The spirit of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is coming to this year’s Kodomo no Hi. Children can go for gold with Tokyo-inspired activities like flying origami koinobori “koi” competition, or by fishing for famous Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Tower and famed Hachiko dog statue! Other activities, performances and demonstrations include taiko drumming, martial arts, big kamishibai (storytelling), water yoyo fishing, a scavenger hunt, a LaQ building contest, and classical Japanese dance! Japanese-style food vendors will also be available.
Kodomo no Hi, also known as Children’s Day Festival, and hosted by the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington, is an annual event that encourages children and families to explore and learn about Japanese art, culture, food, and music. The event is free and open to the public.
Join the festival and partake in entertainment and demonstrations by various artists, performers, and community groups that include taiko, martial arts, Olympic-themed games, and more. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend.