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Japan Day – October 2nd, 2022

Interested in Japanese traditional or pop-culture? Learn more and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Maryland and Kanagawa Sister State relationship at the Japan Day Fall Festival!

Presented by the Maryland and Kanagawa Sister State Committee along with UMBC, Misako Ballet, Matcha Time Cafe, and Baltimore and Kawasaki Sister City, Japan Day will be a celebration of Japanese performances and traditions. We welcome you to this cultural exploration event! Activities include:


  • Ryukyu taiko drum and dance performance
  • Kendo and Naginata demonstration
  • Ballet performance
  • Karate demonstration
  • Japanese choir


  • Origami
  • Calligraphy
  • Yukata picture taken
  • Flower arrangement
  • Tea ceremony
  • Bazaar
  • Japanese snacks and goods (to purchase)
  • Cosplay contest
  • Japanese information table

Our Japan Day/Fall Festival is free of charge, with prior registration appreciated. Registration coming soon!

  • Exchange program between MD Kendo Club and possibly Kanagawa Police Department Kendo team or Kanagawa Kendo teams
  • Planting a cherry tree on UMBC campus sponsored by the non-profit organization, Blossom of Hope, Columbia
  • Online debate between private high schools in Kanagawa and high schools in MD