|Try on Kimono||Sumo Taiken||Activity Booths||Japanese Gourmet Market|
Try on a traditional Japanese Kimono and walk around the Festival in Style! Appropriate for all ages and sizes.
FREE to try!
|Ever wondered what it would be like to be two or three times your size? Now you can with our Sumo Taiken!|
Throw on these Sumo Suits and challenge your friend, family member, or fellow sumo admirer at the festival. This is one activity you don't want to miss!
|Check out our Activity Booths for fun for the whole family!|
Stop by the Japanese market for all your Japanese goods! Authentic Japanese snacks, candy, food, and drink!
|Ho Etsu Taiko|
Ho Etsu Taiko, a collective of musicians with a fresh take on the art of Japanese drumming, will be the Main Event at this year's festival. Their deep Chicago roots ground their work in a variety of musical styles, from Jazz to Latin and Hip Hop. They work to spread joy and vitality through each and every drumbeat. Youtube Video
Yakisoba, Sushi, Gyudon, Ramen, and much more! The Japan Festival will be jammed packed with good Japanese food as well as Japanese snacks to take home. Stop by one of the many booths to get some delicious Japanese food and don't forget to make your way over to the JASK Booth for a refreshing drink and snow-cone to wash it down with!
Crank and Boom Ice Cream
Bluegrass Kettle Masters
JASK Beer Trailer
Giant Pokemon "Go"!
Pokemon Go is portmanteau of "pocket monsters," and an insanely popular Japanese franchise with the an insanely long history. In Pokemon, monsters roam the lands, and the goal is to find, capture, and train them. Join others as they battle against each other. Look for Kentucky's largest Pikachu...
American Ninji Warrior
In partnership with the Ninji Warrior Project of Lexington- The Japan/America Society of Kentucky is sponsoring a free Ninju Warrior obstacle course for this years festival. (Ages 5 to Adult)
Japan Workshop Series
Stop by the Workshop tent throughout the day for seminars on Japanese Cooking, Ikebana demonstration (Japanese Flower Arrangement), Martial Arts, etc.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
To sign up click HERE