5/7(日)Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi＠Japan Society
Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi
Sunday, May 7, 11 AM—4 PM
Theater Performances: 12 PM & 3 PM
Engage in an interactive modern retelling of the Japanese classic folktale Peach Boy (Momotaro) in this Children’s Day Festival. Children and adults of all ages assemble samurai helmets and other festival related artifacts that will serve as participant props during the performance. This production will be led by CJA and will feature song, dance and audience participation. Please select either the 12:00 PM performance or 3:00 PM performance.
Tickets $18/$10 Japan Society members; ages 2 and under free. Ticket includes festival (11 AM—4 PM) and one theater performance. Advance purchase is advised.
|Become a Warrior
Create your own samurai kabuto helmet and get a taste of what it’s like being a true warrior.
|Craft your own Carp Streamer
Carp symbolize strength and bravery because they swim upstream and over powerful waterfalls. Create your own carp streamer (koi-nobori) as a symbol of your strength.
|Ogre Mask Making
Create a double-sided ogre (oni) mask for double the scares!
|Delicious Dumpling Craft
Peach boy uses millet dumplings (kibi-dango) to entice his animal friends to join him on his journey. Make your own origami dumplings for use in the theater performance!
Bring sumo to a table near you with Children’s Day themed paper sumo wrestlers. Test your skills against other attendees as you battle to become the next sumo champion!
|Festival related foods
Kashiwa mochi, rice cake wrapped in an oak leaf, and chimaki, rice paste wrapped in a bamboo leaf, are traditionally Children’s Day treats and will be available for purchase.
This event will be photographed and videotaped. Content subject to change.
Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase by .