Tsukishima Chindonya performed along the River Thames over the weekend of Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 July to further promote Japan House coming to London. People were surprised and delighted to see chindonya performing with the backdrop of iconic London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s and the Houses of Parliament. Many people shared photos of the chindonya on social media and were excited to hear that Japan House will be opening in London.
Japan House London will be a total experience, exploring Japan’s appetite for tradition and the new, expressed in its approach to innovation and creativity. Spread over three floors in the stunning Grade II listed Art Deco building that was once Derry & Toms department store, Japan House London will offer an immersive encounter with Japan through food, exhibitions, retail, workshops, performance, film, events and seminars. This was one of many Japan House London events set to take place in the lead-up to opening on Kensington High Street.
Japan House London’s next pre-opening event will be the Tanabata Festival at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in collaboration with Japan Society and the Embassy of Japan on 2nd and 3rd August 2017. To hear more about the Tanabata Festival, future Japan House London pre-opening events, and to be kept up to date with progress towards opening, follow Japan House London on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @japanhouseldn.