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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2012

The Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival is on at the Docklands on Saturday, February 11th from 4-8pm. Summer Festivals are popular annual events throughout Japan and now you have the chance to experience one here in Melbourne.

Admission to the festival is free and will showcase a number of performances including Dances, Taiko Drumming, Shamisen and Sumo. The festival will be packed with a wide range of stalls with traditional Japanese games, activities and food including Sushi, Okonomiyaki, Japanese Bento and Japanese Beer.

Waterfront City Piazza Docklands
Melway: 2E D4

The program for the festival

4:00 pm Stalls Open
4:10 pm Taiko Drumming (Wadaiko Rindo)
4:20 pm Opening Address
4:30 pm Dance Performance (The Japanese School of Melbourne)
4:40 pm Bon Odori (Summer Dance)
5:20 pm Shamisen Performance (Tadano Group)
5:30 pm Dance Performance (Murasaki no Kai)
5:40 pm Sumo Wrestling
6:00 pm Bon Odori 2
6:45 pm Taiko Drumming (Wadaiko Rindo)
7:05 pm Raffle Draw (Two Return Tickets to Japan)
8:00 pm Festival Closing Address

More information and details available at www.fest.jcci-jsm.org.au


  1. Sounds fun. Are you going to the festival? :)

  2. Thanks Lina, I hope to the only thing for me would be the time of day being evening. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures if i go :)

  3. Very cool. I never realised that Melbourne hosted a Japanese festival event.

  4. Thanks Reesan, Yeah it is very cool and has been going since 2010. I believe there is also a smaller local one also happening on the Mornington Peninsula. I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of Japanese and Japanese families around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula :)


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