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 TENT: 9:30AM-4:00PM FOOD TENT: 11:30AM-2:30PM
ART PROJECT - TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE
Sebastian Masuda / Lovelies Lab. Studio
Time After Time Capsule is an ongoing art project which invites the public to contribute cherished personal items to fill 10 translucent sculptures that will travel around the world. Everyone is invited to offer or create colorfully decorated items of personal value, which are placed in time capsules. The sculpture of Teady Bear will be display at Japan Day, also workshop and donation event will be conducted by the artist.
BULLET TRAIN RIDE
Japan Railways Group (JR Group)
You can try on a Japanese railroad's uniform and experience the thrill of being in the driver's seat of a bullet train simulator. Feel the sensation of the high speed travel as the scenery of Japan whizzes past on a monitor in front of you.
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”.
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! You can also meet the character "Mashika-kun" which you will see in Fujifilm's TV commercial in Japan.
KABUKI FACE PAINTING
Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese
Providing a very unique Kabuki-influenced painting design on participants’ faces.
Kendama is a traditional Japanese cup and ball toy dating back hundred of years ago. We are here today to resurrect the love for it with a modern day twist in play! Don't hesitate to pick one up and ask any one of us for a free tutorial!
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 "PLARAIL" toy, the number 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 on how to play Japanese traditional board game, Shogi and Go. Welcome beginners through advanced players.
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!
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.
Otafuku Foods, Inc.
Okonomiyaki cooking demonstration and sample tasting
Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
Gyoza dumpling cooking demonstration and sample tasting
ITOCHU International Inc.
Providing Rice Ball samples
SNACK 1 - Hello Panda
Meiji America Inc.
Providing Hello Panda Chocolate samples
SNACK 2 - Snapea and 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 receive a gift of “Japan Day Original Charity T-shirts” in exchange for your contribution.
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