A Taste of Japan in the Tropics

When the cool shade of the huge fig trees beckons

When the Japanese community in Cairns gathers

When the glittering sea provides the backdrop

Then the culture quietly calls along the Esplanade

Bon Festival time!

The food and friendly smiles

The pounding of the micho

The gooey slimelike mouthful

Bon Festival time!

The drums, the beat, the strength

The kimonos, the bows, the beauty

The children joining in

Bon Festival time!

Cairns, Festival, All things Japanese………….all things fun and friendship