Members of the Japanese community and friends of Japan in Britain have been working hard together ahead of the 4th Japan Matsuri, which this year will take place on Saturday 6th October. The festival will be held in Trafalgar Square for the first time and promises to be a great celebration of Japanese culture, community and friendship with the UK.
Japan Matsuri is organised by Japan Association (JA), The Japan Society, Nippon Club, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), and is supported by the Embassy of Japan in London. At the heart, it is very much a community project and it aims to bring friends and neighbours of all nationalities together in celebration in the same way as local festivals in Japan. The festival will be opened by Ambassador Keiichi Hayashi with the ceremonial cracking of a sake barrel.