2016 Festival Schedule

2016年度スケジュール

9:00 a.m.   Sakura/Cherry Blossom Walk Begins   from Public
Square
10:00 a.m. 
Kaminari Taiko of Houston    
presented by Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Main Stage
10:00 a.m. 
- 5:00 p.m.
The Candyman
Sumo Dress-ups
presented by Metro Nashville Airport Authority
in Public Square
10:15 a.m. Welcome from Mayor Megan Barry Main Stage
10:25 a.m. ETSU Japanese Cultural Society Main Stage
10:30 a.m. Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho
~Dojo of the Southern Wind
Blossom Bistro Stage
10:40 a.m. The 3rd Annual Pups in Pink Parade
Benefiting the Nashville Humane Association
Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Nashville Dojo Isshinryu Karate Blossom Bistro Stage
11:10 a.m. Partner Spotlight:
Nashville Humane Association
Main Stage
11:15 a.m. Pups in Pink Parade
Awards Announcement
Main Stage
11:20 a.m. Sponsor Spotlight:
Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Main Stage
11:25 a.m. Christ Church Choir Main Stage
11:25 a.m. All Out DamaNation
Kendama Demonstration
Blossom Bistro Stage
11:35 a.m. Sponsor Spotlight Main Stage
11:40 a.m. Partner Spotlight -
Sister Cities of Nashville
Main Stage
11:40 a.m. Nashville Kendo Club Blossom Bistro Stage
11:45 a.m. Kaminari Taiko of Houston
presented 
by Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Main Stage
12:10 p.m. Bushin Doko Aikido Blossom Bistro Stage
12:25 p.m. Kent Family Circus Main Stage
12:35 p.m. Nashville Humane Association
Adoption Parade
Blossom Bistro Stage
12:50 p.m. Cosplay Contest Sponsored by United Airlines Main Stage
1:10 p.m. Rocky Mountain Naginata
  Federation
Blossom Bistro Stage
1:20 p.m. Vanderbilt Soran Bushi Main Stage
1:30 p.m. Cosplay Contest
Award Presentation 
Grand Prize Sponsor United Airlines & MTAC
Main Stage
1:40 p.m. Kaminari Taiko of Houston
presented 
by Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Main Stage
1:40 p.m. MTSU Japanese Martical Art Club Blossom Bistro Stage
2:15 p.m. Fudoshinka Dojo Kenpo Karate Blossom Bistro Stage
2:20 p.m. Belmont Japan-America
Relations
Main Stage
2:40 p.m. Bipolar Bear Main Stage
2:35 p.m. Kent Family Circus Blossom Bistro Stage
3:00 p.m. Carl & Alan Maguire  Main Stage
3:10 p.m. All Out DamaNation
Kendama Demonstration
Blossom Bistro Stage
3:25 p.m. Choir SAKURA Main Stage
3:25 p.m. Rocky Mountain Naginata  Federation Blossom Bistro Stage
3:45 p.m. Kaminari Taiko of Houston
presented 
by Metro Nashville Airport Authority
Main Stage
4:00 p.m. The New Ballet Ensemble and School Blossom Bistro Stage
4:10 p.m. Nori-Hige Main Stage
4:25 p.m. Let's Enjoy a Japanese Festival Dance: Bon Odori
with the
Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Blossom Bistro Stage
4:30 p.m. Nozomi & Friends Main Stage
4:50 p.m. Triple Happiness Main Stage
5:00 p.m. Festival Concludes


Lecture Series
10:30 a.m. Traditional Tea Ceremony Demonstration by Sachi Uemoto Tea Ceremony Tent (#56)
11:00 a.m. Traditional Tea Ceremony Demonstration by Sachi Uemoto Tea Ceremony Tent (#56)
12:20 p.m. Lecture on Kimono by Virginia Soenksen, Assistant Curator of Interpretation, Frist Center
for the Visual Arts
Founders Towers Observation Deck
1:10 p.m. Lecture on Japanese Gardening
by Patrick Larkin, Senior Vice President of Gardens, Cheekwood
Founders Towers Observation Deck
2:15 p.m. Lecture on Anime Culture
by Matthew Lassiter, Cosplay Fashion Expert, Lecture, and Performer
Founders Towers Observation Deck
3:00 p.m. Lecture on Learning Japanese
by John Gale, Founder of JohnSensei and Instructor at TFLI
Founders Towers Observation Deck
4:00 p.m. Bunraku Puppet Presentation
by Bret Wilson, Nashville Public Library
Founders Towers Observation Deck
4:30 p.m. Bunraku Puppet Presentation
by Bret Wilson, Nashville Public Library
Founders Towers Observation Deck