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Japanese Cultural Day, Brisbane

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Date(s) - 18/08/2019
All Day

Brisbane Botanical Gardens: Mount Coot-tha


The tranquil Japanese garden at Mt Coot-tha’s Botanical gardens is transformed into a hive of activity this Sunday on Japanese Cultural Day, with a programme of traditional activities and demonstrations.

Visitors can get to watch the art of  Bonsai, Ikebana (flower arrangement), intricate calligraphy, Mochitsku (rice cake making) , traditional tea ceremonies and a Japanese music performance.

For the full experience, while there take the opportunity to visit the Garden’s bonsai house.


11 – Rice cake making, calligraphy & Tea Ceremony demos

11.20 & 11.40 – Tea Ceremony Demonstrations

!2 Ikebana, Tea Ceremony

12.20 & 12.40 Tea Ceremony demos

1 – Calligraphy, Rice Cake Making

2- Ikebana & Tea Ceremony Demos

2.30- Traditional Japanese music

Need to know: Japanese Cultural Day is an initiative of the Consulate General of Japan as part of Japan Week.