Participation in 2023 Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”

The 2023 Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”, sponsored by the Calgary Japanese Community Association (CJCA), was held August 11 and 12. 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, an omikoshi portable shrine, yosakoi dancing, and Japanese martial arts demonstrations.

In addition, Consul-General Watabe delivered opening remarks and participated in the kagami-biraki sake opening ceremony. At the Japanese Consulate booth, our office distributed pamphlets introducing various localities around Japan and introduced Japanese culture, such as water calligraphy and winning photographs from the 2022 Japan Photo Contest.

Consul-General Watabe delivering remarks The kagami-biraki sake opening ceremony
Omatsuri outdoor venue The Consulate-General booth