Number of Purple Day events were and will be held in Japan. The below you can find the highlights of some of the events Purple Day Asia helped organize in different cities in Japan.
For more information about Purple Day activities in Japan, please visit Purple Day Japan website!
We will have a special event in UNIVERSAL STUDIO JAPAN on 2020 Purple Day!
Encouraged by the great success in the Purple Day Dream Party event in Tokyo Disney Resort in 2019, next year we decided to have another event in the famous amusement park in Osaka! We plan to celebrate Purple Day even better than last year, so keep your eyes open for new information.
Purple Day Nagoya was held on 25 and 26 of Marchi, 2018 which attracted over 600 people. Purple Man also attended to the event and fought with the stigma of epilepsy in the battle of heart-of-mind in the pro-wrestling ring under the Nagoya Tower
Giving extra meaning to the event, there were epilepsy combatants (person with epilepsy), who came on stage to share information and answer questions for the audience. Adding spice, the nonprofit oriented Purple Creator’s Market with its awesome purple goods, was spectacular. Nagoya TV Tower turned the Nagoya ski into purple for the official Purple Day celebrated world-wide.
Purple Day Nagasaki was held on March 25th, 2018 at entrance hall of Nagasaki Prefectural Government. The event was organized by the Nagasaki Epilepsy Group. Although it was the first time, there was a clear feeling of excitement in the air. The more than 200 in attendance came from both inside and outside the prefecture, and included patients as well as their families, and others. In the forum of open lectures for the civic audience, there was one themed “Let’s Learn More About Epilepsy!”, with participants that included doctors, social workers, psychologists and others. To make this year's Purple Day Nagasaki even more whole, on March 26, Mount Inasa's Radio Tower in Nagasaki was lit up in beautiful Purple.
The first round of Purple Day Sendai 2018, “Knowing, feeling at Ease, Epilepsy and Work” was held in the afternoon of March 24 (Saturday). The area that it took place holds Sendai’s most number of passers-bys. So a combination of those passing by with others planning to attend in advance, allowed for a much higher understanding of Purple Day and Epilepsy within Sendai city.
At the nearby AU SENDAI there was a public lecture by the Director of the Epilepsy Center (30-minute version), Dr. Nobukazu Nakasato. The panel discussion included several movers and shakers in the local and national epilepsy field. The theme of the discussion “Knowing, feeling at Ease, Epilepsy and Work” allowed for passionate and a learned debate.
On September 15th and 16th, members of the Suzukake Daycare participated in the Imaike Festival.
The Imaike Festival is a celebrative event that takes place along the shopping streets of Imaike neighborhood. Apart from various store openings, the Festival consisted of many other entertaining activities such as parades and live performances.
The members of daycare also took part in the festival and conducted lots of activities. Some of them displayed the posters about activities of Purple Day Japan, while others helped with activities of Imago and Sunshin, the live restaurant and cake shop that sold their products in the festival too.
The presence and wrestling performance of Purple Man, the Purple Day hero character, gave a special excitement to the people participating to the festival. For the members of daycare program the festival gave not only a good chance to get involved in selling products and thus interact with people around, but also to enjoy the day.
Thank you very much for everyone for their participation and hard work.
On October 26th and 27th, we held a purple day booth at the meeting of the Japan Epilepsy Association. Many people came to see the goods made by our patients, and to take pictures with Purple Man.
Thank you to the people who visited our booth!
We will continue our efforts to spread the knowledge of epilepsy and to reduce the stigma.
Purple Day events held in other Asian countries will be posted here.
On October 31st to November 2nd, we are going to have a purple day booth at the annual congress of the Japan Epilepsy Society. There will also be an art gallery to show the beautiful works of our patients.