Saturday 28 March: Go¥en Festival @ Ceres Environmental Park


The Japanese word for ‘five yen’ – GO EN (五円) signifies good luck in relationships. Five-yen coins are commonly given as donations at Shinto shrines with the intention of establishing a good connection with the deity of the shrine. People offer these coins in hopes of meeting someone new who might bring fortune, business, friendship or love.

The Goyen festival is a wedding celebration for Melbourne venue Horse Bazaar’s director lovers – Taka and Fumi. Horse Bazaar has served as a venue for many hip-hop and electronic events, and Taka and Fumi have always opened their doors for independent artists and promoters to do their shows there.

In their typically socially dynamic fashion, this couple are sharing their celebration with the public at the lovely setting of CERES Environmental Park. As they are Japanese/Australian and proud of it, they encourage you to come in fancy and funky Japanese themed dress.

The celebrations will include food stalls, Drink Booth, Photo Shooting, Video Projection, Dance and Tea Ceremony and creative art/craft stalls. Taka is also encouraging performance artists and stall owners to get in touch with her before the weekend if they wish to join in on the fun.

Thanks Taka and Fumi for having Haarp Media in for events over the years and many blessings to you!

Note: Please RSVP for the event at the Facebook event page if you would like to attend so they have an indication of numbers…


Wedding Itinerary…

2-3pm: Complimentary sake/drink service/gift or hug the
wedding couple and take photos with them!

3-4pm: Modern/Traditional Japanese wedding ceremony

4-8pm: Party time!!


Genre: Community celebration

Time: 2-8pm

Place: CERES Environment Park, Corner Roberts Street and Stewart Street, Brunswick East

Cost: $10

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