Association de Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec will be hosting the tea ceremony!

You know, sometimes a festival can be a bit hectic, so how about a quick break from it? Its roots deep within Japanese culture, tea has developped, over the centuries, its own customs and traditions. The tea ceremony, through which they take shape, will allow you to escape the craze of the con and live a peaceful and enlightening experience.
You may find the Association de Chado Urasenke Tankokai de Québec’s bio in the Guests section.

Martial arts exhibitions!

Several martial art dojos, both new and old, will be performing exhibitions at Nadeshicon! Ranging from iaido to lightsabers, there will be something for everyone. Let yourself be inspired by their philosophies and discipline!
You may find the complete list of represented dojos, their school, and their description over in the Guests section.

Arashi Daiko is coming back to Nadeshicon!

Following their roaring success in 2015, the taiko group is back once again to deliver yet another thunderous performance! Once used both in times of war and worship, the taiko has long been rooted in Japanese culture, its story running as deep as its sound soars high. Experience this powerful storm for yourself, and even take part in it!
You may find Arashi Daiko’s bio in the Guests section.

Ryunosuke Yamazumi back with a whole new show!

Multidisciplinary circus artist from Japan, Ryunosuke is a master at captivating his audience with his overflowing charisma and seemingly-impossible tricks. A fan-favorite every year, he will be performing one of his shows in Salle Hydro-Québec for the best, most colourful experience possible. Let yourself be carried away by the movement!
You may read Ryunosuke’s bio on our website:

Martin Savard to perform Rakugo at Nadeshicon!

In love with Japanese culture for many years now, Martin Savard set out on the mission to adapt Rakugo to the French language. Performance art in which the storyteller, alone and sitting on their knees, only has their upper body, a paper fan, a small cloth and, most importantly, their voice to carry the story, Rakugo has been part of Japanese culture for well over a thousand years. Adapting such a polished discipline is not something you want to miss!
And yet, as if setting out on such an endeavour was not enough, Martin will also be hosting a workshop on shōgi, this intriguing Japanese version of chess. Come discover these lesser known, yet no less fascinating, facets of Japanese culture!
You may find more info on Martin Savard in the Guests section.

Komachi Montreal back for this year’s Nadeshicon!

Japanese folk dance group based in the Quebec metropolis, Komachi Montreal is a staple in Japanese culture events since it was established in 2007. Well-known for its fun dances, the troupe’s primary goal is to make everyone have a great time.
Serving as quite the accurate representation of their cultural engagement, the music video they shot on Koi Suru Fortune Cookie, by AKB48, not only features themselves, but also people from countless events and cultural groups across the province. Speaking of which, you may notice your favorite Japanese culture festival based in Quebec City in there!
You may find more about Komachi Montreal in the Guests page.

Groupe Bonsaï Québec at Nadeshicon!

Regrouping fans of this very unique art, Groupe Bonsaï Québec strives to spread the love for the bonsai tree. Through various techniques that go far beyond simple sculpture, these artists are able to shape these small trees into objects of beauty. In order to fulfill their mission, they will offer a lesson to introduce you to this pearl of Japanese culture.
You may find more information in the Guests page.

Martial arts exhibitions!

Well-known yet still somewhat obscure aspect of Japanese culture, martial arts feature a delicate balance of physical, mental, and cultural mastery. Breathtakingly beautiful to witness and enlightening to dive into, they will be represented by various clubs from Quebec City and around during our event, through exhibitions and conferences. Here are the the groups that will be represented:
  • École de Shinkendo de Québec
  • Budo Québec
  • Club D’Aikido de la Capitale
  • École Fudo-Shin Québec
  • Club de Iaido de Beauport
You may find the links to their respective websites and Facebook pages by visiting the Guests page, as well as brief descriptions of two of the schools that will be there.

Ryunosuke Yamazumi back for a new breathtaking performance!

Circus artist born in Japan, Ryunosuke Yamazumi is well-known for his outstanding shows. A classic at our festival, he will be offering a new performance featuring the Chinese pole, combined to his notorious juggling tricks. Whether it will be your first time seeing him perform or not, you really won’t want to miss him!
You may find more information on Ryunosuke Yamazumi in the Guests section!