As mass gatherings are still not allowed, events continue to move virtually. This year, the UK’s biggest free Japanese event, Japan Matsuri, will be going virtual for the first time with a renamed event; Japan Matsuri Presents.
Held on the last weekend of September, Japan Matsuri Presents is a two-day live streaming event bringing a huge array of Japanese culture to your home. Now in its 12th year, Japan Matsuri celebrates all aspects of Japanese culture creating an opportunity for people living in the UK to explore it.
Content will be streamed on the Japan Matsuri Presents website and social media channels, with mixed live and pre-recorded content made exclusively for the event. Japan Matsuri Presents will feature many different types of performances, martial arts, food demonstrations, kamishibai theatre performances, dances and much more. Viewers can tune in throughout the day to get a taste of the full spectrum of Japanese culture from the comfort of their own home.
Japan Matsuri will be streamed this weekend, 26-27 September, on the website with a variety of events such as performances from Ichiko Aoba and The Kakehashi Koto Ensemble. Also, learn how to make Okonomiyaki and Japanese martial arts.
Japan Matsuri Presents brings you a whole weekend streaming the best of Japanese music, art, performance, dance and more.