BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2533@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20100918T000000Z DTEND:20100919T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&nbsp\;<span style="color: #333333\;">JapanFest Weekend will be held on <strong>September 18-19\, 2010</strong>\, from 10 am to 6 pm (Sat urday) and 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday) at the Convention Center at Gwinnett Cen ter (located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway\, Duluth\, GA 30097).\n\nJapanFest\ , now in its 24th year\, is the largest Japanese festival east of Houston and south of Washington\, DC\, and typically draws crowds exceeding 18\,00 0. Organized by The Japan-America Society of Georgia\, The Japanese Chambe r of Commerce of Georgia\, and the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta\, JapanFest is designed to promote understanding between Japanese and Ameri cans in the Southeast.\n\nThe theme of this yearfs festival is <strong>D iscover Japan</strong>. The festival will explore the unique aspects of th e various regions of the Japanese archipelago. Despite its small size\, th e eight regions and 47 prefectures of Japan are known for their unique cul tures\, dialects\, art forms\, and foods\, which will be highlighted at th is yearfs festival. <a href="http://www.japanesefolkdance.org/"><span st yle="color: #000000\;">The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York Inc.< /a><span style="color: #333333\;"> will present a medley of dances from al l over Japan\, including Iyo Manzai\, the five fan dance from Ehime Prefec ture\, Yagi Bushi\, an umbrella dance from Tochigi and Gunma Prefectures\, Hanagasa Odori\, a flower hat dance from Yamagata Prefecture\, and Eisa\, a summer festival dance from Okinawa\, as well as favorites such as the S hishi Mai (Lion Dance) and Sakura (Cherry Blossoms). <a href="http://mrbun bun.jp/"><span style="color: #000000\;">Mr. Bunbun as Aishu Kamen</a><span style="color: #333333\;">\, who is joining us all the way from Atlantaf s sister city\, Fukuoka\, Japan\, will present his one-man show kids and a dults alike are sure to love. Princess Sarah of the planet Cosmos has come down to Earth to search for a strong man who can save her son\, who has b een swept away by an evil circus troupe. Oh no\, the Earth is in danger of exploding! Never fear\, Aishu Kamen is here! Can his crazy methods save t he prince?? Find out at JapanFest!! \n<span style="color: #333333\;">(Info rmation received from the homepage of <a href="http://www.japanfest.org">w ww.japanfest.org</a>) SUMMARY:Japan Fest URL:/en/events/2010/09/18/japan-fest/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR