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The Yokimono Japanese Market is set to dazzle visitors at The Factory in Dalston from June 28th to June 30th, 2024. This three-day cultural festival offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese experiences. From savory Japanese delicacies to intricate crafts and lively performances, the Yokimono Japanese Market is an event you won’t want to miss.

What Makes the Yokimono Japanese Market Special?

Authentic Japanese Atmosphere

Yokimono Japanese Market showcasing Japanese food, arts, and cultural performances in Dalston.

Step into the Yokimono Japanese Market and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to Japan. The market is a sensory delight with vibrant stalls offering a range of Japanese goods. Whether you’re a fan of Japanese food, fashion, or art, there’s something here for everyone. TheYokimono Japanese market will be on par with other markets in japan and you are sure to enjoy the same. Do not miss out!

Delectable Japanese Cuisine

Yokimono Japanese Market showcasing Japanese food, arts, and cultural performances in Dalston.

Indulge in mouth-watering Japanese dishes at the market. Savor the flavors of:

  • Okonomiyaki: A savory pancake filled with delicious ingredients.
  • Takoyaki: Tasty octopus balls.
  • Sushi and Sashimi: Fresh and expertly prepared.
  • Matcha Ice Cream: A refreshing treat.
  • Wagashi: Traditional Japanese sweets that are as beautiful as they are delicious.

Unique Arts and Crafts

Explore a variety of unique items, including:

  • Vintage Kimonos: Beautifully crafted and rich in history.
  • Ukiyo-e Prints: Traditional woodblock prints.
  • Handmade Jewelry: Intricate pieces by Japanese artisans.
  • Furoshiki Wraps: Decorative and functional wrapping cloths.

Immerse Yourself in Japanese Culture

Yokimono Japanese Market showcasing Japanese food, arts, and cultural performances in Dalston.

Engaging Workshops

Participate in interactive workshops that offer a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions. Join:

  • Tea Ceremony Workshops: Learn the art of preparing matcha tea.
  • Kokedama Workshops: Create your own bonsai ball.
  • Wagashi Making Workshops: Discover how to make traditional Japanese sweets.

Live Performances

Enjoy captivating live performances that showcase the richness of Japanese culture. Highlights include:

  • Okinawan Folk Dances: Traditional dances from Okinawa.
  • Shamisen Music: The soulful sound of the shamisen.
  • Japanese Indie Rock Bands: Experience modern Japanese music (Deadbeat Painters & Nobuki Akiyama of the DYGL).

Plan Your Visit to Dalston Market

Location and Timing

Yokimono Japanese Market showcasing Japanese food, arts, and cultural performances in Dalston.

Date & Time: 

  • Friday 28th June 3-8pm 
  • Saturday 29th June 11am-6pm
  • Sunday 30th June 11am-6pm

PLACE: 

  • The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2DA 

The Yokimono Japanese Market will be held at The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2DA. The event runs from 3 PM to 8 PM on Friday, and from 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Free Entry and Family-Friendly

The event is free to enter and welcomes families. Pets on a lead are also allowed, making it a perfect outing for everyone.

Tips for a Great Experience

  • Arrive Early: Beat the crowds and get the best picks.
  • Plan Your Visit: Check the schedule for workshops and performances.
  • Bring Cash: Some vendors may prefer cash payments.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep a bottle of water handy.

Why Visit the Yokimono Japanese Market?

It’s a Cultural Feast! The Yokimono Japanese Market is a celebration of Japanese culture, offering an immersive experience that delights all the senses. Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, or just curious about Japan, you’ll find something to love.

Yokimono Japanese Market showcasing Japanese food, arts, and cultural performances in Dalston.

By visiting the market, you’re supporting both local businesses and Japanese artisans. This cultural exchange enriches both the visitors and the participants, fostering a deeper appreciation of Japanese traditions.

FAQs

  • When is the Yokimono Japanese Market?
    • The event takes place from June 28th to June 30th, 2024.
  • Where is it located?
    • The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2DA.
  • Is there an entry fee?
    • No, entry is free for all visitors.
  • Are pets allowed?
    • Yes, dogs on a lead are welcome.
  • Can I pay with a credit card?
    • Some vendors accept cards, but it’s best to bring cash.
  • What types of food are available?
    • You can enjoy okonomiyaki, takoyaki, sushi, matcha ice cream, and wagashi, among other delights.

About the organiser:

 YOKIMONO JAPANESE MARKET is curated and organised by Furuki Yo-Kimono (https://www.instagram.com/furukiyokimonovintage/) , a vintage kimono shop which is located in the market venue THE FACTORY, in Dalston, Hackney.