Main Event 盆踊り大会 Japan Festival

2019年:今年は8月11日に開催しました!Japan Festival Sunshine Coast 2019 !


2019 Japan Festival Sunshine coast was bigger than last year.  Experience Japanese culture without leaving Australia. 25 food stalls and many merchandise stalls, games, dancing, Children’s Art Competition, Anime Cosplay Contest, Martial Arts and many more.
Sunday the 11th Aug free for this event!

@Meridan State College, 214 Parklands Boulevard Meridan Plains QLD Australia


More details…

→Children’s Art Competition Awards

→Instagram Photo Competition

→WIN $500! 3 Mins Homemade Movie Competition


****** Concept of Obon Festival *******

In middle of August(from 13th to 16th Aug), In Japan we have Obon holidays. Obon means the festival of souls. This is very unique and one of the most important family holidays. It’s believed that ancestors’ spirits to return to the world of the living on the day. Family gets together to think and appreciate their ancestor. It’s a Family reunion.
So Japanese kids say “For O-Bon we go back to my father’s hometown where my grandparents live. So people come back to local place where they were born.”

On the more festive side of things, at night, people head to the local community center or hall where it’s like a big carnival. There’s lots of music, dancing and vendors selling food, toys, and souvenirs. People usually wear Yukata(lightweight cotton kimono) and join in the big community dance.

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