Annual Orlando Japan Festival 2016 is coming up on November 13!


Sunday, 11am – 5pm
At The Village at Hunter’s Creek, 13574 Village Park Drive Orlando, FL 32837 (John Young Parkway and The Greenway (Rt. 417)

The festival has started as a small school festival for the Japanese Language School of Orlando. Over the past fifteen years, it has grown into one of the most popular Japanese cultural festivals in Central Florida. This year, the festival will be hosted at The Village at Hunter’s Creek again to accommodate the increasing number of attendees. 

Festival Mission:

  1. Promote cultural interchange with the local communities
  2. Support local organizations and individuals in their endeavors to further high quality Japanese visual and performing arts, culture, and education
  3. Fundraising for Earthquake/Tsunami victims.

Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit

The festival is family oriented with FREE admission. It is a showcase of Japanese culture with performances including one-hundred member Japanese Taiko drum ensemble, Koto (Japanese harps), traditional Japanese dance, Iai (Japanese martial arts), Cosplay competition, and many more. This year, we will have Yosakoi Soran dancers as our special guest performance. Delicious foods will be served by local Japanese restaurants. Miyuki, the candy lady will demonstrate magical Japanese candy making. Children will enjoy many Japanese carnival games such as water balloon fishing and super ball scooping. Many cultural exhibits and demonstrations such as tea ceremony and calligraphy will be displayed. Also, you can find a great holiday gifts at the flea market. The raffles will give away great prizes such as gift certificates to local restaurants and air ticket to Japan!

For more information, please visit

The festival offers booths for local businesses to promote the products and services. Also, the committee is in need of donations for raffle prizes and monetary funding for the festival. If you have interest in patronage for the festival, please contact Takemasa Ishikura at [email protected]