Memphis Japan Festival 2022
On Sunday, November 6, the 2022 Memphis Japan Festival was held at the Memphis Botanic Garden in Memphis, Tennessee. The festival featured a walking tour of the Japanese garden, Japanese cultural presentations on stage, including taiko (Japanese drums), a cosplay fashion show, martial arts, and performances by Japanese rock musicians, as well as a variety of vendors introducing Japan at their booths. The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville introduced calligraphy and explained about Japan and the JET Program at Consulate’s tent. Various workshops were held with topics like mochi pounding, how to draw manga, Japanese language, and so on. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the many people who came to the event and to all those who helped organize the festival.