PREVIOUS JAPAN WEEK EVENTS

JAPAN WEEK 2017

DATE: 3/8/2017-3/10/2017

A traditional Japanese Zen Garden was featured in the 2017 event, welcoming visitors to sit down and experience a time of zen and relaxation during their busy day. The garden, completely created from local natural materials, showed the minimalistic, yet beautiful tradition of Japanese gardens.

JAPAN WEEK 2016

DATE: 3/10/2016-3/12/2016

With a focus on the northern regions of Japan, the 2016 Japan Week introduced authentic foods and confectionaries from Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku. Visitors could also experience and learn about traditional arts and crafts such as ukiyo-e and kabuki makeup. Among the different booths and activities, the “Kaiten Sushi” attracted several visitors to enjoy authentic Sushi in a conveyor belt serving style.

JAPAN WEEK 2015

DATE: 2/18/2015-2/20/2015

With the Hokuriku Shinkansen booth, DEPACHIKA FOOD EMPORIUM, and the Japan Week Sake Bar, the 2015 event attracted visitors to experience the culture of nine different regions across Japan. The different booths offered visitors authentic popular Japanese eats such as Ramen and Takoyaki Octopus Balls.

JAPAN WEEK 2014

DATE: 3/6/2014-3/8/2014

The Sake Bar served 16 unique regional Sakes, as well as other Japanese beverages ranging from Green Tea to Whisky. Visitors could also enjoy different dishes such as Abura Soba, Kanazawa Curry, Kanimeshi, and different bento boxes to enjoy with their luscious beverages.

JAPAN WEEK 2013

DATE: 3/19/2013-3/21/2013

2013 marked the 100th anniversary for Grand Central Terminal, with its “sister station” Tokyo Station also marking its centennial anniversary the following year. During this special year, the event featured the beloved Ekiben, which are special bento boxes filled with regional delicacies from all over Japan. Visitors could sample and experience different culinary cultures of the country.

JAPAN WEEK 2012

DATE: 3/1/2012-3/3/2012

Being the very first Japan Week, the event introduced several aspects of Japanese food and culture to New Yorkers and tourists. With several food booths, cooking and cultural shows, and opportunities to experience authentic Japanese culture, the event welcomed guests to be immersed and build a deeper understanding of Japan.