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Japanese Art Festival in Central London - August 2010

Date: 2010 July 27 15:05

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Fans of Japanese culture in Central London will want to head over to the Japanese Art Festival at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square in Holborn. Set to run on Saturday 21st August and Sunday 22nd 2010. They've got kimono designer Yumi Yamamoto, Harajuku kawaii store 6% Doki Doki, along with a party on Saturday night with J-Pop Go!.

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This summer the Japanese Art Festival welcomes kimono designer Yumi Yamamoto and Harajuku kawaii store 6% Doki Doki! Both exhibitors are exhibiting in the UK for the first time and will host talks and fashion shows as part of the event. Visitors can also look forward to a concert by reknowned shamisen player Hibiki!

The next Japanese Art Festival will take place on August 21st and 22nd. The festival has moved to a more central location this time – Conway Hall in Holborn, central London.

As usual, the festival will feature a busy schedule of traditional and modern activities, including martial arts, manga drawing classes, calligraphy, traditional music and Japanese food. There will be a cosplay masquerade on Saturday, and cosplay workshops both days of the festival.

J-Pop Go! will also host a party on the Saturday night of the festival at the Penderell’s Oak pub, including DJs and live music acts.

Harajuku's very own self-styled Kawaii Store since 1995.


6% DOKIDOKI like to keep their finger on the pulse of Harajuku culture. The shop concept is "Sensational Kawaii", meaning shocking Kawaii, crazy Kawaii, more colours, more accessories and evolving their products together with Harajuku fashion.


Yumi Yamamoto

Yumi Yamamoto is kimono designer who travels the world promoting and enjoying Japanese fashion culture. Yumi has taken part in exhibitions in Shibuya and Paris and is very excited to bring her ideas and designs to the Japanese Art Festival this August.

For more information, please visit the festival website:

Japanese Art Festival
Saturday 21st August: 11:00-17:00
Sunday 22nd August: 9:30-15:30
Location - Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Nearest tube – Holborn

Source: Japanese Art Festival
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