I adore Japan Fest. It’s awesome! My favourite thing to do is go early in the morning, I mean, when they open be waiting outside the door just finishing breakfast with Starbucks coffee in hand. After paying my fee, I walk around and grab brochure from all of the culture clubs and tourism tables present. Then I had to the dealer room and get a new purse, last year I got a Hello Kitty pink tartan bag that I wore to AWA the following weekend. Next, Japanese Dining…tons of different things to enjoy from Soba noodles to local specialities from the various prefecturess. Ahhhh, I love it!!! You hear Japanese spoken all through the venue.
My day concludes with watching the traditional and modern dances in the theatre. That’s the best part. 4 hours of non stop dance performances from the Japanese dance groups that are sprinkled all around Atlanta. Most of them are present and sometimes there’s a band flown in from Japan. Ohhh my, I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is.
This year Japan Fest takes place on the 21st and 22nd of September. Same location, Gwinnett Center in Duluth…way up 85 North, which is about 45 minutes from ATL if you go the speed limit. Tickets are on sale now, there are group rates and photos of what to expect.
Several members from the Atlanta Lolis are planning to attend in all their frills so be sure to take a picture with your favourite one. Let me know if you’re going. We usually attend as a small group on both days. This is one of the African Asian Business and Cultural Exchanges promoted events. For more information on the attendee experience, conact me to get a copy of past reviews.
All Day Saturday and Sunday
Official Website: https://www.japanfest.org/