Please note that this is an overdue event

Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival

Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival

Aki Matsuri, the other name for Autumn Festival is a traditional festival in Japan to be thankful for a good harvest and to pray for the well-being of each family in the community. 


Aki Matsuri concept is celebrated with dance and music performances during the Obon (festival) which involves a group of dancers lining up around a stage called Yagura while the singers and musicians play the music. 

In this Aki Matsuri Autumn Festival, it aims to give everyone opportunity to experience the celebration and to enjoy the Japanese Cuisine.

Day 1 - Saturday, 10 November 2018

  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm: Food stalls & Arts and Crafts bazaar
  • 6:30pm: Yosakoi 1
  • 7:00pm: Opening Ceremony
  • Japan Embassy Speech
  • JAGAM Speech
  • UEM Sunrise Speech 
  • Opening Gambit
  • 7.20pm: Cheer Dance
  • 7.40pm: Yosakoi 1
  • 7.55pm: Mr Cherry
  • 8.20pm: Kuno1
  • 8.40pm: Gonzo
  • 8.55pm: Yosakoi 2
  • 9.10pm: Shamisen
  • 9.25pm: Fireworks
  • 9.30pm: Kuno1
  • 10pm: Closing

Day 2 - Sunday, November 11

  • 7pm: Wadaiko
  • 7.30pm: Yosakoi 1
  • 7.45pm: Mr Cherry
  • 8.10pm: Kuno1
  • 8.40pm: Gonzo
  • 8.55pm: Yosakoi 2
  • 9.10pm: Shamisen
  • 9.25pm: Photog Award Ceremony
  • 9.40pm: Kuno1
  • 10pm: Closing

Yosakoi Performance

Team formed by 30 dancers from Japan, 30 dancers from Kuala Lumpur and 20 dancers from Singapore. Yosakoi is a unique dance performed in Japan at Festivals and events all over the country. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams. Yosakoi is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan and that is performed at festivals and events all over the country. Yosakoi-style dancing has spread throughout much of Japan. The style of dance is highly energetic, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The choreographed dances are often performed by large teams.


Wadaiko or Taiko refers to Traditional Japanese drums. Wadaiko is used to perform at Festival with its colourful outfits to bring joy on stage. There are Japanese percussion instruments that sound like rumbling thunder and lend themselves to powerful and dramatic stage performances, filling listeners with excitement. Wadaiko, or taiko for short, are traditional Japanese drums. They are used to perform at festivals and other events, infusing them with energy and listeners with excitement. Today, Japanese taiko performances with other instruments and spanning various genres, such as classic and jazz music, are thriving as the instrument finds fans across the world. Taiko are a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments. In Japanese, the term refers to any kind of drum, but outside Japan, it is used to refer to any of the various Japanese drums called Wadaiko (Japanese drums) and to the form of ensemble Taiko drumming more specifically called Kumi-daiko (set of drums).


Cherry Yoshitake – aka Mr Cherry – is arguably Japan’s most dedicated record-breaker / Japanese Comedian. Here are some of Cherry’s most extraordinary achievements of speed and dexterity in 2016 Guinness World Record

  • Most nuts crushed by sitting down in 30 seconds
  • Most underpants pulled on in one minute
  • Most baked beans eaten with chopsticks in one minute
  • Most water moved with the hands in 30 seconds


Gonzo is Japanese Tambourine player. Asia's First Tambourine Master and contestant Asia's Got Talent 2015. He loves playing a brass jingle tambourine, a kind of tambourine made by Germany's Minnell company. After the audition of the first season of Asia's Got Talent, he participated in this show of the worldwide audition program, and he showed off the semifinals. He was eliminated and declared the semifinalist where he performed a tambourine playing dancer. The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zills". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all.


The shamisen or samisen also sangen , both words mean "three strings", is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian. It is played with a plectrum called a bachi. The shamisen is a plucked stringed instrument. Its construction follows a model similar to that of a guitar or a banjo, with a neck and strings stretched across a resonating body. 

Albirex Cheer Dance School

Cheer dance school based in Singapore. They have performed at SEA Games in 2015 and Mega Events (Japan and Malaysia Expedition etc). Albirex Niigata Singapore Chiadance School is the official cheerleading team of Albirex Niigata Singapore. In home games,it showcases performances before the entry of the players and at half-time and excite home games.


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