Now in its fourth year, Brighton Japan is returning for 2012! Brighton Japan is the UK’s largest annual celebration of Japanese culture, with events taking place in Brighton’s most prestigious venues over eight days at the end of June.
Brighton Japan is the brainchild of Brighton’s premier Japanese restaurant, Moshi Moshi and is supported by Asahi.
The festival will host many exciting events throughout the week, including two riotous matsuri (street festivals), quality evening performances at HŌMU, the specially created home for the festival in Bartholomew square, and a film festival at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse.
Festival highlights include:
MOSHI MATSURI, 23rd-24th June, Free entry
Launching the Festival, the opening weekend will be a lively collection of Japanese music and performances, traditional children’s games, workshops and street processions, as well as a profusion of shitamachi-style stalls selling all sorts of street food and Japanese goods.
HŌMU, 22nd June – 1st July, Ticketed – see website for events/prices
The place to be during the festival, HŌMU will feature exquisite and exciting evening events and performances throughout the week: The Paper Cinema; an exclusive screening of ‘The Ring’ (original version); a whiskey tasting night with the redoubtable Dave Broom, the Catalyst Club (Japanese edition), and another exhilarating outing of Tokyo Sounds– a showcase of new of Japanese music (feat. No Cars, smallgang, Ken Kobayashi & The Colours). Friday 29th also sees HŌMU turn into one-off Japanese themed Supper Club with CanTina.
ASAHI ANIME FESTIVAL, 30th – 1st July, Free entry
A delirious and colourful celebration of all things anime, with cosplay contests, manga drawing and karaoke competitions galore.
Brighton Japan is proud to be working with premier Brighton venues including The Brighton Dome &
Pavilion, Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Moshi Moshi, and Hotel du Vin.
See you there! (*^_^)v