Japan Society of Fairfield County
Cultural Program at Waveny Care Center

Main Street's end Soda Shop on Main Street - dancers with hats for Hanagasa OndoThe Japan Society of Fairfield County presented two days of cultural programs at the Waveny Care Center in New Canaan on Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23. On Thursday, a performance of a traditional Bon Dance was given on "Main Street" in the Village at Waveny. This included an explanation of the traditions of the Japanese Summer Festival and an opportunity to participate in a folk dance. Those with mobility limits danced in their chairs while others joined the dance circle. At the end of the dance the audience was given a sample of Mugicha. This is a roasted barley tea which is consumed in great quantities during the hot summer days in Japan. Another group participated in a concurrent calligraphy class. On the following day a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony was performed, followed by a Kimono show.

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