Explore traditional and contemporary Japanese arts & crafts, culture and food, and find unique and authentic gifts for Christmas!
YOKIMONO (よきもの, meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese) Market is a Japanese-themed market and cultural event in East London. Traders will be offering; delicious Japanese food, sweets and tea, vintage kimono, ceramics and other handcrafts, illustrations, stationery, clothing, jewellery and much much more – made in Japan or produced by Japanese artists in London.
As well as a wide variety of market stalls, there will be live performances from Japanese musicians, Furoshiki eco-wrapping, Kimono dressing and Tea ceremony demonstrations!
FREE ENTRY & FAMILY FRIENDLY.
Date: Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd July 2023
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
YOKIMONO (よきもの, meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese)
The YOKIMONO Market is a Japan-themed market and cultural event in East London. Traders will be offering; delicious Japanese food & sweets, vintage kimono, ceramics, illustrations, stationary, clothing, jewellery and much more – all made in Japan or produced by Japanese artists in London. As well as a wide variety of market stalls, there will be live performances from Japanese musicians, demonstrations of Furoshiki and Kimono, and Shodo Calligraphy workshops.
DAY 1 – 1st JULY (SATURDAY)
12.00-12.20 Chindon-ya Marching Performance (Chindon-yeah’s)
13.00-13.15 Ways to brew Japanese Tea (Tencha)
15.00-15.20 Chindonya Marching Performance (Chindon-yeah’s)
16.00-16.20 Furoshiki Eco Wrap Cloth Demonstration (Tamakurya)
DAY 2 – 2nd JULY (SUNDAY)
11:30 -11.50 Okinawa Eisa Dance & Sanshin Minyo Music (Okinawa Sanshinkai)
12.20-12.40 Furoshiki Eco Wrap Cloth Demonstration (Tamakurya)
14.00-14.20 Shodo Calligraphy Demonstration (KASHUŪ)
15.00-15.20 Okinawa Eisa Dance & Sanshin Minyo Music (Okinawa Sanshinkai)
15.45 – 17.00 Shodo Calligraphy & Folding Fan Making Workshop (KASHUŪ) Pre-booking is recommended.***
*** ABOUT SHODO WORKSHOP: Book your slot for the Shodo Calligraphy & Folding Fan-Making Workshop. Please book from this link separately. Each session will take 15 minutes, you can learn end experience calligraphy art on the blank folding fan instructed by calligrapher KASHUŪ and take it home. (£15 per session).
(*The timetables of DAY 1 and DAY 2 may change prior to the event)
Kinome Sushi (Fusion Sushi, DAY 2 / Sunday only)
Kinome Sushi is a small, intimate sushi restaurant in Tottenham, London. It is owned and operated by two experienced sushi chefs, Ana and Yauheni, who have a combined 30 years of experience in the industry.
The restaurant’s menu features a wide variety of traditional and modern sushi, as well as other Japanese dishes such as sashimi, tempura, and ramen. The fish is all sourced from sustainable suppliers, and the chefs take great care in preparing each dish.
Drumsco (Japanese pop-up/catering)
Drumsco is a Japanese pop-up bar and restaurant that brings the flavours of Japan to London. They are known for their creative and delicious fusion dishes, as well as their vibrant atmosphere.
The menu at Drumsco is constantly evolving, but you can always expect to find a wide variety of dishes inspired by Japanese cuisine. Some of their signature dishes include Okonomiyaki, Karaage, and Ramen. They also have a great selection of sake and Japanese beer.
Gu Choki Pan (Japanese bakery)
Japanese Micro Bakery in Chiswick, West London offering traditional Japanese bread and cakes but with the interesting twist that all bread is made with Sourdough, creating a more luxurious and artisan experience.
HIDEN (Japanese style curry)
Hiden Japanese Curry Lab is the newly opened gourmet gem in Coal Drops Yard, offering crafted, authentic Japanese Curry in London. Serving signature Beef Curry, Vegan Curry and Chicken Mild Curry.
KICHIYA (Japanese Cakes and Ice Cream)
Founded in East London, Kichiya is a small independent patisserie, that creates classical European pastry with an authentic Japanese twist.