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Head to Trafalgar Square for the Japan Matsuri London Festival and spend the day enjoying the very best of Japanese food and culture.

Head to Trafalgar Square for the Japan Matsuri London Festival and spend the day enjoying the very best of Japanese food and culture. Japanese celebration With stage performances, market stalls and events for kids and families, the Japan Matsuri London Festival is bound to prove popular with fans of Japanese food and culture. For 2014, the festival returns to Trafalgar Square for a day of fun and activities at the central London landmark. Food market One of the highlights of the Japan Matsuri London Festival is bound to be the market, where you can pick up a variety of Japanese food and drink. Shoppers can also browse the market stalls for Japanese arts and crafts, clothes and more artisan products. Opening ceremony The events at the Japan Matsuri London Festival begin with a special opening ceremony, featuring traditional customs such as the cracking of a sake barrel. Alongside the live performances on stage, there's also the chance to see some contemporary Japanese art at the festival's exhibition space. Family fun There's a range of activities to keep all ages happy at the Japan Matsuri Festival at Trafalgar Square. Last year's event included a chopsticks game, a treasure hunt, a chance to try on a traditional Yukata, demonstrations and workshops by the British Origami Society and a Manga Wall where you could draw your own manga character on a giant canvas. You can no doubt expect plenty more family entertainment again for 2014. Live performances For the 2014 event, two stages have been set up in Trafalgar Square to host a number of live performances throughout the day, including live music and martial arts. This year, you can expect a host of exciting shows as well as watching experts demonstrate everything from aikido, iaido, kendo and other disciplines and enjoy exotic dances, and traditional Japanese showcases. The Japan Matsuri London Festival takes place at Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27th October 2014. Admission is free.


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Free