Canterbury Japan Day is an annual event organised by The Japanese Society of Canterbury with the aim of sharing authentic Japanese culture with Cantabrians.
In 2016 it will take place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 6 March at Riccarton Park Function Centre, Riccarton Racecourse.
The feature attraction will be the demonstration of traditional Japanese Winter New Year and “the Cool Japan”; including Japanese anime and cosplay.
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The history of Canterbury Japan Day
The inaugural Canterbury Japan Day was held on 11 March 2012 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Japanese Society of Canterbury and the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Japan. It also marked the anniversary of the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Canterbury Japan Day proved very popular and has become an annual event, attracting about 20,000 visitors in 2014.
- Check our photos of previous Japan Days.
- Find out more about our Japanese resources in our page on Canterbury Japan Day.