To celebrate the unshakable friendship between Japan and the United States, the Embassy of Japan and the Washington Mystics will host “Japanese Heritage Day” during the Washington Mystics game against the Minnesota Lynx at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. This event will mark the strong ties that WNBA players and Tokyo 2020 Olympic medalists Rui Machida and Ariel Atkins of the Washington Mystics have to the D.C. area.
Japanese Heritage Day will feature interactive activities focused on Japanese culture and unique photo opportunities including an installation of a Japanese ema (絵馬) wishing wall, and a booth featuring the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch. The wishing wall will be in section 106 while the Olympic Torch will be in section 108.
Fans will also enjoy a special performance by Taiko Drummers and a message from Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Koji Tomita.
Tickets to the Washington Mystic’s Japanese Heritage Day can be purchased by visiting https://offer.fevo.com/mystics-vs-lynx-4qi5otv-a839ff4. Fans using the link to purchase tickets will also receive an exclusive Japanese Mystics logo t-shirt (attached).
Press in attendance are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, having received the booster shot as well. To show verification of vaccine status, press will need to email their CDC-issued vaccine card to Mysticspr@Monumentalsports.com
About The Embassy of Japan
The Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Japan to the United States. The Embassy of Japan is located at 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood. For more information, please visit https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html, or follow the Embassy on Social at @JapanEmbDC.
About The Washington Mystics
The 2022 season marks the Washington Mystics’ 25th anniversary season. The Mystics are the most successful professional women’s sports team in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. For more information, please visit https://mystics.wnba.com/.