Perth Japan Festival 2016 Program

11:00 Ackhowledgement of contry & Opening declarion
11:10 Soran Bushi dance  Japanese School in Perth
11:15 Welcoming addresses
11:30 Taiko drum performance East Wanneroo Taiko Group
12:00 Traditional dance Maiko/Geiko(Geisha)from Kyoto
12:20 Martial arts - Japanese Archery West Australian Kyudo Association
12:40 Martial arts - Aikido Aikido WA
13:00 Martial arts - Judo UWA Judo Club
13:20 Traditional dance Maiko/Geiko(Geisha)from Kyoto
13:40 Song and dance of the Samurai Warrior Kurodabuchi Association of Harima
14:00 9m Giant Sushi roll challenge

Nippon Food Supplies / Jaws /

Yamamoto Noriten

14:40 Song and dance of the Samurai Warrior Kurodabuchi Association of Harima
15:00 Japanese pop band JP9

15:20 Japanese pop fasion performance

             Japanese pop culture performance

Perth Lolita Community

Kaotsun's Cover Dance Crew

Love ★ Muse

15:50 Choral performance

Japanese Choir Sakura

16:10 Ikebana flower arranging

Sogetsu Ikebana Perth

16:40 Martial arts- Kendo

WA Kendo Renmei

17:00 Mikoshi portable shrine parade

Weekend Japanese School

17:20 Live music from Okinawa


17:40 Taiko drum performance

Taiko ON


Australia Japan Society WA/ Bonsai Society of Western Australia/ Cultural Pavilion (Tea Ceremony)/ Fumi’s Japanese pancakes & noodles/ GITS, Ninja cuisine/ HIS Australia Pty Ltd/ Hinata Cafe/ Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre/ INPEX/ JAPAN IN AUSTRALIA, Shop 1Ban/ Japanese Snacks/ Jaws Sushi/ JETAAWA/ Las Empanadas Co/ Nijinokai/ Kids' Corner/ Nippon Food Supplies/ Perth Fukushima no Kai/ Shou Japanese Kitchen/ Sogetsu Ikebana/ Taka’s Chicken/ Tim's Ice Cream/ Tokyo Underground/ Yobe Cosplay/ West Australian Kyudo Association (Alphabetical order)
Food: Sushi/ Okonomi-yaki (pancake)/ Tako-yaki (octopus dumpling)/ Yakisoba (stir fry noodles)/ Ramen (soup noodles)/ Karaage Chicken/ Katsu (pork cutlet) sandwich/ Yaki-Onigiri (Roasted riceball)/ Kaki-gori (Shaved ice with syrup)/ Japanese Bakery / Green tea ice cream / Dango (Japanese sweet dumpling) / Lots of Japanese food, sweets and drinks Merchandise: Craft arts/ Japanese Anime Goods/ Japanese Pottery/Japanese Souvenirs / Yukata etc For Kids: Hand crafting / Water baloon & Superball scooping/ Model-kit building/ Many fun games Others: Various tourism and cultural information and displays

* All programs and schedules are subject to change.


Japan Festival Perth Committee Affiliated Bodies:
Australia-Japan Society WA, Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre, JAPAN Club WA, Japanese Association of WA, JETAAWA, KPMG, MinterEllison, Support net Nijino-kai, The Consulate General of Japan in Perth(Alphabetical order)

Perth Japan Festival 2016

Date:    27 (Sat) Feb 2016
Venue: Forrest Place, Perth CBD


1.    Stage performances
As in previous years, the Japanese School, Weekend Japanese School and other local cultural groups performed. In addition, Kurodabushi Kensyo-kai (Samurai stage performers) from Hyogo and Maiko dance performers from Kyoto were invited as symbols of the friendship between WA and Hyogo, and the vibrant exchange between our two nations.


2.    Marquees
This year there were more than 30 marquees offering ramen (noodles), okonomi-yaki (pancake), tako-yaki (octopus dumpling), yaki-soba (fried noodles), kaki-gori (shaved ice with syrup) and lots of Japanese sweets and drinks. Also on offer were Japanese arts and crafts, Japanese anime and Cosplay goods, as well as attractions for children.

In the committee’s tea ceremony marquee, we welcomed the Hon Dr Mike Nahan, MLA; representing the Premier, Mr.Masanobu Yoshii, Consul-General of Japan and Mr. Keith Yong, Councillor of the City of Perth.

3. Overview
(a) Despite a hotter day than in previous years, we welcomed 15,000 participants and the event went off without a hitch. The efforts of more than 200 local young volunteers contributed to the success of the event.

(b) First aid volunteers were on hand to help visitors who were affected by the heat.

4. Media coverage
・Sunday Times Event Guide
・West Australian
・ABC Website
・Weekend West
・Community Radio 103.7FM had a series of interviews with marquee participants and stage performers in the days prior to the event, and also covered the event live from the venue.

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