Kokumin Bunkasai 2021

The Kokumin Bunkasai (Japan cultural festival) was organised by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-chō) and the event was held in Wakayama in 2021. Our project involved pairing kapa haka with Negoro no komori uta, and taiaha with iaidō. because of the the Covid-19 situation, the groups could not travel to Japan to perform in the bunkasai together, but there we prepared video and live streamed presentations, which went really well. It was a great opportunity to share our cultures and make friends and we look forward to catching up again soon.