Martial arts, cosplay and calligraphy will be the order of the day this Sunday when Aberdeen pays homage to the land of the rising sun.
The city will celebrate Japan Day at by taking in culture and heritage of the Asian country at Cults Academy.
Organisers have a packed programme of events in store for all the family and are hoping that this year could be the biggest yet.
Goodie bags will be distributed, and speakers at the event include the Consul General for Japan, North East Region MSP Ross Thomson, Michael Anderson from the Mitsubishi Motors Station Garage and Japanese exchange student from Nagasaki studying in Aberdeen Kurumi Hirooka.
Kitri-Du-Lac will talk about keeping Geisha tradition alive into the 21st Century and Lee Morrow, a 14-year-old YouTuber, will give a talk entitled “Japanese culture and how it is mesmerised me”.
Other activities include taiko drumming, Japanese songs, stamp rally competition, a poster competition by pupils from Airyhall primary, origami, kids’ sumo, martial arts demonstrations and more.
Entry to the event and all activities are free. There will be stalls serving Japanese and Scottish food, as well as other exhibitors from local businesses and further afield.
Preston Gan, chief organiser, said: “My hope is to win the hearts and minds of visitors attending the event that they will go away feeling inspired and encouraged about our northeast heritage and its contributions made to Japan, and that they will be proud to raise that awareness to their friends and families.”
The event runs from 10am to 5.30pm.