According to my daughter, who has travelled to Japan several times, the Japanese and Japan are the most wonderful people in the most wonderful place on earth. Now, here's your chance to find out for yourself.
Matsuri Brisbane 2019 is the biggest Japanese festival in Brisbane organised by Brisbane Seinendan, a not-for-profit group of Brisbane's permanent Japanese residents. This is an annual event designed specifically to display how the infusion of Japanese culture is enriching the magnificent multicultural community in which we live. Matsuri Brisbane 2019 is a brilliant showcase of Brisbane's Japanese community and what it has to offer to help our society to develop.
Matsuri Brisbane 2019 is being held at the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds, 1664 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt on Saturday, 7 September 2019 from 12.00pm to 6.30pm and is your opportunity to take part in the celebrations of Japanese food, drinks and cultural performances.
Join with Brisbane's Japanese Consulate-General along with some local civic leaders, who will, no doubt, enjoy their time moving between the Japanese speciality food stalls and cultural displays.
Keep on reading and see how there is going to be something for everybody on the day.
A large amount and quality, tasty food, all of which will be 'Japanese to its bootstraps', or should I say, its 'Geta-straps' will be on offer. It's all very delicious and the perfect accompaniment for some refreshing Japanese beverages including some that will be of the alcoholic variety but they will only be available from the designated bar area. While you enjoy your tipples at the bar, you could strike it lucky and be serenaded by some delightful pub music.
Also proliferating throughout the stalls and displays will be exhibitions of the beautiful art of Japanese calligraphy, Shodo, Japanese flower arranging of Ikebana and, of course, you will watch some exponents of the martial arts of Aikido and Karate as they demonstrate their skills.
Spread around the grounds among the stalls will be two stages set aside for cultural performance. You will be able to enjoy yourself by entering the Yukata/Kimono contest – the perfect opportunity to look good applying and then parading around in a yukata or kimono.
Of course, the children are never left out. They are really going to go crazy as they revel in the Ennichi activities of a real Japanese festival.
Also included in all the fun will be a small lucky lottery you can enter once on the scene.
Believe it or not Matsuri Brisbane 2019 is organised and run by volunteers from within Brisbane enthusiastic Japanese community.
For more information aboutMatsuri Brisbane 2019 and what's on offer, check out the Facebook page, the Brisbane Seinendan Inc. page or make contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook messaging.