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.
Japanese American Association of New York
This calligraphy workshop provides an opportunity for participants to write their names or favorite words on a piece of paper in Japanese black ink, "Bokujyu."
NEWS REPORT WITH DOMO
NHK Cosmomedia America Inc.
Be a Newscaster with NHK's Star, Domo! Using professional broadcast equipment and green-screen technology, travel to famous landmarks and report back to NYC as you search for Domo who is wandering around Japan. Once you've located Domo, take some souvenir snapshots!
HELLO KITTY PHOTO BOOTH
Sanrio Co.. Ltd.
Hello Kitty will welcome participants at Japan Day. Participants can also take a photograph with Hello Kitty.
KABUKI FACE PAINTING
Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese
Providing very unique Kabuki-influenced face-painting
The tent accommodates all levels of Japanese ability! While playing a real interactive game called Karuta, you'll learn Japanese vocabulary related to Mother's Day and Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) as well as other basic vocabulary and phrases.
SUPER CONDUCTING MAGLEV TRAIN
Central Japan Railway Company
New video footage and a model of the latest Rolling Stock "Series L0 (L zero)" 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.
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 make and donate "Kirigami Ornaments."
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.
Participants can try on Yukata, Japanese summer kimono.
Ajinomoto North America Inc.
Providing Gyoza Dumpling tasting samples.
Marukome USA., Inc.
Providing Miso Soup tasting samples.
Otafuku Foods, Inc.
Providing Okonomiyaki tasting samples.
TONKOTSU SHOYU RAMEN
Providing Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen tasting samples.
ITO EN (North America) Inc.
Providing Japanese Tea.
Meiji America Inc.
Providing Hello Panda Chocolate samples.
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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