History of MJSF

2010

February 27, 2010

2010

Saturday 16:00-20:00 Docklands 15 stalls About 5,000 participants 安田政秀 Masahide Yasuda Chairman, MJSF steering committee Despite the limited time for preparation, the first Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival was a big success.

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2011

February 12, 2011

Saturday 16:00-20:00 Docklands 18 stalls About 10,000 participants 与安雅隆 Masataka Yoyasu Chairman, MJSF steering committee With about 100 volunteers wearing colourful Japanese kimono and helping around, this year’s Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival was a beautiful presentation of Japanese culture.

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2012

February 11, 2012

Saturday 16:00-20:00 Docklands 20 stalls About 13,000 participants 齊藤雅彦 Masahiko Saito Chairman, MJSF steering committee This year’s Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival was covered by Channel 9 on Morning Sunrise. The money raised by selling raffle tickets was donated to support disaster-stricken area in the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2012.

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2013

February 10, 2013

2013

Sunday 16:00-20:00 Docklands 29 stalls About 15,000 participants 大野謙二 Kenji Ono Chairman, MJSF steering committee Since 2013, Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival changed from Saturday to Sunday.

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2014

February 2, 2014

2014

Sunday 16:00-20:00 Federation Square 42 stalls About 15,000 participants 高田光進 Mitsuyuki Takada Chairman, MJSF steering committee This year marked the Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival’s move from Docklands to Federation Square. The festival has since attracted more and more participants.

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2015

March 8, 2015

2015

Sunday 13:00-20:00 Federation Square 39 stalls Over 20,000 participants 早川洋 Hiroshi Hayakawa Chairman, MJSF steering committee A variety of performances, including Japanese taiko drumming, traditional and modern dances, and instrumental performances, were greatly welcomed by our participants

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2016

February 28, 2016

2016

Sunday 12:00-18:00 Federation Square 41 stalls About 40,000 participants 嵯峨伸二 Shinji Saga Chairman, MJSF steering committee More and more people started to join us on Facebook and Instagram. Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival has become a yearly celebration on many Melbournians’ calendars.

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2017

February 26, 2017

2017

Sunday 12:00-17:00 Federation Square 44 stalls Over 42,000 participants 勝木敦志 Atsushi Katsuki Chairman, MJSF steering committee With over 42,000 participants, this year’s festival recorded the largest ever turnout in Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival history.

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2018

February 25, 2018

2018

Sunday 12:00-17:00 Federation Square Over 50 stalls 35000 participants 村上和浩 Kazuhiro Murakami Chairman, MJSF steering committee Kumamon visited from Kumamoto and was very popular with the crowd. A cold day, yet another successful festival!

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