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Event: A Night For Japan At The Hilton London Metropole

A spectacular gala night of Japanese culture in aid of the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

On Tuesday 21 June, Hilton London Metropole showed its compassion for all those affected by the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan back in March, by holding a special night for Japan evening in the Palace Suite. Doors opened at 7 pm and guests were made welcome with a choice of drinks from wine to fruit juice.

The Kakeshi Koto ensemble, comprising of three members, performed traditional music on the Japanese harp known as Koto as guests made their way to their tables; a selection of free Japanese food and sake was offered throughout the evening.

Mr. Meredith Bevan, the hotel Director of Operations played host and presented a short film showing the aftershock in Japan. This was followed by various dance performances from the Hiroko Tanaka Japanese Dance Company and included fan dances from group and solo performers dressed in colourful kimonos.

The evening climaxed with an electrifying performance from Joji Hirota & The Taiko Drummers.  CDs of Hirota’s recordings were available with all the proceeds going to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Throughout the evening, guests could also try on a selection of kimonos or have their name written in Japanese calligraphy.

It truly was a night to remember! And we here at DJ wish to thank the organisers at the Hilton and all who took part for making the evening so entertaining and enjoyable.

All donations and proceeds from the auction and raffle, which included a weekend for two and dinner for two at the plush Indian restaurant Thamarind in Mayfair, came to £4708. It was then matched by Hilton Worldwide – making a grand total of £9416 – and given to the American Red Cross for distribution to Japan.


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