Celebrate Kodomo no Hi at Japan Society

Children’s Day: Kodomo no Hi

Sunday, May 8
Session 1: 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Admission: $15 / $12 Japan Society members / Free for children ages 2 and under and for Cool Culture members

Celebrate Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day, at Japan Society! Kodomo no Hi is a national holiday that occurs in Japan every year on May 5. Parents pray for the health and prosperity of their children.


Embrace samurai tradition with Japan Society’s life-sized armor displays. Kyo Kasumi of TATE Hatoryu NY will conduct a popular sword-fighting workshop. Children’s Day will introduce families to diverse cultures of Japan through a beautiful performance of traditional Okinawan dance led by dance master Junko Fisher. 

Children can create their own wearable origami kabuto samurai helmets and bring Children’s Day home with additional take-home craft activities!

This event is recommended for children ages three to ten and accompanying adults. Japan Society is limiting capacity to 40%, so purchase your tickets now at their website.

Kodomo no Hi ©Japan Society

COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines

  • All visitors aged five and up must be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since final dose) to enter the building. Visitors must show proof of vaccination at the door. For this specific event, children under the age of five will be admitted with no testing required
  • Boosters are required, if eligible (at least five months after final dose of a two-dose series, or two months after a single-dose vaccine, with a four-week grace period upon becoming eligible)
  • Masks are required at all times for all visitors aged 2 and up. Masks with vents/bandanas are not permitted. Respirator-style masks (N95, KN95, KF94, etc.) are encouraged
  • Eating and drinking are not permitted on site
  • If you or anyone in your party have symptoms, test positive, or have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and contact the Box Office for a full refund
  • Capacity is limited; however, social distancing may not be possible. By attending this event, you acknowledge that you and your party may be in contact with other visitors who may be too young to be vaccinated or wear a mask
  • Acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious conditions exists in any public space where people are present. Those visiting Japan Society do so at their own risk

For more information about Japan Society’s health and safety guidelines, please visit their website.