If you are in or around Auckland in the beautiful country of new Zealand tomorrow (Sunday 9th February) get yourself and your friends and family down to ASB Showgrounds in Epsom to enjoy a great day of Japanese culture, Music, Foods and entertainment hosted by the Japan Association of Auckland
The Event will be held in Pavilions 2 and 3 over 2 levels and each one has its own main stage that will feature lots of live performances and displays including traditional music and dance as well as martial arts, Taiko drums and cosplay.
I have included the official list of performances at the bottom at the article as well as a map of the event.
There is also an opportunity to get involved with tea ceremonies, a Tekken fighting tournament, Japanese painting and Sake tasting and so much more.
Once you get hungry no need to worry there is going to be endless food stalls and snacks to try including yakitori, bubble tea and sushi and a large Asahi beer area (for the adults) for a couple of cold ones to beat the summer heat. There is even a Manga library bus to chill out in with your favourite Manga.
I have been every year since I arrived in NZ and enjoy the day every time, I am unable to make it this year but we will have a small stand next to Japan Homes so come by and say hello (Look out for Japa Ho Kun their friendly builder sheep mascot).
The whole event is thoroughly recommended and is a guaranteed fun day out for all ages and as its back held at ASB Showgrounds there should be plenty of room this year at this ever growing event.
Come celebrate everything Japan!!!
kicks off at 10:00 until 18:00