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Introducing Japanese Culture Events
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Introducing Japanese Culture

In fiscal 2015, we will continue to hold new and popular events to introduce some of the unique aspects of Japanese culture to customers from overseas to deepen their understanding of Japan and foster their desire to visit again.
The program for April will include the Maiko Apprentice Geisha Walk-by event, Narita Airport's first ever rickshaw ride experience and kimono wearing lessons at the newly-opened NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA, a concert by musicians dressed in traditional costume and other events under the theme of traditional Japan.

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 April 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 After Passport Control 3rd Floor, All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from April 1 (Wed) - 30 (Thu)Maiko Apprentice Geisha Walk-by
    [Times]
    12:00 - 17:30

    The hugely popular walk-by events will again be held in fiscal 2015! Performers dressed in traditional costumes associated with seasons and traditional festivals of Japan will promenade through the boarding area and accept requests for photos. In April, it will be the turn of the lovely Maiko apprentice geisha, a fitting choice for spring. Visitors from abroad will have the chance to admire their beautiful kimono and their composed and graceful deportment.

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.

  • April 6 (Mon) - 10 (Fri), 13 (Mon) - 17 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. We will be holding calligraphy and origami workshops. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    April 6 (Mon) - 10 (Fri)
    Calligraphy
    15:00 - 18:30
    April 13 (Mon) - 14 (Tue)
    Ukiyoe Print Making
    15:00 - 18:30
    April 15 (Wed) - 17 (Fri)
    Origami making
    14:00 - 17:30

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 'NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA' Event Space (connecting corridor between main and satellite buildings)

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • April 24 (Fri), 27 (Mon), 28 (Tue)Kimono Wearing
    [Times]
    14:00 - 17:00

    A kimono wearing event for customers from abroad in the event space inside NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA, which opens on April 24. A photo shooting spot in traditional Japanese setting will be set up for customers to enjoy taking photos dressed in a kimono.
    * Kimono exhibits only on April 25 (Sat) and 26 (Sun)

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 'NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA' Inside the area (connecting corridor between main and satellite buildings)

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • April 24 (Fri), 27 (Mon) - 30 (Thu)Rickshaw Ride!
    [Times]
    13:00 - 17:00

    Rickshaws often seen at tourist spots across Japan will also be dashing through Narita Airport! Customers will be able to enjoy a ride on this traditional Japanese vehicle and tour around NARITA SKY LOUNGE WA, a new facility which will open on April 24.
    A traditional Japanese area will be set up by the rickshaw stop for customers wishing to take photos.

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

  • April 13 (Mon) - 27 (Mon)Bonsai Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    Exhibition of beautiful bonsai miniature trees, which are also very popular overseas, on the theme of "Spring". Held at Narita Airport in association with the Nippon Bonsai Association. Staff from the Nippon Bonsai Association will be present at the venue to provide explanations on the works and how to take care of bonsai.

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

  • Mon, Wed, Fri from April 1 (Wed) - 29 (Wed)KOTO☆LIVE - Sounds of Japanese Wa -
    [Times]
    ①15:00 - ②16:00 - ③17:00 -

    KOTO LIVE, another popular event among visitors from abroad comprising live koto performances and lessons, will be held in different locations. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Japanese Wa.
    * On April 29 (Wed), this event will be held in front of Tully's Coffee on the 4th floor landside of the South Wing in Terminal 1.

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