Oliver Hambsch and I will be launching Mokuhanga Kai at Japan Day this year. We will be hosting two Mokuhanga print parties during the day and showcasing original Mokuhanga prints. Please come by and make your own Mokuhanga print!

Japan Day 2019 – Rugby Edition takes place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at Oude Libertas Slow Market. A very special Rugby themed Japan Day to get you into to spirit of Rugby World Cup fever in Japan.
This year we are hosting our 7th annual Japan Day in Cape Town, with an even bigger showcase of various exciting, exotic, informative and fun aspects of Japan and Japanese culture. The performances on the day will include martial arts demonstrations, Aikido, Karate, Judo, Kenjutsu (Japanese sword demonstration), Kyudo (Archery), Shakuhachi (flute), Koto (Japanese Harp) a Cosplay Competition, Gaming Hub, Kids Zone, Tea Ceremony Experience, Japanese food village and cooking demonstration. The exhibitions will include Bonsai, Bonsan (miniature moss garden) Koi fish as well as Ikebana and Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock print). The audience will also have a chance to participate and try Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement), Shodo (calligraphy), Origami by Origami for Africa, Butterfly Art, Go (Japanese chess), trying on Yukata and many more. Special additions for this year, Rugby Experience, Japan Travel &Tourism Information and a Japanese Business Pavilion. There’ll be something for everyone in the family, young and old, covering an array of interests. The festival is a free event, which will take place at the Oude Libertas Slow Market, therefore you will get the usual Saturday market experience plus an opportunity for Japanese cultural indulgence and a taste of Japan before the Rugby World Cup.