Event Info

Matsuri – Japan Festival 2018

Event Title Matsuri – Japan Festival –
2018 Theme TBA
When Saturday, 8th December, 2018
Time 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Where Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Admission Free!

Over 55,000 people enjoyed the Japanese cultural experience with us in 2017.
It’s the biggest Japanese event in Sydney hosted
 at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour!

Matsuri in Sydney 2018
Matsuri in Sydney 2017 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney

 

Matsuri Japan Festival is a Japanese festival held every year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese community and Local community. This event is for everyone who loves Japan as much as we do – and we hope to continue introducing Japan and spreading interest in Japan.

This event was founded back in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Japan and Australia’s friendship. Since then, Sydney’s Japanese community have been working hard to host a traditional style Matsuri, making this event a Summer staple for Sydney community.

The Matsuri Japan Festival held back in December, 2012 was a warm up event for Australia-Japan Tourism Exchange Year in 2013, and saw 16,000 people at the event. The event in 2013 then saw over 20,000 people and Tokyo City joined Matsuri to publicise the incredible wonders of Tokyo. The 2017 event held at fantastic Tumbalong Park, we had over 55,000 people joined to experience and enjoy the cultural exchange with big smiles.  It surely made the biggest Matsuri event in our history and a Japanese festival in Sydney!

You will find many Japanese festival attractions at Matsuri, including Japanese food stalls, beer garden, and gorgeous Japanese items. At our exhibition booths, you will find traditional arts and cultural experience of Japanese Calligraphy, Flower Arrangement, Tea Ceremony or Origami and more. Also over on the stage, you will enjoy the entertainment from the the traditional Wadaiko drum or Karate demonstration to J-POP or Cosplay show through the day!

We look forward to see you at Matsuri Japan Festival!

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*2018 program to be announced shortly, below listed are from 2017 Matsuri Japan Festival:

MAJOR SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSOR
・EZY TAX SOLUTIONS

SILVER SPONSOR
・ANA – ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
・ORION BEER

BRONZE SPONSOR
・JAPAN AIRLINES
・JAPANESE TOOLS AUS JTA

PERFORMERS
・Swank Band
・MOSAIC Japanese Folk Dance
・Junko & Fera Japanese Dance
・Wadaiko Rindo Sydney
・Sydney Sakura Chior
・JCS Hula Aloha
・Love D’fuse
・Kimono show
・Mews Australia
・Yumeyuki
・Kariyushi
・Mad Unity
・Sakura Kids Cheerleaders
・Sydney Cheerleading Team Springs
・QP*Honey
・Ryukyu Ninjya
・YuNiOn
・Matsuri Waackers
・Sydney Soran Dancing Troupe
・BABIMETAL
・Kotomi Nakajima
・Queen Bee
・Play Girls
・Happy Hoopy Life Entertainment
・Ichimandin
・AGS102
・Akiko Nakashima
・Pukichi
・Makoto Tanaka
・Tokyo Ghoul
・Hoshizora Band
・Bon-odori
・Shinkyokushin Karate
・Shibunkan Kendo
・SMASH
・Jodo Kai Australia
・Kyokushinkan Australia
・Sumo

DISPLAYS
・CONSULATE-GENERAL JAPAN
・JAPAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT CENTRE
・VISIT JAPAN / JNTO
・WATER YOYO FISHING
・NAGOYA / JAPAN
・YAMANASHI / JAPAN
・KANSAI (OSAKA, KOBE, SAKAI) / JAPAN
・KAGAWA & WAKAYAMA/JAPAN
・WAKAYAMA / JAPAN
・OKINAWA
・TOURISM SHIZUOKA JAPAN
・ANZ
・IGA NINJA
・WEXCHANGE
・TRADITIONAL HANDCRAFTS
・RIKI’S TOURS JAPAN
・MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN

LIQUOR
・SHIRATAKI SAKE BREWERY
・CHOYA
・CLUB GRAND HIT

FOODS
・Thanks Foods
・Lucky Mart
・Ken-Chan Curry
・Matcha Matcha
・Momiji
・Sushi Samurai
・Baodao Taiwanese Kitchen
・Colotako
・Tall Grass Cane Juice
・EZY Sausage by OISHI JAPAN
・Masuya Suisan
・Nagisa Gyoza
・Hotto Motto
・Twist Chips on a Stick
・Modern Yaki
・O’uchi
・Yuzu Lemonade
・Ito En
・Delight Cone

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People at Matsuri – Tumbalong Park