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Do you love Japanese culture? Have you been aching for the chance to watch Japanese performing arts groups, learn about Japanese arts and crafts, stock up on adorable Japanese stationery and gifts, and enjoy delicious Japanese food? Can you come to London this Saturday? If so, then gather the family, friends and favourite cosplay outfits, because Japan Matsuri is here once more!
What is Japan Matsuri, you ask? Essentially, it is an enormous festival held once a year at Trafalgar Square, that gives the local Japanese community (consisting of Japanese expats, studiers of the Japanese language, employees in Japanese companies and anybody else interested in Japan) a chance to share aspects of Japanese culture with their family, friends, and anybody else who may be interested.
At Japan Matsuri you can expect to find an enormous variety of activities, performances and attractions. Do you love art and drawing? Then head over to the Manga Art stand and partake in manga drawing activities. Do you enjoy live performance? Try spending some time near the centre stage, where different exciting live performances will be happening all day, including Taiko Drumming, Noh Ballet and Piano, and J-Culture Fashion and Performance. And naturally, as lovers of Japanese food, there will be ample opportunities to stop by the Japan Centre stalls, where we will be offering tasty noodle dishes, takoyaki octopus dumplings, yakitori chicken skewers, gyoza dumplings, deep-fried karaage chicken, refreshing soft drinks, and more.
Interested? Excited? Then come on down to Trafalgar Square between 11am and 9pm this Saturday, 27th September. For more information, visit the Japan Matsuri website.
There is no doubt about it, Inside Japan Centre readers – Autumn is definitely upon us! The nights are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and the sunglasses are starting to gather dust from lack of use. But it’s not all bad, especially if you are a lover of Japanese food and flavours! Indeed, the Japanese have a saying: “Autumn is the season to eat”. This refers to the widely held belief that the best food Japan has to offer is produced in Autumn. Read on to learn more about some of Japan’s most loved Autumn foods.
Pickles are an indispensable part of a traditional Japanese meal. Whether you’re having fukujinzuke with your curry, a pickled plum in your bento or some ginger with your sushi, pickles are the finishing touch to any meal! Read on to learn about some of our favourites.
Do you love bento-ing? Maybe you like Japanese food and want to find out what all this bento fuss is about? Well, for food fans of all kinds, do we have a competition for you! Yup, we’re offering one lucky winner a copy of Yum-Yum Bento Box so you can learn all about the amazing world of bento lunch boxes with Crystal Watanabe and Makiko Ogawa! To find out how you could be in with a chance to win just read on…
Learn how to use some of our favourite bento accessories with this handy guide.
Japan is home to oodles of noodles! Check out our top 5 to learn all about our faves and how you can enjoy them.
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If you visit Japancentre.com regularly, you may have noticed that we have been promoting everybody’s favourite Japanese biscuit confectionaries, Pocky and KitKat, this week. We are always trying to offer new and exciting varieties of these iconic snacks, and we believe this time we have hit the nail on the head with the all-new toastable KitKats, now available to buy online!
Join us as we take a whistle-stop tour through some of Japan’s most well-known pop culture!
Save the date! Free delivery for U.K. mainland addresses with our exclusive promocode on August 25th. Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, email and the blog on the day to learn how you can get free delivery.
Don’t forget we always offer Free Delivery on all orders over £75 for U.K. mainland customers!