Thursday, 14 May 2009

Japanese Festival in London this September

Posted by Marcia

This is great news! As part of "Japan UK 150", celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and the UK, the Japan Society and the Japanese Residents Association, are hosting a major Japanese festival on the 19th of September 2009 in Spitalfields! The last Japanese festival we saw was in 2001 - such an occasion was long due! The festival will ofcourse involve lots of Japanese food, as well as dance, music and demonstrations. Wouldn't it be great to have real bon dance in London - why not suggest it to the organisers? I have!

For artists...
Now, if you are a visual artist, you may want to start thinking about poster artwork ideas because the Japan Society is inviting artists to submit a work of art inspired by ONE of the three otogibanashi (Japanese traditional stories):

Tsuru no ongaeshi – The Grateful Crane (or The Crane Lady)
Kaguya hime – The Moon Princess (or The Bamboo Cutter’s Tale)
Issun boshi - The One Inch Boy

They are in fact offering 14 artists the opportunity to have a stand at the festival! Deadline for submission is the 31st of July 2009 so get your imagination rolling now! Have a look at the festival website for more details of what and how to submit your work.

Relevant Links:

Festival website

Japan Society

Japan UK 150

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