2015 Rath Yatra Announcement

The 2015 Rath Yatra will be held in KAWASAKI on 19th July. It is the eighth consecutive year  that Odisha Community Japan (OCJ) is organizing this traditional Indian chariot festival (matsuri) in Japan.  This year's Rath Yatra will be jointly organized by OCJ and ISKCON. During the event a 3-meter tall chariot will be pulled by participants on a public road. In addition to the chariot pulling spectacular dance and plays will be performed during the parade. Prasad and lunch will be distributed after the chariot pulling. Like previous years, we anticipate that the event will be extensively covered by the local news media including the NHK. Please join us in this celebration that has common heritage between India and Japan.