Have a taste of Japan in Sydney this weekend!
SYDNEY December 11, 2014 – The ever-popular Matsuri in Sydney is back again this year at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on Saturday 13th December 2014, 11am-7pm.
Matsuri in Sydney is Sydney’s biggest Japanese event, held annually and featuring the very best music, dance and food from Japan. In 2013 the event attracted 20,000 visitors, making it the biggest Matsuri in Sydney yet, and this year it’s set to be bigger and better than ever.
JNTO Sydney Office’s Executive Director, Hiroshi Kuwamoto, extended a warm welcome to everyone, “Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and a select group of Japan travel specialists will be providing free tourist information on travel to Japan at the Visit Japan/JNTO booth. Come along to say ‘konnichiwa’ and pick up maps and brochures for your next trip to Japan. It will be a great day out for all ages!”
There will be more than 20 performers and groups on stage including taiko drums, Yosakoi Soran, karate and sumo live demonstrations. 11 food stalls will also provide the best of Japanese festival food such as takoyaki, yakisoba, gyoza and karaage. Wear a yukata (summer cotton kimono) or come dressed in cosplay. This year there will be also be a karaoke show for the first time.
- Japanese food stalls and beer garden
- Dance: Yosakoi, soran, hip hop, folk dance
- Live Demos: Karate, kendo, sumo, calligraphy
- Music: Japanese taiko drums, choir, new talents (George and Noriko – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 Finalists).
- Cosplay show
- Karaoke show
- Sushi making demonstration
Plus plenty more!
Visit the official website for more details: http://matsurisydney.com/