MAY 13TH, 2018 (SUN)

JAPAN DAY FESTIVAL

9:30AM - 4:00PM
Central Park's Bandshell Area

 

RUN

4-mile Run 8:00AM,
Kids Race 9:30AM


Starting Point: Central Park East Drive 68th Street

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ART CONTEST

GUEST JUROR: KANA UEMURA

This year, we are honored to welcome Singer-songwriter Kana Uemura as our special juror! Known for her hit song “Goddess of the Bathroom”, Kana has been performing in Japan, New York and other cities in the US. Among many submissions for the Japan Day Art Contest, the work of Monica De Fonseca has been selected as the winner of Kana Uemura Award for its outstanding quality.

"Monica De Fonseca implemented all the themes well balanced and her creativity and color coordinationes are captivating. It’s a wonderful piece and catches your eye instantly.”


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KAORI MURAKAMI

Grand Prize Winner

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MONICA DE FONSECA

Special Juror Prize Winner


STAGE PROGRAM

HOST: SANDRA ENDO

ACT 1

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko

  • Hip Hop/Jazz Dance Performance by TMH Dance

  • Greetings

  • Japan Day Art Contest Awards Ceremony

  • Yosacoy Naruko Dance by Dream Yosacoy Festival Global Promotion Foundation

ACT 2

  • Karate Demonstration by International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan

  • Bon Odori by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

  • Pop/Jazz Music Performance by JHM Jams

  • Japanese Sword Fighting Performance by TATE Hatoryu NY

ACT 3

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming & Dance by COBU

  • Vocal Performance by Kana Uemura

  • Vocal Performance by Puffy AmiYumi

  • Finale


ACTIVITY TENTS

  • Bullet Train Ride (East Japan Railway Company)

  • Calligraphy (Japanese American Association Of New York, Inc.)

  • Hello Kitty Photo Booth (Sanrio Co., Ltd.)

  • instax Photo Booth (Fujifilm North America Corporation)

  • Kabuki Face Painting (Northeast Council Of Teachers Of Japanese)

  • Origami (Origami Therapy Association (OTA))

  • Shogi and Igo (New York Shogi Club & Brooklyn Go Club)

  • Super Conducting Maglev (Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central))

  • Try-on Yukata (Ny de Volunteer)

  • Women’s Health (BCnetwork & Think Pearl)

  • Yo-Yo-Fishing (JETAA NY &  Japan Society)

FOOD TENTS

  • Gyoza (Ajinomoto North America,Inc.)

  • Okonomiyaki (Otafuku Foods, Inc.)

  • Onigiri (ITOCHU International Inc.)

  • Snacks 1 (Meiji America Inc.)

  • Snacks 2 (Table For Two USA)

  • Tea (ITO EN (North America) Inc.)


JAPAN DAY INC.

PRESIDENT / CHAIRMAN

Shingo Ueno
President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

Reiichiro Takahashi
Ambassador and Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in New York

SPONSORS

Sponsors 2018