Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition

August 6 - 22, 2010

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

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The Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai’s mission is to honor the traditions and respect and be a proud member of the world wide Okinawa family. They aim to represent Okinawa well and bring Okinawan culture to the central Indiana area as well neighboring communities. Main activities include a summer picnic, a New Year's party, the Annual International Festival, and volunteering.  Members of the group also practice traditional Okinawan song and dance, which is what they will perform at the “Bridges to Japan” Exhibition.  Anyone who has an interest in Okinawan culture is eligible to be a member of the Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai.

“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Thursday, August 12: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm



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Please use the links below to find descriptions and photos of the many activities that will be taking place at the "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition.

Description of All Activities

Bon-Odori Dance Festival

Bunraku Bay Puppet Theatre (Japanese Puppet Theatre)

Buyo (Japanese Classical Dance)

Cosplay Fashion Show (Open to Public)

Fort Wayne Taiko (Japanese Drum Group from Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Fukube (Gourd Painting) Craft

Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

Japanese Candyman Entertainer - Masaji Terasawa

Japanese Sweets Tasting & Demonstration



Kendo (Japanese Sword-Fighting)

Koto (Japanese musical instrument)

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Minyo (Japanese Folk Dance & Song)

Naginata (Japanese Warrior Halbert)

Peelander-Z (Japanese Action Comic Band)

Robots from Japan

Shamisen (Japanese musical instrument)

Sister City Celebration Week

Sumo Wrestling

TAIKOPROJECT (Japanese Drum Group from Los Angeles, California)

Tea Ceremony

10tecomai (High-energy Dance Fusion)