Hello Kitty Bounce House
Bonsai at the Garden
Beautiful displays and workshops with the Memphis Bonsai Society.
Children’s crafting tent.
Children’s Activity Area provided by Memphis Botanic Garden and University of Memphis Language Department
Koi windsocks, calligraphy and a chopsticks lesson game.
Fun and interesting lectures and workshops about Japan and Japanese culture.
Hello Kitty and Ninja Turtle Bounce Houses
Kimono Dressing Experience
Buy a new kimono at the Festival or bring your kimono to the Festival, and our kimono dressing volunteers will help you dress. We suggest ladies wear a tank-top and leggings or light sun dress and men wear shorts and a tank top, but we can dress kimono over any clothing.
Fairys and Frogs Face Painting
Japanese-themed face painting.
Scoop goldfish from a pool with a paper scooper called a “poi”. Requiring care and speed, the game is over when the poi is broken.
Japan Outreach Initiative
Yo-yo fishing, traditional Japanese children’s toys, origami and coloring sheets.
Manga and Manhwa Book Club
Lecture about female mangaka and their impact on Japanese society and the world of graphic novels
Martial Arts on the Lawn
Traditional Japanese martial arts demonstrations. And, festival guests will have the chance to try Naginata! Click here)
Mt. Fuji and Tatami Room Photo Booths
Take a selfie in front of Mt. Fuji and in a traditional tatami room.
Origami & Go for Kids with Luna Kelondra from the Memphis Central Library
Learn all about Go and origami and give them a try!
Performer Merchandise Tent
Buy CDs t-shirts and other souvenirs from your favorite Memphis Japan Festival performers.
Sumo Suit Wrestling
Tea House “Edo” hosted by the Japanese Traders & Manufacturers Association
Take a hot Japanese green tea break with adult coloring books and puzzles.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Yukata dress-ups and photo ops.
Ninja Turtles Bounce House