2016: Events

Japan Matsuri welcomes everyone with many exciting events throughout the day. There will be two performance areas, interactive including Japanese crafts, haiku and more and an exhibition space for the winners of the competition.

To find more, please go to following pages:

Opening Ceremony: 10:30

Main Stage Time Table: こちら

Martial Arts Stage: こちら

Stage Performances: こちら

Programme PDF: japan matsuri 2016

Activity Tent


JAPAN MATSURI SONG “ IBUKI” NOW available on iTunes and Amazon


SOAS Min’yo Group
The SOAS Min’yo Group are a largely amateur bunch of Japanese folk song (min’yo) devotees who meet regularly at SOAS, University of London, to practice singing, instruments and some folk dancing. Launched in 2012 by David Hughes, a Japanese music specialist at SOAS, its members are of various nationalities, including Japanese. The Group have performed at events and venues such as the Japan Matsuri, Hyper Japan, the Japanese Embassy, Sheffield Japan Day, Durham Oriental Museum etc. New members are warmly welcomed. For further information, see www.facebook.com/SOASMinyo, or email David at dh6@soas.ac.uk. For a sample video, see www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1-fRVFaJlA

Bunka Yochien


The Japanese School in London (ロンドン日本人学校)


JSD Crew

We are a small dance school based in Acton Town. We learn Choreography and street dance from Shala who is known for Pharrel, Charli XCX, MTV EMAs and many more. We are from the age of 7- 14 and practice every Sunday. We have worked very hard for our very first performance.

The classes started over 3 years ago under Nikki. She posted up an ad on mixb seeking for a street dance teacher to take over the casual classes she had started up in Acton high school due to her move to Spain. Soon after Shala( Pharrell, Kiesza, Charli XCX, MTV EMAs) took over and over the past 2 years have had the success of teaching multiple Japanese girls from the ages of 6-14, brought successful teachers over from Tokyo for workshops (Mikael- AI, King of Swagg crew, Yuka – EXILE, E Girl, BoA). ‘The girls are a blessing to me. I care for them dearly and I keep hem close to my heart. They give me strength and hope with their hard work and passion. I have seen girls who couldn’t speak very well in Japanese blossom into well spoken girls -Shala’.

Classes: every Sunday @ Acton High school (nearest tube: Acton Town)

10:30-11:30 £10/ class (£5/ trial class)

contact: jkldanceprjct@googlemail.com for more info

The Green Chorus

私達の活動は年に一度の定期演奏会を目標にしつつ、ジャパン祭りやチャリティーイベント参加に加えSouthbank Centreでのコーラスの祭典、老人ホーム訪問、シティ周辺教会でのランチタイムコンサート出演など多岐に渡ります。



Tsumura Reijiro

Hakurakusei is collaborating with Reijiro Tsumura ,Ballet and Piano in London
Reaching for the skies – a journey to the speed of sound

Okinawa Sanshinkai

The London Okinawa Sanshinkai, is a collection of people who are enthusiastic about Okinawan folk and classical music and traditional dance. Amongst the members are Okinawans, mainland Japanese and several other nationalities.  We play and teach Okinawan folk and classical music and traditional dance using the sanshin (a 3-stringed lute), taiko (stick drums), samba (like a castanet) and sometimes other instruments like the koto and fue (flute).

Thames Taiko/London Taiko


British Suzuki Institute


London Aikikai