• Manga exhibition in London

    For all the Manga fans, this special exhibition is open until the 26th August 2019. From Hokusai to modern Manga, the history of Manga is all here in London. Do visit the British Museum if you are in London. Tickets are available on the link below. https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/manga.aspx

  • Hozuki market

    10th July is the day of paying respect to Kannon-sama at Asakusa Temple. It is said that if you visit Shrine on this day, equivalent to 46,000 merits (a lifetime merits) will be given. Hozuki is a Japanese summer plant and the sale starts on this day of the festival. Hozuki festival at Hadano Izumo Shrine: Hadano station is only about 1hr 20 min from Shinjuku Tokyo by Odakyu line. It will only take 1hr on Odakyu Romancecar, the rapid luxury train from Shinjuku Tokyo. 5th July 2019 10:00 ~ Opening ceremony 6th July 2019 10:30 ~ Wadaiko (Japanese drum performance), and Enbu (Japanese Martial Arts performance) and many other…

  • Tanabata Festival

    Tanabata (七夕) is known as the Star Festival celebrating the meeting of the two lovers, Orihime (織姫) and Hikoboshi (彦星). The Story Orihime, daughter of the Tentei the Sky King, wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Amanogawa (天の川 Milky Way). She worked so hard that she was not able to meet anyone to marry. Concerned about his daughter, Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi who lived on the other side of the Amanogawa. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime stopped weaving. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Film Concert

    To all the Gundam fans in the world. Film concert at Tokyo Opera city on the 16th and 17th August 2019. This is to celebrate the 40th year of Gundam Anime. Watch the movie and the live orchestra play the theme songs, and feel nostalgic! Tickets are available now! Gundam Anime is a classic Japanese Anime the whole Japanese nation, from kids to elderly got hooked during the 70s. Still, Gundam is one of the greatest Japanese Anime made to date.

  • Hino Shinsengumi Festival

    The festival is on the 11th & 12th May 2019. Join the parade in Samurai style! Hino town is just 1 hour away from Central Tokyo on Keio line. The festival is about honouring the Shinsengumi, a group of young samurai who fought to protect the Edo (Tokyo) Bakufu government. The Shinsengumi was the last samurai group existed in Japan. For festival information in English, go to http://makoto.shinsenhino.com/archives/news/190503004418.php The story of Shinsengumi has been dramatised on Japanese TV. It was a mega-hit in Japan. To see in Japanese, let`s learn Japanese! Contact us NOW for Japanese language school information.

  • Hojo Festival at Odawara

    Hojo festival at Odawara Castle will be held on the 3rd May 2019. The festival is to celebrate and honour the Hojo Samurai family who excelled in protecting the Odawara castle over five generations. There will be a departure ceremony and a parade of Samurai. The ceremony will start from 12:30 pm at Domon gate. Odawara is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from central Tokyo Shinjuku by Odakyu Romance car (luxury rapid train). It is definitely worth seeing if you are in Tokyo or Yokohama area. https://www.tourism-alljapanandtokyo.org/festival-en/f-14-01?lang=en

  • Heisei to Reiwa

    This is a historic event in Japan. His Majesty the Emperor will be resigning on April 30 this year, and the Crown Prince is to reign on May 1. This event means an end of Heisei period and the beginning of a new era, Reiwa. The parade will be held on the 22nd October 2019 in the middle of Rugby world cup! It is said that approx 2500 of top leaders from all over the world will be attending the ceremony. Start booking the hotels!