Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Get your sushi on at this fantastic festival
Japan has a rich history as shown in this parade in Kyoto
Celebrate Japanese culture in all its beauty. On Sunday 15th February come on down to the Roma Street Parklands for the Festival of Japan - "Kisaragi-Sai". This is a celebration of Brisbane's Japanese culture.
When you think Japan, food automatically comes to mind. Get your dumpling on as you wander around the many food stalls hosted by some of Brisbane's top Japanese restaurants. Pop up food stall holders include Nonbei Sake Bar and BBQ, Mizu Japanese Restaurant, tapas by Mitoki, and Hanzo specialising in tapas as well as many many more. Beautiful Japanese cuisine in the gorgeous surroundings of the Parklands.
But it's not all about food. There will be artworks by Brisbane based Japanese artists, beautiful Japanese music and dance performances by the finest in the area as well as cultural demonstrations. Japan's history spans many centuries and is filled with castles, onsen, Samurai, geisha, warriors and Emperors. Cultural demonstrations touching on the beauty of this civilization will be on display at the festival.
Japanese stalls and fashion shops will keep you busy as you browse their wares.
This is the time of the cherry blossom in Japan where the streets and countryside come alive with colour and beauty. If you can't visit Japan then come along to the festival to experience some its culture instead.
A great Sunday out for the whole family in the Roma Street Parkland, Kisaragi-Sai will take you on an unforgettable journey to Japan in the heart of Brisbane's CBD. The event starts at 12pm and finishes at 6pm on Sunday 15 February 2015.
This is a free Brisbane City Council event and is part of the BrisAsia Festival 2015.
Roma Street Parklands (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)