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-4:30PM FOOD TENT: 11:30AM-2:30PM
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.
NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. (NCMA) broadcasts TV Japan, the sole Japanese-language channel available in North America. It is also the US hub re-transmitter of NHK WORLD TV, the 24-hour English-language international broadcasting service of NHK providing global news and an eye-opening lineup of programs from Japan and Asia.
HELLO KITTY PHOTO BOOTH
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 a very unique Kabuki-influenced painting design on participants’ faces.
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
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!
BULLET TRAIN RIDE
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.
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.
Hitachi America, Ltd./Hitachi High-Technologies Corp.
Have hands-on experience with the world of nanoscale with Hitachi's tabletop scanning electron microscope, TM3030. Hitachi pursues its mission to boost achievement in the STEM fields by making this state-of-the-art scientific instrument accessible to everyone. Don't miss this great opportunity to view everyday things, such as insects, plants, and hair, in the nanoscale.
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan) & PARO Robots US
Seal Robot, PARO, is a neurological therapeutic medical device approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). PARO can improve depression, anxiety, pain, loneliness, and sleep. In the case of elderly with dementia, PARO can reduce wandering and aggression. By those effects, PARO can reduce usage of psychotropic medications that have problems of side effects. PARO can be used for cancer patients and for children with developmental problems such as autism.
SoftBank Telecom America with Pepper created by SoftBank Robotics
Pepper is a humanoid companion created by SoftBank Robotics to communicate with humans through his voice, touch, and the expression of emotions. As a fully interactive social robot, Pepper will be showing off some of his interactive, engaging abilities and dances at the SoftBank Telecom America booth. Don't forget to take a selfie to remember your meeting!
Amezaiku (hand crafted candy) demonstration and sample tasting
Ajinomoto North America, Inc.
Gyoza dumpling cooking demonstration and sample tasting
ITOCHU International Inc.
Providing Rice Ball samples
Otafuku Foods, Inc.
Okonomiyaki cooking demonstration and sample tasting
Ramen cooking demonstration and sample tasting
SNACK 1 - Hello Panda
Meiji America Inc.
Providing Hello Panda Chocolate samples.
SNACK 2 - Snapea and Shrimp chips
TABLE FOR TWO USA
Providing Calbee " Harvest Snaps (Snapea Crisps)” samples with which TABLE FOR TWO is holding a giving back campaign.
ITO EN (North America) Inc.
Providing Japanese Tea.
BentOn / BentOn Cafe
Yakisoba cooking demonstration and sample tasting
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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