[EVENT] IMMERSE IN THE EXUBERANCE OF THE FIRST-EVER JAPAN SUMMER FESTIVAL AND SPORTS AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM

[EVENT] IMMERSE IN THE EXUBERANCE OF THE FIRST-EVER JAPAN SUMMER FESTIVAL AND SPORTS AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM

Visitors can expect a spectacular experience of traditional Japanese culture with lots of family-friendly and fitness activities including

• The Bon-Odori, an age-old Japanese festive dance, performed with customary taiko drums
• Over 100 authentic Japanese F&B, merchandise and games stalls typically associated with festivals
• Highly energetic stage performances featuring Japanese dance and theatrical shows
• A cultural corner showcasing the time-honored Japanese Koto, Tea Ceremony and Kimonos
• A Pokémon carnival with Pokémon-themed games stalls and Pikachu Meet-&-Greet sessions
• Yukata try-outs for the whole family with photo-taking opportunities
• J-Party workouts by Japanese instructors for the fitness buffs
• F1 Truck, Daytona arcade games and Family Drag Race for the motorsport enthusiasts
• Tickets go on sale from 7 August 2018

Singapore, 7 August 2018 Ticket sales for the first-ever Japan Summer Festival, to be held in conjunction with Sports Hub Community Play Day, has launched today, 7 August 2018, from 10am onwards. The 2-day event will take place on the 8 and 9 of September 2018, Saturday and Sunday, at the National Stadium. Members of the public can purchase tickets online from now till 7 September 2018 at a discounted price of $5. Onsite tickets are priced at $6 and admission is complimentary for children below 1.2 meters in height.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Japanese Association of Singapore and aims to harness better cultural understanding between both the Japanese and local communities. Visitors can expect a spectacular experience of traditional Japanese culture through activities such as the Bon-Odori dance, stage performances featuring Japanese dance and theatrical shows, a cultural corner showcasing the Japanese Koto, tea ceremony, and kimonos, Yukata try-outs and many more.

One of the event highlights is the range of authentic Japanese food and beverage stalls that are set up to serve quick and tasty Japanese dishes typically associated with festivals. As visitors arrive at the National Stadium, they will be able to smell the aromas coming from the stalls that line the event grounds. The best way to enjoy the event atmosphere is to sample the delicious food including the famous Wagyu Roast Beef Don, Hokkaido Nama Dorayaki, Takikomi Gohan, Takoyaki, Grilled Arabiki Sausage, Salmon Onigiri, Yakisoba, Kakigori – Shaved Ice and Choco Banana etc.

Over 100 authentic Japanese F&B, merchandise and games stalls typically associated with festivals

Apart from the food and beverage stalls, the event will also be filled with attractions such as a Pokémon carnival featuring numerous Pokémon-themed game stations and machines, Pikachus meet-and-greet sessions, Japanese-themed games and activity stands to entertain the young and young at heart.

Pokémon-themed games stalls and Pikachu Meet-&-Greet sessions

Held in with conjunction with the Japan Summer Festival, the Sports Hub Community Play Day will be taking on a ‘Fun-on-Wheels’ theme, featuring motorsports-related family-friendly activities suitable for people of all ages, including F1 car racing simulators try-outs, Daytona arcade games and a Family Drag Race. Fitness buffs can also get their fix at the J-Party Fitness Workout, a mass cardio exercise by Japanese instructors.

Ms. Satsuki Ikegami, Secretary-General, the Japanese Association, Singapore said, “This year marks the 30th year of the JAS Summer Festival and it is the first time the event is jointly held with the Singapore Sports Hub. We are delighted to invite the public down to join us at the National Stadium, which is accessible from Stadium and Kallang MRT stations and well-connected to walking pathways and major expressways. This unique event will no doubt leave wonderful memories with families and friends.”

Mr. Peter Sullivan, General Manager, Singapore Sports Hub said, “We are thrilled to work with the Japanese Association, Singapore on this first-ever cultural event to be held at the National Stadium, offering visitors a unique experience of a traditional Japanese Summer Festival with sporting content from our quarterly Sports Hub Community Play Day. This is something special and I am glad extraordinary experiences will be created and enjoyed by all at the Sports Hub.”

Tickets for the event will be available via the Sports Hub Tix website www.sportshubtix.sg, hotline +65 31587888, Sports Hub Tix Box Office at Singapore Indoor Stadium, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge Desk, and all SingPost outlets. The event is organised in collaboration with Japanese Association of Singapore and supported by the JCCI Singapore Foundation Limited, the corporate social responsibility channel of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

BON-ODORI
8 Sep: From 7 pm – 9 pm
9 Sep: From 6 pm – 8 pm

Join in this time-honored Japanese dance under the canopy of the world’s largest free-spanning dome! Don the Yukata, the traditional Japanese garment, while taking part in the activity for a memorable experience.

OVER 100 AUTHENTIC JAPANESE F&B AND MERCHANDISE STALLS
From 12 pm onwards

Savor tasty Japanese dishes typically associated with festivals, such as the Wagyu Roast Beef Don, Hokkaido Nama Dorayaki, Takikomi Gohan, Takoyaki, Katsu Curry, Golden Karaage, Grilled Arabiki Sausage, Salmon Onigiri, Yakisoba, a variety of Kamaboko Fish Cake, Bread-Melon Pan, Lavender Soft Cream, Kakigori – Shaved Ice, Choco Banana etc.

JAPANESE STAGE PERFORMANCES
From 3 pm onwards

Performances featuring Japanese dance and theatrical shows will be performed on a massive open-air stage located in the center of the National Stadium.

 

DO THE DOMOBICS!
Details of the timings to be announced soon

Get moving with well-loved NHK television mascot, Domo-Kun, to a fun aerobics-inspired ‘Domobics’ session. Learn the dance steps to catchy tunes and get fit at the same time!

 

YUKATA RENTALS & TRY-OUTS
From 3 pm onwards

Dress the part by putting on the traditional Japanese summer garment, the Yukata. The attire is a casual version of the Kimono. A rental service of the garment will be set up during the event, with the supply of the outfits available while stocks last. A price list will be announced soon.

 

POKÈMON CARNIVAL
From 12 pm

Pit your Pokémon Trainer skills in five exciting game stations, including “Let’s Battle Pikachu”, “Squirtle Yo Rescue” and the “Pikachu Tretta Machines.” Two sessions of Pikachu meet-and-greets will be held each day. Timings to be confirmed.

SPORTS HUB COMMUNITY PLAY DAY – FUN-ON-WHEELS!
From 12 pm

Relive the arcade glory days with 90s car racing video game Daytona USA and other popular Japanese-made arcade games. Other motorsports-related activities include a Family Drag Race and an F1 simulator.

 

J-PARTY FITNESS BY NIHON-JIN
8 Sep: 1 pm – 3 pm
9 Sep: 1 pm – 3 pm

Join us for more heart-pumping group workouts led by Japanese instructors. Fitness enthusiasts can look forward to getting their workout fix with popular exercise activities, Zumba, KardioBlast, and Salsation.

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