Go fly a kite at japanese festival day

THE Japanese Festival of Children's Day is being held again at the Japanese section of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour on May 3.

Entertainment will include traditional Japanese games and story-telling, kite-flying, origami, sushi-making demonstrations, callig- raphy workshops, karate displays, a bonsai display and manga (theatrical) mask workshops. In addition, there will be musical entertainment throughout the event and parachute jumps. Anyone coming along is also being encouraged to take part in kite-flying and origami competitions, for which prizes will be awarded.

“The Festival has very quickly established itself as a hugely popular annual family day out,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Keith Rhoades.

Refreshments on the day will range from sushi, to Japanese barbecue, Devonshire teas, Japanese drinks and confectionery, cold drinks and coffee.

The celebrations of the 2009 Coffs Harbour Japanese Festival of Children's Day will begin at 10.30am and go on until 3pm on May 3 and entry is free.



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