About “Japan Parade”
Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event celebrating Japanese culture, art, and tradition in Central Park since 2007. In 2022, Japan Day is organizing the first-ever Japan Parade in New York City on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
The year 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the visit of the Japanese mission led by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Iwakura Tomomi in 1872. The Iwakura Mission’s visit led to the remarkable development of Japan-US relations including the establishment of the Consulate of Japan in New York in the same year. The purpose of the Japan Parade is to promote the country’s culture and the Japan-US friendship in a new way on this milestone anniversary to hand over the baton to the next generation.