Our Activity Tents include a variety of fun and family-friendly Japanese activities, while our Food Tents offer free samples of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine.
Activity tents open at 9:30am
Food Tents open at 11:30am
Japanese American Association of New York
This calligraphy workshop provides an opportunity to write their names or favorite words on a piece of paper by Japanese black ink, “Bokujyu”.
DOMO PHOTO BOOTH
NHK Cosmomedia America Inc.
Drop by the NHK World booth and have your photo taken with DOMO- the mascot himself, or virtual DOMO using an awesome hi-tech iPad application. See you at Japan Day!
HELLO KITTY PHOTO BOOTH
Sanrio Co.. Ltd.
Hello Kitty will welcome participants at Japan Day. Participants can also take a photograph with Hello Kitty.
JAPAN'S RAILROAD STAMP RALLY
Japan Railways Group
“Stamp Rally (Scavenger Hunt)” is a popular activity in Japan, in which you go around places to collect a series of stamps. For our Railroad Stamp Rally, you must visit different tent locations and answer various questions related to the railroads and stations of Japan. Those who complete the activity can try on a Japanese stationmaster's uniform and take a photograph, as well as participate in a lottery to win a special prize. Join us to learn and experience Japanese Railways!
KABUKI FACE PAINTING
Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese
Providing a very unique Kabuki-influenced painting design on participants' faces.
SUPER CONDUCTING MAGLEV
Central Japan Railway Company
New video footage and a model of the latest Rolling Stock “Series L0 (L zero)” are used to introduce you to the Super Conducting Maglev train. You can also play “Fukubiki,” a Japanese traditional lottery, for a chance to win rare and unique prizes such as a die-cast Shinkansen train model and L0 paper craft model.
Origami Therapy Association
For participants across all ages and ethnicities, our experienced teachers show you how to craft from beginner to intermediate levels of origami models. There is also a section where you can fold and donate origami models.
JETAANY & Japan Society
Challenge yourself to catch a “yo-yo” balloon from a small pool before your paper hook breaks! Children experiencing this typical summer festival activity can take home a colorful water balloon on a rubber string as their prize.
TRY ON YUKATA
NY de Volunteer & Arte Group Inc.
"Trying on Yukata. Yukata are usually worn at summer festivals or to watch fireworks and are for casual settings. Try one on and take a step closer to enjoying the summer season!"
Ajinomoto North America Inc.
Gyoza Dumpling cooking demonstration and sample tasting.
ITOCHU International inc.
Providing Rice Ball samples.
Otafuku Foods, Inc.
Providing Okonomiyaki tasting samples.
Providing Yakisoba tasting samples.
ITO EN (North America) Inc.
Providing Japanese Tea.
Meiji America Inc.
Providing Hello Panda Chocolate samples.
The Consulate General of Japan in New York in cooperation with Ms. Miyuki Hyodo, a Japanese confectionery craftsperson.
Instructional demo of how to make "Warabi Mochi,"one of the traditional Japanese sweets Wagashi. Tasting samples will be provided.
TABLE FOR TWO USA
Providing Calbee " Harvest Snaps (Snapea Crisps)”samples.
Japan Day Inc.
Donations for the Cherry Tree Planting Initiative are accepted at this tent. You receive a gift of "Japan Day Original Charity T-shirt" in exchange for your contribution. Donations go to Central Park Conservancy.
Japan Day Inc.
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Japan Day Inc.
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