Brisbane's first Japanese Festival is coming to West End’s newest precinct, West Village for an epic one day celebration of food, drink and culture.
Located in the midst of hip and happening Boundary Street, West Village offers a collection of indoor and open-air spaces that will be turning Japanese for the afternoon.
Guests will find themselves in a Japanese wonderland of art, culture and hands-on workshops, and street stalls of Japanese delicacies such as poke bowls topped in sashimi, stylish sushi donuts and refreshing bubble tea.
Brisbane’s biggest and best Japanese hot spots will be in attendance with sake tastings, market stalls, chopstick challenges and bento boxes all available in this Godzilla-sized celebration.
Kids can partake in the celebrations with fun stuff such as origami workshops, while entertainment for all ages will include Japanese drum demonstrations, cultural music and dancing and art.
For just $10pp, ticket-holders can access this full day of gyoza feasting, drum dancing and han-ami-style picnic festivities, with activities and performances set to stun kids and adults alike.
That’s not all, though – your ticket could also earn you a trip to Japan itself, with all online bookings entering the draw to win an overseas escape.
West Village’s Project Director, Andrew Thompson is excited to welcome some of our city’s most famous Japanese ambassadors and communities into West Village and celebrate the company’s Japanese heritage with the Brisbane community.
“Japan’s culture is rich, and full of elements that have captured the hearts of Australians for decades,” Andrew says.
“The Japanese Festival at West Village will be an opportunity for the community to celebrate this vivid and complex culture, learn about, and participate in traditional Japanese activities."
Nice to know - In March, West Village was the setting for the inaugural Brisbane Ice Cream Festival, a hugely popular sold-out event that saw over 5,000 guests in attendance.