If you’re keen to get out and enjoy the weather today then London is hosting the Arigato event – a series of Japanese culture-themed activities which is designed as a ‘Thank You’ to all those people and institutions that have supported and assisted Japan after the tragedy last year.

Arigato in London features a photo exhibition showing the reconstruction work in Japan, a sake bar produced by former national football player Hidetoshi Nakata, an En-nichi festival event where you can enjoy games such as ring toss and yo-yo fishing, a market with traditional crafts and special products from Japan, a Beer Terrace where Japanese food and beer will be served with a view of the River Thames, stage performances such as Japanese dance, shamisen, taiko, paper cutout, Ikebana, Shodo and Manga.

On July 31st the event will also stage a DJ Party courtesy of Pioneer. This collaboration stage of Music and Calligraphy will be performed by popular Japanese DJ Tsuyoshi Takashiro and calligraphy artist Koji Kakinuma.

Arigato in London takes place at London County Hall on the South Bank.

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