Family Day: Japanese Sports Day

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In collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston and the Health Museum

Family Day: Japanese Sports Day

Celebrate Health and Sports Day, a national holiday in Japan commemorating the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo!

After the 1964 Olympics, Sports Day became an annual holiday in Japan to encourage physical and mental health through an active lifestyle. As a result, Japanese sports culture expanded, and today many schools and businesses hold sports festivals to celebrate the holiday.

Join Asia Society for our own Sports Day as the building is transformed into a fieldhouse. Learn about the sports culture of Japan, play games, visit the 2020 Tokyo Olympic booth, make Japanese sports signs and kites, learn traditional folk dances, and enjoy Japanese food!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Activities

Japanese Sports Day Ball Toss

Ball Toss Game (Tamaire)

Chopsticks

Tug-of-War (Tsunahiki)

Visit Our Exhibitions

Japanese Sports Day Balloon Race

Giant Sudoku

Soran-bushi Dance

Balloon Race 

Deka Pants Relay

Food available for purchase from Shun Japanese Kitchen.


Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston and the Health Museum.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman


Japan Series Presenting Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Japan Outreach Sponsor

Japanese Outreach Initiative


Food Partner

Shun Japanese Kitchen


Program Partner

The Health Museum

Event Details

Sat 12 Oct 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004

713.496.9901

Free and open to the public
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