In the coming month, Japan Summer Festival held in conjunction with Sports Hub Community Play Day, will boost a spectacular experience of traditional Japanese culture with lots of family-friendly and fitness activities. The 2-day event on 8 & 9 September will be the largest Japanese cultural and fun-play event and first-ever to be held at the Singapore Sports Hub.
This event is organized 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!
1. POKEMON CARNIVAL
From 12 pm
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. 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.
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2. EXPLORE 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.
3. YUKATA RENTALS & DRESSING CORNER
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.
4. DANCE THE BON-ODORI
8 Sep: From 7 pm – 9 pm
9 Sep: From 6 pm – 8 pm
Generally held during the Obon (honoring the spirits of ancestors) period, join in this time-honored Japanese dance under the canopy of the world’s largest free-spanning dome!
5. JAPANESE CULTURAL 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.
6. DO THE DOMOBICS!
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!
7. J-PARTY FITNESS WORKOUT
8 Sep: 1 pm – 3 pm
9 Sep: 1 pm – 3 pm
Fitness buffs can also get their fix at the J-Party Fitness Workout, a mass cardio exercise by Japanese instructors. Fitness enthusiasts can look forward to getting their workout fix with popular exercise activities, Zumba, KardioBlast, and Salsation.
8. F1 TRUCK WITH ARCADE FUN
From 12 pm
‘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.
WHEN: 8 Sep (Sat), 12pm – 9pm & 9 Sep (Sun), 12pm – 8pm
WHERE: National Stadium
HOW: 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.
Get your tickets for the event 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.