Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a Japanese festival? Well, wonder no more as Japanese Student Association Malaysia (JSAM) and Taylor’s Anime Society (TAS) will be bringing the festivities to Aki Fest at Taylor’s University this 27th and 28th September! From 5pm to 10pm, you’ll get to experience an authentic Japanese festival complete with games, performances, and more.
Best of all, Aki Fest is totally free, with visitors even standing a chance to receive a free gift once they register. Check out the exciting activities they have lined up for us below!
Test your zen and sharpshooting skills at Aki Fest’s game booths, featuring classic Japanese carnival games such as Yo Yo Tsuri and Shateki. Yo Yo Tsuri involves fishing a balloon from a pool of water using only a hooked paper string, while Shateki is a Japanese twist on a carnival shooting gallery.
Have an artistic side? Show it off at the Shodou booth, where participants are invited to practice the art of Japanese calligraphy. The booth will also feature a calligraphy showcase from Japanese students!
Of course, no festival would be complete without food—and we’re happy to report that Aki Fest will feature an array of food stalls, all run by students from the culinary arts and hospitality programmes.
There’s plenty of excitement to be had on the stage as the schedule will be jam-packed with thrilling performances!
There’s bound to be something for everyone, with traditional performances from groups like the Malaysia Yosakoi Soran team and the Taylor’s 24 Festive Drum Team, to modern pop acts such as popular girl groups Starlight Sugar and Miracle Beat.
Take your festival experience to the next level by trying on an authentic Japanese yukata from Aki Fest’s yukata rental booth. For those who’d like to take home a yukata of their own, popular thrift store Jalan Jalan Japan will have a range of yukatas for sale as well.
If that isn’t enough to spice up your visit, why not take part in Aki Fest’s sushi eating competition? Put your taste buds to the test by partaking in delicious—but wasabi-filled!— sushi from Sushi King.
To learn more about Aki Fest, head on over to their Facebook and Instagram pages. With its blend of traditional activities and modern attractions, it’s definitely a must-go event for anyone interested in Japanese culture.
THE MAGIC RAIN will be reporting live from our booth, with a lineup of equally exciting activities planned. Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming announcements, and we hope to see you there!