With Tanabata just around the corner¬†on 7th July, Japanese towns everywhere are about to burst into life to celebrate.¬†Here at Japan Centre we wish we could be in Japan, strolling around the local Tanabata Festival in our light and airy yutaka, writing wishes on tanzaku and sampling some sumptuous festival food that the Japanese do oh so well. But, alas, we are stuck here! So we’re going to do the next best thing and cook up some of our own wonderful Japanese yatai stall-inspired festival street food.
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.