I decided to go ahead ans pay my first visit to Japan Day this Sunday, May 31.
I took the C line and after cutting across Central Park got to the Easy Meadows grounds where the event took place.
There was an atmosphere of bonhomie and family friendly fun in the air with dance and drums on and near the well set stage.
Many ladies donned kimonos while the younger crowd was all cosplay.
What kinda killed the fun was the long lines especially for the food offerings, at least a 100 people queuing up and since there was a different line for each treat, the process had to be repeated over and over.
I sampled first the dumplings and second went for the miso soup line since it seemed the shortest.
Unfortunately we had to stand in the heat for a good amount of time as the soup was being readied.
There were lines also if shorter for the games (Go and others), the Robot Battle even for the tourism table.
Longest of non food lines must have been for the Kabuki face paintings.
I will return next year if there is a better flow.
Maybe they are a victim of their popularity or it is just that I am impatient.