11 to 5 at Boston Common. 6 hours packed with Authentic Japanese fun.
What will be new this year: KIDS SECTION!
We had estimated 60,000 visitors last few years, coming from all around the globe! We carefully screen each vendors and make sure they provide authentic Japanese-themed products and services.
We value everyone's inputs and take them very seriously. After reviewing our missions and your suggestions, we will set up a section for families with little kiddos to enjoy the festival. So stay tuned for details!
Another exciting news is that we will have an exclusive food-only night on April 28th for you to enjoy! Details to come.
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!!!
Vibrant performance and music shows!
Workshops and Cosplay
Experience Calligraphy, Chado, Origami, Omikoshi and much more! Don't miss the Cosplay deathmatch too!
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The new team member we’d like to introduce is Tomoko!
Come, relax and watch seven short films from/about Japan! 12/2/2017 at MIT
The annual Bon Dance Festival is happening next weekend! It will feature music, dancing, international food booths and game booths. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome!
Go to Showa Boston this Friday afternoon and enjoy Japanese games and activities! This is a free family event, perfect to entertain children ages 4 – 12 years old.
Kazu Aotani Co-president of JBAB (formally 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[…]
Estuko Yashiro Co President of Japan Festival Boston; Co President, Tewassa; President, GrayMist Enterprises Inc.; CEO, GrayMist Japan Inc.: CEO Q. What is Boston for you? A. Boston is my city, and it is also my home. I started my career here, and where I raised my children. I came to Boston because my former[…]
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[…]
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? A. Boston is more than just my second home – almost the same as Japan at this point. I’ve always dreamed of traveling outside[…]
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[…]