CELEBRATE JAPANESE HERITAGE DAY WITH THE MYSTICS

Join the Washington Mystics and the Embassy of Japan in celebrating Japanese Heritage and our AAPI Community for Japanese Heritage Day at Entertainment & Sports Arena!

See Japanese National Team Olympic Silver Medalist and Mystics point guard, Rui Machida, in action along with special in-game performances and content celebrating the unshakable friendship between Japan and the United States.

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TRADITIONAL TAIKO DRUM HALFTIME PERFORMANCE
Experience the dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition from the D.C. based Mark H. Rooney. The performance combines the traditional foundation with a modern sensibility to create a show that emphasizes connection, reaction, and interaction.

SEE THE OLYMPIC TORCH
Stop by the concourse during the Japanese Heritage Day game and take a photo with the real Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch, courtesy of the Embassy of Japan! With a slogan of “Hope Lights the Way,” the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay started mid-March during the cherry blossom season in Fukushima, Japan. The relay lasted for 121 days and toured all of the prefectures in Japan until the opening ceremony on July 23rd at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

LEAVE YOUR MYSTICS WISH
Visit our Japanese Heritage Day traditional Ema Wishing Board to make a Mystics Wish!

GRAB YOUR RUI MACHIDA MERCH
Pick up the all new Rui Machida Tee, Rui Machida authentic Mystics Explorer and Rebel Jersey and more all at our Fanatics shop inside Entertainment & Sports Arena.

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Japanese Heritage Day Shirt

EXCLUSIVE TICKET PACKAGE

Join us for Japanese Heritage Day with this special Ticket Package! This package includes a special Japanese Mystics t-shirt and a ticket to Japanese Heritage Day July 17 vs. the Minnesota Lynx.

JULY 17 VS. MINNESOTA LYNX – 3PM ET
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