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MEDIA RELEASE: Japan Day 2018 – Centenary Edition at Oude Libertas Slow Market

2018 is a special year for The Japanese Consulate in Cape Town as we celebrate our centenary, the oldest Japanese overseas mission on the African Continent, established in 1918. As part of its Centenary Celebrations, The Japanese Consulate will host a very special Japan Day 2018 – Centenary Edition on Saturday 17th March 2018 at Oude Libertas Slow Market (09:00 till 15:00).

The Japan Day festival is part of our Japan Cultural Week program running from 2 – 17 March 2018, and will showcase various exciting, exotic and fun aspects of Japan and Japanese culture.

The performances on the day will include martial arts demonstrations and workshops in a dedicated martial arts village, Aikido, Karate, Judo, Kenjutsu (Japanese sword demonstration), Kyudo (Archery), a Cosplay show, traditional Japanese music with Shakuhachi (flute), Koto (Japanese Harp), and authentic Japanese food demonstrations by a Japanese chef. Exhibitions will include Bonsai Competition, Koi fish and Sumi-e (Drawings by Japanese brushstroke).

The audience will also have a chance to participate and try Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement), Shodo (calligraphy), Tea Ceremony Experience, Origami by Origami for Africa, Butterfly Art, Go (Japanese chess), trying on Yukata and more.

This year we have also invited vendors who will be selling some Japanese goodies. There’ll be something for everyone in the family, young and old, covering an array of interests. The festival is a free event, which will take place at the Oude Libertas Slow Market, therefore you will get the usual Saturday market experience plus an opportunity for Japanese cultural indulgence.

Detailed event information and updates can be found on our Facebook


Date and Time: March 17th, Saturday. 09:00 to 15:00 Venue: Oude Libertas Slow Market (Oude Libertas, Oude Libertas rd,) Admission: Free

Japan Culture Week (2 - 17 March 2017)

17 March: Japan Day 2018 – Centenary Edition at Oude Libertas Slow Market

For more information about the respective events contact Wyomia Mouwers at the Office of Consul of Japan, by e-mail: / 021 425 1695

Issued by: Embassy of Japan Office of Consul of Japan in Cape Town 21st Floor Office, The Towers 2 Heerengracht Corner, Hertzog Boulevard Cape Town 8001, Republic of South Africa Tel: +27 21 425 1695 Fax: +27 21 418 2116

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