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JASCO 2022 Obon Festival
Sunday, August 14, 2022
4-7 PM
Riverside Crossing Park
Dublin, OH

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Come celebration the festival of Obon with JASCO!

Enjoy food, games, music, and dancing!

Featuring performances by
Columbus Koto Ensemble,
Dublin Taiko,
Wadaiko Gouken.

$5 Admission (children under 3 enter for free). All proceeds go towards festival costs.



4:00 - Dublin Taiko

4:25 - Wadaiko Gouken

4:55 - Columbus Koto

5:20 - Soran Bushi by The OSU Japanese Student Organization

5:35 - Dublin Taiko

6:15 - Bon Odori
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All festival tickets holders are entered into a special festival raffle! This year's raffle prizes are:


Shaved Ice (kaki-gōri かき氷) machine, donated by Japan Marketplace

$20 Gift card to Satori Ramen Bar & Kitsugi Sushi Bar, donated by Satori Ramen Bar

Small hand-sized Japanese instrument, donated by Wadaiko Gouken

Framed art print, donated by Dublin Taiko

Kendama, donated by Japan Marketplace

and the grand prize is


1 Round Trip Ticket on United Airlines, Good for anywhere around the world, donated by IACE Travel.

The drawing will take place at 6 PM at the festival, immediately before the bon odori. Ticket sales end at 5:30 PM on Sunday the 14th.

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There will be a variety of food options available at this year's festival!


All ticket holders can taste assorted Japanese festival snacks (while supplies last) prepared by Japan Marketplace.


There will also be three food trucks on site:


Kona Ice

Ninja Bowl

Hibachi Run

Please note that these food trucks will be a separate charge, and are not included in the ticket price


Finally, we're partnering with Kintsugi Sushi Bar in the Bridge Park North Market for a special menu! On Sunday the 14th, Kintsugi will have special festival foods available for purchase in celebration of the festival. Be sure to stop by their location either before or after the festival!

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At this year's bon odori, we'll be dancing Tankō-bushi, Tokyo Ondo, Sohma Bon Uta, Yagi Bushi, Hokkai Bon Uta, and Ei Ja Nai Ka. 

Check out the YouTube playlist below to practice the dances before the festival!

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The 2022 JASCO Obon Festival will be held at Dublin's Riverside Crossing Park (6624 Riverside Dr., Dublin, OH 43017)



Parking on the day of the festival is available for free at the parking garages in Bridge Park, across Riverside Drive from Riverside Crossing Park. There is also paid parking available across the Dublin Link bridge in Historic Dublin.


Visit for more information and a parking map.

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2022 JASCO Obon Festival Sponsons

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The 2022 JASCO Obon Festival is supported by a City of Dublin Hotel/Motel Bed Tax Grant and a Dublin Arts Council Community Arts Grant