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Introducing Japanese Culture Events - Summer 2014 -
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Introducing Japanese Culture

We have various programs to enable customers from overseas to see, hear and experience Japanese culture for themselves to deepen their understanding of Japan and foster their desire to visit again. Each event is designed so that customers can take part and enjoy the experience in their spare time. Please drop by on your next visit to Narita Airport.

Location

Terminal 1
Terminal 2

Schedule

Terminal 1 After Passport Control Central Bldg., 3rd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • July 10 (Thu) ・ 11 (Fri)Calligraphy Event
    [Times]
    13:00 - 17:00

    Our popular Japanese calligraphy event held in spring will also be held in summer. You can take part in the event, then take your works home with you as reminders of your visit to Japan.

  • Every week Monday ・ Wednesday ・ FridayKOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control South Wing, 4th Floor, Around Island G

  • June 30 (Mon) - July 7 (Mon)Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day

    A display of bamboo decorated with tanabata festival wishing papers. Write your wish on a small strip of Japanese paper and then tie it onto a bamboo twig. While experiencing this Japanese tradition, visitors from overseas can enjoy this elegant Japanese style.

  • July 7 (Mon)Tanabata Festival Day
    [Times]
    16:00 - 17:00

    During the Tanabata festival period, airport staff will welcome you wearing traditional yukata summer kimonos. They will also hand out Japanese-style paddle fans bearing original Narita Airport designs. In the sweltering Japanese summer, visitors will feel a little cooler when they see this aspect of Japanese culture.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 2nd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • July 2 (Wed) - 4 (Fri), 7 (Mon) - 11 (Fri), 14 (Mon) - 16 (Wed)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops

    We will hold a workshop where you can come in contact with traditional Japanese culture. 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
    July 2 (Wed) - 4 (Fri), 2014,
    Kokeshi making
    15:00 - 18:30
    July 7 (Mon), 2014,
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    *Supported by Narita UNESCO Association
    13:30 - 16:00
    July 8 (Tue) ・ 9 (Wed), 2014,
    Chigirie (torn paper collage) making
    *Supported by Yurinokai
    13:30 - 17:00
    July 10 (Thu) ・ 11 (Fri), 2014,
    Events on 11th (Fri) canceled due to typhoon.
    Mizuhiki making
    *Supported by All Japan Gift Goods Association
    13:30 - 17:00
    July 14 (Mon) - 16 (Wed), 2014,
    Ukiyoe coloring
    14:00 - 17:30
  • Every week Tuesday ・ Thursday KOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

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

  • July 1 (Tue) - 14 (Mon)Bonsai Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    This will be Narita Airport's first exhibition of bonsai miniature trees, held in association with the Nippon Bonsai Association. Bonsai are also very popular overseas and have a beauty that is uniquely Japanese. When you visit the bonsai exhibition, you will sense Japan's unique style and grace.

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control 3rd Floor, International Departure Lobby, North End Waiting Area

  • June 30 (Mon) - July 7 (Mon)Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day

    A display of bamboo decorated with tanabata festival wishing papers. Write your wish on a small strip of Japanese paper and then tie it onto a bamboo twig. While experiencing this Japanese tradition, visitors from overseas can enjoy this elegant Japanese style.

  • July 7 (Mon)Tanabata Festival Day
    [Times]
    16:00 - 17:00

    During the Tanabata festival period, airport staff will welcome you wearing traditional yukata summer kimonos. They will also hand out Japanese-style paddle fans bearing original Narita Airport designs. In the sweltering Japanese summer, visitors will feel a little cooler when they see this aspect of Japanese culture.

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

  • July 5 (Sat) ・ 6 (Sun)Let's Enjoy the Bonsai♪
    [Times]
    16:00 - (Approx. 60 min.)

    Introducing the depth to the culture of bonsai in a performance and commentary given by a bonsai master. In addition to our Japanese customers, we also want our overseas visitors to learn more about the refined and elegant Japanese culture of bonsai miniature tree-growing.

  • Postponed until 19 July (Sat) due to typhoon.
    July 12 (Sat)The Collaboration of Harmony - 3 Rings of Japanese Culture
    [Times]
    10:00 - 16:00

    Aspects of Japanese culture introduced by students of Narita Kokusai High School. Students from each of the high school's traditional Japanese arts clubs of calligraphy, tea ceremony and koto music will show off the results of their daily practice. Visitors from overseas can see, hear and taste these three Japanese cultures as they come together at this show at Narita Airport, and they can talk to the students about them.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control Central Bldg., 3rd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Every week Monday ・ Wednesday ・ FridayKOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control Central Bldg., 3rd Floor, Around Fa-So-La TAX FREE AKIHABARA

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • August 4 (Mon) - 8 (Fri), 11 (Mon) - 15 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops

    We will hold a workshop where you can come in contact with traditional Japanese culture. 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
    August 4 (Mon), 2014,
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    *Supported by Narita UNESCO Association
    13:30 - 16:00
    August 5 (Tue) - 8 (Fri), 2014,
    Uchiwa making experience
    15:00 - 18:30
    August 11 (Mon) ・ 12 (Tue), 2014,
    Origami making
    14:00 - 17:30
    August 13 (Wed) - 15 (Fri), 2014,
    Calligraphy
    *Supported Wayo Women's University Calligraphy Club
    14:00 - 17:30

Terminal 2 Before Passport Control South Wing, 4th Floor, Around Island G

  • Production:August 1 (Fri) Exhibition:August 1 (Fri) - August 22 (Fri)Flower Pictures - Gigantic Art Works Appear at the Airport
    [Times]
    Production:10:00 - 15:00
    Exhibition:All day

    Using the brightly colored flower petals of preserved flowers, some of the top craftspeople in Japan will put the finishing touches to their dazzling creations before your eyes. Their theme: Japan. This is a great place for you to film and take photos.

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 2nd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from August 1 (Fri) to 29 (Fri) Maiko -Apprentice Geisha- Walk-by
    [Times]
    12:00 - 17:00

    Women in the full maiko kimono will make an appearance in the lobby. You will be able to see these ladies wearing these elegant Japanese costumes and experience the beauty of Japanese culture. Enjoy having your photo taken with them!

  • Every week Tuesday ・ Thursday KOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

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

  • August 9 (Sat)Traditional Japanese Musical Instrument Open Concert♪
    [Times]
    ①13:30 - ②15:00 - ③16:30 -

    In this popular annual open terminal concert, traditional Japanese musical instruments take the place of the piano. Many visitors to our airport will be touched by the tones of traditional Japanese musical instruments and will be able to get a feeling for traditional Japanese culture.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control Central Bldg., 3rd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • September 2 (Tue) - 5 (Fri), 16 (Tue) - 19 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops

    We will hold a workshop where you can come in contact with traditional Japanese culture. 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
    September 2 (Tue) - 5 (Fri), 2014,
    Uchiwa making experience
    15:00 - 18:30
    September 16 (Tue) - 19 (Fri), 2014,
    Ukiyoe coloring
    15:00 - 18:30
  • Every week Monday ・ Wednesday ・ FridayKOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

Terminal 1 After Passport Control Central Bldg., 3rd Floor, Around Fa-So-La TAX FREE AKIHABARA

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • September 2 (Tue) - 5 (Fri), 16 (Tue) - 19 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops

    We will hold a workshop where you can come in contact with traditional Japanese culture. 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
    September 2 (Tue) - 5 (Fri), 2014,
    Uchiwa making experience
    15:00 - 18:30
    September 16 (Tue) - 19 (Fri), 2014,
    Making a maneki-neko (lucky cat)
    15:00 - 18:30

Terminal 2 After Passport Control 2nd Floor, Event Area

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • September 8 (Mon) - 12 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops

    We will hold a workshop where you can come in contact with traditional Japanese culture. 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
    September 8 (Mon) - 9 (Tue), 2014,
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    13:30 - 16:00
    September 10 (Wed) - 12 (Fri), 2014,
    Temari making experience
    *Supported by Tokyo Azuma Temari Association
    14:00 - 17:00
  • Every week Tuesday ・ Thursday KOTO☆LIVE
    [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.

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