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Japan Matsuri 2019

29 September — 10:00 am

Sunday 29 September 2019       10.00am – 8.00pm

Trafalgar Square
Westminster
London
WC2N 5DN

Free

London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 29 September 2019 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this free annual festival brings people together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance, and activities for all the family.

Everything kicks off at 10.00am and runs through till 8.00pm. With two stages, there is plenty to see all day. The programme of stage performances for this year is still being finalised and will feature exciting new acts as well as the return of favourites from previous Matsuri.

On the main stage, expect performances from Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers and the ‘Hilarious & Bonkers & Brilliant’  Ichi with his one man band! Special performance from Japan for 2019 is the Otsu Kagura Troupe, bringing the enthralling tale of Orochi the Giant Serpent. See the Japan Matsuri website for more information.

As usual, Japan Matsuri will offer a range of authentic festival flavours, including takoyaki, yakisoba, kara-age, kakigori and much more. Special for 2019 sees the first tasting in London of MOS burger, who will be serving two of their most popular dishes – Yakiniku rice burger and Teriyaki chicken burger!

Uchiwa Fan Design Contest

Visit the Japan Society stall on the north terrace in front of the National Gallery (opposite St. Martin in the Fields), to create your own uchiwa fan design and be in with a chance of winning a suprise package full of Japanese snacks and sweets!*

In case you need inspiration, the wonderful manga artist Chie Kutsuwada will be with us to give demonstrations throughout the day. Come and meet her and learn how to design manga style.

*You can design your uchiwa in our stall or later at home. To enter, simply post a photo of your fan on social media making sure to tag us (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). A winner will be selected on Friday 4 October and the prize will be sent by post.

 

Japan Matsuri is organised jointly by the Japan Association, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Foundation, the Japan Society and Nippon Club, with support from the Embassy of Japan.

Follow Japan Matsuri on Facebook (@Japan.Matsuri.London), Twitter (@japanmatsuri) or on www.japanmatsuri.com for all the latest news.

 

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Date:
29 September
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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