Japanese Summer Festival

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Experience the vibrant summer traditions and rich cultural heritage of Japan right here in Ireland! Raku 楽 Theatre is hosting a Japanese Summer Festival on 1st July 2023 at the Cherrytree Pub, Dublin 12.

Are you ready to experience the vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors of Japan right here in Ireland? We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Japanese summer fest 2023 at Cherrytree Pub. Get ready to immerse yourself in the rich traditions and cultural delights of Japan with a plethora of exciting activities!

Japanese Summer Festival

🍣 Mouthwatering Japanese Cuisine 🍣

Savour the delicious flavors of Japan with a selection of authentic Japanese dishes. Try a carefully curated menu featuring a few tantalizing Japanese delicacies that will transport your taste buds to Japan. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Japan!


🎊 Bon Odori (盆踊り) – Traditional Japanese Dance 🎊

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as we celebrate Bon Odori, a traditional Japanese dance performed during the summer festival season. Join the spirited circle dance with fellow festival-goers. Let the rhythm of the music guide your steps and experience the joy of this cultural tradition.


🎨 Origami and Calligraphy Workshop 🎨

Discover the beauty of Japanese art forms through our origami and calligraphy workshop. Learn the art of folding intricate origami designs and master the graceful strokes of calligraphy. Experienced instructors will guide you through the process.


✨ Tanabata – Make Your Wishes Come True ✨

Participate in the enchanting Tanabata celebration, where you can write your wishes on colorful strips of paper and hang them on bamboo branches. Feel the magic in the air as the festival brings together people’s hopes and dreams, creating a tapestry of aspirations.


🍣 Sushi Demonstration 🍣

Ever wondered how to create perfect sushi rolls? Attend the sushi demonstration and watch as skilled sushi chefs unveil the artistry behind this beloved Japanese culinary delight. Learn the techniques, appreciate the precision, and gain insights into the world of sushi-making.


🌸 Suikawari – Watermelon Splitting Game 🌸

Cool down with a fun and refreshing game of Suikawari, a traditional Japanese activity where participants are blindfolded and attempt to split a watermelon with a stick. Unleash your inner competitor and see if you can strike the sweet spot!


🎭 Japanese Language Theatre 🎭

Be captivated by the magic of Japanese language theatre as talented performers take the stage to showcase traditional and contemporary plays. Let the expressive gestures and melodious tones transport you to the world of Japanese drama and storytelling.

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Admission to the festival is FREE!!! However, please note that there may be a charge for some activities.

Mark your calendars and gather your friends and family for a day filled with Japanese cultural delights. Whether you’re a Japan enthusiast, a food lover, or simply curious about other cultures, this festival promises an unforgettable experience.

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