Culture Fairs

September 23rd Culture Fair

Try a variety of hands-on Japanese activities in a beautiful Meiji-era garden and teahouse!

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 13:00 – 16:00
Where: Nakamura Park Memorial Hall, a short subway ride from Nagoya Station (see here for details)
What: try several hands-on Japanese cultural activities, in whatever order and for as long as you like; there is no set schedule. This month we are offering kimono (men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes available; photography in bamboo garden also possible), 13-string koto harp, taiko drumming, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and paper crafts, introduced to you by a group of friendly teachers with experience sharing Japanese culture overseas.


Email or call 052-413-8200 for tickets, or use the contact form at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing you there!

We will also be offering different activities on our upcoming programs (October 15th and November 19th; future dates TBA) so follow this blog or our Facebook page for updates.


Advance (reserved by September 8th):
Adults ¥4000, children 6-12 ¥2500 (children under 6 free)

Adults ¥5000, children ¥3000

Admission includes all materials necessary for the day’s activities, and completed crafts, art, calligraphy, and sweets can be taken home as souvenirs.

Penang, Malaysia: Part 1

We were thrilled to once again arrange the stage performance for the annual Bon Odori festival in Penang, Malaysia. The two Japanese groups, DDM Company and Kinjokai Taishogoto School, were extremely well-received by local audiences. Our first stop was at the Penang Japanese School, pictured here! More updates to follow.

June Culture Fair was a great success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our June Culture fair. It was our biggest yet! Participants tried full furisode “hanayome” kimono, sumi-e ink painting, handmade cut-paper crafts, and of course tea ceremony, Japanese sweets, and koto music.

The drizzle didn’t stop us from enjoying kimono in the garden!

Learning about Nagoya’s unique school of tea ceremony, Matsuo-ryu

Sumi-e ink painting

Our upcoming fair will be held on Sunday, July 30th, from 13:00 to 16:00 in the same location, the Nakamura Park Memorial Hall. Be sure to check upcoming blogs for details on July’s program and offerings!

June 25th Japanese Culture Fair

Please note: as we are nearing capacity for this event, there is a chance that we may be unable to accommodate walk-ins. Please contact us to make a reservation!

June’s culture fair will take place on Sunday, the 25th at the Nakamura Park Memorial Hall.

For this month’s program, we’re including a number of kid- and family-friendly options:

Hanayome and Hanamuko kimono (see photos)
Traditional Japanese paper crafts
Tea ceremony, accompanied by your own handmade sweets

We’re excited to share a new and entertaining variety of cultural activities with families, expats, travelers, and Japanese culture fans in the Nagoya area!

From our 2016 event in San Gemini, Italy

We have kimono for kids as well!

Program fees:
Advance (2 weeks or more): Adults ¥4000, children ages 3-12 ¥2500
Standard: Adults ¥5000, children ages 3-12 ¥3000

Contact us for reservations!