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Arigato in London: A Saturday in the Sun

Arigato in London: A Saturday in the Sun

As I said in my last post, there’s an awful lot going on in London at the moment. Right now there are two Japanese festivals happening at the same time. On Thursday last week I attended Japan Festival 2012, which you can read about here, and on Saturday I went along to Arigato in London. … Continue reading

Japan Festival 2012: A night of music from Japan

Japan Festival 2012: A night of music from Japan

There’s so much going on in London at the moment, and with not one by TWO Japanese culture festivals happening right now I was spoilt for choice. Japan Festival 2012 started on Wednesday 25th July and continues until Tuesday 7th August, at Broadgate Circle, near Liverpool Street Station. I popped along on Thursday after work … Continue reading

Japan Festival 2012 in London

Japan Festival 2012 in London

Not to be confused with the Arigato in London event I mentioned the other day, I’m pleased and somewhat bemused to announce yet another Japan-related festival in London – happening at the same time! Japan Festival 2012 is another event to say thank you to people for supporting Japan throughout the disaster last year, and … Continue reading

Event: Arigato in London

Event: Arigato in London

After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which devastated the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011, 163 countries and 43 international organisations have offered help and Japan received huge support and love from the world. “ARIGATO in LONDON” will be held for 15 days from 28th July to 11th August 2012 at London … Continue reading

Brighton Japan Festival 2012

Brighton Japan Festival 2012

When I went to the Brighton Japan Festival last year (weekend 1 & weekend 2) I had only recently returned from Japan and was dying for a hit of Japanese culture. I had been living in Bognor Regis where the only way to get a taste of Japan is to buy sushi from Tesco (yuck!) … Continue reading

Introducing… OrigArti: Bespoke Origami Fashion

Introducing… OrigArti: Bespoke Origami Fashion

I recently came across a new origami-themed online store which is opening on Sunday 1st July. Allow me to introduce… OrigArti! OrigArti’s founder, Brighton-based artist Jimmy Dean, took a little time out to explain what OrigArti is all about: I started to watch anime from the age of nine and since then I have developed … Continue reading

Tomodachi by Daisuke Sakaguchi

Tomodachi by Daisuke Sakaguchi

Do you remember when I was hit with egg-hunting fever and I ran all over London taking photos of artistically designed eggs? Well, at that time I came across a Japanese artist called Daisuke Sakaguchi, who designed a gorgeous egg called “Mirai” (meaning “future”). Now the egg fever has passed, but I’ve been hit with a … Continue reading

Okinawa Day 2012 in London

Okinawa Day 2012 in London

Last year I missed Okinawa Day in London because I went to the Brighton Japan Festival. This year I’ve decided to only go to the first weekend of the Brighton Japan Festival, which means I can go to Okinawa Day 2012 on 30th June. Here’s some more information about Okinawa Day: Okinawa Day 2012 @ … Continue reading

Upcoming J-Gigs in London

Upcoming J-Gigs in London

2012 is looking like it might be a good year for Japanese music events in the UK. Here are a few upcoming highlights that I’m personally quite excited about… Friday 15th June – Cornelius presents salyu x salyu at the Jazz Cafe The experimental and exploratory music by Japan’s Keigo Oyamada (i.e. Cornelius) combines cheerfully dissonant … Continue reading