What: With annual crowds exceeding 17,000, JapanFest marks its 25th year as the largest Japanese cultural festival in the Southeast. This year's JapanFest will focus on earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, and 100% of revenue from ticket package sales will be donated to the cause. When: Saturday, September 17, 2011 (10 am – 6 pm) and Sunday, September 18, 2011 (10 am – 5 pm) Where: Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 Cost: $8.00 at the door (or can be purchased online); Children 6 and under free. Teachers can bring up to 50 students for free by applying online at www.japanfest.org - Ticket packages are available for purchase at http://www.japanfest.org/
JapanFest, one of the largest Japanese festivals in the country, is an annual celebration of Japanese culture. JapanFest will feature taiko drum concerts and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, cultural workshops including tea ceremony, kimono, and calligraphy, children's games, Japanese food and beer garden, bonsai trees, and contemporary and traditional music. JapanFest is organized by The Japan-America Society of Georgia, The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of Japan.
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