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Brighton festival is returning Japanese
12:10pm Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Business News
A major festival is returning. Brighton Japan is the UK’s largest annual celebration of Japanese culture.
Events will take place across the city over eight days at the end of June. Brighton Japan is the brainchild of Brighton Japanese restaurant Moshi Moshi and is supported by Asahi.
The festival will launch on June 23 -24 at Moshi Moshi in Bartholomew Square, Brighton, with a collection of Japanese music and performances, traditional children's games, workshops and street processions, as well as stalls selling all sorts of street food and Japanese goods. Other events include the Paper Cinema featuring an exclusive screening of the original version of ‘The Ring’, a whisky tasting night and Tokyo Sounds, a showcase of new Japanese music.
On June 29 Tina Horvath, owner of La Cantina in Kensington Gardens will host a one-off Japanese-themed supper club.
The Asahi Anime Festival will run throughout the month with performance art contests, manga drawing and karaoke competitions.
A spokesman for Brighton Japan said: “We’re hoping that the two week-end festivals alone will attract thousands of people.”