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WORKSHOPS

PERFORMANCES

CUISINE

Family Friendly Workshops, Activities, Performances, Stalls, and Cuisine!

A free day out to enjoy the best Japanese entertainment in the South West! 

 

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September 9 | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

SOUTH WEST JAPAN FESTIVAL

AUG 14 - SEP 17 | 2023

Headquarters:

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Bringing Japan to the South West

The South West Festival of Japan is back for its sixth year! 

Join us in celebrating everything Japan, from lantern festivals to cooking classes, anime and manga workshops to artist exhibitions, film festivals and the (highly anticipated!) annual stamp rally!

September 16 | 3PM - SUNSET

Bunbury Friendship Garden

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THIS YEAR WE'RE BRINGING JAPAN TO BUSSELTON AS WELL!

Bunbury and Setagaya City: Sister Cities for Over 30 Years

The coastal city of Bunbury in Western Australia is celebrating 30 years of being a Sister City with Japan’s Setagaya City. Our ties to Japan are strong, and many of our local artists, chefs, entertainers and vendors have been significantly influenced by Japan’s culture.

A Community Event to Celebrate Peace and Harmony.

Join us in decorating your own lantern, which will be floated in the Bunbury Estuary at sunset. Pre-purchase of lanterns essential.  

Bring the whole family along to try on traditional kimonos, walk through the cherry blossoms, and enjoy various Japanese themed stalls.

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SUKOSHI LAGER 少し

This year we've partnered with Froth Craft Brewery (Bunbrewery) to create a Japanese rice lager just for the South West Japan Festival! 

Sukoshi means 'little' in Japanese - an ode to Bunbury's brewer, Mr. Little himself. 

Hop into Froth Bunbury or Exmouth to have a try! (18+)

Sponsors


The South West Japan Festival is supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions.

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