Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition

August 6 - 22, 2010

Peelander-Z (Japanese Action Comic Band)

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, the Japanese Action Comic Punk Band, was originally formed in 1998 by the three band members Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Red, and Peelander-Blue, after they met in New York City (although they'll claim that they're all from the Z area on the planet Peelander). Peelander-Green was welcomed in July of 2008 after Blue left the band.

At their live shows, band members dress up in colorful costumes reminiscent of characters seen in Japanese Animation films, though they describe their outfits as “their skin”. Their shows guarantee intense audience participation and a chance to exercise with the band. "Do human bowling with us! Do limbo dancing with us! Do karaoke competition with us! Hit our cowbell with us!" says Yellow. "Don't be shy, give us your smile! We can beat your stress!”  Prior to their performance, they will judge the “Cosplay Fashion Show” that begins at 6:30 pm and is open to audience participation.

“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Saturday, August 21: 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)