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Introducing Japanese Culture

Various events to introduce traditional Japanese culture are lined up this March at Narita Airport to enable customers to sense the arrival of spring. Exhibits and performers from the six Tohoku prefectures gather for events to encourage recovery efforts in the area. These events shed light on the strength and beauty of the Tohoku region which has endured the harsh winter and is just about to enter spring. Spring will also be the theme of the koto concert which is very popular with customers from abroad. Come and enjoy an early spring, here at Narita Airport.

Location

Terminal 1
Terminal 2

Schedule

Terminal 1 After Passport Control South Wing, 3rd Floor, Behind the Information Counter on Airside

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

    March 3 (Tue) - 6 (Fri), 9 (Mon) - 13 (Fri), 16 (Mon) - 19 (Thu)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Experience making a traditional beckoning cat or kokeshi doll, and take part in a tea ceremony. The tea ceremony will give customers a first-hand experience of Japanese hospitality. They can also take their dolls and handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    March 3 (Tue) - 6 (Fri)
    Making a maneki-neko (lucky cat)
    15:00 - 18:30
    March 9 (Mon) - 11 (wed)
    Origami making
    14:00 - 17:30
    March 12 (Thu) - 13 (Fri)
    Tea ceremony
    14:00 - 17:00
    March 16 (Mon) - 19 (Thu)
    Kokeshi making
    15:00 - 18:30

Terminal 2 All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from February 16 (Mon) - March 3 (Tue)Traditional Emperor and Empress Performers
    [Times]
    ①14:00~ ②15:00~ ③16:00~  

    Emperor and Empress performers, identical to the dolls of Japanese court scenes displayed on Girls’ Day, will appear on the airside area of the terminal. They will parade around the lobby, giving visitors from abroad an experience of this wonderful Japanese cultural tradition of wishing for a life of health for little girls.
    Departing passengers are welcome to have a souvenir photo taken alongside these dazzling costumes while waiting to board.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 2nd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from March 2 (Mon) - 31 (Tue)KOTO☆LIVE - The harmonious melodies of Koto -
    [Times]
    ①15:00 - ②16:00 - ③17:00 -

    A koto concert will be held, featuring this well-known traditional Japanese musical instrument. Haru no Umi (The Sea in Spring) and Sakura (Cherry Blossom) are among the popular spring numbers that will be performed this month. The mini koto classes afford customers from both home and abroad a chance to enjoy Japanese culture in a casual setting.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, International Departure Lobby, Central Section

  • March 11 (Wed) - 25 (Wed)Keppare! Tohoku at Narita Airport (Panels and Video Presentations)
    [Times]
    All day

    "Keppare!" means "Hang in there!" in the Tohoku dialect. On this 4th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, this event aims to widen Tohoku's domestic and international circle of friends from Narita Airport, the world's portal to Japan and Japan's doorway to the world. The event will feature panels and video presentations introducing the festivals, foods, tourist spots, and traditional arts and crafts of the six Tohoku prefectures. Plenty of information will be provided on recommended gifts, local cuisine and other exciting items of interest that will stimulate travel to the region.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, South End Waiting Area, “SKYRIUM”

  • March 14 (Sat) - 15 (Sun)Keppare! Tohoku at Narita Airport (Stage Show)
    [Times]
    ①15:30 - ②16:30 - ③17:30 -

    "Keppare!" means "Hang in there!" in the Tohoku dialect. On this 4th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, this event aims to widen Tohoku's domestic and international circle of friends from Narita Airport, the world's portal to Japan and Japan's doorway to the world. Morioka Sansa Odori festival dance and other performing arts handed down in Tohoku will be performed on the SKYRIUM stage. Enjoy the soul-stirring song and dance performances which capture the powerful resilience of the region.

Terminal 1 All Areas After Passport Control

  • February 23 (Mon) - 27 (Fri)Hello Kitty at Narita Airport
    [Times]
    ①13:00~ ②14:30~ ③16:00~

    The nationally and globally popular Kitty will be greeting customers at Narita Airport. Enjoy a moment with Kitty, the personification of Japanese "cute".

Terminal 1 4rd Floor,  All Areas Before Passport Control

  • February 18 (Wed) - 20 (Fri)Hello Kitty at Narita Airport
    [Times]
    ①13:00~ ②14:30~ ③16:00~

    The nationally and globally popular Kitty will be greeting customers at Narita Airport. Enjoy a moment with Kitty, the personification of Japanese "cute".

Terminal 2 All Areas After Passport Control

  • Weekdays from February 16 (Mon) - March 3 (Tue)Traditional Emperor and Empress Performers
    [Times]
    ①14:00~ ②15:00~ ③16:00~  

    Emperor and Empress performers, identical to the dolls of Japanese court scenes displayed on Girls’ Day, will appear on the airside area of the terminal. They will parade around the lobby, giving visitors from abroad an experience of this wonderful Japanese cultural tradition of wishing for a life of health for little girls.
    Departing passengers are welcome to have a souvenir photo taken alongside these dazzling costumes while waiting to board.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 2nd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from February 2 (Mon) - 27 (Fri)KOTO☆LIVE - The harmonious melodies of Koto -
    [Times]
    ①15:00~ ②16:00~ ③17:00~

    A koto concert will be held, featuring this well-known traditional Japanese musical instrument. When they hear the beautiful Japanese music of the koto, visitors from overseas will really get a sense of being in Japan. You will also have the opportunity to see what it's like to touch one of these instruments.

  • Weekdays from February 3 (Tue) - 20 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A work shop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Experience the Calligraphy, making votive plaques and Ukiyoe coloring. You can take the things you make at the workshop back home with you as mementos of your visit to our country.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    February 3 (Tue) - 6 (Fri)
    Daruma decorating
    15:00 - 18:30
    February 9 (Mon), 10 (Tue)
    Ema decorating
    15:00 - 18:30
    February 12 (Thu), 13 (Fri), 20 (Fri)
    Ukiyoe coloring
    14:00 - 17:30
    February 16 (Mon)
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    *Supported by Narita UNESCO Association
    13:30 - 16:00
    February 17 (Tue), 19 (Thu)
    Calligraphy
    *Supported by Wayo Women's University Calligraphy Club
    14:00 - 17:30
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