Children’s Day: Kodomo no Hi

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Sunday, May 8, 2022
Session 1: 11 am–12:30 pm
Session 2: 1–2:30 pm

Hang the koinobori carp streamers and dust off your samurai helmets—Children’s Day is on its way! Come share Japan’s national holiday with us, where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated. Embrace samurai tradition with our life-sized armor displays and a popular sword-fighting workshop led by Kyo Kasumi from TATE Hatoryu NY. 2022 Children’s Day will introduce families to diverse cultures of Japan through a beautiful performance in traditional Okinawan dance led by dance master Junko Nagahama. Children can create their own wearable origami kabuto samurai helmets and bring Children’s Day home with additional take-home craft activities!

Tickets: $15 / $12 Japan Society members; children ages 2 and under free. Free for Cool Culture members. Advance ticket purchase recommended, event will be limited to 40% capacity. This event will be photographed. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.

In commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, Japan Society is engaging in a dynamic year-long exploration of the archipelago’s people, culture, history, and geopolitical significance. See more upcoming events from the Okinawa in Focus series →

  • In-Person Event
  • Timed Tickets
  • $15 Regular price
  • $12 Member price