Date: Saturday 21st August-Sunday 22nd August 2010
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL
Web: http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/

On 21st and 22nd August 2010, the fourth Japanese Art Festival will be presenting two days of art, cultural activities and fun at Conway Hall, Central London. 

Akemi Solloway, the main organiser of the Japanese Art Festival, is a lecturer of Japanese culture and daughter of an old samurai family. It is her aim to present authentic Japanese culture in an accessible and enjoyable manner. In addition to Akemi, the core supporters of this festival are AJAMCA, the Anglo-Japanese Anime, Manga and Culture Association, and the School of Japanese Language and Culture.

In the friendly atmosphere of this event, if you come alone or with a group, you will find like-minded people, interesting things to see and do and the chance to take part in further activities in the UK and Japan.

Kawaii Culture
Special guests 6%DOKIDOKI will be talking about the popularity of Kawaii Culture in Japan with the help of Akemi Solloway and guests.
Kimono Demonstration
The classic Japanese clothing gets a contemporary look as guest Yumi Yamamoto demonstrates the kimono with a modern twist. Meanwhile, Akemi Solloway will be explaining the style and wear of the traditional kimono.
Harajuku Fashion Show
A specially themed demonstration looking at the style from the legendary streets of Harajuku courtesy of 6%DOKIDOKI. Harajuku is a shopping area of Japan famed for its unique street fashion and this show gives you the opportunity to see why it’s so well-reknowned.
Japanese Food
The Japanese Art Festival always provides a taste of Japan courtesy of our Yatai stands. Enjoy a range of food and drink including takoyaki, okonomiyaki, sake and soba.
Traditional Japanese Music
Enjoy some classic Japanese musical treats including performances on the Shamisen courtesy of guests Rodrigo & Eriko Hanawa, Shinobue (Japanese flute) and also the ever-popular Taiko drums.
Martial Arts
The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School (MSMAS) will be providing a variety of martial arts demonstrations live on stage. MSMAS teaches a variety of disciplines including Judo, Traditional Aikido, Iaido and Kendo.
The Japanese Art Festival will have a wide range of Cosplay-themed events over the course of the weekend, including the Cosplay Masquerade.

Dealers at the Japanese Art Festival

Attendees of the Festival will be able to purchase a wide range of items including DVDs, Manga, Japanese food, toys, T-Shirts, clothing and much more. Some of the companies attending the Japanese Art Festival include: Genki Gear, Kamika-Z, Gundam Nation, Voodoobaby, Japan Centre, United Publications, Third Window Films, Animetal

For more details please contact: Akemi Solloway info@japaneseartfestival.com


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