Head of Sammy the Dragon

Sammy the Dragon

This is one of the early versions of Sammy the Dragon, who has been the mascot of the Shinju Matsuri Festival since its inception in 1980. Sammy, like all Chinese dragons, is thought to bring good luck to community and every year he is awoken to perform his dance and lead the annual parade. At the end of the festival he returns to sleep in his cabinet, ready for next years’ outing. ‘Sammy’ continues to awaken the festival each year around August-September.

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Shire of Broome Art Collection

Kimberley artists abound

The Shinju Matsuri Art Awards is an open competition and exhibition for Broome and Kimberley based artists, held every year as a core event of Broome’s annual Shinju Matsuri Festival. The overall...


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Broome WA 6725

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