Children’s Day: Kodomo no Hi

May 7, 2023
Kids & Family past event

Children’s Day: Kodomo no Hi

Sunday, May 7

Carp streamers flying can only mean one thing—Children’s Day is approaching! Come share the joy of childhood as we celebrate Japan’s national holiday packed with fun for the whole family. Every child is a star as they pose with life-sized samurai armor displays and take to the stage in a popular sword-fighting workshop led by Kyo Kasumi from TATE Hatoryu NY. Families will also be captivated by the beauty of traditional Japanese dance through an enchanting performance by Sachiyo Ito & Company. Enjoy a variety of Children’s Day-themed crafts, and the excitement doesn’t end when you leave—bring take-home craft kits with you to continue the fun at home! 

Tickets: $15/$10 Japan Society members; children ages 2 and under free. Free for Cool Culture members. Advance ticket purchase required. This event will be photographed. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults. Masks are recommended.



Image © Ayumi Sakamoto.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Family Programs are generously supported by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Richard and Momona Royce; Hiroko Onoyama; and Andrew and Estelle Ross.

  • Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • 10:30 am
  • In-Person Event
  • Reserved Tickets
  • $15 Nonmembers
  • $10 Members



There are two sessions for this event:
Morning Session: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm ET
Afternoon Session: 1 – 3 pm ET