Archive | May, 2009

Inside JC – Japanese Bakery


Many of you out there might know about Japan Centre’s wide range of sushi, but maybe not about our Japanese style bakery. At 6.30 every morning our staff start to bake a unique selection of breads that would never be seen in a British bakery. As in the picture above, some of our breads shaped in characters that you may recognise – Totoro, Hello Kitty, An-Pan Man and Doraemon – each with chocolate, custard or red bean filling. They almost look too good to eat! Read More…

Kodo – Taiko Drumming in London – Competition!



At the Southbank Centre. Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 2009


Kodo returns to London, direct from Sado Island, with a performance never seen outside Japan. Ekkyo: Trans-border features premier dancer, Chieko Kojima, alongside fresh dance, vocal and drum compositions. Lavish costumes, huge drums, and Kodo’s legendary precision and power deliver an exotic synthesis that explores new territories, and the boundaries between. Visually stunning and thunderous, one experiences Kodo with the whole body. A thrill for all ages! Read More…

Free Rice Tasting 18th-21st May


A rice tasting event may sound strange to our Western customers, but all Japanese know that getting the best tasting rice is the basis to success in the kitchen. So get involved and come to the Japan Centre Food Shop from Mon 18th – Thurs 21st May between 12-3pm to try our newest import. Read More…

Monthly Sake Tasting – May


It’s that time again! Free sake tasting for everyone!

On Sunday 10th we are offering the chance to taste Nakata Umeshu: a premium plum wine which is sweet and fruity. On Sunday 31st it’s Hakurou Hojyo‘s turn to be tasted: a light, clean tasting sake that’s delicious served cold or warm. Read More…


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