Japan Arts Matsuri/JAM 2012

Friday, November 9 (6:00 p.m- 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 10 (2:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.)
Sunday, November 11 ( Noon – 8:00 p.m.)

Location: Theater for the New City – 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets)

Admission: $12 in advance/$15 at the door (Friday)
$15 in advance/$20 at the door (Saturday and Sunday)
2-day tickets $20 in advance/$30 at the door



JAM 2012 is a three-day performing arts festival and talent show featuring some of New York’s most talented Japanese artists. Emcees Yoshi Amao and Saori Goda will introduce audiences to the wide range of disciplines represented, from traditional Japanese to contemporary, and will include all styles dance, musical, and vocal performances. There will even be comedy, magic, karate, and baton twirling.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Japan Arts Matsuri (JAM 2012), the largest Japanese performing arts festival in America, at Theater for the New City. The event is presented by American Dream Japanese Network (JaNet), a non-profit organization established in 2001 in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11 as a way to bring together New York’s Japanese community. Through events such as JAM 2012, JaNet promotes cultural exchange between Japanese and other communities throughout the city.

This matsuri kicks off on Friday, November 9 with events that begin at 7:30 p.m., including taiko drumming by Soh Daiko, a kimono show by Arte Group, and a special theater performance of the drama Yu-zuru, choreographed by Zen Hirano, the first Asian member of the Actors Studio, with Miyuki Hirano and Tsutomu Ikeda. Talent Night and JAM Performance run on Saturday and Sunday, including special guests concert pianist Taka Kigawa, pop singer KI-YO, Samurai Sword Soul, and Yosakoi Dance Project – 10tecomai.

For more Information, please click American Dream Japanese Network (JaNet).