Please join us for the 2021 Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival, taking place in Frisco for only the second time ever and our first in-person Otsukimi celebration in two years. This will be the 22nd annual Otsukimi, which has become one of North Texas’ largest Japanese cultural events. Musical performances and haiku readings will help us connect to Japan’s autumn traditions. Vendors will sell Japanese festival food and collectibles. Themed art and cultural activities will be fun for the entire family.
*The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth will continue to monitor the COVID situation in the City of Frisco and Collin County. This event is exclusively in an outdoor environment. Additional information will be released on this website.
Woodblock Demonstration by Kazuko Goto
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (Organizer)
Bright Wish Kanzashi
Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas (Organizer)
The University of Texas at Dallas
Thousand Cranes LLC
Left Field Media
Simple Gaijin Japanese Services
Mitsuwa Marketplace Texas Plano/
Oh! Mai Goodness Japanese bakery
Good Times Donut
Madame Butterfly Nagasaki
Ikebana International Dallas Chapter 13
Plushies of Japan
*If the Otsukimi food vendors are especially busy during the evening, we also encourage you to support eating establishments in Frisco Square, adjacent to our event. There are a wide options of choices, and you can explore more at https://www.friscosquare.com.
by Jeff Cheney, Mayor of Frisco
by Amy Lewis Hofland, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas
Kiyari Daiko (Japanese Drums)
by Grant Ogata, JASDFW and Masaya Sagawa, Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
Sallad (Japanese Band)
The Denton Dojo (Iaido)
Haiku Activity with Amy Lewis Hofland
Master Stan “Kakudo” Richardson and Mujuan Dojo
Cris Gale & Jon Toney (Ocarina & Guitar)
by Amy Lewis Hofland & Paul Pass, JASDFW
Please note that Otsukimi will take place concurrently with Christmas in the Square. There may be slow traffic and/or road closures in the vicinity of Frisco Square. We recommend parking in the garage directly south of City Hall. We thank you for your patience with traffic and parking for our 2021 Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival.