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3rd annual Japan Parade

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The 3rd annual Japan Parade, celebrating and bringing awareness to the friendship between NYC and Japan with a thank you from the Japanese community. Wheelchair tennis star and Paralympic four-time Gold medalist Shingo Kunieda will be the Parade’s Grand Marshal and the Parade will feature gorgeous floats and performances.

Saturday, May 11

• 12:30 – 1:00pm – Opening Ceremony on CPW between 70th and 71st Street

• 1:00pm – Parade begins with ribbon cutting ceremony 81st Street and Central Park West

There will also be a Japan Street Fair running concurrently with the Parade on 72nd Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.)

Beginning on Central Park West at West 81st Street and traveling south to West 67th Street, the Japan Parade will feature live appearances by the cast of “Demon Slayer”, Anime NYC (Anime Convention), Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, COBU (Drum), Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir, International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan, The Japanese Folk Dance of NY, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan Performing Arts (Bon Odori), Naoya Ogura Jazz Band, NYPD Police Band, Soh Daiko (Drum), Yamaguchi City Government , Yosakoi Dance Project 10tecomai and many more.

Shingo Kunieda will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall, and Sandra Endo, Fox 11 Good Day LA anchor, will serve as Emcee of the parade. Participating groups will show Japan’s various attractions, such as culture, tradition, sports, music, cosplay, etc. for everyone’s enjoyment.


May 11
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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