Participation in Edmonton Japanese Community Association “Natsu Matsuri”

On July 15, the Edmonton Japanese Community Association (EJCA)-sponsored event, Natsu Matsuri, was held in-person for the first time in 4 years. Consul-General Watabe delivered opening remarks and participated in the kagami-biraki ceremony. Many people came to experience Japanese culture at the event, which included Japanese food, drinks, and items for sale. There were also games for children, a bamboo tamasudare, O-bon dancing, and Japanese martial arts demonstrations.

Consul-General Watabe delivering remarks Kagami-biraki ceremony

The event in progress