Tag Archives: Japan

Preview: Celebrating Tanabata @ Rich Mix (London, 8th July 2017)

Preview: Celebrating Tanabata @ Rich Mix (London, 8th July 2017)

Join Rhythm Passport on July 8th as we celebrate the Japanese festival of Tanabata at Rich Mix! Tanabata is the ‘Star Festival’ of Japan which commemorates the meeting of deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. As the legend goes, the two lovers are separated by the Milky Way and can meet just...
Preview: Miyavi @ O2 Academy Islington [London, 7th May 2017]

Preview: Miyavi @ O2 Academy Islington [London, 7th May 2017]

Japanese guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Miyavi currently has North London in his creative sights. Miyavi, pseudonym of Takamasa Ishihara, is a guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter, record label founder/owner, and actor from Japan, who has been on the scene since 1999. Famous for his finger-slapping style of playing guitar, he has created...
Interview – Yamato Drummers (March 2017)

Interview – Yamato Drummers (March 2017)

Following a successful tour in 2015, the Yamato Drummers of Japan returned to the UK this spring, ditching the blossoming cherry trees for the theatre stages of British towns and cities. The tour kicked off in London, where they played each night for over 10 days, between the 14th to 25th...
Preview: Still Be Here [26th February 2017 @ Barbican, London]

Preview: Still Be Here [26th February 2017 @ Barbican, London]

Hatsune Miku is no ordinary pop singer. Hailing from Japan, she is not a flesh and blood girl, rather a 3D hologram of a teenager with turquoise hair voiced by a Vocaloid singing synthesizer technology. Since her ‘birth’ in 2007, she has become an incredibly successful and popular pop-star, whose...
Review: Anchorsong @ Echoes (London, 25th October 2016)

Review: Anchorsong @ Echoes (London, 25th October 2016)

It is under the Overground railways in Haggerston, in a tiny venue newly opened by the Soundcrash family, that Japanese-born London-based electronic composer Anchorsong took the stage for a sold out two-nighter. Surrounded by a devoted audience that was definitely not there by chance, the musician played an effervescent live...
Review: Hyper Japan Festival @ Olympia ( London, 15th-17th July 2016)

Review: Hyper Japan Festival @ Olympia ( London, 15th-17th July 2016)

The tenth edition of the Hyper Japan Festival, “the UK’s biggest J-Culture Event”, organised by Cross Media Ltd., took place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July at the Olympia exhibition centre in West Kensington, London. Alongside gaming stations, craft classes and one of Europe’s largest public sake-tasting events (which...