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A Day in Japan – celebration of culture

From  the traditional tea ceremony, to bonsai, origami and ikebana, kimono displays and martial arts, A Day in Japan is a celebration of Japanese culture!

  • 10.30am – Martial Arts Demonstration
  • 11.00am – Martial Arts Demonstration
  • 11.30am – Taiko-On (Drum) & Shinobue (Flute)  Performance
  • 12.00pm  – Toribue with Kanosan (Kids Craft Workshop)
  • 12.30pm – Toribue with Kanosan (Kids Craft Workshop)
  • 1.00pm – Traditional Dance Performance – Subi Japanese Dance Group
  • 1.30pm – TIDA Okinawan Dance Group (Performance)
  • 2.00pm – Sogetsu Ikebana – The Art of Flower Arranging
  • 2.30pm – Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • 3.00pm – TIDA Okinawan Dance Group (Performance)
  • 3.30pm – Traditional Japanese Performance – Subi Japanese Dance Group
  • 4.00pm – TIDA Okinawan Dance Group (Performance)

In between performances and demonstrations, explore and enjoy our stalls including Bonsai, Origami, Ikebana, BittaLime Japanese Collectibles, Ruth Silvester’s Vintage Japanese Textiles, Authentic Japanese Accessories, Fumi’s Japanese Pancakes and Noodle Stall, Martial Arts

The kimonos the dancers wear typically have 12 or more separate pieces that are matched, secured and worn in prescribed ways. Be enchanted by exquisite hand movements using traditional fans. Nihon Buyo 本舞踊 is a form of beautiful performing arts. It was designed to perform on the stage. So each dancers will be building the confidence on the stage and physical strength through our dance practice.

The Japanese tea ceremony encompasses far more than the name implies. The act of preparing and drinking matcha is a choreographed art requiring many years of study to master. Each tea gathering is different, and is a work of art in aesthetics, self-mastery, ritual and respect. Sayaka will demonstrate and explain the ritual. Enjoy being part of this quiet richness.



  • 5 Oct 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • York Town Hall

    81 Avon Terrace (Corner of Avon Terrace & Joaquina Street)