11am to 6pm at Boston Common. 7 hours packed with Japan.
This year is anticipated to be the largest!
We have recond-numbers of booths applied this year, coming from all around the globe! We carefully screen each vendors and make sure they provide/sell authentic Japanese-themed products and services. So don't miss it!
Find out more about the festival here
Arts and crafts, games, authentic Japanese products, silent auctions and much more!
Snappy, Pabu, Yume Wo Katare, Santouka, Oga, Choya, Ittoku, Ogawa Coffee, Gogo Curry, Royce chocolate, Lady M and many more!!!
This year we'll have TOKYO and KYOTO stages! Showa Boston, Kodokan, Move and Inspire, No/hugs, JLS kids, and many more!
Workshops and Cosplay deathmatch
Experience Calligraphy, Chado, Origami, Omikoshi and much more! Don't miss the Cosplay deathmatch too!
Kazu Aotani Co-president of JREX and Japan Festival Boston, and Owner of Snappy Ramen and Snappy Sushi. He’s lived in Boston for 30 years, and he has a strong desire to show gratitude to the city of Boston. Q. Why did you come to Boston? A. I heard a story about a person that had traveled[…]
Etsuko Yashiro is the co-president of JREX, Tewassa, and CEO ofGrayMist Enterprises Inc., and GrayMist Japan Inc. What is Boston for you? Boston is my city, and it is also my home. I started my career there, and where I raised my children. I came to Boston because my former partner had to move to[…]
Yumi Uchida Yumi is our Social Media, Website, and all around article writer! She has been a vital force in keeping our website and facebook page updated! She is a student at Waseda University in Tokyo, and is studying abroad at Boston University. Why did you decide to study abroad? I’ve had a[…]
Chopsticks NY® is a free monthly magazine introducing and promoting Japanese culture. Chopsticks NY® covers both Japanese culture in New York City and the current atmosphere in Japan and is written entirely in English. You can pick up Chopsticks NY® back numbers at our booth! https://fls.net Our all-natural sugar exfoliator was designed with a focus[…]
This exciting fundraising-networking event will feature a very special musical guest from Japan, SHINJI HARADA. Mr. Harada will be performing some of his hits, as we all celebrate our global citizenship, in a city known for its international diversity, Boston. Please come join us for this fun event, and meet some new friends!Proceeds will go[…]
Miyo Takahashi Le Miyo is our volunteer coordinator- she connects those of the community that want to volunteer for the festival to us, and she also organizes student volunteers. She has been involved since our first event, and she is a vital part of the festival, connecting the Japan Festival team to the volunteers. […]
Michi Nagai Michi is our stage MC. She was once a TV reporter, radio DJ, narrator, event MC and involved in entertainment in the Kansai area. What is Boston to you? Boston is more than just my second home- almost the same as Japan at this point. I’ve always dreamed of travelling outside of Japan,[…]
Akiko Ono Akiko is on the compliance team and she is also participating in the Mikoshi project. She is a raging ball of of energy – she teaches Phys. Ed. at the Boston Higashi School, a ski/snowboard instructor, she has 3 dan in kendo, is a licensed life guard/swim instructor and yoga instructor. She enjoys being[…]
Kenny Ozeki Kenny Ozeki is a student at Suffolk University who is passionate about sports and has worked on the stage team for the last three events. His perspective as a student is vital to the team, and he talked to us about his experience with us. Q: What is Boston to you? “Boston for[…]
We’d like to introduce to everyone our sponsor JAPAN AIRLINES! Everyone recognizes when they see “JAL”, and surely many of you have flown from Boston to Japan with their airline.