The 36th Annual Akimatsuri Autumn Festival on Saturday, November 21 at the Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Park in Tumon from 2pm to 9pm. Admission to the festival is free but tickets are required to play games or purchase food.
Guam – The Akimatsuri Japan Autumn Festival is taking over the Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park tomorrow with colorful Japanese lanterns, food, drinks, toys, games, crafts and exhibits.
According to the Guam Visitors Bureau, for over 30 years, the annual Japan Autumn Festival has been one of Guam’s most popular and anticipated events of the year, attracting tens of thousands of locals and tourists who wish to experience authentic Japanese culture on Guam. Japan Club of Guam Director of Youth Affairs Daijiro Meguro says there’s a lot to look forward to, but one of the highlights will be the Bon Odori, or Bon dance, which is a traditional Japanese dance that is fun and easy to learn.
Meguro says, “We got the Japan Autumn Festival 36th in Guam. We start from 2 pm to 9 pm. We got a small stage with performances from the Japanese school of Guam, Chamorro dance, kimono dancing traditional starting at 4 pm. We welcome everyone so please come and join the festival and you can enjoy the festival for sure.”
Meguro says this year, the funds for the festival will go towards building a gym for the Japanese School of Guam.