Thank you everyone for joining us at the 10th Annual Japan Day on May 8th!!
We are so grateful for your love and support!
More photos of the event coming soon!
This year, over 55,000 visitors joined the festivities hroughout the day t the Bandshell area and Rumsey Playfield.
Also, donations of over $18,000 were collected to support the relief efforts for the Kumamoto earthquake and will be sent to the Consulate General of Japan’s Relief Fund for Kumamoto.
ABOUT JAPAN DAY
Begun in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” t has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporation and organization. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids' Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival featurin wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.