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Japanese Premium and Craft Beer at Japan Centre- Taste Test!

Exciting news for all you beer fans! At Japan Centre, we’ve got our hands on some exquisite and rather fancy craft and premium Japanese brews, in store and online, just in ...

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Explore Japan! Sapporo

The city of Sapporo sits in the midst of the great northern island of Hokkaido. Holding the dubious honour of being one of the world’s snowiest cities, this is a ...

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The Art of Onsen- Hot Spring Bathing in Japan

Bubbling up throughout the Japanese Archipelago, hot spring pools pepper the landscape. Join Japan Centre, as we submerge ourselves into the steamy world of Japanese onsen.

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Glorious Gekkeikan Sake

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Christmas Prezzie Potentials

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A New Addition to Our KitKat Family!

 
Pumpkin KitKat

We know all you Japan Centre followers can’t get enough of our weird and wonderful Japanese KitKats. We’ve even talked about them before in our blog post. Welcome then, the New Bakeable Pumpkin Pudding KitKat.

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Sake Ceremony & Mochi Pounding Events for New Year at Japan Centre

Sake Ceremony and Mochi Making

New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.

If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting! :)

Mochi Pounding

Called mochitsuki in Japanese, mochi pounding is the custom of pounding large amounts of mochi rice into soft, stretchy and sticky mochi! Using a giant hammer and a huge mortar, one person hammers down on the mochi while another person adds water and flips the mochi over in between pounding to stop it from sticking. It is a technique that takes a lot of coordination, but is certainly quite a show to watch. You can find out more about mochi and mochi making in our blog post on the subject.

Want to see some authentic mochi pounding at Japan Centre? Head over to Japan Centre Piccadilly and enjoy the spectacle. We will even have some free mochi to give away to anyone who wants to try this authentically made Japanese sweet.

Where: Japan Centre Piccadilly Store
When: Friday 2nd January 2015 | From 12pm-
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Sake ‘Cask Opening’ Ceremony

Kagami Biraki literally means ‘opening the mirror’ in Japanese and refers to an ancient ritual of opening either a type of mochi, or more recently breaking open a ceremonial cask of sake. This is a common practice which although traditionally done just after New Year, is now popularly done at weddings, opening ceremonies for new businesses and other various special occasions in Japan.

We will be breaking open our very own cask of Gekkeikan sake at Japan Centre Piccadilly. If you’ve recovered from New Year’s Eve, you can also grab a free taste of the sake after the ceremony! :)

Where: Japan Centre Piccadilly Store
When: Friday 2nd January 2015 | From 12pm-
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We look forward to seeing you at Japan Centre on the 2nd!

COMPETITION: Win Weekly Christmas Hampers! WEEK 3

Hamper Comp

For all you loyal Japan Centre fans out there, we’ve laid on a spectacular Christmas give away! For the next  three weeks Japan Centre is giving you lovely lot the chance to win one of our magnificent hampers, that are literally bursting with goodies!

Read on to see how you could get your festive mittens on one of our coveted hampers…

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COMPETITION: Win Weekly Christmas Hampers! WEEK 2 CLOSED

Hamper Comp

For all you loyal Japan Centre fans out there, we’ve laid on a spectacular Christmas give away! For the next  three weeks Japan Centre is giving you lovely lot the chance to win one of our magnificent hampers, that are literally bursting with goodies!

Read on to see how you could get your festive mittens on one of our coveted hampers…

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COMPETITION: Win Weekly Christmas Hampers! CLOSED

Hamper Comp

For all you loyal Japan Centre fans out there, we’ve laid on a spectacular Christmas give away! For the next  three weeks Japan Centre is giving you lovely lot the chance to win one of our magnificent hampers, that are literally bursting with goodies!

Read on to see how you could get your festive mittens on one of our coveted hampers…

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We’ve spilt the beans! Amazing Black Friday offer from Japan Centre!

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We couldn’t keep it in any longer! Inspired by our friends across the pond, we’ll be taking part in Black Friday this year by offering you 20% off ALL GROCERIES at Japan Centre Online! This means you can enjoy delightful discounts on an array of Japanese classics, like miso, tofu and a whole lot more without having to brave the nuttiness of the high street! Remember, this dazzling offer lasts just 12 hours from 9am tomorrow, using promocode FRIDAY28TH!

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Party Time! Christmas Party Food at Japan Centre

Christmas Party

Like a bulging Christmas cracker ready to explode, Japan Centre is bursting with dazzling options for your Christmas parties. So do something a little different this year, and bring a flavour of Japan to your Christmas celebrations.

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10% Off ALL Spectacular Christmas Gifts at Japan Centre Online! Limited Time Only!

10% off Christmas Gifts

The season of generosity is upon us! At Japan Centre, we’re joining in by offering 10% off ALL our gifts. Hurry though, this amazing offer ends on the 26th of November. Chop chop!

Take a look at some of our stunning Christmas gifts:

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Marvel at Mochi

Marvel at Mochi

Mochi mochi mochi! The sticky treat from Japan that’s gaining popularity around the world. Join Japan Centre, as we dive into the gooey, squishy and delicious world of mochi madness.

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Shichi-Go-San

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The calendar in Japan is brimming with colourful cultural occasions. One that’s particularly special is Shichi-Go-San, the festival on the 15th of November that serves as rite of passage for kids all over Japan. Join Japan Centre as we look further into  this charming event.

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