Health and Sports Day, usually held on Oct. 10 in Japan, is the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. With the Summer Olympics coming to Tokyo again in 2020, JAMsj will bring this event closer to San Jose’s Japantown with its own version, an afternoon of bringing health, sports, and culture together.
The museum will also be open with bilingual (English/Japanese) docents on hand for guided tours.
To open this event, there will be an obento lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. If a lunch is desired, it must be preordered by Saturday, Oct. 3. Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for kids. Go to http://tinyurl.com/jamsjHRC.
From 12 noon to 2 p.m., there will be performances and activities for kids:
Marimo Kai koto group performance
Fujitsu’s physical exercise video game demonstration
Hula Hoop challenge
Egg on the Spoon
Mansui relay race (small/large cups)
Tug of War
Admission: Free with admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free). To reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call (408) 294-3138.
For more information on the museum, visit www.jamsj.org.