12th Annual Japan Day

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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Celebrate Japanese culture at this annual fest.  Activity Tents include a variety of fun and family-friendly Japanese activities, the Food Tents offer free samples of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine, and live performances abound.

JAPAN RUN
4-mile Run 8:00AM
Kids Race 9:30AM
Starting Point: Central Park East Drive 68th Street

STAGE PROGRAM
ACT 1

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko
  • Yosakoi Dance Performance by 10tecomai
  • Greetings
  • Japan Day Art Contest Awards Ceremony
  • Japanese poem recitation (Shigin) and Japanese flute (Shakuhachi) demonstration by WagakkiBand

ACT 2

  • Band Performance by @K4
  • Bon Odori by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
  • Japanese Taiko Drumming & Dance by COBU
  • Karate Demonstration by International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan

ACT 3

  • Pop/Jazz Music Performance by JHM Jams
  • Dance Performance by Toshihiko Nakazawa
  • Band Performance by KAI YOSHIHIRO BAND
  • Finale

ACTIVITY TENTS

  • Experience Japan Rail Travel (JR East & JR Central)
  • Switch & Play (Cathy & Jen, Retail Representative)
  • instax Photo Booth (Fujifilm North America Corporation)
  • Try-on Yukata (NY de Volunteer)
  • Be a Samurai (Villagewell) V
  • R Experience: Visit Japan (Japan Day & JNTO)
  • Hello Kitty Photo Booth (Sanrio Co., Ltd.)
  • Origami (Origami Therapy Association (OTA)
  • Kabuki Face Painting (Northeast Council Of Teachers Of Japanese)
  • Yo-Yo-Fishing (JETAA NY & Japan Society)
  • Calligraphy (Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.)

FOOD TENTS

  • Gyoza (Ajinomoto North America,Inc.)
  • Okonomiyaki (Otafuku Foods, Inc.)
  • Onigiri (ITOCHU International Inc.)
  • Snacks 1 (Meiji America Inc.)
  • Snacks 2 (Morinaga America Inc.)
  • Tea (ITO EN (North America Inc.)

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Location: 
Central Park, Bandshell Area
69th and 5th Avenue
New York , NY
Phone: 212-398-7145
40° 46' 13.9044" N, 73° 58' 6.402" W
New York
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