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23 July 2014

Edinburgh Festival 2014 Japan Events

Although most of the Japanese events are featured at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there are a few unmissable events at the Edinburgh Book Festival and International Festival. Be sure to check out Haruki Murakami’s new book release, and Midori 2’s  concert recital in which she brings the two genres of classical and electronic music together, featuring Mario Davidovsky.

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15 July 2014

Hyper Japan Highlights 25th to the 27th of July 2014

Hyper Japan returns to Earl’s Court this summer with an exciting line up of events, covering all aspects of popular and traditional Japanese culture. Ranging from food, gaming, anime and technology, the unmissable event opens its doors on the 25th of July and runs through the weekend to the 27th.

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2 June 2014

Royal Festival Hall - Tanabata Festival event on 13 July 2014

Tanabata is the Japanese ‘star festival’ which occurs on the seventh day of the seventh month each year. The festival is said to originate from a Chinese tale (The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd) of two lovers, Orihime and Hikoboshi. Their love disrupted their work, angering the king who sent them each to opposite ends of the Amanogawa – the Milky Way. He allowed them to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month. Some believe that if it is raining on Tanabata, Orihime and Hikoboshi cannot meet.

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26 July 2013

Hyper Japan: Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July 2013

Labelled as the biggest J-Pop culture event of the year, Hyper Japan certainly didn’t disappoint. Thousands of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests gathered for three days of action in what was an insight into current Japanese pop culture. Some, who felt an urge to really make an effort, came dressed in all kinds

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