Keisuke Norimi from the Warehouse on East Street puts the finishing touches on a traditional Japanese shaved ice desert called Kakigori which will be on offer on New Year's Eve. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Keisuke Norimi from the Warehouse on East Street puts the finishing touches on a traditional Japanese shaved ice desert called Kakigori which will be on offer on New Year's Eve. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

New Years Eve events brings a taste of Japan to Rockhampton

NEW Year's Eve in Japan isn't about fireworks and cheerful celebrations.

Instead, people take time to reflect on the year that has passed and consider their hopes for the year to come.

While The Workshop will be bringing a taste of Japan to Rockhampton this New Year's Eve, it's another time of year that's inspired their day-long festival of food and creative classes.

The Workshop's Vanessa Norimi said they would be bringing all the elements of a Japanese summer festival to the East St venue.

Classes in Japanese painting and Nihonga Calligraphy, Ikebana flower arranging, Yukata (summer kimono) wearing and a cultural experience will run throughout the day.

From lunch, the focus will be on Japanese food with meals on offer until roughly 9pm.

There will be live music from 6.30pm through until 2am.

Vanessa said everyone would be invited to join in watching the fireworks display on the riverbank at midnight.

"We wanted to bring a summer festival here," she said.

"It's going to be a great atmosphere."

For class times and costs and to book, visit workshoprockhampton.com.au



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