The local Japanese community came together in early May at the Cavanbah center to celebrate Japanese Children’s Day.
‘Byron Taiko provided an amazing performance and then 25 drums became the workshop space for around 40 kids and the 25 adults who attended,’ said Mayumi Akiba one of the main organisers.
‘There was a creative space where children made colorful fish mobiles, windmills and hats, with the support of mums hoping to set up a Japanese playgroup.’
The celebration was supported by the Northern NSW Health Service who sent along their Health Promotion team to talk about healthy eating. The children had bento box style lunches and nutritious vegetarian treats for the adults.
‘We’re hoping to do more events like this, that bring our families together to support better connections and community wellbeing in the Northern NSW area,’ said Mayumi.