Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition

August 6 - 22, 2010

The Delectable Bridge to Japan

A Japanese Sweets Tasting & Demonstration by the Chef of the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan at Chicago

Discover, taste, and learn about Japanese green tea, savory snacks, sweet delicacies & more at this two-day only tasting & demonstration held in conjunction with the “Bridges to Japan” Exhibition at the Indiana State Fair. Presented by the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan-America Society of Indiana, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana State Fair and Indiana Restaurant Association.

Be sure to join us during these two afternoons spent tasting delicious samples and watching
demonstrations by the Chef of the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan at Chicago!

“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
Sunday, August 8: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm
Monday, August 9: 2:30 pm, 4:00 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)