Bon-Odori 2021

Date : Sunday 24th January 2021
Time : 3pm - 8pm (Set up start 2pm - Pack up finish 9pm)
Venue : Byron Youth Activity Center Byron Bay [1Gilmore Cres, Byron Bay NSW 2481]
Enter : $2 + Donation / $30 Workshops experience ticket
Wet weather : shrink in to inside and under cover outside area of YAC
Event Organizer : Japan Festival Byron Bay
Sponsor : Byron Youth Service

Japan Festival Byron Bay is an annual community event to introduce unique Japanese cultural experiences for understanding of diversity through the Japanese food stalls, Taiko drumming and music, dance experience, also markets of kimono, craft and workshops.
Not only stage performances and markets but visitors will be able to engage in Japanese traditions through the workshops.

Festival is a non-profit free entry event usually, we fundraise annual public liability insurance and logistic cost by drink sales and workshops fee on Festival sites each years.
As our Festival is done in a digital way in 2020, this time is a fundraiser workshop style event aiming to raise for the Japan Festival Byron Bay November 2021.
We need your help to continue culturally diverse activities in Byron Bay.
Please prepare your picnic rug for your personal space, and a Dance workshop will be arranged with placed TAIKOs in personal distance.

Book your spot under limited space under restricted circumstances !


Limited numbers participate under the COVID safety plans & restrictions.  SAVE YOUR SPOT!

Event Purpose

Artists special workshops

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All schedules are pending by covid lockdown situation.

David CooperTensui Australia

South Brisbane
Can be schedule once a term

Yoshi ShogoWaraku-Soden

Scheduled on 2022

Chieko KojimaKodo

Official information↓

Simon VanyaiTaiko-on

once a year

Previous Japan Festival Byron Bay

JAPAN FESTIVAL BYRON BAY is the Shire’s Inaugural Japanese Festival. The goal is to introduce the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional performances


More than 5000+ audiances for Inaugural Japan Festival Byron Bay 2017


includes Martial Arts, Mikoshi, Chanting, Dances, Taiko, Live music.


Market stalls
15 Workshops and 8 Games and 22 craft stalls for merchandise


Food stalls
not only Sushi but Japanese sweets you never seen before.

Japan Festival Byron Bay 2017 Japan Festival Byron Bay 2019

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