CapeTownMagazine.com

Say Kon'nichiwa and Discover Japanese Culture At Japan Day: ...

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Say Kon'nichiwa and Discover Japanese Culture At Japan Day: Rugby Edition

Have you or your children ever tried Suikawari? Well at Japan Day you can experience this watermelon smashing game, and many other Japanese things.

Get the Saturday market experience plus many unique opportunities for Japanese cultural indulgence. The seventh annual Japan Day takes place on Saturday 16 March 2019 at Oude Libertas Slow Market. Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup in September 2019 and this special rugby-themed Japan Day will get you into the World Cup spirit.

RUGBY FEVER
Bokkie, the Springbok rugby team’s mascot will be there and you can expect some rugby personalities to make appearances too. Tag Rugby SA will be there hosting tag rugby activities and you might even find yourself booking a flight to Japan. For updates, stay tuned to the Consul of Japan Facebook page.

WATERMELON SMASHING GAME
The Kids Zone presents traditional Japanese toys, Kamishibai Story Time (a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling), Suikawari (traditional Japanese watermelon smashing game), a jumping castle, face painting and much more.

JAPANESE FOOD VILLAGE AND COOKING DEMO
Various Japanese food options will be available and there will be a cooking demonstration by a Japanese chef on the main stage. He will be cooking chicken katsu curry (deep-fried chicken cutlet with Japanese curry).

You can expect, among other things, grilled yakitori, spicy ramen bowls, slow braised pork belly, smoked salmon wontons with wasabi mayonnaise and sushi and the pizza trader will be doing his take on okonomiyaki. There’s also a sake and whisky tasting, and an authentic tea ceremony experience.

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITIONS AND PARTICIPATION
Performances include martial arts demonstrations: aikido, karate, judo, kenjutsu (Japanese sword demonstration) and kyudo (archery). 

You can also watch performances of shakuhachi (flute), koto (Japanese harp) and nihonbuyo (traditional dance) and check out bonsai and bonsan (miniature moss garden) exhibitions.

There will also be audience participation opportunities with Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), go (Japanese chess) and Origami for Africa will be giving you the chance to try origami.

COSPLAY, ANIME AND FILM
There is a Cosplay Competition run by Cosplay Cape Town, open to anyone who wants to dress up and enter on the day. Winners will be awarded tickets to FanCon in April 2019. There will be film screenings of Modest Heroes and Shin Godzilla. The CTIA (Cape Town International Animation Festival) will be there too.

---

Charm all five senses at Maaya Cape Town.

Sashimi lovers, check out our comprehensive list of sushi restaurants including budget sushi.

Get Japanese dining experiences to feed belly and soul at Tjing Tjing House. Ever had a Japenese pancake? Discover that fluffy goodness on Pancake Tuesdays.

Support local and eat at our fantastic array of markets in Cape Town. Save a pretty penny and tick them off your list with these free things.

Rugby fans, find out about the Super Rugby Fixtures.

---


Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
March 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

Sound workshopLet Your Kids Scratch, Mix and Mashup ...

Expert DJ lessons and a guaranteed first SoundCloud mix for your budding EDM superstar

capegate-summer-splashWater Slides, Surf Simulators and ...

Plus sand building, kite making and water wars on Saturdays

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

Xmas Gift Fair11-Days Of Christmas Gifts at a Fab ...

Bring the kids for a show and games and get some good eats too

Tango festIt Takes Two To Teach Tango

Learn moves from the experts and party like an Argentinian dancer

2 4 1 hqLive Music and The Finest Steaks In ...

HQ’s Live Music Mondays includes the #2FOR1Monday special: two salads, two steaks and ...

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

Wavescape Surf Film Festival CliftonGather Your Beaches For Art, Movies and ...

Wavescape 2019: a month of beach cleanups, fundraisers and movie nights

sotano_bree_4Half-Price Sushi and Bubbly Every ...

Manga sushi served with Pongrácz bubbly

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

sotano_steakCheer Up: Here’s One Amazing Monday ...

A flame-grilled sirloin with a glass of wine over beautiful views

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

sea kayaking participantsPost-Work Monday Kayak to Revitalise ...

The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

sgtpepper6Host Your Party (Plus Live Music) On A ...

Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

Moyo_Eden2Monday Special: Double Your Burgers ...

Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

the_shred_6Skate Half-Price and in Any Weather on ...

Rain or shine, a four-hour indoor skate session is just R25

Masala dosaCook Traditional Indian Food on Long ...

Learn a few tips and tricks to make authentic Indian dishes

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips