Have a taste of Japan in Sydney this weekend!
SYDNEY November 5, 2015 – The ever-popular Matsuri in Sydney is back again this year at Darling Harbour on Saturday 7th November, 11am-7pm. Due to redevelopment in the area, this year’s venue is Palm Grove, Darling Harbour.
Matsuri in Sydney is Sydney’s biggest Japanese event, held annually and featuring the very best music, dance and food from Japan. In 2014 the event attracted over 25,000 visitors, making it the biggest Matsuri in Sydney yet.
JNTO Sydney Office’s Executive Director, Mariko Tatsumi, 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!”
This year other exhibitors will include All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Kumamoto, Nagoya, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan.
There will be performances on stage including taiko drums, traditional dances, karate and sumo demonstrations. Food stalls will also provide the best of Japanese festival food such as takoyaki, yakisoba and karaage. Wear a yukata (summer cotton kimono) or come dressed in cosplay. It will be a great day out for all ages!
Japanese food stalls and beer garden
Yukata and Cosplay show
Dance: Yosakoi, soran, folk dance
Live Demos and Activities: Karate, kendo, sumo, calligraphy, origami
Music: Japanese taiko drums, choir, new talents
Plus plenty more!
Visit the official website for more details: http://matsurisydney.com/