16th Manjiro Festival

Manjiro Festival
Manjiro Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Center and Walnut streets, Fairhaven

A Japanese-American festival commemorating Manjiro Nakahama, the first Japanese person to live in America, and the town’s Sister City connection with Tosashimizu, Japan, established 30 years ago in 1987.

There will be Japanese and American music and food, martial arts demonstrations, taiko drummers, flower arranging, raffles, food and craft booths, a tea ceremony, and much more! There is free admission to the festival, the bus tour of the Manjiro Trail, Captain Whitfield’s house, and the Old Stone School House.

SCHEDULE:
Shindaiko Taiko Drums, Town Hall Auditorium: 10:30-11:15 and 1:30 – 2:15.
Songs of Carolyn, Outdoors, Town Hall Steps, 12:45 – 1:30.
Takao Shimzawa Classical Flute, Town Hall Banquet Hall, first floor rear, 10:00-10:30.
Tea Ceremony, Town Hall Banquet Hall, first floor rear, 11:15-noon & 2:30 – 3:30.
Ikebana Flower Arranging, Town Hall Banquet Hall, first floor rear, 12:45 – 1:30 & 3:30 – 4:15.
Martial Arts, Unitarian Church lawn, 10:00, 11:15, 12:45, 2:30.

Sponsored by the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society. Free. For more information email [email protected] or call 508-858-5303. Vendor applications and updated details are posted at http://Whitfield-Manjiro.org.

Share Button