Art & Design

Okinawa Day 2017

24 June 2017, London


The Committee of Okinawa (the southernmost islands of Japan) Day is delighted to announce our annual Okinawa Day 2017 at Spitalfields, London E1 on Saturday, 24th June 2017.


Our mission for Okinawa Day 2017 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create an Okinawan cultural hub in the UK.


Okinawa Day 2017 will also offer entertainment for kids, making it a unique opportunity for families to enjoy the richness of Okinawan culture.


We are planning to present the following events at the main square – performing arts (folk and classical songs accompanied by sanshin lute, drumming performance and Eisa dance).



The prospective program includes:

¡¦Ryukyu Music, Eisa Dance, Karate performances
Performances of Ryukyu performing arts by individuals and groups from the U.K and Okinawa
¡¦Entertainment for kids
Face painting
¡¦Okinawa day stall
Display of small number of food outlets including Awamori (Okinawan liquor), brown sugar milk, fruit juice, Okinawan sweets and more.
¡¦Arts and Crafts Stalls from Okinawa
Display of unique and original arts and crafts objects from Okinawa and our original t-shirts


Supported by: Embassy of Japan in the UK, Japan Foundation, Japan National Tourism Organization, Okinawa Prefecture, Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB), Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Spitalfields.


Admission Free

24 June 2017, 10:00 - 18:00
Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA

London Okinawa Sanshinkai