Japan Matsuri started in London in 2009 and has been a yearly fixture in London’s events calendar ever since.
The festival is the largest Japanese event in England,
and since 2012 it has welcomed a growing number of international visitors to Trafalgar Square to experience and learn about Japan.
The event is run by the Japan Matsuri Management Committee and organised with the help of enthusiastic and able volunteers who are interested in Japanese culture.


Download from the below for Application Form & Manual.


We are seeking super eager volunteers to help us throughout the whole day of the festival on the 29th.
It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the event and make new friends at the same time, so please join us!!!

*Please remember that this is a purely voluntary role and you will receive no payment or reimbursement.


Volunteer Hours

We mainly require volunteers on the day of the festival, but we usually ask for a little help before and after as well.
Pre-Event (before the 29th): just a couple of hours to assist with final preparations & moving.
On the Day (all day on the 29th): you will be divided into groups and assigned as required to roles such as general support, performance support, hospitality, stalls, logistics, etc.
Post-Event (usually the following day): just a couple of hours to assist with moving.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering,

please contact Mr Mitsuyama at

Please attach your CV. If you might also be available to help out Pre or Post Event, please clarify that in your email.
If you have any questions or enquires, free to contact us at the same address.


Would you like to perform on stage at Japan Matsuri 2019 in Trafalgar Square? We want to hear from talented performers. Anyone with a connection to Japan can take part - from singers and dancers, to jugglers and comedians. If you would like to be involved in the 2019 event, please complete and return the downloadable performance and demonstrationapplication form and stage plot.

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions, please contact us byemail.