Japan at the Mayor’s Thames Festival
TAIKO and LANTERN PARADE
Evening, Sunday 11th September 2011
5 pm to 6.30 pm: form procession
6.45 pm: Start
9.45 pm: Fireworks (and end of procession)
LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS and ACTIVITIES
12 noon – 6pm
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September
The Mayor’s Thames Festival Night Carnival will be held in the evening of 11 September 2011, six months to the day after the massive earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region of Japan. We’re raising money for Tohoku: you don’t have to give money, your participation, however, will generate cash.
During the weekend of the festival (Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 September; 12 noon to 6 pm) there will be workshops to make lanterns for the Night Carnival and other activities to raise money for the Japan Society Tohoku Relief Fund. These lanterns will be carried by volunteers and accompanying the JOJI HIROTA TAIKO DRUMMERS during the parade.