Sunday, 24th September 2017, 10am – 8pm
Trafalgar Square, London
Japan Matsuri 2017
Daikagura Performers: Mimasu Monnosuke, Okinaya Wasuke
Japanese Samurai Selection
Tsumura Reijiro, Suzuki Yoshitaka and Ichikawa Hibiki with DJ TAKAKI
London’s very own and much loved festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – takes places in 2017 on Sunday 24th September. In its 9th year and a regular fixture in the London calendar, this energetic annual event brings people together to enjoy an amazing day of Japanese food, music, dance and so much more. Please bring family and friends, old and young to join us for another special event. All absolutely free!
As in previous years, everything will kick off bright and early at 10am and the action will run non-stop all the way through until 8pm in the evening. With two stages, there is plenty to see all day with an exciting main stage programme and amazing displays of martial arts on the second stage. Swing to the beat of taiko drumming or sing along to catchy songs from popular artists like Naomi Suzuki on the main stage. We even offer you the public a chance to sing to the crowds if you fancy joining in our ever popular Nodojiman karaoke singing contest! In 2017 we will be celebrating Japan in the UK and showcasing some of the best and brightest talent in this country.
Enjoy the atmosphere with delicious Japanese festival food from a host of brightly coloured stalls. Join in the fun in the family activities area with traditional Japanese games and opportunities to learn origami and Japanese calligraphy or dress up in traditional Japanese costumes. There will also be a massive nine metre long canvas upon which you can draw your own creations right in front of the National Gallery!