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Bunbury locals celebrate Japanese culture in festival Matsuri Day

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Okinawan culture was at the forefront during performances by the Tida Drum and Dance Group.
Camera IconOkinawan culture was at the forefront during performances by the Tida Drum and Dance Group. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Bunbury locals had the chance to immerse themselves in Japanese culture as the South West Festival of Japan took over the city at the weekend.

The South West Festival of Japan kicked off with a Matsuri Day taking over the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

During the day’s festivities, people were able to watch captivating performances of Japanese song and dance, interact with various market stalls and take part in various workshops including manga drawing, calligraphy, Japanese drumming and a tea ceremony.

Among the performers during the Matsuri Day were the Perth-based TIDA Drum and Dance Group, Subi Japanese Dance, Taiko On and the Nyamaha J-Rock band.

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