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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!


Date: Sat. 1st & Sun. 2nd July 2023

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Place: THE FACTORY 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2DA

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.

Event Lineup


12.00-12.20 Chindon-ya Marching Performance (Chindon-yeah’s)

13.00-13.15 Ways to brew Japanese Tea (Tencha)

14.00- 14.30 Kimono Talk & Demonstration (Lisa Dawson & Dr Carolin Becke)

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)

13.10- 13.30 Kimono Talk & Demonstration (Lisa Dawson & Dr. Carolin Becke)

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)

Market Stalls

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.

Aktchen (Japanese Fermented Food products)

Selling fermented foods with love:

♪ natto/kimchi/amazake etc.

♪ based in London 🇬🇧🇯🇵

♪ DM on IG for orders

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.

Ceramics & Kintsugi

 Reiko Kaneko and Ikuko Iwamoto

Illustrations & Paintings

Takako CopelandSaki Tomita

Furoshiki Eco Wrap

Tamakurya Boutique


Kaori Yastumoto (Sustainable Apparel), Wondrous Theatre

Fashion Accessories


Vintage kimono

Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage

Japanese Paper, Stationary, Haberdashery and Talismans

Nishura East, Bungu Store

Paper craft & Toys

Sato Hisao

Ukiyoe & Old Woodblock Prints products

Ezen (Japanese Gallery in Angel)

Live Performances: Day 1

Chindon-ya Marching Performance (Chindon-yeah’s)

TENCHA (Ways to brew Japanese Tea)

Lisa Dawson & Dr Carolin Becke Kimono Talk & Demonstration

YouTube video

Tamakurya (Furoshiki Eco Wrap Cloth Demonstration)

Live Performances: Day 2

YouTube video

Okinawa Sanshinkai (Okinawa Eisa Dance & Sanshin Minyo Music)

Lisa Dawson & Dr Carolin Becke Kimono Talk & Demonstration

Tamakurya (Furoshiki eco wrapping demonstration)

YouTube video

KASHUŪ (Shodo Calligraphy Demonstration)