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Australia's largest Japanese event

Sat 14th December 10am~16pm
Sydney Town Hall 

Organizer:J Culture Sydney,   
Supported by : Consulate General of Japan in Sydney

Showcasing Japanese tourism, products, culture at the exhibitor's booth. Stage performances, kimono contests, culture workshops, installations and much more.
Don't miss this fun-packed one-day event !

2023 Video

The third year JAPAN EXPO was held in November at the City of Sydney Town Hall.​ 45 exhibiters and 8,000 attendees in one day, It was a great success.

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Adult  $25

Under 16 years old Over 65 years old   $15



AU dollar

Special Events

International Kimono Competition
with big prizes

1st Round   12:00 ~
2nd Round  14:00 ~
Final Round 15:00 ~

Kimono Competition with big prizes

Kimono Competition Sponsors

Hideo Dekura's Knife Ceremony
Main Stage 13pm~14pm

[ Houchoushiki ]
Houchoushiki is a important traditional Japanese ritual that was performed 1300 years ago as a way to present fish and other produce to the 58th Emperor of Japan, Emperor Koukou, and is now considered to be a extremely valuable, historical part of Japanese food culture. 
Myself and my team proudly perform 14th Dec 2024 in Japan expo at historical Sydney town hall, Hope to see you and Japanese foods Lover.

[ Hideo Dekura’s Profile ]
Hideo Dekura (1944) was born in Yotsuya Tokyo and arrived in Sydney in 1972 as a consulting chef. He is a culinary instructor who runs the Japanese functions of Sydney as well as Culinary Studio Dekura. He was given the title of Grand master chef from Takahiko Shijyo (the 41st head of the Shiyo family) as well as receiving the role as the Japanese Cuisine Good Will Ambassador and was also recently given the award of the order of the rising sun, gold and silver ray from the Reiwa Emperor and the Japanese government. He has also previously received a award of Agricultural ministry and Foreign ministry from Japan. As well as being a chef, he is also an author of many Japanese cooking books such as Encyclopaedia of Japanese cuisine and more, being published in English, French, Spanish and German. 


Hideo Dekura's Knife Ceremony

Knife Ceremony Sponsors



I was born as the third generation successor of my Japanese traditional art school.

I made my first debut on stage at the age of three. Ever since then, I have inherited my school’s traditional spirits and learned the traditional “Gin-Ken-Shibu” skills which were passed on within my school from generation to generation.

In order to develop this traditional Japanese art and ensure the survival of it, I, Ryuou Arai, will spread the beauty and elegance of this Japanese traditional art to the world as the third generation successor of my Japanese traditional art school.


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Exhibitor's Application Form

Exhibitor Notice

If you are handling food products, they must be wrapped in a package or bottle.

(Tasting is permitted.)

Due to city hall regulations, cooking on the spot is not allowed.

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