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: 9:30AM-4:00PM FOOD TENTS: 11:30AM-2:30PM (While supplies last)
BULLET TRAIN RIDE
East Japan Railway Company
We will promote both the world of the “Shinkansen” Bullet train, a symbol of Japan's high technology, and the attractive charms of Japan's northeast Tohoku region, a “hidden gem” of scenery, history and culture. You can experience the view from the train driver's seat in our Shinkansen simulator and a video showing the beauty of the Tohoku.
Japanese American Association of New York
This calligraphy workshop provides visitors with an opportunity to write their names or favorite words on a piece of paper with Japanese black ink, “Bokujyu."
HELLO KITTY PHOTO BOOTH
Hello Kitty will welcome participants at Japan Day. Participants can also take a photograph with Hello Kitty.
*Please note: The Hello Kitty tent will close at 3:30PM.
iNSTAX PHOTO BOOTH
FUJIFILM North America Corporation
Come visit the Fujifilm instax photo booth to get your one-of-a-kind picture taken with a "instax" instant camera, and watch them develop instantly! Also come to see the wide variety of our lineup including mini/wide cameras as well as the new Square format and the popular smartphone printers.
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 (JR Central)
Visitors will see new video footage and a model of the latest Rolling Stock “Series L0 (L zero)” Super Conducting Maglev train. In collaboration with TOMY Company, Ltd., there will also be a display and demonstration of the "PLARAIL" toy, the #1 Japanese toy train brand, as well as the "Linear-liner" toy that actually levitates over the rail.
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.
SHOGI / IGO
New York Shogi Club / Brooklyn GO Club
Demonstration of how to play the traditional Japanese board games Shogi and Go. This tent welcomes beginners through advanced players.
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
Yukatas 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!
Awareness／Breast Cancer & Cervical Cancer
An OB-GYN will be presenting the importance of women's health through a small talk discussing how often women should routinely get examinations. There will be fun crafts for the kids like pink ribbon face painting and Misanga creations. In addition, we will have Konica Minolta presenting one of the smallest ultrasound devices for everyone to be familiar with. In the afternoon, a yoga instructor will demonstrate stretches you can do every day.
Otafuku Foods, Inc.
Okonomiyaki cooking demonstration and sample tasting
Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.
Gyoza dumpling cooking demonstration and sample tasting
Onigiri (Riceball) Action
ITOCHU International Inc., TABLE FOR TWO USA
Visit the ITOCHU-TABLE FOR TWO special edition ”Onigiri Action” tent on Japan Day and receive Rice Ball (Onigiri) samples made with Tamakimai. Recipients post photos of onigiri via social media with the hashtag #OnigiriAction. ITOCHU International will then donate five school meals per photo submitted to provide healthier school meals to children in New York.
SNACK 1 - Hello Panda
Meiji America Inc.
Providing Hello Panda Chocolate samples
SNACK 2 - Shrimp chips
TABLE FOR TWO USA
TABLE FOR TWO and Calbee provide "Shrimp Chips” samples
ITO EN (North America) Inc.
Providing Japanese Tea
Japan Day Inc.
Donations for the Central Park Conservancy are accepted at this tent. You will receive a free Japan Day T-shirt in exchange for your contribution.
Japan Day Inc.
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Japan Day Inc.
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