Crowds Eat Up Offerings at Japan Day in Central Park

They sure know how to throw a party! Perfect spring weather, Kabuki face painting, robotech contests, kickin’ martial arts demos, calligraphy and my fave – taiko drummers were all thrilling the crowds today. Attendees were also feted with free samples of Japanese culinary treats such as gyoza, sushi, noodles and complementary cans of Oolong Shot, a new energy drink. Many, many takers stood on winding lines for a taste.

Oh, did I mention that Cos Players adorned the festivities? Gotta love those guys and gals who take their favorite anime characters and bring them to life for all to see. There was also a free hug from one, how much friendlier can you get?

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