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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!

YOKIMONO (よきもの, meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese)

The Yokimono Japanese Xmas Market will feature a range of delicious, authentic Japanese food and beverages.

This festive market will also have a variety of Japanese art and crafts handmade in Japan or in London by Japanese artists, pottery, drawings, stationery, clothes, and jewellery are just a few of the many offerings.

There will be plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike with a Furoshiki wrapping and Kimono dressing demonstrations!

Market Stalls

Japanese Food

OKAN (Okonomiyaki)

OKAN was founded by Moto who grew up in Hirano, downtown Osaka, the kitchen of Japan. It was Moto’s ambition to introduce down-to-earth Osakan food to Londoners.

She first started a small kitchen in a jazz club called THE CRYPT in Camberwell, where she would serve authentic Osakan okonomiyaki, before opening a stall on Brick Lane. Moto opened Okan a few years later with the intention of expanding on that and bringing a little piece of Osaka to London.

Aun (Japanese street food)

Launched in October 2017, AUN is a small, independent restaurant bringing the Japanese concept of ‘wakon yosai’ to the heart of Stoke Newington.

AUN (あ吽) – pronounced as “A-Un”, means inspiration and expiration. Coming from the traditional Japanese saying: “aun no kokyu”, it is a delicate, perfectly balanced harmony between those who work together.

Drumsco (Sushi)

 

OTABE (Brown rice Bento boxes)

Wholesome Japanese Farmer’s market:

🔸Thursday: Bloomsbury, Torrington Sq, lunchtime (up to 2 pm)

🔸Sunday: High St Kensington, Phillimore Walk, 10-2

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.

JINJIN (Japanese style Koso Enzyme Drink)

JIN JIN is a cultured fruit and vegetable drink concentrate, it is packed full of probiotics and complex enzymes from 35 raw and natural ingredients.

Ceramics & Kintsugi

 Reiko Kaneko and Ikuko Iwamoto

Illustrations & Paintings

Takako CopelandSaki Tomita

Furoshiki Eco Wrap

Tamakurya Boutique

Clothing

Koco Kids, Sujaku Collections (up-cycled kimono dress)

Fashion Accessories

(kit:s)

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

YouTube video

Hibiki Ichikawa and Josh Green from DENSHONEN ( Tsugaru Shamisen and guitar)

KEIKO UCHIDA (Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration)

YouTube video

Tamakurya (Kimono Talk and Presentation)

Live Performances: Day 2

YouTube video

Zashiki Warashi (Taiko & flute duo)

Kimonodego (Kimono dressing demonstration)

Tamakurya (Furoshiki eco wrapping demonstration)