Date: 2009 January 16 09:10
Posted by Joe
London anime fans are a in for a real treat on Saturday 31st January 2009, where a special Tokyo Day will be running. Organised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Day is set to be packed with tons for otaku to see and do.
The event will be held at Lawrence Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre.
Admission is free. It's set to run from 10am to 8pm.
They've got stage events such as Wadaiko (Japanese drumming), Traditional Nihon buyo Japanese dance, Sankyoku traditional Japanese Music and even a Lion Dance.
Arts and crafts are well represented with the famous Hokusai woodblock print. Plus they'll be demonstration of hanga woodblock printing and tsumami kanzashi (creating flower-like hair ornaments from silk).
They have robots on display too, including i-Sobot, apparently the worlds smallest humanoid robot.
More fun and games are in store with Japanese calligraphy, origami and traditional Japanese toys (think the wood and hand crafted kind, not robot toys ^_-).
You can even take part in a Tea Ceremony too!
For those interested in visiting Tokyo, they've got a Panel Exhibition, which includes and introduction to Tokyo's transport system, festivals museums tourist attractions and city views. Akihabara gets good coverage too for those wanting to visit the otaku heartland.
The anime line up looks promising with: