The Japan Festival 2019 in Amstelveen (October 13, 2019)

On Sunday, 13 October, the Japan Festival 2019 took place in Amstelveen.
The festival was officially opened by a ‘Kagami biraki’ (鏡開き) ceremony and speeches by Ambassador Horinouchi, the Mayor of Amstelveen Mr. Poppens and Mr. Satomi, the chairman of the Japan Festival Foundation.
On the stage, there were various performances, such as a dance performance by Reijiro Tsumura, who is a Noh (能) artist designated as a Living National Treasure of Japan and who combines original piano music and Western ballet with the Japanese traditional performing art Noh. There was also a performance by Leonard Eto, a famous Taiko drummer, and a dance performance by Nihon Buyo (日本舞踊) dancer Senyumeji Nishikawa.
There were also many stands that offered workshops and sold Japanese food. All in all, this year’s festival was another great success!