Friday, July 3, 2009

Japan Festival 2009 — Sao Paulo

The 12th edition of the Festival do Japão (Japan Festival) will be in the Centro de Exposições Imigrantes on the July 17th, 18th and 19th of 2009 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Considered one of the biggest Japanese Culture event in the world, and the largest in Latin America, the Japanese Festival will present musical shows, cultural attractions, typical dances, food, exhibitions and special activities for children.

The Festival celebrates the 101st anniversary of the Japanese immigration to Brazil and this edition includes concerts, the presentation of Japanese folk dance groups, taiko (Japanese drums) community, and Japanese singers presentation.

On Saturday the 18th, the highlight is the 7th edition of the Miss Festival of Japan, led by Kendo Yama.

Where: Centro de Exposições Imigrantes - Rodovia dos Imigrantes, Km 1,5 — São Paulo
July 17th (Friday, from 12pm till 9pm), 18th (Saturday, from 10am till 9pm) and 19th (Sunday, from 10am till 6pm) .
Phone: (11) 3277-8569
How much: R$ 7. Free entry for under 8 and above 65 years old. Currently, tickets are available at the following places:

Liberdade – Kenren / Festival do Japão

Rua São Joaquim, 381, sala 35, Liberdade - (11) 3277-8569

Liberdade – Bunkyo / Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa e de Assistência Social
Rua São Joaquim, 381, Térreo, Liberdade - (11) 3208-1755

Gunma Kenjinkai do Brasil
Rua São Joaquim, 526, Liberdade - (11) 3341-8085

Liberdade – Haikai Disc Laser
R. Galvão Bueno, 224, Liberdade – (11) 3277-7267

Liberdade - Associação Okinawa Kenjin do Brasil
Rua Tomás de Lima, 72 Liberdade – (11) 3106-8823

Liberdade - Associação Shizuoka Kenjin do Brasil
Rua Vergueiro, 193, Liberdade – (11) 3209-0685

Paulista - Emporium Oriental
Av. Paulista, 523, metrô Brigadeiro – (11) 3285-4952

Saúde – Enman Conveniência
Av. Jabaquara, 1588, metrô Saúde – (11) 5581-6505

Vila Mariana – Akita Clinic Estética

R. Rio Grande, 303, Vila Mariana – (11) 5571-8863

Vila Mariana – Associação Centro Social Tochigi do Brasil
R. Capitão Cavalcanti, 56 (metrô Vila Mariana) – (11) 5549-6572

Vila Mariana – Associação Nara Kenjin-Kai do Brasil
R. Lins de Vasconcelos, 3390 (metrô Vila Mariana) – (11) 5539-2686

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