Celebrate the full autumn moon at Frisco Square.
Enjoy Japanese music and dance, haiku, art and cultural activities, and much more!
On September 14, the Japan-America Society of DFW will host their annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival at Frisco Square!
Have a fun-filled evening with a picnic under the stars and the full autumn moon. Enjoy a variety of Japanese music and dance performances, Learn about the legend of the "Moon Rabbit" as the guardian of the moon. Participate in traditional Japanese art forms including calligraphy, the tea ceremony, ikebana, and haiku poetry.
What is Otsukimi? The Japanese Otsukimi Festival, literally meaning “moon-viewing”, and it celebrates the Harvest Moon that typically falls on the 5th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar.
Performances (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM)
• Special Guest: Masayo Ishigure (Koto)
• Dallas Kiyari Daiko (Japanese Drums)
• Dr. Capital (J-Pop)
• Stan Richardson and Mujuan Dojo (Shakuhachi Ensemble)
Activities (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Include:
- Glow in the Dark Face Painting
- Japanese Tea Ceremony
- Anpan Sampling
- Dango Sampling
- Japanese Calligraphy Demonstrations
- Origami Demonstrations
- Moku Hanga (Japanese woodblock printing) demonstrations
- Chouchin 提灯 Paper Lantern Art Activity
- Ema 絵馬 Art Activity
- Paper Chrysanthemum Art Activity