Japan Festival Wellington 2022

Mark your calendars! The seventh Japan Festival Wellington will be held on June 18, 2022 at the TSB Arena and Shed Six on Wellington’s vibrant waterfront. “We’ll be putting all our efforts into delivering a stunning event for all the family,” said Wellington Japan Festival Trust chair Jennifer King. King said the cancellation of this […]

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Dance stars in the making

Two talented Japanese students at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) were hard at work over the Christmas holidays choreographing special works for the Wellington Japan Festival. Described by NZSD director Garry Trinder as “two of the most impressive and delightful young people imaginable”, 3rd Yr students Kiki Miwa and Airu Matsuda were looking […]

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Students paint two giant kimonos

Students at 16 local primary and intermediate schools have painted huge calico panels for the Wellington Japan Festival’s Giant Kimono Project. “The students were asked to come up with a design of their choosing on the theme of friendship between New Zealand and Japan,” said Jennifer King, chair of the Wellington Japan Festival Trust. “There […]

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Origami — easier than it looks!

Keen kids can get into practice for the 2022 Wellington Japan Festival by trying their hand at origami paper folding. The word Origami comes from ori meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”. The goal is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques – and that means no cheating with […]

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A Big Thank You

A big thank you from the Wellington Japan Festival Trust to all the performers, stall holders, exhibitors, volunteers and the thousands of Wellingtonians who made the sixth Japan Festival Wellington such a runaway success. Capacity crowds poured into the TSB Arena on Saturday to enjoy stage performances, craft stalls, delicious Japanese snacks (special mention goes […]

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2018 Venue Areas & Performances

In 2018 the Japan Festival Wellington consisted of 35 performances, workshops and cultural stalls in total at three areas – Tokyo (Main area), Osaka (Main Entrance area) and Kyoto (Upstairs). Check out their performance schedules! In addition, this PDF file has got all information including the Food stalls and Cultural booths as well!

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