Hong Kong – A big annual party in fall-winter – The Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival, will happen during the weekend of 11th-12th November, from 1pm to the late hours of the night. As part of the “Hong Kong Great November Feast” campaign hosted by Hong Kong Tourism Board, Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival will have a fresh face-lift this year by bringing in the spirits of traditional Japanese Matsuri, “Festival” in Japanese word, to Hong Kong. Resembling the traditional Japanese cultural, the carnival will feature over 40 booths of authentic Japanese delicacies, selection of Japanese sake, Shochu and a varied line up of fun-filled entertainment.
‘Lan Kwai Fong Carnival has been organized for 16 consecutive years but it has never ceased to bring us surprises!’ said Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Association. ‘This year, we are glad to become part of the Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. Japan has fascinating culture and traditions such as Japanese cuisine, fashion, music, cartoon, traditional dance, you name it. Therefore, I am very excited and eager to see Lan Kwai Fong being turned into a Japanese Street this autumn to showcase all the great culture and produces of Japan!’ he continued.
Transforming the busy heart of Lan Kwai Fong into Japanese Matsuri market
As part of “Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon – 2017” campaign hosted by Consulate- General of Japan in Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong area will be transformed into a beautiful Japanese Matsuri market, decorated with Torii archway and a mix of glowing lanterns. The Matsuri market will feature over 40 booths of extensive collection of Japanese sake from Sake Federation, and distinctly Japanese delicacies from different prefectures in Japan, including Okinawa, Iwate and Kochi, etc.
To further embrace the traditional Japanese culture, guests can take this opportunity to stroll around town in the well-known Japanese clothing Yukata and take photos with their family and friends at the Matsuri photo booths. Enormous illuminated lanterns which can be found in Aomori Nebuta Matsuri will also be available at the Matsuri market for photo opportunity. A varied line-up of activities includes continuous stage performance of magic, live band music, traditional Japanese Matsuri dance, Ninja, Karate, Kendo and Samurai. In addition, guests can experience the Japanese art of indigo dyeing at the rare Aizome Fashion Show from Tokushima and enjoy the street parade with taiko drums and Japanese fusions of music and dance, as well as booth games. During the carnival, guests can also experience professional hairstyling and Japanese style face painting service to immerse themselves into the Matsuri atmosphere. For die-hard gaming fans, don’t forget to visit the Nintendo booth to find out the top selling Japanese video game. Lan Kwai Fong Japan Carnival will sure be the biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment this fall.
About Lan Kwai Fong Association
Established since 1990, Lan Kwai Fong Association (LKFA) has been a non-profit making chamber which groups together over 100 restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and business of the area to create a unified community for customers and corporations seeking to reach the lucrative market. LKFA aims to promote the unique Lan Kwai Fong culture and charms to locals and the world. Sponsorship raised from various organizations would be used as marketing expenses to hold regular activities, including the Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Fest, the Lan Kwai Fong Carnival, etc.
About Lan Kwai Fong Group
Lan Kwai Fong Group is a dynamic company involved in diverse sectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China & throughout Asia. The core of the business involves property development, operations and management for commercial, leisure, and entertainment use. The Group’s ventures in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Thailand include Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, California Tower, Shanghai Dream Center, and Andara Resort & Villas. Leveraging on the expertise and vast experience in property development, the Group also actively participates in various businesses including F&B concepts, movie production & distribution, lifestyle private equity investment, latest cutting-edge innovative technology, themed attractions, and LKFtv – a digital entertainment platform, synergizing and creating an all-inclusive ecosystem of connectivity.
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