Photo feature by James Fielding.
This years’ Hyper Japan Christmas Market took place at Tobacco Dock between the 25th-27th of November. Although it was three day event, sadly Diverse Japan could only attend on the Saturday.
As usual at Hyper Japan, a wide range of activities took place over the weekend along with some great stage performances.
Master tsugaru shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa returns with his latest CD release Shami-sensational!
The blend of traditional and contemporary music across 8 tracks never sounds misplaced, both remarkably intertwine giving the listener a whole new shamisen experience.
Diverse Japan is honoured and delighted that the UK-based Japanese maestro, officially recognized as a world-leading talent of tsugaru shamisen, has taken time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the ins and outs of Read more…
London’s largest indoor festival on all things Asia!
Venue: Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, London E1W 2SF
Tickets: Adult £12.50 adv – £15 door
Children (up to 10 years old, accompanied by one adult with an Adult Ticket) £8 adv – £10 door
Indulge your senses and experience the exotic cultures of Asia under one roof. Read more…
An open evening of traditional Japanese music!
Venue: Trinity Church, 15 Nether St, North Finchley, London N12 7NN
Time: 6.30pm – Doors open 6.00pm
Admission Free Read more…
An entertaining evening of Japanese folk music!
Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013 7:00 – 8:00 pm, preceded by a drinks reception from 6:00pm
Venue: Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace London NW1 4QP MAP Nearest Station: Baker Street
Prepare yourself for a fantastic night of music performed by some of the best Japanese musicians London has to offer!
On Saturday 9th of June, two professional Tsugaru Shamisen (Japanese banjo) players will get together at St Leonard’s Church Shoreditch High St in London to showcase the brilliant sound of this Japanese traditional instrument.
Performers include Hibiki Ichikawa, who is currently the only professional player of Tsugaru Shamisen in UK, and Jack, who is a Japan-based ‘shamisenist’ to create his own original sound of Read more…
Location: Hilton London Metropole Hotel 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU
On Friday, 18th May the Hilton London Metropole will be hosting a spectacular evening event called “A Night For Japan” in aid of two charities: the Hilton in the Community Foundation and the Ashinaga Foundation. Entertainment will be provided by some of London’s most talented Japanese performers, including the amazing Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa and enka Read more…
A spectacular one-off evening of entertainment not to be missed!
Experience an evening were traditional and modern Japanese music intertwine as your senses indulge in fine contemporary Japanese cuisine.