Japan Day NYC 2012
Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, Manhattan
We are proud to announce that this year’s Japan Day @ Central Park will be on May 13th 2012! Since Japan Day @ Central Park first started in 2007, we have been delighted at how quickly this new tradition has captured the interest of New Yorkers.
Last year’s event took place in May with over 30,000 people participating, and in light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the event was designed to send the message of “GANBARE [YOU CAN DO IT] JAPAN!” to the people in Japan.
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the cherry trees given by Japan to the U.S. as a symbol of enduring cross-cultural friendship, and Japan Day this year will feature special events to celebrate this proud centennial.
In addition, food tents will be back by popular demand, along with activity tents and stage performances showcasing many exciting facets of contemporary and traditional Japanese culture.