Children's Day: Samurai Kids!


Come and celebrate the Japanese custom of “Children’s Day” – Learn about Samurai Culture, play traditional games, and participate in other fun activities such as Origami, Shodo, Obon Dancing & Music and more. Immerse your kids and yourself in Japanese culture for the whole day on Sunday.


10am - 11am
Karate – The art of the Empty Hand
(by Katori Shinto Ryu)

11am - 12pm
Chambara!–Samurai sword fighting
(by Katori Shinto Ryu)

12pm - 12:30pm
(by the Peace Players)

12:30pm - 1pm
Cosplay Fashion Show
(by “Yui Sensational”)

1pm - 2pm
Obon Dancing and Music
(by Kawachi Ondo)


All Day Programs:

Edamame Challenge & Cooking Demo for Family (10am-12pm)
(by Table for Two)

Origami – Make the Samurai Helmet/Kabuto
Find out how to play the Kendama

(by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles)

Shodo – Brush calligraphy like the Samurai

Learn to Whisk Tea inside the Tea House


Snacks and water will be available for purchase.

Event Details:

  • Date May 15 , 2022
  • Hours Sunday, May 15, 2022 10am-2pm
  • Venue Brand Park, Glendale (1601 West Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201)
  • Admission *Entrance is FREE and NO Reservations Require
  • Inquiries

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