At a future in-person Festival, join us for Friendship Reception, a special ticketed event for dinner, performances by Japan Groups, mochitsuki (mochi pounding) and a gathering to welcome our guest participants from Japan and across the U.S.! The Festival Committee takes this opportunity to express their gratitude to our Festival participants. This reception will take place on Friday evening right before the second weekend of the Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch all of their performances in one evening!

Read about this year’s Japan Groups on the 2021 Participants from Japan page.

Friendship Reception, Sachiko Suzuki's Recreation Dance Group
Sachiko Suzuki’s Recreation Dance Group from Tokyo, 2014 Festival

Special thanks to all of our past Japan Groups in the Festival, including but not limited to the following:

Read about Toyomi Tanaka, dedicated Japan Groups Committee member who helped take care of our Japan Groups in the Festival.