Branch Brook Park


April 15, 2018
11:00am - 5:00pm

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!


Main Stage
11:00am - Soh Daiko
12:00pm - Welcome Ceremony
1:00pm - Cobu Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe
2:00pm - Sawai Koto Academy
3:00pm  - Samurai Sword Soul
4:00pm - NJPAC's James Moody Jazz Orchestra

Cultural Traditions Tent
11:00am - How to Make a Bonsai Tree Demonstration with Elves Florals
11:30am - How to Wear a Kimono Demonstration
12:00pm - Opening Ceremony - Main Stage
1:00pm - Drawing Demonstration by Pinot's Palette
1:30pm - Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada
2:00pm - Ikebana Flower Arrangement with Ikebana Society
3:00pm - How to Wear a Kimono Demonstration
3:30pm - Sushi Demonstration with Hideyo Yamada
4:00pm - Performance by Kuni Mikami & East of the Sun Jazz Group

Prudential Concert Grove Stage
(Southern Division)
11:00am - Sakura Dancers feat. Toshihiko Nakazawa, Haruka Honoki, Leo & Kai
12:00pm - Kuni Mikami & East of the Sun Jazz Group
2:15pm - Sachiyo Ito & Company
4:00pm - Taiko Zoku