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The biggest Celebration of Japanese Culture in Sydney
Back in September, some of you may have experienced the mini Matsuri in Wiloughby, if you missed it, you can attend Sydney's largest Japanese Matsuri festival on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. There will be plenty of Japanese food, drinks, dance and the biggest sumo demonstration in the country.
Held each year, Matsuri is to celebrate Japanese culture and cross-cultural friendship between the Japanese and Australians.This special event is turning into a popular summer staple for Sydneysiders! It is expected over 30,000 visitors will partake this special event.
If you want to understand Japanese culture, you should participate in the traditional arts and crafts workshops with activities like origami and calligraphy at the exhibition booths. If you like your matcha, do not miss out on the authentic tea ceremonies.
Live stage performances range from taiko drumming to breathtaking karate and sumo demonstrations, with plenty more music and dance performances events lined up for an unforgettable day.
Highlight live performances:
MOSAIC Japanese Folk Dance Junko & Fera Japanese Dance Wadaiko Rindo Sydney Sydney Sakura Chior
There are so much on offer at this free all-day festival.
Japan is a country with unique custom and tradition. And, it is the true origin for any Japanese anime and cosplay fans. So, don't be surprised if you meet some friendly Cosplay characters on the day.
Of course, there will be lots of food stalls offering delicious Japanese festival food.You will have difficulty deciding between takoyaki, curry, sushi bento box, gyoza, various fried food and green tea ice cream at this year's Matsuri. You can also buy hard-to-get authentic Japanese confectioneries and snacks.
Last year, we enjoyed our time at the Sake Garden. It will return this year so you can sample some famous Japanese liquors from Shirataki Sake Brewery, Choya and Club Grand Hit.