2017 Japan Festival Report
On Sunday 21st May, the 18th annual festival was held at our usual venue, Box Hill Town Hall and TAFE. I would like to thank everyone for coming and contributing to its great success.
Blessed with fine weather, we were very happy to welcome many visitors who enjoyed the usual attractions and the novel ones (two of which were new attractions along with one returning from last year). To our delight the entry tickets to them were sold out quickly, so we will endeavour to offer more novel attractions in addition to well-established ones in the coming years.
We are also grateful to report that there were no accidents or emergencies.
The Festival Statistics
|Booths||111, operated by 82 groups|
As the rather new Chairman (this is only my second year) I realized the visitors represented a very wide range of backgrounds. I felt proud that the event, with the help of our wonderful volunteers, seems to contribute to the bridging of not only Japan and Australia but also the diverse local culture.
In closing, I hope the Japan Festival can continue to develop as the joyous festival we wish it to be.
We will be looking forward to seeing you next year.
2017 Japan Festival Donation/Scholarship Result
|Kumamoto Earthquake Appeal||$2579.54|
|Minami Sanricho Tunami Appeal||$1500|
|Box Hill Institute (TAFE)||$1000|
Melbourne International School of Japan
2017 Japan Festival Pamphlet
Date & Time
Sunday 21st May 2017 10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM
Box Hill Town Hall & Box Hill TAFE, 1000-1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
◆ Free Entry ◆
- Children up to 5 years old
- Disabled persons (+ 1 carer)
- Seniors Card Holders
- Persons dressed in Kimono or Yukata
- Persons dressed in full Cosplay Costumes
- School Groups (*)
Japan Club of Victoria
To promote cultural exchange between Australia and Japan.
To provide a vibrant festival everybody can enjoy.
City of Whitehorse; Box Hill Institute (TAFE);
Victorian Multicultural Commission;
Consulate-General of Japan, Melbourne;
Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Melbourne;
Japanese Society of Melbourne; Australia-Japan Society of Victoria; &
The Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria Inc.
Japanese Taiko Drumming, Traditional Dance, Kendo, Karate, Shakuhachi, Shamisen,
Koto, Choir, Karaoke Show, etc.
Scary Experience - Audio Virtual Reality
Ikebana, Bonsai, Bullet Train (Shinkansen) Model Railway, etc.
Tea Ceremony, Go, Shogi Japanese chess, Origami, Traditional Japanese Games, etc.
About 110 Stalls expected
Takoyaki, Yakitori, Japanese Sweets, Tea, Japanese Toys, Ceramics, Books, Craft,
Kimono, Yoyo game, and lots more
Win a gorgeous prize by completing Japan Festival Survey!
- A group of 5 or more students lead by a teacher can enter free of entry fee.
- Pre-booking is essential.
※ Provision of parking spaces for school buses would be difficult.