Japan Family Day at Santa Anita Park was started as a way to introduce Japannese traditional culture and to interact with the people of Southern California. Through the years, it has become one of the most popular spring festivals in the area. Featuring cultural events and demonstrations, Japan Family Day has something for everyone. So, be ready to observe, participate and most of all, have fun.
 
Lots of fun ! Lots of giveaways!!
 *Don’t forget to printout Free admission and giveaway coupon!!*

 

FOOD

Japan Family Day features various Japanese / Asian  / Fusion food booths for your appetite* yummy!  OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese pan cake) / TAKOYAKI (Octopus ball) / BBQ / SUSHI /CURRY RICE / YAKISOBA / TEA AND BAKERY / NIKUMAN (pork bun)  / POKE / KARAAGE (Fried Chicken) / JAPANESE STYLE HOTDOG / RICE BURGER / SHAVED ICE / CREPE / ICE CREAM / TAHI FOOD + MORE!!

See our food vendors


JAPANESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Please enjoy and experience authentic Japanese traditional culture exhibit. TEA CEREMONY / CALLIGRAPHY / FLOWER ARRANGEMENT 


ENTERTAINMENT

Don’t miss out stage performance at main stage all day! From Japanese traditional performing art , martial arts to cheer leading. You will be excited! Taiko drumming will be performed at grand stage before main race.

see event schedule

FUN!

Special fun area for Kids and Families. Japan family day’s signature OMATSURI section has full of excitement such as YO-YO fishing game, character fishing game, Omen (character masks), Kingyo-suki, bounce house and pony ride. Kids fun area also features ANIME/POP culture booths for Japanese pop culture fans.


2017 Tokyo City Cup Guest Presenter & Kimono Model

Ms.Seira Kagami

Actress / Model
Seira Kagami made her debut as a fashion model in 2000, coming to public attention in 2001 with a well-known wedding TV commercial for Recruit (“Sexy”) memorable for her singing the ba-ba-ba-ban! catch-line, and another widely viewed commercial for J-Phone. She began acting in high school, and following her return from Canada in 2007, she embarked on a career as a singer. In recent years she has moved into television, both as an actress and an on-air personality
Biography By: Yutaka Tachibana (www.imdb.me/seirakagami)

Main stage host MC

Ms.Jennifer Field

Actress / Model
[Miss Asian America 2006-2007 and Miss Talent 2006-2007, Miss San Jose Grand Prix 2006]​
Actress, host, and beauty queen Jennifer Field was born and raised in San Jose, California, and graduated from Santa Clara University, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.  Miss Field holds the title of Miss Asian America 2006-2007, and is half Korean, half English-Irish-German.  A host for Kore Asian Media, she also recurs on Dish Network’s Sangre Negra and recently co-starred on the season finale of Chance, the psychological thriller on Hulu starring Hugh Laurie.  She is currently a series regular in the pilot Web of Spies, the spinoff of Netflix’s Granite Flats starring Christopher Lloyd, Parker Posey, and Cary Elwes.  She has shot commercial campaigns for Amazon, Samsung, Logitech, Jinro Soju, and Stitch Fix.  For leisure, Jennifer enjoys reading, writing, snowboarding,  and spending time with her family and four year old son Abraham.  An avid hiker, she annually vacations to one of the nation’s beautiful National Parks.  She has visited nearly every national park and monument in the western United States. www.itsjenniferfield.com


FREE STUFF !  Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day original T-shirt and Japanese Washcloth will be given away  at Raffle and Giveaway booths. *print T-shirt coupon and bring it to the booth!  Supplies are limited. Must fill out form to join raffle.

 

FREE ADMISSION

CLICK TO PRINT

FREE T-SHIRT

CLICK TO PRINT *supplies are limited

FREE GIVEAWAYS




TOKYO CITY CUP GAME  + GUESS + WIN PRIZES!

You can be a winner at Tokyo City Cup Game with no money no risk! All you have to do is get a free horse ticket by filling out a small balot and come to TCC game booth before the Tokyo City Cup G3, main race begins.

 Tokyo City Cup Game Official Rules: 

1.Make a guess for the horse finishing in first place (Tokyo City Cup G3).

2. Fill out ballot and receive an exchange ticket at TCC game booth.

3.Let’s go see the Tokyo City Cup G3 race.

4.Bring your winning ticket after the race and get prize. 

5. We will announce the one lucky winner and other prize winners at the booth after the race.

*You must have an active email address to join this game.
*If the winner does not respond within 10min, we will randomly choose another winner and we will repeat the process until winner responds. 


EVENT SCHEDULES (April 2nd 2017)  

Japan Family Day has something for everyone.
Authentic Japanese cultural events and demonstrations will be setup on the Santa Anita Park grounds, featuring the following:

Booth
Sado
(Tea Ceremony)
12:00PM, 1:00PM,
2:00PM, 3:00PM
Shodo
(Calligraphy)
10:30AM-5:00PM
Origami
(The Art of Folding Paper)
10:30AM-5:00PM
O-Matsuri
(Japanese Traditional Festival)
10:30AM-5:00PM
Face Painting by Miracle Paint 10:30AM-5:00PM
TCK (Tokyo Oi Race Track Exhibit) 10:30AM-5:00PM
Pop Culture (Anime, J-pop, Fashion) 10:30AM-5:00PM
Various Japanese Food
(Sushi, Curry,Oknomiyaki, BBQ, Japanese Tea, Yakisoba, Bakery, Japanese Beer, Ice Cream and more!)
10:30AM-5:00PM
Flea Market 10:30AM-5:00PM
Main Stage
Tsugaru Shamisen
(Three-stringed Japanese Guitar)
12:35PM-12:50PM
Karate
(Japanese martial arts by YAMAKI Dojo)
12:55PM-1:10PM
Kendama Live Perfromance 1:15PM-1:30PM
Cheerleading by PON PON GIRLS 1:35PM-1:45PM
Sumo
(Japanese Style of Wrestling)
1:50PM2:05PM
Ryukyu Buyo
(Okinawa Traditional Dance)
2:10PM-2:25PM
Miyuki Geta Dance Art and Shoshi Shakuhachi
(Bamboo Flute)
2:35PM-3:00PM
Kendo
(Japanese sword-Fighting)
3:05PM-3:20PM
Tsugaru Shamisen
(Three-stringed Japanese Guitar)
3:25PM-3:40PM
Minyo
(Japanese Folk Music)
3:45PM-4:00PM
Sumo
(Japanese Style of Wrestling)
4:05PM-4:20PM
Exhibition
Kado
(Flower Arranging)
10:30AM-5:00PM
Grandstand Stage
Taiko by LA Taiko Ichiza
(Japanese Drum Performance)
Before and after “Tokyo City Cup (GIII)”
PADDOCK
Taiko by LA Taiko Ichiza
(Japanese Drum Performance)
End of the event: finale
In Event Site
Pony Rides & Face Paintings 11:00AM-3:00PM