April 3, 2018

2019 Festival Details

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The menu of food booths are subject to change without prior notice. We advice you to bring lots of cash since most booths will only take cash.

Those who donated more than $20 on our GoFundMe page, you are eligible to receive a Quick Food Pass. If you would like, please pick up the pass at Information Booth C along with an identification. Look for this sampled image sign for participating food vendors and enjoy!

Menus in green signify a vegetarian menu.

LocationGroup NameMenu4/27(Sat)4/28(Sun)
16ItadakiGyudon, Shaved Ice, Ramune Soda
12–13Tori JiroYakitori
12–13Tori JiroChicken Karaage and Noodle
69–70Ebisuya Japanese MarketOkonomiyaki
69–70Ebisuya Japanese MarketNakatsu-Style Karaage, Calpico Drink, Ramune Soda
72Hana JapanVegetable Yakisoba, Matcha Pudding, Ramune Soda
104Yoki Japanese RestaurantTonkotsu ramen
91–92OtafukuOkonomiyaki
91–92OtafukuYakisoba, Grilled Shrimp
96TsurumenSakura Shio Ramen, Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki
97KoaraKamaage Yakisoba
95Yakitori Matsuno

Chicken Karaage,

riceballs

11(Sat), 77(Sun)Ogawa CoffeeCoffee and Tea✓ (#11)✓ (#77)
102–103Ganko IttetsuTanTan Mazesoba
102–103Gantetsu-YaTakoyaki, Okonomiyaki
94Yume Wo KatareDream Ramen
93Dream FactoryDeep-Fried Takoyaki
101This is NakagawaOsaka-Style Master Made Ramen
100Kyoto Ichijyouji Ramen ButanchuMaster Made Tonkotsu Ramen
99Yume Ga AruKaraYaki Udon or Hot Udon
14Go Go CurryJapanese Katsu Curry & Rice
76Lady M Cake BoutiqueSignature Mille Crepes, Green Tea Mille Crepes, Chocolate Mille Crepes Cake/Paper-thin handmade
75ROYCE’ ChocolateMini Cream Puffs, Boba Tea, Lava Cakes, Japanese Pancake, Bottle drinks
74Beard Papa’s BostonMini Cream Puffs, Boba Tea, Lava Cakes, Japanese Pancake, Bottle drinks
73Flippers’Bubble Tea and Japanese Pancakes
15Love Art SushiLove Art Sushi Special: salmon, tuna, cucumber, avocado, corn, spicy mayo, unagi sauce, scallions. Hawaiian Poke (Shoyu tuna, cucumber, scallions), Spicy tuna and California onigiri, Inari, seaweed salad, Yuzu Grapefruit Tea, Matcha Lemonade
105Snappy KitchenVegetable Ramen, Chicken Teriyaki
71Oga’s Japanese CuisineGrilled Skewered Pork, Squid, Scallop, Shrimp, Shellfish
68IttokuOkonomiyaki

*Sponsors

LocationName4/27
(Sat)
4/28
(Sun)
1. Arts & Crafts  
52−54Arise Bazaar✔✔
25Asian Artique✔✔
37Boston Tee Party✔✔
10Candy5✔✔
44Chikako Designs✔✔
43ESpressions Design✔✔
27−28Freakyelegant✔✔
41GrayMist✔✔
45Heavenly Cranes Jewelry✔✔
60hiromis✔✔
4Calligrapher Sho Hiroko Watanabe✔✔
38−39JapanWave✔✔
63Kimono Shop Kyoto❌✔
81Lovepop✔✔
67New England Bonsai Gardens✔✔
34POWPAPER✔✔
80Sumofish✔✔
35−36Tokyo Sky✔✔
2. Company & Business  
46Albion Cosmetics (America)✔✔
65ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS✔✔
66East Japan Railway Company✔✔
40H.I.S. International Tours (NY)✔✔
64IACE TRAVEL✔✔
3Information Development America*✔✔
1−2Japan Airlines*✔✔
47KASHIYAMA the Smart Tailor✔✔
49Kojima Travel Consulting✔✔
7−8NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc.✔✔
51O gawa shou B&B✔✔
61Shoyeido Incense USA✔✔
9Sodateru Towel*✔✔
63The Dragon Trip✔❌
5Yamato Transport U.S.A.*✔✔
3. Education  
30Boston Higashi School✔❌
20Cultural Exchange Initiative✔✔
82EF Education First✔✔
89GPI US❌✔
48Grape Experience✔✔
33Japanese Language School of Greater Boston✔✔
30Kaji Aso Studio❌✔
84Kaplan International English✔✔
85Kumon North America✔✔
59New England JET Alumni Association✔❌
83North Shore Japanese Language Education and Services✔✔
58Sakae Institute of Study Abroad & Sakae Japan Internship Program (SJIP)✔❌
86Showa Boston✔✔
87Waseda University✔❌
62Z-kai USA*✔✔
4. Culture & Life  
26Anime Boston*✔✔
88Assawaga Farm✔✔
55Committee Sales Booth✔✔
56−57Committee Silent Auction✔✔
90Green Bird✔✔
21−22HKT IMPORT TOYS✔✔
50Hokkaido✔✔
23−24Japan Society of Boston✔✔
32Japanese Association of Greater Boston✔✔
29Mall-yes✔❌
87Museum of Fine Arts, Boston❌✔
78−79Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England✔✔
31PLANET Boston✔❌
6Stage Performer Booth✔✔
42Tewassa✔✔
31Women’s Group of Japanese Association of Greater Boston❌✔

Time and performance can shift/change without notice in advance.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11:00 am – 11:15 amOpening Ceremony, Acting Consul General’s Speech, Kyoto Mayor’s Speech
11:15 am – 11:30 amShowa Boston Dance
11:30 am – 11:45 am“The Sake Bomb” Nichibu Meets Hip-Hop
11:45 am – 12:55 pmMIKOSHI
11:55 am – 12:25 pmAIKO & JEIKO Taiko Japanese drums
12:25 am – 12:30 pmToshi Nakazawa Dance
12:30 pm – 1:10 pmKitanodai Gagaku Ensemble featuring Living National Treasure “Shogo Anzai”
1:10 pm – 1:40 pmHiroko Watanabe live calligraphy with KUMONOUE
1:40 pm – 2:10 pmCosplay Contest
2:10 pm – 2:30 pmMove & inspire Dance
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmCosplay Death Match
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmShowa Boston Dance
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm“The Sake Bomb” Nichibu Meets Hip-Hop
3:30 pm – 4:10 pmAIKO & JEIKO Taiko Japanese drums
4:10 pm – 4:25 pmMove & inspire Dance
4:25 pm – 4:35 pmMIKOSHI
5:35 pm – 5:00 pmMasashi Hasegawa from KUMONOUE

Sunday, April 28, 2019

11:00 am – 11:10 amOpening ceremony
11:10 am – 11:25 amShowa Boston Dance
11:25 am – 11:45 amNagaokakyo High school Dance team
11:45 am – 12:00 pm“The Sake Bomb” Nichibu Meets Hip-Hop
12:00 am – 12:10 pmMIKOSHI
12:10 am – 12:40 pmHiroko Watanabe live calligraphy with KUMONOUE
12:40 pm – 1:10 pmJEIKO Taiko Japanese Drums
1:10 pm – 1:15 pmToshi Nakazawa Dance
1:15 pm – 1:55 pmKitanodai Gagaku Ensemble featuring Living National Treasure “Shogo Anzai”
1:55 pm – 2:40 pmMasashi Hasegawa from KUMONOUE
2:40 pm – 2:45 pmToshi Nakazawa Dance
2:45 pm – 3:05 pmJapan Airlines Raffle lottery
3:05 pm – 3:20 pm“The Sake Bomb” Nichibu Meets Hip-Hop
3:20 pm – 3:50 pmCosplay Death Match
3:50 pm – 4:05 pmShowa Boston Dance
4:05 pm – 4:15 pmMIKOSHI
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmMove & inspire Dance
4:30 pm – 4:50 pmBon Dance with Jeiko Taiko Japanese Drums
4:50 pm – 5:00 pmIruka Chorus Group, Closing ceremony

Stage 2 (Sunday, 4/28 only, at Gazebo)

11:00 am-11:05 amOpening Ceremony
11:05 am-11:30 amJEIKO Japanese Drum
11:45 am-12:15 pmLet’s play Karuta Card Game (Hyakunin Isshu) Flyer
12:30 pm-1:00 pmIruka Chorus with Kids Chorus (heisei song Jpop)
1:20 pm-1:50 pmLet’s Play Karuta Card Game (Hiragana Karuta) Flyer
2:00 pm-2:30 pmKarate Performance
2:30 pm-3:00 pmBoston Quiz!
3:00 pm-3:30 pmJpop Disco Fever
3:30 pm-4:00 pmIruka Chorus (Showa song Jpop)

Program Information @Kyoto booth

Saturday, April 27, 2019
TimePrograms
11:00 am – 12:30 pmLecture on Kyoto Ramen with a tasting
12:30 pm – 3:00 pmWorkshop by Kyoto International Manga Museum
Bring yourself into the Manga World!
~Let’s draw your portrait together with a manga artist from Kyoto~
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Let’s learn about Japanese Traditional Dance (download the flyer)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pmWorkshop by Kyoto International Manga Museum
11:00 am – 5:00 pmWorkshop on making a rosary
Sunday, April 28, 2019
TimePrograms
11:00 am – 12:00 pmLecture on Kyoto Anpan (a bread filled with sweet bean paste) with tasting
12:00 pm – 3:00 pmWorkshop by Kyoto International Manga Museum
Bring yourself into the Manga World!
~Let’s draw your portrait together with a manga artist from Kyoto~
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmLet’s learn about Japanese Traditional Dance (download the flyer)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmWorkshop by Kyoto International Manga Museum
11:00 am – 5:00 pmWorkshop on making a rosary

Time and subject can shift/change without advanced notice, thank you for your understanding!

Saturday, April 27, 2019
TimeName
11:15 am – 12:00 pmChado by Urasenke Boston
Urasenke Boston Tankokai gives a demonstration of Japanese Tea Ceremony
12:10 pm – 12:40 pmMatsuri by Akiko Ono
Akiko Ono gives a lecture about festivals and portable shrines.
12:50 pm – 1:20 pmHow to Pose in Cosplay by the Anime Boston Cosplay Games Staff
Have you ever seen someone in cosplay and wondered how that cosplayer made it look so good? One of the secrets to a great cosplay picture or performance is being able to pose as your character!  Come learn right from the experts themselves – you don’t need to be in cosplay to enjoy this workshop!
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmJapanese Influence in Indie Video Games by Denzel Weatherspoon
2:10 pm – 2:40 pmMathematical Puzzles Game by Z-kai USA Staff
Challenge to do Geometry Puzzles!
2:50 pm – 3:20 pmHaiku Workshop by John Ziemba, Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Director
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmLets’ make paper lanterns By Yuka Jibiki
Onagawa Paper Lanterns are a community project for a disaster relief at Onagawa town, Miyagi, Japan. Let’s make the inspirational lantern with two paper bags and your creativity! Kid-friendly activity. The lantern light up exhibition will be in the evening.
4:10 pm – 4:40 pmLet’s play with Traditional Japanese Toys by Consulate General of Japan in Boston
  
Sunday, April 28, 2019
TimeName
11:15 am – 12:00 pmChado by Urasenke Boston
Urasenke Boston Tankokai gives a demonstration of Japanese Tea Ceremony
 
12:10 pm – 12:40 pmIkebana by Mimi Santini-Ritt, Ikenobo Boston
Mimi-Santini-Ritt, Professor of Ikenobo, will give a demonstration of Ikenobo Ikebana.
12:50 pm – 1:20 pmJAL Origami Airplanes by Japan Airlines
Learn to make paper airplanes with a certificated origami instructor. See how they fly! All participants will receive a mini gift.
 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmLearn How to Play Shogi by Shunsuke Yamaguchi 
2:10 pm – 2:40 pmSachet Workshop by Shoyeido
Let’s make Thank You cards with sachet (limited to the first 24)
 
2:50 pm – 3:20 pmWhat is Kimono by Izumi Noguchi
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmLet’s make a Mizuhiki Blacelet by Yuka Jibiki
Mizuhiki is an ancient Japanese art for special occasions like weddings with paper cords. Each form has a different meaning. Learn about Mizuhiki, try the festive Japanese art, and make your own Mizuhiki bracelet! (limited to the first 20)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmBon Odori by Miyano Takahashi and Showa Boston
Learn about Bon Odori (dance of the Bon Festival) and let’s dance together.

We are raising money to fund Japan Festival Boston 2019. Come to our silent auction booth #56–57 during the festival! All of the auction items are donated by donors. You can bid online but need to pickup the goods at the festival on Sunday, Apr 28th.

https://www.32auctions.com/japanfes2019

Women’s Yukata/Kimono set
Men’s Yukata/Kimono set
Cookies shipped to anywhere in the world for 2019 Christmas (12 pcs)
Showa Boston tea ceremony & dinner for 5
Handcrafted Gold Fish Necklace
Harvard Business School Campus Tour (45 minutes)
Meal treat by Ken Shibusawa in Tokyo + His Book
GrayMist Nantucket Basket 4 times lessons including the cost of materials (2 units)
Meet John Majiro! John Manjiro Museum Tour for 4 people (1 unit)
Meal treat by President of Japan Festival Boston (4 units)
Japan Film Festival 1 reserved seat (10 units)
Imperial Hotel for 1 night (in Tokyo)
Calligraphy stage performance art by artist Hiroko Watanabe
Toshi Cappuchino Concert (+21 years old)
Dental Exam Package (Comprehensive oral evaluation/exam, cleaning, X-ray)
Electric Toothbrush
Teeth Whitening
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel for 1 night (KYOTO)
SETRE Naramachi Stay for 1 night
Wentworth by the Sea (Marriott Group) stay for 1 night (Portsmouth)
Original New Otani China
Caligraphy by artist Hiroko Watanabe – ‘Iki (style)’
Caligraphy by artist Hiroko Watanabe – ‘Shin (core)’
Caligraphy by artist Hiroko Watanabe – ‘Hana (flower)’
Natural black pearl necklace
Silver necklace
Bone bracelet and earrings
French hair broach, bracelet and earrings
Concert by pianist Gohei Nishikawa (date and location to be arranged later)
Yume Ga Arukara Meal Voucher + Shirt (X5)
Red Sox Signed Ball by XXX
Yume Wo Katare 1 year ramen pass for 2 (Available for Boston banch only)
Private preserved flower arrangement lesson

2019 is the 60th anniversary of Kyoto-Boston sister city relations. To celebrate the exciting year, 8 sister cities/states will be the focus at the History Pavilion.

Learn about sister cities in New England, and enjoy various activities such as trying on wedding Kimono gowns, making original Choju Giga manga comics, and MORE!

Hanover: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Nihonmatsu: Create the Chrysanthemum Doll together and take photos!
Maine: Learn about sister state relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Aomori: Learn about sister state relations and answer a quiz for a prize!
Arlington: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Nagaokakyo: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!
Cambridge: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Tsukuba: Play the Launching Rocket game!
Portland: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Shinagawa: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!
Boston: Learn about sister city relations and answer a quiz for a prize!Kyoto: Try on the wedding Kimono gowns and create your own Choju Giga comics!
 

Saturday, April 27: 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, April 28: 11 am to 3 pm

 
• Face Fainting (5 Tickets)*
  *4/27: 12pm – 4 pm  & 4/28: 12 pm – 2 pm
• Water Yo-Yo (1 Ticket)
• Super Ball Scoop (1 Ticket)
• Ring Toss (1 Ticket)
• Make Your Own Fan (1 Ticket)
• Origami (Free)
• Koma & Kendama (Free)
• Mikoshi
 
Ticket Price:
1 Ticket/$1
12 Tickets/$10
25 Tickets/$20

Lantern Lighting on Saturday, April 27th at 6 pm at the History Pavilion!

Share your photos with the lanterns on Instagram with #LanternOnTheCommon.

What is Onagawa Paper Lantern?

Onagawa Paper Lantern has started at Onagawa town, Miyagi prefecture for the disaster relief from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. These lanterns have been playing the center role of the community building.

Come to the second year of Onagawa Lantern Display at the Japan Festival Boston!

Disclaimer:
**Visitors, stage performers, and others at this festival will take videos, photos, and other media which may be posted online, in print, and in other mediums. It is possible that exhibitors’ booths may be captured in the aforementioned photos, videos, etc. Please be advised that by agreeing to participate in this festival, you are also consenting to being photographed and/or videotaped.**
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