JapanFest celebrates Japanese unique arts, anime, culture, food and music

Duluth, Sept 16, 2017 — The Japanese community in metro Atlanta hosted its annual 2-days JapanFest celebration at the Infinite Energy Center.

Consul General Takashi Shinozuka, the Consul General of Japan-Atlanta, conducts a traditional Japanese customary opening ceremony on the first day of the festival.

Over the 2-days festival, the family themed festival attracted over 20,000 visitors.

The festival features workshops on traditional arts and games, traditional and modern kimonos, food, taiko drums, anime, and vendors selling Japanese goods.

Taiko drums has been a major attractions and this year’s festival featured performing teams by Matsuriza Taiko Drums from Orlando and Ronin Taiko Drums from Fort Lauderdale.

Visitors to the festival enjoys variety of Asian and Japanese food offerings by Atlanta premiere restaurants groups at the festival food court.

Millennials are attracted to the festival for its Japanese anime and gamings offerings. Many dressed accordingly to their favorite anime characters.

Visitors to the festival comes from metro Atlanta and the southeastern states such as South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.

For more information on JapanFest, visit www.japanfest.org