988, leader Yoshihisa returned to Japan to resume his team there. Takemasa Ishikura took over the leadership and formed Matsuriza Japanese Traditional Taiko Drummers. Matsuriza performed at EPCOT Japan pavilion.

Virtual Summer Festival – Matsuriza

For the final day of our Virtual Summer Festival, we’re featuring Florida-based taiko drumming group Matsuriza. Enjoy their energetic performance as they showcase their unique style with a special surprise twist! If you liked our event series and want to see more in the future, be sure to let us know using the post reactions below!

Posted by Consulate General of Japan in Miami on Friday, August 28, 2020

Make sure to check out Orlando Taiko Dojo excellent Taiko performance at the upcoming virtual 11th Annual Asian Cultural EXPO on October 17 and the virtual 20th Anniversary Orlando Japan Festival on November 14 and 15. As we are celebrating Asia Trend 15th anniversary in October 2020, we would like to present the Asian Cultural EXPO Virtual Showcase to highlight and honor the local performers and artists who dedicate their time and effort to preserve the Asian cultural arts and performances.

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