Melbourne Japanese Festival
An annual Japanese festival in Melbourne, Box Hill
Melbourne Japanese Festival is run twice a year in Melbourne and Box Hill. Nunawading Japanese School is proud 2022 Major Sponsor:
It’s a huge privilege to be able to support Melbourne Japanese Festivals. It is the largest Japanese festival in Melbourne and we want to make sure it continues to share Japan’s music, culture and food with as many Melburnians and Australia each year.
MELBOURNE JAPANESE FESTIVAL
Melbourne Japanese Festival had their first festival in Melbourne during 2010. Since then the event has grown and attracted many people across Melbourne.
The Melbourne Japanese Festival is always searching for people who would like to help with the event.
Melbourne Japanese Festival will have lots of live performances such as Taiko Drumming, Martial Arts and Dance performances and also Okinawan Folk Music. In 2022, due to covid restrictions, the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival was broadcasted 100% online across Australia and internationally
Many people also get dressed up in their traditional Yukata or even Cosplay costumes. It’s lots of fun for all the family!
JAPANESE FESTIVAL IN BOX HILL
Box Hill Japanese Festival (Japan Club of Victoria) is normally held during May in Box Hill each year.
Similar to the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival, the Box Hill Japanese Festival provides many performances for Melbourne people. Recent Box Hill Japanese Festivals have included Japanese Taiko Drumming, Tradition Dance/Kendo/Karate/Shakuhachi, and Shamisen performances. There is also a choir performance and Karaoke Show which can be lots of fun to watch!
Here’s a quick video published by Zen Yosakoi Melbourne filmed at the 2017 Box Hill Japanese Festival in Melbourne:
The Box Hill Japanese Festival is held within the Box Hill Town Hall. The venue also exhibits many cultural activities such as a Ikebana and Bonsai show, Tea Ceremony, Shogi Japanese Chess competition and even a Bullet Train (Shinkansen) model Railway.
Interested in learning Japanese and attending Japanese classes at Nunawading Japanese School?