If you’ve ever been interested in finding out a little bit about other cultures, and if Japan has ever popped up on your radar, and if you happen to be hanging around Cape Town this coming Saturday and wondering what to do with yourself, allow me to gently prod you in the direction of something you might find … quite interesting.
The Japanese Consulate in Cape Town will, this Saturday, be hosting Cape Town Japan Day, which will be an exhibition of some of the familiar features of Japanese culture, as well as some of the lesser known aspects that you’re not likely to come across every day. So expect to see performances of Kendo, Aikido, Karate (everyone knows this one, I’m sure), as well as Koi and Bonsai exhibitions.
There will also be a Japanese Tourism booth, stocked with plenty of tourism information for prospective travelers, while visitors will also be able to try their hand at some traditional games and stand a chance to win a small prize.
Also in attendance will be several members of the Cape Town Cosplay Group – they’ve been drawing enough attention to themselves that the organisers invited them to come put on a cosplay show – and I believe they will be willing to answer questions about their art to interested spectators.
The event will start at 12pm on 23 January and run until 5pm, and it will take place at the Greenpoint Park Amphitheatre. Admission is totally FREE!!