Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival墨爾本夏季日本節簡介
時間: 11/02/2012 Saturday: 4pm - 8pm
地點: Waterfront City Piazza 429-437 Docklands Drive Docklands VIC 3008
費用: Free (免費)
- 可搭Melbourne City Circle Tram/70號電車/86號電車至Docklands Waterfront City下車。
The Summer Festival or 'natsu matsuri' is an annual event throughout Japan and comes to life this February in Melbourne at the Docklands.
Since its inception in 2010, the festival has grown enormously, doubling its attendance to reach 10,000 people in 2011. Traditionally held to honour one’s ancestors, the festival features the 'bon odori', a dance performed in a circle whilst wearing cotton kimono known as 'yukata'.
At the Melbourne festival, visitors are encouraged to learn and join in the dance. In addition, the festival showcases a number of performances, including Taiko Drumming, Shamisen and Sumo!
The festival will also be packed with a wide range of stalls with traditional Japanese games, activities and food – including the favourites sushi, okonomiyaki and bento.
Another big attraction of the day will be the chance to win one of the fantastic raffle prizes, including the major prize of two return economy-class tickets to Japan, courtesy of Singapore Airlines.