Hello Kitty Bounce House
Ninja Turtles 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 The University of Memphis Language Department
Origami, calligraphy, Japanese toys and books.
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
Calligraphy bookmark workshop and yoyo fishing hosted by Austin Peay State University, Hendrix College, Jackson State University and University of Central Arkansas.
Main Stage Interactive Experiences
Kararte+Fit Zen Yoga Session, Sol Kendamas demos and The University of Memphis Dance Circle
Manga and Manhwa Book Club
Lecture about female mangaka and their impact on Japanese society and the world of graphic novels in the Kimono Dressing Booth at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
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.
Pokemon Go at the Garden
Sumo Suit Wrestling
Tea House “Edo” hosted by the Japanese Traders & Manufacturers Association
Take a hot Japanese green tea break with adult Japanese coloring books and puzzles.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville
Yukata dress-ups and photo ops.