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Free Japanese Summer Festival 2012 @ Docklands

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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The Japanese Summer Festival is a major annual Melbourne event which is held at Docklands.

It is free, family friendly and will be held on Saturday February 11, 2012 from 4pm until 8pm at Waterfront City Piazza Docklands .

Organised by the Japanese Society of Melbourne and Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Melbourne, this festival, also known as Wasshoi Hyakuman Matsuri in Japan, is an annual celebration held throughout the regions of Japan in Summer - which in Japan is the first week of August.

This festival is a celebration of traditional and modern Japanese arts and culture. This year the festival program includes Taiko Drumming (Wadaiko Rindo) performances, a Bon Odori (Summer Dance) performance and Sumo Wrestling; you can view the entertainment schedule in full, by visiting the Japanese Summer Festival website.

In addition to the exciting cultural entertainment program, there will also be a range of markets stalls on site selling unique Japanese arts and crafts. Participating vendors include Kanga Kanga Japanese magazines and books, Ebisu Design, specialists in Japanese calligraphy and designer homewares, Tombo Asian Antiques and Japanese Textiles and Kimono House Japanese textiles and craft.

Japanese food and drink will also available on site; Akari Japanese Restaurant will be serving up okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), Torimatsu will provide yakitori (grilled chicken), Tokyo Deli will have delicious sushi on hand, Ramen Ya will offer up takoyaki (octopus balls) and Japanese sweets. To see the full listing of participating cafes and restaurants, please the Japanese Summer Festival website.

There will also be the chance to win several prizes, including a trip for two to Japan.

If you are interested in attending this fantastic cultural event, please see the Japanese Summer Festival website for further details and for the very latest on the event program, please see the Japanese Summer Festival Facebook event profile.

Also if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please see here.
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Why? A fantastic cultural event
When: Saturday February 11, 2012
Where: 439 Docklands Dr, Docklands VIC 3008
Cost: Free admission
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