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Cherry Blossoms

August

EVENTS

August 14

Opening

The South West Japan Festival officially begins on Monday.

August 16 | 3:30PM - 5PM

Anime Club

BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and engaging way to connect with others who share your interest? Look no further than our Anime Club! Free to join but please RSVP via the Ticket page.

August 16 | 6PM - 8:00PM

Japanese Night

TEXT + CO

Join Text and Co for a cosy night of Japanese food, poetry reading, a traditional tea ceremony, kimono displays, a Kokeshi doll display, origami, and Ikebana flower display.  

August 17 - September 05

Woodblock Print Exhibition

ARTGEO COMPLEX, BUSSELTON

Woodblock artist Tomihari (whose works are also in major collections around the world), gifted over 25 of his modern “moku hanga” style woodcuts to the people of Busselton. These artworks are now part of the permanent City of Busselton art collection and are available to view through August and September.

August 17 | 6PM - LATE

Block Party

CITY OF BUNBURY

Froth Brewery launch Froth x SWJF Lager

Lost Bills

Mojo's

HelloWorld Travel Bunbury

Ramen Plus

Hoyts Cinema

The Burlington Hotel

Kokoro Japanese Restaurant

VARIOUS DATES

Origins Market

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

A celebration of everything Japanese in recognition of the City of Busselton’s Sister City -  Sugito, Japan! Live kitchen stage demonstrations, special Japanese cuisines, classes and arts and crafts and more!

For more info visit originsmarket.com.au/whats-on/

August 23 | 3:30PM - 5PM

Anime Club

BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and engaging way to connect with others who share your interest? Look no further than our Anime Club! Free to join but please RSVP via the Ticket page.

August 24 | 6PM - 10PM

A Taste of Japan

YARRI RESTAURANT

A fine dining experience with exquisite Japanese cuisine paired with a Snake and Herring wine, and a sake' selected by our Sake' Master. 

Karaoke

THE BURLINGTON HOTEL

Sing a tune at the Burly!

Free entry, starts from 8:30pm.

August 30 | 3:30PM - 5PM

Anime Club

BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and engaging way to connect with others who share your interest? Look no further than our Anime Club! Free to join but please RSVP via the Ticket page.

August 31 | 8PM - LATE

Karaoke

THE BURLINGTON HOTEL

Sing a tune at the Burly!

Free entry, starts from 8:30pm.

EVENTS

September

August 30 | 3:30PM - 5PM

Anime Club

BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and engaging way to connect with others who share your interest? Look no further than our Anime Club! Free to join but please RSVP via the Ticket page.

Sep 7 | 8PM - LATE

Karaoke

THE BURLINGTON HOTEL

Sing a tune at the Burly!

Free entry, starts from 8:30pm.

Sep 8 | 8PM - LATE

J ROCK Night

FROTH BREWERY BUNBURY

Get ready to rock with the Nyamaha Japanese Rock band from Perth!

Japanese meal deals

SWJF Merch available 

Sep 9 | 10AM - 5PM

Matsuri Day!

BUNBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY

With Acknowledgement of Country and introductions from Scott Pearce and Ministers of Local Government.

 

Performances, market stalls, workshops, food trucks, dances, music, and more!

Sep 9 | 10AM - 4PM

Salty Bones Open Studio

MARGARET RIVER REGION OPEN STUDIOS

Welcome to Adam 'Salty Bones' Ashdown's studio! Salty Bones practices a simple yet beautiful Japanese technique known as Gyotaku. Come and visit Salty Bones Studio to witness live demonstrations and a fascinating collection of prints.

Sep 9 | 5PM - 7PM

Dumplings and Fiano

GREEN DOOR WINES 

Hosted by Lost and Found Festival, join Green Door Wines and Sachi's Japanesey for a dumpling cooking class, with Fiano!

Sep 10 | 10AM - 3PM

Japanese Car and Motorbike Matsuri

BUNBURY MOTOR MUSEUM

A display of Japanese cars and motorcycles. Free Entry.

Sep 10

Workshops

BUNBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Workshops continue for the whole family!

August 30 | 3:30PM - 5PM

Anime Club

BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and engaging way to connect with others who share your interest? Look no further than our Anime Club! Free to join but please RSVP via the Ticket page.

Sep 14 | 8PM - LATE

Karaoke

THE BURLINGTON HOTEL

Sing a tune at the Burly!

Free entry, starts from 8pm.

Sep 15 | TIME TBC

Sushi Train

BUSSELTON JETTY

Enjoy sushi on the iconic Busselton Jetty Train, and disembark at the end of the world famous landmark.

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

Sep 16 | 3PM - SUNSET

Floating Lantern Ceremony

BUNBURY FRIENDSHIP GARDEN

Join us for an evening of community, hope, and peace. Decorate your very own lantern before launching it into the estuary at sunset. Pre-order via our Tickets page.

Events and Workshops Happening for the South West Japan Festival 2023

Our Headquarters are the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, but the Festival stretches through the whole City of Bunbury... and even further this year!

Stamp Rally

SEP 9 - SEP 17

Explore the Bunbury CBD!

Kai the cat has been visiting Bunbury stores, leaving a trail of pink pawprints behind him! Fill up your stamp diary and drop it in to BRAG for your chance to win a prize. 

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