2017 Rath Yatra Announcement

The Odisha Community Japan (OCJ) together with their sponsors and patrons will celebrate the 2017 Rath Yatra at KAWASAKI on 25th June. This will be the 10th consecutive year of our celebration in Japan.  During the event a 3-meter tall chariot will be pulled by participants on a road near Kawasaki station.

In addition to the chariot pulling spectacular dance and plays will be performed during the parade. Prasad and dinner will be distributed after the chariot pulling. Please join us in this celebration that has common heritage between India and Japan. 

Tentative Program:

11:30-13:30: Higashida Park Community Hall Kawasaki Station
13:30-14:00: Idols are taken to Rath and cultural performances
14:00-14:30: Pahandi and Cherapahanra
14:30-15:00: Rath Yatra to City Hall
15:00-16:00: Friendship Exchange Program and Dignitary speeshes
16:00-17:30: Rath Yatra to Frontier Building
17:30-19:30: Dinner and Cultural  Program at 2F, Frontier building
Entry fee: Free