Are you intrigued by the elegance of traditional Japanese sake rice wine? Perhaps the tantalizing packaging and exotic names have sucked you in to the grasp of the sake goddesses, forever to hold you a slave to the delicate, but robust flavour sensations? Or maybe you just had some sake from Japan Centre before and like the taste?
Whatever the reason, sake is becoming a hugely popular drink all over the world, whether it is drunk warm in a traditional Japanese sake cup, or mixed with orange juice to make a modern take on the screwdriver cocktail – the sakedriver!
COMPETITION: Win Japanese Film DVDs
We have two brand new Japanese DVDs from Third Window Films to give away to a lucky winner of our latest Japan Centre competition. These are two straight to DVD films and won’t be available to see at UK cinemas, so a great opportunity to see some fun Japanese films.
There are more to mushrooms than just granting extra lives or turning you into Super Mario! Mushrooms are a hugely popular ingredient in Japanese cooking and there are many varieties available compared to the standard button or flat mushrooms we see at British supermarkets. With some fantastic new Asian mushrooms available to buy online at Japancentre.com now is the perfect time to learn more about the exciting varieties!
Here is another fantastic chance to see more independent Japanese films in London. Japan Centre has teamed up with the Raindance Film Festival to offer you the chance to win tickets to see some of the best quality Japanese cinema releases this year.
Since 1994, Raindance has unleashed some of the most potent and exceptional Japanese films and filmmakers onto the British public… and this year is no exception with this chance to discover the best indie films Japan has to offer. With a total of nine different Japanese films being shown at the festival from the 28th September to 9th October, you are sure to find something that you will like.
The new Westfield Stratford City will be the largest shopping centre in Europe and home to some of the world’s best shops and restaurants. We are incredibly excited to be part of this and hope that you will come and visit us for some delicious and healthy umai lunch!
* UPDATED – Scroll down to see photos from the opening day!