Wellington’s biannual celebration of all-things-Japan is back this November at the TSB Arena! There’ll be amazing performances, delicious Japanese food, hands-on cultural activities, and tons more. From the event’s website:
Whether it’s stunning martial arts displays or the graceful tea ceremony, the 2018 Japan Festival Wellington has something for everyone. Enjoy exciting stage performances, sample delicious Japanese dumplings and sushi, or even have a go at origami paper folding.
This year’s performers will include fabulous taiko drumming trio YuNiOn (www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Jy9t5wkcQ) and shamisen sensation Noriko Tadano (www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZQCzPrU8gE), both from Australia.
Held every two years in Wellington, the Japan Festival Wellington is one of the highlights in the city’s events calendar, attracting thousands of visitors.
The sixth Japan Festival Wellington is organised by the newly formed Wellington Japan Festival Trust with support from Wellington City Council and the Embassy of Japan.
You can also keep up with festival announcements as the date draws closer via the Facebook page. JETAA will be running its popular taiyaki and stamp rally booths again, so we hope to see you out there!