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Welcome to the schedule for Katsucon 19 in 2013!

Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

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Friday, February 15 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
JCI Showcase

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Come join us as we give you an exciting preview of what is available to you in our newly developed Katsucon Japanese Cultural Institute.  Samurai Dan and Jillian will take your breath away with their fun filled, fast paced stage show. You will find yourself enthralled with Kuniko Kanawa's Kimono demonstration and the Comiku Girl's Obon Festival dance.  All to be followed up by the highly renowned Chin Hamaya Taiko Drummers.  Not only will you be entertained but you may learn a thing or two along the way!

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Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →
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Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →
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Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →

Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

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