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The mission of JapanFest is to improve understanding and appreciation of linkages between Japanese and Americans residing in the Southeastern United States through an annual salute to Japanese culture and friendship entitled JapanFest. This celebration will promote multicultural education, encourage social harmony, and ensure the cultural integrity of JapanFest by providing an appropriate mix of authentic contemporary and traditional programs on Japanese art and culture. Activities will include a wide variety of performing arts, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and exhibitions. These grassroots efforts will be coordinated by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, The Japan-America Society of Georgia, and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta and implemented by a host of community volunteers. JapanFest is committed to organizing a self-sustaining event, supported in part by non-Japanese Chamber of Commerce and non-Japan-America Society of Georgia members, and is expected in due time to be profitable enough to provide meaningful financial support to educational endeavors in Georgia.
JapanFest, one of the largest Japanese festivals in the country, is an annual celebration of Japanese culture. This year's JapanFest will feature taiko drum concerts and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, cultural workshops including tea ceremony, kimono , and calligraphy, children's games, Japanese food & beer garden, bonsai trees, and contemporary and traditional music. JapanFest is organized by The Japan-America Society of Georgia and The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Consulate General of Japan.
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