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Japan Matsuri 2015

Japan Matsuri 2015

Last weekend I went to London for the annual Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square. The Japan Matsuri is now in its 7th year, and I have to say it wasn’t one of the best years I’ve experienced. There were some good acts, but there was nothing I personally thought was that outstanding. Still, I stayed for … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2013

Japan Matsuri 2013

Last Saturday I spent the day in London at the Japan Matsuri – London’s annual event celebrating Japanese culture. The event has grown over the few years that I’ve known it, and is now in its fifth consecutive year. For the second year running the event was held in Trafalgar Square. I admit I was … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Unbelievably, another year has flown by and it’s time for London’s annual Japan Matsuri again! Japan Matsuri will be taking place on Saturday 5th October in Trafalgar Square, from 11am to 9pm. For more information, please visit the official Japan Matsuri website: japanmatsuri.com. The event will include live music (taiko drumming, Okinawan traditional music, classical music, … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2012

Japan Matsuri 2012

On Saturday 6th October Trafalgar Square in London was taken over by Japanese culture for the annual Japan Matsuri. Each year the venue has changed, starting at Spitalfields in 2010 and moving to County Hall last year (see my post about last year’s festival), and I wasn’t sure if the new larger venue would work, … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2012 on Saturday 6th October

Japan Matsuri 2012 on Saturday 6th October

Next Saturday, 6th October, Japanese culture will once again take over central London, as the Japan Matsuri arrives in Trafalgar Square. The festival will kick off at 11am with a formal opening by His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan in the UK, and The Chairman of the Japan Matsuri Committee, Mr Keisaku Sano. Entertainment … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri in London – save the date!

Japan Matsuri in London – save the date!

Calling Japan lovers in the UK! The Japan Matsuri will be back this year on Saturday 6th October. This year’s Matsuri will be held at Trafalgar Square. Last year the Japan Matsuri was held at County Hall, which I wasn’t sure was a particularly good venue (I heard Spitalfields in 2010 was better). I’m not … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2011 in London

About a month ago, on Sunday 18th September, the Japan Matsuri was held in London. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write about it, but life has been busy. It was a fantastic day, with almost too much to take in. I wished I could split myself into two people to be on … Continue reading

Update on J-Life in London

There is a ridiculous amount of Japan-related stuff going on here in London. So much more than I expected, and so much more than I have time to cover. I feel like I’ve been neglecting Haikugirl’s Japan a little bit these last few weeks, so here’s a quick round-up of what’s been going on and … Continue reading

March 11th – six months on

“Now all we can do is look forward. We only have one life, after all.” Takashige Kowata, Fukushima evacuee. I know a lot of people are thinking about America today, what with it being ten years since 9/11. But for me (and for many people), it’s a different anniversary. Today marks six months since the … Continue reading

Japan-related events in London

There are quite a few Japan-related events coming up in London and, whilst I will of course be writing about them after I attend, I thought it might be a good idea to mention a few in advance in case you want to go. From Sunday 4th – Sunday 18th September, a play called Halcyon … Continue reading