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Japanese Festival & Town Centre Market Day


Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: Orewa Community Centre, 368 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: OrewaBeach

Orewa Beach is celebrating the Japanese culture as part of our RWC adopt-a-second-team with a free family interactive festival showcasing Japanese arts, crafts, music and food demonstrations. There will be interactive free origami and shodo calligraphy writing workshops, sushi making and traditional tea ceremony demonstrations, plus the energetic and fast paced Taiko drum performances.

Celebrating two cultures side by side will be our local Orewa Craft Market Bazaar selling an amazing selection of quality NZ handmade products.

Schedule of events:

All day - Orewa Town Centre Discount Market Day
Great retail specials • fabulous Christmas shopping bargains • live entertainment • Dallas the Clown will be performing magical tricks & creating free balloon art • roaming entertainers • stilt walkers and more…

Come and relax by the beach and let us entertain you:

• Enjoy alfresco dining by the beach
• Peruse the shops for some bargain special retail therapy
• And why not take the stress out of Christmas and layby those special gifts.
With over 200 retail clothing, jewellery & accessory, shoe, gift, electronic and homeware stores to choose from, Orewa Beach has it all – safe family friendly shopping by the beach.

9am – 4pm - Orewa Craft Market Bazaar (small hall)
Selling quality NZ handmade products.

11am – 4pm - Continuous Orewa Japanese Festival (large hall)
* Shodo and origami workshops
* Kiri paper artist display & sales
* Yo yo fishing game - ticket sales
* Wings of Hope fundraising: t-shirts/earrings

11.30am – 1.30pm
* Free photograph portraits - dress up in Japanese costume

12pm – 12.30
* Tea ceremony

12.15pm – 12.55
* Haere Mai Taiko drum performances

12.30pm – 1pm
* Sushi making

1pm – 1.30pm
* Tea ceremony

1.15pm – 1.55pm
* Taiko drums performance
* 10 minute workshop

2pm – 2.30pm
* Tea ceremony

2.30pm – 3pm
* Sushi making

3pm – 3.30m
* Tea ceremony

* Festival ends

Festival volunteer lunches have been kindly provided by the community-minded team at McDonalds Orewa.

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