MAY 10TH, 2015 (SUN)

 

 

JAPAN DAY FESTIVAL

9:30AM - 4:00PM
Central Park's Bandshell Area

 

RUN

4-mile Run 8:00AM,
Kids Race 9:30AM


Starting Point: Central Park East Drive 68th Street


ART CONTEST

THE GUEST JUROR

This year, we are honored to include Senri Oe, a jazz pianist, as one of our jurors. Among many submissions for the contest, the work of Lindsie Jean Palmer was selected as the winner of the Senri Award for its outstanding quality. Lindsie's work is also among the Honorable Mentions.

"Her artwork is very bright and has the strength and delicateness of human living in 2015. I also felt humor within her work. As a Japanese citizen living in New York, I felt an immediate connection to this piece of artwork above all others."


MARCI ICHIMURA

Winner

MICHIKO NOZU

Honorable Mention

LINDSIE JEAN PALMER

Senri Award

CHIAKI YAGISHITA

Honorable Mention

JACOB E. GENSEN

Honorable Mention

YASKO YOSHIDA

Honorable Mention


STAGE PROGRAM

HOST: SANDRA ENDO

ACT 1

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko

  • Japanese Folk Dance by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

  • Greetings

  • Japan Day Art Contest Awards Ceremony

  • Japanese Sword Fighting by Samurai Sword Soul

  • Karate Demonstration by International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan

ACT 2

  • Bon Odori "NY Ondo" with The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

  • Video Game Music (Band) by Fighting in The Streets

  • Dance-ish Performance by Nobuya Nagahama Dance-ish Project

  • Dance & Music by O*MO*TE*NA*SHI

 

Intermission with Rio Koike

 

ACT 3

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming & Dance by COBU

  • Live Painting (Roller Art) by Takeshi Sato

  • Dance & Vocal by EXPG Boyz

  • Dance & Vocal by AKB48

  • Finale


ACTIVITY TENTS

  • Calligraphy (Japanese American Association Of New York, Inc.)

  • Domo Photo Booth (NHK Cosmomedia  America Inc.)

  • Hello Kitty Photo Booth (Sanrio Co., Ltd.)

  • Japan's Railroad Stamp Rally (Japan Railways Group)

  • Kabuki Face Painting (Northeast Council Of Teachers Of Japanese)

  • Origami (Origami Therapy Association (OTA))

  • Super Conducting Maglev (Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central))

  • Yo-Yo-Fishing (JETAA NY &  Japan Society)

  • Try On Yukata (NY de Volunteer)

FOOD TENTS

  • Gyoza (Ajinomoto North America,Inc.)

  • Okonomiyaki (Otafuku Foods, Inc.)

  • Onigiri (ITOCHU International Inc.)

  • Snacks 1 (Meiji America Inc.)

  • Snacks 2 (Table For Two USA)

  • Tea (ITO EN (North America) Inc.)

  • Warabi Mochi (The Consulate General of Japan in New York, in cooperation with Ms. Miyuki Hyodo)

  • Yakisoba (Sun Noodle)


JAPAN DAY INC.

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

Reiichiro Takahashi
Ambassador and Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in New York

PRESIDENT / CHAIRMAN

Yasuyuki Harada
President & CEO, ITOCHU International Inc.