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Check Out Japan Day in New York

Japan Day in New York has been celebrated since 2007. The event was created to celebrate Japanese tradition, and create a cultural connection between two great nations. The event also serves as an opportunity for the NYC Japanese community to show their appreciation for the city of New York.

What can you expect from the event?

Japan Day is a family friendly festival. Each year, over 45,000 New Yorkers and tourists take part in this cultural extravaganza. Since its inception, Japan Day has been part of Central Park’s spring calendar.

Japan Day is an annual event that celebrates Japanese culture. The festivities usually kick off with Japan Run, followed by a race for kids. The organizers provide refreshments for the participants. There are activity tents throughout the area along with a large stage, which hosts a wide range of Japanese cultural performances.

In addition to the abundance of activities, there are Japanese food stalls throughout the park, serving hot Japanese food to satisfy taste buds. The stage programs include events such as taiko drumming and karate demonstrations, along with Japanese pop music and dancing. Japanese Folk Dance is truly a spectacle to behold. There will also be an art contest, awards ceremony, samurai sword fighting demonstration and many more events throughout the day.

Japan Day is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York along with a wide variety of corporations that seek to sustain the excellent relationship between US and Japan. This is a free event and is open to everyone.

For more details about the stage programs during the day, please click here.

For more information about the event, please click here.

Event Dates: The event happens on May 10, 2015

Event Location:

Bandshell,

Central Park,

Main entrance on 69th Street and 5th Avenue,

New York, NY – 10019.

Come and be part of Japan Day celebrations, and have fun with your family and friends.

 

* Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

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