Enjoy a day of Japanese Samurai culture for all ages at the Katonah Museum of Art to celebrate KMA’s newest exhibition, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor. Create samurai masks and banners at the Katonah commuter parking lot and then wear your fierce creations (or your own Japanese attire!) in a Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the Katonah Museum of Art. There, Taiko drummers will make your heart pound, and martial artists will shock you with Japanese sword fighting and aikido demonstrations. Learn to fold beautiful origami kimonos, and create samurai helmets. Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck will be selling Samurai, Ninja and Geisha dogs in the Sculpture Garden.
10:30 am: Create samurai masks and armor at the Katonah commuter lot #1. Guests can come dressed in their own Japanese attire as well – martial arts uniforms, kimonos, etc.!
11:45 am: Samurai Parade down the new Jay Street sidewalk to the KMA
12 – 5 pm: Taiko drummers, Japanese sword fighting and Aikido demonstrations, origami kimono dolls and samurai helmet activities.
2:30 pm: Docent tour