Friday, May 17, 2013

Daikin's Free Japanese Celebration Set For May 24th

The 20th annual Daikin Festival is set for May 24, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Daikin America hosts the free event in celebration of its Japanese heritage and invites the public to join them for an evening filled with Japanese culture displays, exhibits, music, food, and participatory activities for people of all ages.
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Festival goers are encouraged to wear happi coats and participate in the Japanese folk dances. Happi coats are cloth jackets, or robes, usually containing an emblem, family crest, or logo on the back, and are worn on festive occasions. Live music includes country, Cajun, rock & roll, and traditional Japanese music, and each year, Daikin employees offer entertainment while playing the Japanese Taiko Drums.  

Along with traditional festival food such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, and soft drinks, festival goers are treated to Cajun jambalaya, barbeque sandwiches, and Japanese Yakisoba, a stir-fried mix of noodles, cabbage, carrots, and beef. All food and drinks are free of charge. In addition to free parking around the fairgrounds, free round-trip shuttle service will be provided to the fairgrounds from Decatur Mall and Austin High School. 

Displays consist of a product exhibit where guests can learn more about Daikin-America and its products. Other displays include the Daikin Homestay Program, a program where area students and teachers travel to Japan for a two-week stay. Free tethered hot-air balloon rides are also available, weather permitting. The festivities conclude with a grand prize drawing for a free vacation at 8:45 p.m.

For more information on the Daikin Festival, contact Daikin America Community Relations Manager Forrest Keith at 256.306.5000.

About Daikin America, Inc.

Daikin America is a leading global supplier of PTFE Molding and Fine Powders and Dispersions. Daikin also specializes in FEP, PFA, ETFE, PCTFE, EFEP, Fluoroelastomers and Unidyne oil and water repellents. Daikin also is home of the largest solar power installation in Alabama. Daikin is committed to good corporate citizenship, providing new employment opportunities at its various sites. For more information, visit  

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