Japanese International Food Festival in New Jersey

Speaking of Fall Festivities, we are hosting our Annual Japanese International Food Festival! Our beloved event was placed on pause during the Covid, but will begin again this year. 

The Food Festival will be held at a beautiful spacious park at the Overpeck County Park Amphitheater, filled with lush green fields, plenty of picnic area seating and a lovely stage, perfect for Traditional Japanese Performances.  Overpeck Park in Leonia/Ridgefield Park is located right off of I-95, a few minutes from George Washington Bridge and only a 30 minute bus ride from Manhattan.  With plenty of parking, it is easily accessible to all! We are looking forward to enjoying Japanese Fall Festivities with you all at our event.  Please share with anyone that would like to enjoy Japanese Food, Japanese Culture or is interested in experiencing Japanese Fall Festivities!  

Japanese International Food Festival in New Jersey

Date:Octboer 15th, 2023
Location: Area
Ridgefield Park/Leonia, NJ

All are welcome to join this family friendly event!

We will have all the popular Japanese Festival Food like Ramen, Yakitori, Okonomiyaki, Karaage (Japanese fried Chicken), Yakisoba! Additionally, we will have delicious Korean BBQ, Philippine BBQ, Bubble Tea, Crepes, Mochi Dango and more!

We will have plenty of traditional and modern cultur

al performances throughout the event, as well as Traditional Japanese games like the balloon yoyo fishing games for children. 

There will be J-Pop music band, Anime Music, Samurai Sword Show, Cosplay Contest, Traditional Japanese Dance, Ballet Dance, HipHop Dance, Yosakoi Dance on a huge sage.

Join us in your favorite Yukata, Happi, Cosplay or Festival attire!

Contact info@jaanj.org for more information! 🙂

Time(PM)Performance Schedule
1:00by Kamo Urara of the Takarazuka Revue
1:10Ballet by Hariyama Ballet
1:30Singing and performance by Rino Aise and Rino Band
(J-POP, anime music, Bon dance)
Bon dance throughout the venue
2:25Cosplay Contest (by Puticon)
2:45Sword fighting performance (by Samurai Sword Soul)
3:05Hip Hop Dance(E5)
3:30Yosakoi Soran Dance (by 10teKomai and Kougyoku)

Ulala Kamo (Saburin)
Born in Kyoto, Japan and former member of Takarazuka Revue Company (A female theatre company that performs internationally). 
Appears ” The Rose of Vesailes”and “Chushingura”etc.  Mastered Japanese dance as Rokumika Hanayagi.
In 1994, received the diploma of London Studio Center, then came to NY in 1996.
Performed “Radio City Christmas Show” Ciderella”” King& I” etc.

Hariyama Ballet
NY dance artistry is located by the Penn Station Manhattan,  serving children, pre-professionals and adults.
Ballet is our main focus but we also offer K-POP, Contemporary and Pilates.

Rino Aise
The music created by the band, accompanied by Lino’s clear, transparent voice and the sound of the sanshin (three-stringed instrument), is popular among New Yorkers for its pop, bright, and flirtatious take on traditional Japanese songs. Their anime music, in particular, is loved around the world.

Samurai Sword Soul
Samurai Sword Soul is a theater company based in New York, founded by Yoshi Amao in 2003.
Their numerous performances: an engaging mix of comedy routines, humanistic-theme drama, and thrilling sword fights, have been attracting a wide range of audiences in New York. 
Samurai Sword Soul presents, “The Life of Samurai” performed by Saori Goda and Yoshi Amao.

“We are E5, an all girls group of 5 members, all part of a street and club style dance team called Project D Dance Company LLC! Even though we are all from different cultures and ethnicities, dance has brought us together and we wanted to share with everyone the joy of dancing together! We are thrilled to be here to dance for everyone and we hope you enjoy our performance!” 

10tecomai is a Yosakoi dance team from New York
City that has been promoting Yosakoi since 2005. Their continuing mission is to
entertain and educate people about Yosakoi through performances across the United
States as well as virtually all over the world.
Kogyoku is a fresh and newly formed YOSAKOI team from New York, proudly named
after the Big Apple and founded in the summer of 2021.
They will showcase their pride and love for YOSAKOI along with 10tecomai through
passionate and powerful dancing and the crisp clacking of the Naruko.

RamenBatten RamenTruck
BBQOriental BBQTruck
Korean BBQKBBQTruck
Bubble teaTop TeaTruck
Chef YakisobaJAANJTent
Karaage from OitaJAANJTent
OnigiriOh MammyTent
Taiwan ChimakiJAANJTent
Halloween 3-color dangoSis Kitchen LaboTent
Vegan ChocolateTable
Japanese sweetJAANJTable
Japanese character maskJAANJTable
Flea MarketJAANJTable
Keller William (Real Estate)Tent
IACE Travel (travel agency)Table
Amnet Travel (travel agency)
Water yo-yo fishingJAANJ
Super Ball ScoopingJAANJ