Children and adults are invited to Children’s Day, featuring a dramatic performance of Japan’s classic stories for children, Peach Boy (Momotaro) Golden Boy (Kintaro), Story of the Old Man Who Made Withered Trees to Blossom (Hanasaka jiisan) and The Monkey and the Crab (Saru-kani gassen), as well as song and dance related to the festival, directed by Eriko Ogawa from Theatre Arts Japan – Kids.
Following the performance, participants will enjoy traditional snacks (kashiwa mochi) and create their own samurai helmets (kabuto) and carp streamers (koinobori), traditional Children’s Day decorations, with actors. Both boys and girls are welcome to participate. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.
Tickets $15 per family (up to five people)/ $10 per family, including at least one Japan Society member.
To order tickets, please call the Japan Society Box Office, Monday thru Friday, 11:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday – 11:00am-5:00pm, (212) 715-1258. A $3 service charge is added to all orders. Member ID number is required for member ticket purchase. No refunds or exchanges. Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
Advance tickets of this event are sold out. Any unclaimed tickets will be released shortly before the start of the event. A waiting list to purchase these tickets will be made available at the Box Office one hour before the start of the performance. There is no guarantee that tickets will become available. Ticket buyers must be present in person to join the waiting list and to purchase released tickets.
Programs subject to change.
- May 4, 2008
- 2:00 pm