This Saturday is the main event for Wellington’s Japan Festival which kicked off 6 July with the Friend to Friend exhibition in the Fletcher Challenge Foyer.  The organisers Asia New Zealand Foundation, Wellington City Council and the Embassy of Japan (along with the sponsors of course) are always bringing us beautiful free cultural events. 
Thanks for that.

Our recent guest poster was rightly excited about Music Fair of Japan that is part of the Japan Festival, unfortunately both concerts are fully booked. Zannen desu ne!  However don’t despair, there is plenty of Japanese culture to partake of:

  • Food and Craft market runs from 1.00pm until 8.00pm
  • Cultural Show from 1.30pm until 7.00pm
  • Friend to Friend Public Speaking Contest from 2.30pm until 4.00pm (for all of you out there that think that they might sit their proficiency test ‘one day’)
  • Tea Ceremony from 3.00pm until 4.00pm

More details can be found on the asia:nz website (now with RSS for their event calendar).

If you don’t make it along, don’t forget that the Japanese Embassy runs free movie nights on the last Tuesday and Thursday of every month at 6.00pm. They often sponsor other free events that usually book out fast.  You can find details on their website here.

Tanoshi so desu!