Japan in Huntsville Alabama

Japan Festival (Held on the first Sunday in May every year since 1994)
Japan Festival 2004 Highlights Streaming video (256Kbits/sec for Windows Media Player)
Snapshots from the video

Tea ceremony with live koto music (Koto: Matsuda Keiko)

The teahouse and the stone garden at the Japanese Garden (in Monte Sano State Park) where the festival was held.

Japanese dance by a local performer.

Japanese dance by local performers.
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Origami demonstration.

Koto (the instrument) close-up.

Japanese sword demonstration by local swordsmen.

Japanese dance by local performers.

Japanese dancers with the dance teacher Tazuko Sawyer (front row second right) gathered for a group photo.

Japanese version

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