1st July 2011

Please note that Advance Ticketing for the Japanese Art Festival is now closed. Thank you for all your tickets orders - please give your name at Reception this weekend to gain entry

Remember that you can still get tickets at the venue on both Saturday and Sunday for the full price.

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27th June 2011

The Japanese Art Festival has a wide range of exciting workshops for the weekend including Manga, Calligraphy and Yoga.

All the workshops are free but are on a strictly first come/first served basis with only 10 places per workshop. To secure a place at the weekend workshops, please email us at stating which workshop you would like to attend.

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20th June 2011

Advance Tickets for The Japanese Art Festival are now available on our Tickets page.

You can pre-order Tickets for the Saturday Day Event, Saturday Evening Event or Sunday Event. Buying in advance means that you will be saving money and also guaranteeing a place for the Japanese Art Festival on the weekend of 2nd/3rd July. Please visit the Tickets page for all the details.

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19th June 2011

The details of the schedule for The Japanese Art Festival are now available on our Events page.

The Festival has a packed weekend of exciting stage events including Cosplay shows, Dance and Music performances from the likes of LDN48, Saara Takase, Masa Futagami, Hibiki, Oh My Lord! and more.

The stage will also showcase traditional Japanese music, Martial Arts, Kimono fashion show, Tea Ceremony and many more popular Japanese cultural events. Please see our Events page for all the details - including information on the Artists and Dealers attending this years Festival.

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10th June 2011

The Japanese Art Festival will be staging a special Japanese Film Panel at the July event.

The Film Panel will feature Jasper Sharp, Adam Torel (Third Window Films) and Joey Leung (Terracotta Distribution) on the Sunday afternoon at 15:15pm to 16:00pm. The panel will be discussing various subjects relating to Japanese Films. ¾

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9th June 2011

We are proud to announce that ZERO GOODS UNIVERSE from Japan will be appearing at the next Japanese Art Festival.

Zero Goods Universe are responsible for producing a range of items based on the work of famed Anime and Manga creator Leiji Matsumoto (Space Battleship Yamato, Captain Harlock).

Zero Goods will be showing samples of Matsumoto's artwork including the trailer for his new movie Space Pirate Captain Herlock. A range of dolls, accessories, watches, books, cards etc. will also be available.

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7th June 2011

An update on the schedule for the next Japanese Art Festival:

2nd July:
14:00-14:45 cosplay costume competition
18:00- Cosplay performance competition

3rd July:
13:00-14:00 Cosplay workshop
14:30- 15:00 Cosplay parade

Food and drink
Yatai stall with Yakisoba (noodle) and Tenmusu (Tenpura rice ball)
Pocky, Sake, beer and other drink

Dealers
Animetal, Anime picture canvas, Kamikaz, www.punlita.com, United Publications

Artists
www.studiotaikofish.com, Karen Lusted, Miwa (Teddy bear accessories), Kelly, Adrian Pang

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7th June 2011

Would you like to be part of the next Japanese Art Festival? We're always keen to have volunteers to help and assist the running of the event.

If you're interested in being a volunteer at the Festival then please email us via

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5th June 2011

We are proud to announce that the Japanese Art Festival is now receiving funding from the prestigious Sasakawa Foundation.

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation was established as a result of a visit to London in 1983 by the late Ryoichi Sasakawa during which he met a number of senior British figures to discuss the international situation and, in particular, UK-Japanese relations. It was agreed at these discussions that it would be in the interest of both countries if more could be done to enhance mutual appreciation and understanding of each other's culture, society and achievements and that a non-governmental, non-profit making body should be established for this purpose.

More information on the Sasakawa Foundation is available via their website here: www.gbsf.org.uk.

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4th June 2011

The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce the appearance of Japanese doll dress designer MOMOLITA at the July event. MOMOLITA is going to show doll dresses from her books and well known Japanese doll magazines.

The dolls that will be appearing in MOMOLITA clothes are Blythe doll, Licca doll, Jenny doll, Momoko doll, Pullip doll, etc.

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30th May 2011

An update on the forthcoming Japanese Art Festival with details of some events and timings:

Saturday 2nd July
9:00-10:30 setting
10:30- 17:00 cultural and art demonstration on the stage
17:00-21:00 ¾cosplay competition, Anime song and Karaoke.

Sunday 3rd July
9:30- 16:30 open
16:30- 17:30 close down

Entrance Fee
Sat - advanced ¾£7
On the door £10
After 17:00 £5
Sun - advanced £7
On the door £10
Children Under 10 can enter for free

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5th May 2011

The AID FOR JAPAN event is a fundraising event organised by Akemi Solloway designed to raise funds to assist the children and orphans of the recent tragedy in Japan. The recent Earthquake-Tsunami event in Japan has caused an emotional impact around the world. As a Japanese lecturer and organiser of the Japanese Art Festival, Akemi Solloway felt compelled to help. The result is AID FOR JAPAN.

Aid For Japan takes place on 15th May 2011 at Conway Hall and will feature two separate both a day event and an evening event. The Day Event features stage performances, demonstrations, cultural talks and workshops. Among the attractions will be martial arts displays, Cosplay Show, Taiko drumming, lectures, a range of workshops including Manga and Calligraphy lessons and traditional Japanese music performances. Japanese food and drink will also be available.

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A separate Evening Event follows and features live performances from iMMa, Dobly and Saara Takase along with a stage performance by LDN48 and DJ duties by J-Pop Go.

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For more information, please visit: www.aidforjapan.co.uk

AID FOR JAPAN
Date: Sunday, 15th May 2011
Time: 10:00 - 16:30 (Day Event)
Time: 18:30 - 23:00 (Evening Event)
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Tickets: £8 (in advance), £10 (on the door)

Please note that there is a separate entry fee for the evening event

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8th December 2011

The next Japanese Art Festival now has a date for the Summer event. We will be staging the Festival over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July 2011.

Please keep visiting the Festival website for more details or sign up to our Mailing List to be kept up to date with developments. The Japanese Art Festival is also available via Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

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1st January 2011

If you're curious about what the Japanese Art Festival is all about then take a look at the videos below which show the variety of events and attractions that the Festival has to offer.

Japanese Art Festival August 2010 (Short)

Japanese Art Festival August 2010 (Short) from MiNGLED on Vimeo.

Japanese Art Festival August 2010 (Long)

Japanese Art Festival August 2010 (Long) from MiNGLED on Vimeo.

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20th December 2010

The next Japanese Art Festival is scheduled for Summer 2011.

Please keep visiting the Festival website for more details or sign up to our Mailing List to be kept up to date with developments. The Japanese Art Festival is also available via Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

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