Date(s): April 23, 2017 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Branch Brook Park

Cost: Free

Location: Essex County Branch Brook Park, Cherry Blossom Welcome Center, Mill Street Entrance, Belleville + Prudential Concert Grove, Clifton Avenue Entrance, Newark

Cost: FREE!

Enjoy a family day in New Jersey’s pinkest park! A packed schedule of events includes Japanese cultural demonstrations, children's activities, live music, a crafter's marketplace, food and more!

The celebration continues at the Cherry Blossom Welcome Center and the Prudential Concert Grove!


Main Stage

  • 11:00 AM: Brick City Jazz Orchestra
  • 12:00 PM: Welcome Ceremony
  • 1:00 PM: Cobu Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe
  • 2:00 PM: Sawai Koto Academy
  • 3:00 PM: Samurai Sword Soul
  • 4:15 PM: Soh Daiko

Cultural Tent

  • 11:00 AM: How to Make a Bonsai Tree Demonstration with Elves Florals
  • 11:30 AM:  How to Wear Kimono Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada            
  • 1:00 PM: Japanese Traditional Dance Demonstration with Masayo Fuju
  • 1:30 PM: Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada 
  • 2:00 PM: Ikebana Flower Arrangement with Ikebana Society
  • 3:00 PM: Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada                            
  • 3:30 PM: Drawing Demonstrations by Pinot’s Palette
  • 4:00 PM: Performance by Kuni Mikami & East of the Sun Jazz Group  

Fun Zone

  • Richard Reiter Drum Circle: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:40 PM

Prudential Grove

  • ALL DAY: Workshops with Misako Rocks!
  • 11:00 AM: Arts High School Latin Jazz Band
  • 1:30 PM: Sachiyo Ito & Company
  • 2:30 PM: Drumline Guy: Marcus Joyner

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