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Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando, FL

Consul General Kawahara addressing guests of the 2011 Orlando Japan Festival.

Commissioner Robert F. Stuart reading a proclamation that November 6, 2011would be known as "Orlando Japan Festival Day" in commemoration of the relationship between Orlando and its Japanese Sister City, Urayasu.

Young drummers performing with the taiko group Matsuriza.

Advanced drummers performing with the taiko group Matsuriza.

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami's booth featured a video from many Japanese celebrities (here featuring the 2011 Women's World Cup soccer champions, Nadeshiko Japan) thanking the world for their help after the March 11, 2011 earthquake.

From left to right, Honorary Consul General of Japan Harris Rosen, Consul General Eiichi Kawahara, District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart, and Takemasa Ishikura, leader of the Matsuriza taiko group.

Orlando's Japanese Sister City of Urayasu suffered some damage from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. As a sign of support, the Orlando Japan Festival had a donation booth to help Urayasu.

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami was busy all day long with many visitors! Here, volunteers from the Orlando Hoshuko Japanese school helped visitors with making origami.

Consul General Kawahara visited the booth and encouraged its visitors in their origami making.

Japanese dancers before they went on stage to perform.