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By Ines Francesca English
August 26, 2021
By Ines Francesca English
August 26, 2021

Is Japan on your destination bucket list when Australia finally opens up international borders? Well, until you can hop on a plane and see the real deal, a slice of Japan is coming to your living room with the latest virtual Sydney event. Japanaroo is an online travel, food and arts festival celebrating all things Japanese, running until Saturday, October 2. 

The interactive online event offers origami workshops, lessons on kintsugi, live walking tours of numerous Japanese cities and cooking classes live-streamed from Tokyo. 

The festival will transition to a live, in-person event in December with a concert at Sydney Town Hall, pending Sydney's COVID restrictions in summer. The lineup will feature a mix of Aussie and Japanese talent, including singer Kamahl, didgeridoo player William Barton, the Sydney Sakura Choir and taiko drummers YuNiOn. 

Tickets range from free to $70. You can check out all the different workshops and events here.

Ticket sales to the Town Hall concert in December have been temporarily paused, but will be available again soon.

Image: Pexels, Satoshi Hirayama


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