L J English - Japanese Folk Singer
L G English is quite literally the worlds only British singer of Japanese Enka!
Enka (演歌) is a music genre from Japan that's considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically. We're very excited and happy to have L G English performing at Japan Fest!
AKI - Koto
The koto, also called kin, long Japanese board zither having 13 silk strings and movable bridges. The body of the instrument is made of paulownia wood and is about 190 cm (74 inches) long.
It has a very unique sound and is one of the oldest traditional Japanese Instruments. This performance is one that will remain in your memory for a long time after the event, it's a performance you very rarely get to see live. This is something that everyone must see and hear at least once in their life!
AKI will perform trance inducing Koto songs just for Japan Fest, Festival of Leisure!
Get ready for an electrifying experience at Japan Fest with LELE! This Australian-born singer/songwriter specializes in Japanese-influenced electronic pop music. She's a sensation among pop culture, anime, and gaming enthusiasts of all ages. Having performed globally, headlining concerts in Tokyo's vibrant districts and wowing crowds at events like MCM Comic Con and the London Anime and Gaming Convention. Don't miss LELE's captivating performance at Japan Fest - the ultimate party you won't want to miss!
Kimono Try - on
Ever wanted to try one of the most historical and traditional pieces of Japanese clothing? We got you covered! At Japan Fest Mansfield you will have your opportunity to adorn the beautifully bright Japanese garment known as the Kimono!
Get ready to be blown away by DJ Manimal, the ultimate Anime DJ! With a magical mix of Anime, JPOP, and Trance, he creates an unforgettable experience that will transport you to a whole new world.
Feel the emotions surge as familiar anime melodies merge with mesmerizing visuals, immersing you in both nostalgic and undiscovered anime realms. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of highs, lows, and epic hype moments that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more!
Tournaments - Pokémon Switch
We will be hosting a Pokémon Switch Tournament at Japan Fest Worksop! We do this at all of our events as we love Pokémon and the switch! 😆
To sign up please click here
Japanese Language Fun!
We have a very experienced Japanese teacher that will be giving some very brief introductions to the Japanese Language and how one might ought go about learning the language for themselves or finding a tutor.
You will learn the basic greetings you maybe familiar with but, I would hazard a guess, maybe saying wrong (talking from experience 😆 )
Origami 折り紙, , from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" is the art of paper folding, which is associated with Japanese culture. You will be taken through a step by step process of how to properly make some wonderful origami structures by a wonderful origami teacher!
In this activity you will get the chance to try the beautiful art of Japanese Calligraphy, known in Japan as (書道, shodō), also called shūji (習字).
Find out what your name looks like in one of the 3 Japanese alphabets!