The First Japan Block Fair of 2016!



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Japan Block Fair

Saturday, June 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Park Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets

Admission: Free

The first Japan Block Fair of the season is this Saturday! Japan Block Fair aims to introduce New Yorkers to the variety within Japanese culture by hosting street fairs at various times throughout the year.

As always, there will be Japanese street food, prepared by some of the best vendors in NYC. There are a few new vendors that you must try. You’ll also be able to purchase Japanese products such as tenugui, pottery, and clothing. You can try on a yukata and have your photo taken at the Appare Japan booth. The New York Japanese American Lions Club will have a fundraising area as well.

Food Vendors

  • Batten Ramen – Ramen and Gyoza
  • Baum’s-Sho – Tree Ring Cake
  • Hamakawa Radio Yaki – “Radio-Yaki” (takoyaki-type snack)
  • Harmony of Shining Women Foundation – Hawaiian coffee and Japanese handmade crafts
  • Izakaya MEW – Ramen
  • Karl’s Balls – Takoyaki
  • Maekawa’s Kitchen – NY maze gohan
  • Wagashiya and Kuryu – Dorayaki and mocha
  • Moffle Bar – Mochi-filled waffle
  • Murakami Yakitori and Dangoya Masa – Yakitori and Dango
  • Oconomi – Okonomiyaki
  • Oh! Dango and Drunken Meadow – Dango and ocha
  • Oretachino shio – Shio (salt) yakisoba
  • Otori-ya – Hashimaki (Okonomiyaki on chopsticks)
  • Panda Café – Bubble tea and snow ice The Rawl – Sushi buritto
  • Sam’s Ice Cream – Fried ice cream
  • Tampopo – Onigiri
  • Teineiya – Ikayaki (grilled squid) and donburi
  • Uminoie – Yasai (vegetable) yakisoba
  • Wasan – Original buns


  • Amnet, MKB – Yo-yo fishing game and ice macaron
  • Anything – Maekake apron
  • Appare Japan – Photo session
  • Kaede – Yukata
  • MizuDama – Children’s clothing
  • NY Togei Kyoshitsu – Togei (pottery)
  • Ojio – Pottery
  • P.I. Art Center – Print calligraphy
  • Poku Poku Boys – Japanese products
  • Sushi Designs New York – Sushi pillows
  • Tanaka Taisan – Face painting
  • Tiara Grass – Silver accessories
  • Wuhao – Tenugui


  • New York Japanese American Lions Club – Fundraising
  • Table for Two – Volunteer activities

Never been to a Japan Block Fair? Check out JapanCulture•NYC’s Flickr page to see photos from past events!

For updates, please visit Japan Block Fair’s Facebook Event page.