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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.
Customers at Narita International Airport will be greeted with a number of events conveying the taste of summer in Japan and traditional culture. They will include the entertaining banter of the Nankin Tamatsudare (Nanjing Lily), the Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations in all the terminals, including Terminal 3, as well as the collaborative tea ceremony, calligraphy and sokyoku (koto music) by local high school students and terminal concerts with summer themes.

Location

Terminal 1
Terminal 2
Terminal 3

Schedule

Terminal 1 After Passport Control  All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from June 8 (Mon) - 30 (Tue)Japanese June Bride
    [Times]
    ① 14:00 - ② 15:00 - ③ 16:00 -

    In June, a popular wedding season in many countries, a bride and groom wearing Japanese wedding attire will be making appearances at the airport.
    The bride dressed in her fabulous white robe decorated with colorful flower patterns will be sharing her happiness as she makes stops to have her photo taken with airport guests.

Terminal 1, All Areas Before Passport Control

  • June 1 (Mon) - 5 (Fri)SAMURAI Off to Battle
    [Times]
    ① 12:00 - ② 13:10 - ③ 15:00 - ④ 16:30 -

    Samurai , regarded as a symbol of traditional Japan, will be going off to battle here at Narita Airport clad in their suits of armor.This will be the second time for this event, but this time, non-passenger customers will also be able to enjoy the performance as it will be held in the public area.
    Please enjoy a close-up view of their impressive and formidable appearance.

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.

  • June 2 (Tue) - 5 (Fri), June 8(Mon) - 12(Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition.
    In June, customers experience making origami and kokeshi dolls. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    June 2(Tue),3(Wed)
    Origami making
    14:00 - 17:30
    June 4(Thu),5(Fri)
    June 8(Mon) - 12(Fri)
    Kokeshi making
    15:00 - 18:30
  • June 15 (Mon) - 30 (Tue)Narita Airport Special Bonkei Exhibition - A Selection of 30 Magnificent Japanese Landscapes
    [Times]
    All day

    Bonkei is a traditional technique of reproducing natural landscapes and scenery three-dimensionally on a tray, with a history dating back some 1,400 years.
    By incorporating the law of perspective, these works create a sense depth as if you are looking at actual landscapes. Customers are invited to have a close look at these delicate representations of magnificent Japanese scenery.

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

  • Mon, Wed, Fri from June 1 (Mon) - 29 (Mon)KOTO☆LIVE - Sounds of Japanese Wa -
    [Times]
    ① 15:00 - ② 16:00 - ③ 17:00 -

    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.

Terminal 1, 2 After Passport Control All Areas After Passport Control

These events are only available to passengers on international services.

  • Weekdays from July 6 (Mon) - 27 (Mon)Nankin Tamatsudare (Nanjing Lily)
    [Schedule for Appearances]
    July 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27
    ① Terminal 1 12:00~13:30
    ② Terminal 2 16:00~17:30

    July 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 22, 24
    ① Terminal 2 12:00~13:30
    ② Terminal 1 16:00~17:30

    Performers clothed in brilliantly colored kimono carry on a playful banter with their audience as the demonstrate their skills.
    Traditional arts with visual and listening delight greet passengers on their way to departure.

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.

  • July 13 (Mon) - 17 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Fun with origami and Ukiyoe coloring is scheduled for July. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    July 13 (Mon) - 15 (Wed)
    Origami making
    14:00~17:30
    July 16 (Thu)·17 (Fri)
    Ukiyoe coloring
    15:00~18:30

Terminal 1 Before Passport Control South Wing, 4th Floor, Around Island G

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

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

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Yukata wearing: 7th only (Terminal2 SKYRIUM)16:00 - 17:00
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

  • Mon, Wed, Fri from July 1 (Wed) - 31 (Fri)KOTO☆LIVE - Sounds of Japanese Wa -
    [Times]
    ①15:00~ ②16:00~ ③17:00~
    July 20 (Mon., public holiday)
    Venue has changed to the rear of Island I (in front of Tully's Coffee), South Wing, Terminal 1

    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.

  • July 5 (Sun)The Collaboration of Harmony - 3 Rings of Japanese Culture
    [Times]
    10:00~16:00

    Last year's popular introduction to Japanese culture by students from Narita International High School will be held again this year.
    Students from the established traditional calligraphy, tea ceremony and sokyoku (koto music) clubs will demonstrate the skills they have acquired from daily practice.
    Experience the sight, sound and flavor of Japanese culture as you mingle with the students and enjoy dynamic calligraphy performances, and feel the elegance of Japan in the calming sounds in koto performances.

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

  • July 22 (Wed) - 31 (Fri)Bonsai & Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) Exhibition
    [Times]
    All day

    Globally popular bonsai will also be on display with a summer theme.
    A Karesansui (Japanese rock garden) area will be created in conjunction with the bonsai exhibition to demonstrate formative art in Japan for all to enjoy.
    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 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.

  • July 6 (Mon) - 10 (Fri)Traditional Japanese Culture Workshops
    - Experience traditional Japanese culture! -

    A popular workshop where the traveler can experience Japanese tradition. Chigire (torn paper collages) and mizuhiki (decorative paper chords) making is also scheduled for July. Customers can take their handiwork home as a fond memory of Japan.

    Dates & times
    /Event Details
    July 6 (Mon)
    Calligraphy, Japanese paper doll and kite making
    13:30~16:00
    July 7 (Tue)·8 (Wed)
    Chigirie (torn paper collage) making
    13:30~17:00
    July 9 (Thu)·10 (Fri)
    Mizuhiki making
    13:30~17:00

Terminal 3 Before Passport Control 2nd Floor, Beside the information counters near the Terminal entrances/exits

  • July 1 (Wed) - 7 (Tue)
    Tanabata Festival Tree Decorations
    - Make a Wish upon a Star from Narita Airport
    [Times]
    All day
    * Fan giveaways: 7th only 16:00 - 17:00

    Experience the traditional practice of writing prayers or aspirations for a safe trip of family health on a strip of paper and hang it on a tree.
    Your written prayers will be dedicated at the Katori Jingu Shrine in Katori City, Chiba Prefecture.
    On Tuesday, July 7, staff dressed in yukata will be giving away fans and cool off in the hot Japanese summer by trying on a yukata at SKYRIUM in Terminal 2.

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