Hello Kitty Bounce House
Bonsai at the Garden
Beautiful displays and workshops with the Memphis Bonsai Society
Brother - at your side
Children can create their own work of art using Brother products to cut out Japanese themed images like temples and cherry blossoms and create their own work of art and Emoji pins!
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.
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
Martial Arts on the Lawn
Aikido, Kenpo Karate, Naginata, Kendo and Iaido demonstrations. And, festival guests will have the chance to try Naginata! (Click here)
Origami & Go for Kids with Luna Kelondra from the Memphis Central Library
Learn all about Go and origami and give them a try!
Purikura Photo Booth
Fun, souvenir “emoji” photos from the Memphis Japan Festival
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