Main Stage Time Table



Main Stage Time table

(※The schedule may be subject to change without notice.)

 

   10:00  Opening                                

 

Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers

The mighty thunder of huge taiko drums. Intricate and fascinating rhythms and soundscapes take us from traditional rhythms into melodic drumming. www.jojihirota.com

 

JAPAN MATSURI Song IBUKI with Naomi Suzuki ジャパン祭りソング「IBUKI ②13:20  ③16:20  ④19:20

Now it’s your turn. Naomi Suzuki gives us the chance to take part and feel the spirit of a Japanese festival. Sing along, dance Japan Matsuri song together with UK-based singer Naomi!         www.naomisuzuki.co.uk  http://www.sweet-naomi.com/

 

   10:30 opening ceremony                                

 

 

   10:55  Mikoshi Procession with students from Teikyo School 

 

帝京ロンドン学輿

In true Japanese festival tradition, students of the Teikyo Japanese School parade the mikoshi portable shrine topped with the phoenix around the festival site. Listen out for the cries of ‘Washoi! Washoi!’

 

 

   <11:00  ~ 12:00 >                                

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操) They’re back! The popular stars of Japan’s legendary national TV exercise programmes, Radio Taiso (literally ‘radio exercises’), return to Japan Matsuri to put you through your paces with some warm-up routines. Come and join in – anyone can have a go, standing up, sitting down – raise your energy levels

and get the Square moving!  ②11:45   ③12:45  ④ 15:45 ⑤16:30  ⑥17:43  ⑦ 19:00

 

Aozasa Shishi-Odori Dance Troupe 青しし踊り 

For the first time in the United Kingdom, Aozasa Shishi Odori brings to Japan Matsuri the mystery of the timeless dance rituals of the gods from the mountains of north-eastern Japan. Shishi-odori (deer dancing) has been passed down through the generations for hundreds of years and is still regularly performed by members of various local communities. www.bunka.pref.iwate.jp/dentou/kyodo/shousai/gein 2ou_019.html

②14:45 18:40

 

London Japanese School Choir ロンドン日本人学校合唱 

A hundred junior high school pupils, aged 12 to 15, from the London Japanese School in Acton come together to perform the School Song and Flowers Will Bloom. www.theJapaneseschool.ltd.uk

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操)

 

Eisa Dance: Children of the London Bunka Yochien エイサ踊り:ロンドン文化幼稚 

Firm favourites at Japan Matsuri, the children, aged 2 to 6 years old, (and mums) of the London Japanese Cultural Nursery School perform the Eisa dance of Okinawa, with miniature drums(!) to the music of Mirukumunari. With only two weeks to practise after the start of the new term they do fantastically well, we think. It doesn’t get any cuter than this – a true JAPAN MATSURI highlight.   www.londonbunka.com

 

   <12:00~13:00 >                                

 

Mikoshi Procession with students from Teikyo School 帝京ロンドン学輿

In true Japanese festival tradition, students of the Teikyo Japanese School parade the mikoshi portable shrine topped with the phoenix around the festival site. Listen out for the cries of ‘Washoi! Washoi!’

 

Green Chorus Japanese Women’s Choir グリンコラス女声合唱 

Founded in 1986, London’s very own Japanese women’s choir is well established and takes great pride in performing a variety of genres including world classical music, and Japanese songs both traditional and modern. www.nipponclub.co.uk

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操)

 

SOAS Min’yo Group SOASグル  

The SOAS Min’yo Group comprises Japanese folk song (min’yo) devotees who meet regularly at SOAS,University of London, to practise singing, instruments and some folk dancing. Launched in 2012 by David Hughes, a Japanese music specialist at SOAS, it welcomes members of all nationalities.   https://soasminyo.wordpress.com

 

   <1:00~2:00>                                

 

SHUKU:

Shuku are a group of professionals of different disciplines such as Street dance, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary. Even though all members come from different cities, genres of dance and age groups they were able to form a powerful team of strong women who had one thing in common, their passion for dancing. Please enjoy a one off performance at this Japan Matsuri.

 

JAPAN MATSURI Song IBUKI with Naomi Suzuki ジャパン祭りソング「IBUKI」 

 

Nodojiman のど自慢大会

Once again, members of the public test their vocal chords and attempt to impress the Japan Matsuri judges with their own versions of Japanese karaoke classics. There are fantastic prizes for the runners-up while the winner receives the marvelous prize of a return ticket to Japan courtesy of All Nippon Airways.

 

   <14:00~15:00>                                

 

Tezuma by Taiju Fujiyama 手妻 藤山大

International Tezuma magician Taiju Fujiyama conjures up a taste old Edo-period magic in London. Stage magic performances have long been a tradition in Japan and Tezuma – the name alluding to lightening quick sleight of hand – has enchanted Japanese audiences with a combination of illusion, dance, storytelling and music for centuries. Get ready to be amazed! www.japanesemagic.jp/news.html

 

Aozasa Shishi-Odori Dance Troupe 青しし踊り  

 

   <15:00~16:00 >                                 

 

British Suzuki Institute Violin Ensemble 英国スズキ

The Suzuki Method of teaching music is one of Japan’s most far-reaching cultural exports. The stage is filled with violins and students as young as 5. www.britishsuzuki.org.uk

 

Hiroko Tanaka Japanese Dancers 田中弘子日本舞踊  

Nihon Buyo, or Japanese Dance, is a dance form refined and developed over four centuries. It contains influences of Kabuki theatre dance, Noh theatre, Japanese folk dance and a mixture of European and American cultural trends found in Japan today. The group is led by Hiroko Tanaka, a Wakayagi-ryu dance teacher who has been dancing nearly 70 years.

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操)  

 

London Okinawa Sanshinkai ロンドン沖縄

The London Okinawa Sanshinkai is a multinational group whose members of all ages share a love of the music and dance of the Ryukyu islands (present-day Okinawa and Kagoshima prefectures). The sanshin is a plucked three-stringed instrument central to the distinct and infectious musical culture of the people of the Ryukyu islands. https://sites.google.com/site/londonsanshin

 

   <16:00~17:00>                                

 

JSD Crew: Street Dance JSD Crewストリトダンス  

JSD: Back to Japan Matsuri in 2016! The members of JSD Crew all learn street dance from Shala in Japanese. Aged from 7 – 14, they practise every week at a dance school in Acton and have worked hard for their live public performance. Please cheer and dance along with them

 

JAPAN MATSURI Song IBUKI with Naomi Suzuki ジャパン祭りソング「IBUKI

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操) 

 

Hibiki Ensemble アンサンブル

 

The Hibiki Ensemble was formed in 2003 by three musicians teaching Japanese music at SOAS. The group performs traditional and contemporary Japanese music known as sankyoku – music for three instruments – on koto (13- and 17-stringed long zithers), shamisen (3-stringed lute) and shakuhachi (5-holed, end-blown bamboo flute).

 

   <17:00~18:00>                                  

 

Enka by Jiro Yamauchi 山内二郎

Japanese Enka singer Jiro Yamauchi is a professional singer currently based in Tokyo. Born and raised in Aso City, Kumamoto, Jiro has been a passionate singer of classic Japanese music from a young age.

 

Reijiro Tsumura 津村次郎  

Noh theatre actor Reijiro Tsumura fuses the Noh tradition with contemporary dance.

 

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操)

 

NAOMI SUZUKI with her Band 木ナオミ バンド with ダンサズ  

Naomi will sing Western Rock & Roll! Including songs from The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Spiders with collaboration work by KARATE’s self-defense tool (trained by Katsumi Sakakura) with her dancers. Also Naomi will sing merry song called SMILE AT ME with “Merry Project” children’s smile umbrellas. Come together and Let’s pray for world peace. www.naomisuzuki.co.uk

 

   <18:00~19:00>                                  

Tezuma by Taiju Fujiyama 手妻 藤山大  

 

Aozasa Shishi-Odori Dance Troupe 青しし踊り 

 

 

   <19:00~20:00>                                  

RADIO TAISO ラジオ体操(NHK みんなの体操)

 

JAPAN MATSURI Song IBUKI with Naomi Suzuki ジャパン祭りソング「IBUKI 

 

Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers 田丈自&ロンドン太鼓

The mighty thunder of huge taiko drums. Intricate and fascinating rhythms and soundscapes take us from traditional rhythms into melodic drumming. www.jojihirota.com