Moshi Moshi! Sharpen your chopstick skills, because Brisbane’s first Japanese Festival is coming to town on Saturday August 19. In conjunction with Japan Week Brisbane, West End’s shiny new West Village precinct will transform into a sashimi-lover’s heaven with a sumo-sized selection of cuisine and festivities in celebration of the land that gave us gyoza and Godzilla.

The day-long festival will feature markets and food stalls, bars serving sake and whiskey (the real Japanese MVP’s), traditional dances and drumming demonstrations, origami folding and so much more. Whether you’re craving something steamed, fried or glazed, Brisbane’s most-loved Japanese restaurants and bars will be on hand with all the poke bowls, sushi, yakitori sticks, bubble tea, whiskey, dumplings and teppenyaki you could possibly want.

Miso hungry just thinking about it.

Tickets cost just $10 a pop, which leaves plenty of spare change to gorge on all that yummy Japanese cuisine. Running from 11am to 5pm, stay the day to really maximise your snacking quota. As if the lure of ramen wasn’t enough, online ticket buyers also go in the draw to win a trip to Japan. Don’t be a noodle, get yourself to Brisbane Japanese Festival for goodness sake (geddit…sake!).

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