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Japanese Obon Festival at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

August 21 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

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Martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture, will be featured at the annual Como Park Japanese Obon Festival, a family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, on Sunday, August 21, 2022 on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park from 3:00pm – 9:00pm.
The Como Park Japanese Obon Festival, produced by Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Japan America Society of Minnesota, and Saint Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 3:00pm-9:00pm. Admission is $5.00 per adult (13+), $3.00 per child (ages 3-12) and Seniors (ages 65+), free for children under 3.
  • 3pm – Taikollaborative: Taiko (Japanese-drumming) performance.
  • 3:30pm – Sansei Yonsei Kai: Traditional and contemporary Japanese
  • 4pm – Sakura Kai: Traditional Japanese Koto music.
  • 4:30pm – Thunderwave and Momoko Tanno: Traditional Japanese festival dances and folk songs.
  • 5pm – Harisen Daiko: Taiko (Japanese-drumming) performance.
  • 5:30pm – MinnesoDance: Yosokoi style dance.
  • 6pm – Damien “Nijiya” D’Luxe: A local non-binary half Japanese drag king
  • 6:30pm – Japanese Cultural Association UND: Soran Bushi style dances.
  • 7pm – Enso Daiko: Taiko (Japanese-drumming) performance.
  • 7:30pm – Sansei Yonsei Kai: Lead a community Bon Odori Japanese folk

MARTIAL ARTS (Martial Arts Area between Frog Pond & Nason Roads):

  • 3:30pm – Minnesota Kyudo Renmei
  • 4pm – Mutokai
  • 4:30pm – Kaishin Dojo
  • 5pm – Minnesota Ki Aikido
  • 5:30pm – Minnesota Kyudo Renmei
  • 6pm – Mutokai
  • 6:30pm – Kaishin Dojo
    7pm – Minnesota Ki Aikido


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
(651) 487-8201


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103
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