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  WELCOME TO THE 5th MOSHIMO MATSURI JAPANESE STREET FESTIVAL!  
     
  A full weekend of events and performances, including exhilarating Taiko drumming, Okinawan music and dance, Martial Arts spectaculars, traditional Enka music and a Japanese procession through the streets of Brighton – PLUS! Harajuku Nights – a whole evening of Japanese rock music, including the renowned Area11.  
   
 

 
     
  21.09 - 11am onwards  
  MATSURI WEEKEND PART ONE  
 


FULL SATURDAY LINE-UP



THEATRE TENT
11am
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12pm
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1pm
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2pm
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3pm
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4pm
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5pm
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6pm
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7pm
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8pm
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9pm
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10pm
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11pm
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12am
Doors Open to Japan City

Kaikyo Taiko – and exhilarating Taiko drumming performance from one of the best groups in the UK
A performance of Okinawan folk music and dance from the London Okinawa Sanshinkai
A Martial Arts Spectacular from Mid-Sussex Martial Arts Society
Kaiko Taiko drumming performance
A performance of Eisa folk dance from the London Okinawa Sanshinkai
'Fume' performs cover version of 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kids Dancers'
A Martial Arts Spectacular from Mid-Sussex Martial Arts Society + MATSURI STREET PROCESSION at 3.30pm
Kaiko Taiko drumming performance
Sanshinkai performs a set of Uta Sanshin – traditional dancing and singing from Okinawa with taiko and traditional Japanese flute
'Fume' performs cover version of 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kids Dancers'
RESTAURANT TENT
Doors Open
Wanko Soba Eating competition: are you the fastest at eating soba noodles in Brighton? Find out in the first heat of this traditional Japanese contest. To enter, please apply here.

Classical guitar concert
Films
Wanko Soba Noodle Eating Competition – Heat 2. To take part in this speed noodle eating competition please apply here
Films
Wanko Soba Noodle Eating Competition – Heat 3. To take part in this speed noodle eating competition please apply here
Films
+ GIANT JAPANESE CAT PERFORMANCE! - in the main grounds.
Classical Guitar concert
Films
DOORS OPEN TO HARAJUKU NIGHT J-ROCK CONCERT
Kero Kero Bonito
Erika
No Cars
Area 11
 
  HARAJUKU NIGHTS - 7.30pm until late  
 


To keep the party going till late in the evening come along to HARAJUKU NIGHTS by JAPAN UNDERGROUND. The party of all parties starts and finishes with Harajuku Nights. It's our last performance and we want to go out in style. If we had a roof to raise, it would just get blown off. So come and join us, it'll be one of those events that will leave you thinking, "how are they going to beat that next year".

Lineup so far is, Area 11, No Cars, Erika and Kero Kero Bonito

 
  Area 11  
 



Describing themselves as the one and only Gaijin-Rock band, Area 11 glory Japanese Pop Culture. Meanwhile, their sound remains mostly western with poppy guitar and high energy tracks. Most of their lyrics are about or are based on various different anime productions. There's a fun game – match the Area 11 song to the anime that wrote it…



https://www.facebook.com/area11band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7KVtgoAbX8

 
  No Cars  
 



No Cars are an adorable Japanese pop outfit based in London who love singing about food. With a major reputation for zany live shows in which they bully various members of the audience and cause minor riots, we expect only the maddest of the mad on stage with these cute ladies.



https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Cars/226406527390081

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy5i-Zt8Hsw

 
  Erika  
 



With roots in Opera, ERIKA brings a combination of 90s trance pop and J-Pop sounds to the stage. Lots of bouncy feel good vibes and cute vocals make this an act to look out for. Describing her sound as 'Epic Pop' we're hoping this stylish lady will bring not only her epic sound but also her epic wardrobe to the show.



http://www.officiallyerika.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNy4HQrSyNU

 
  Kero Kero Bonito  
 



Despite the rainbow-vomit looks, this London based band have a surprisingly chilled out electro sound. Super sweet vocals, 80s pop sounds, plenty of keyboard and some awesome harmonies all teamed lovingly together. Their sound can only be described as candyfloss for your ears and their live show promises to give you ear cavities.



https://www.facebook.com/kerokerobonito

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoG18tMZpS0

 
  On The Day  
  Free Admission  
  Location: Japan City, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1GY  
     
     

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  22.09 - 11am onwards  
  MATSURI WEEKEND PART TWO  
 


FULL SUNDAY LINE-UP



 
 
THEATRE TENT
11am
15
30
45
12pm
15
30
45
1pm
15
30
45
2pm
15
30
45
3pm
15
30
45
4pm
15
30
45
5pm
15
30
45
6pm
15
30
45
Doors Open to Japan City

Kaikyo Taiko – and exhilarating Taiko drumming performance from one of the most prominent taiko groups in the UK
South Downs Suzuki Group Concert– 50 children perform in an extraordinary display of the Suzuki method of learning to play an instrument.
Martial Arts Spectacular with swords from the Mid-Sussex Martial Arts Society
Kaikyo Taiko – exhilarating taiko drumming performance
South Downs Suzuki Group Concert – more music from this group of talented young players.
Martial Arts Spectacular with swords from the Mid-Sussex Martial Arts Society
Cool Enka and Minyo folk and traditional music from Akari Mochizuki – do not miss this concert from the leading Enka singing in the UK!
Kaikyo Taiko final performance
RESTAURANT TENT
Doors Open
Brighton's very own 'Fume' performs cover version of 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kids Dancers'
Traditional Okinawan 'Eisa' performance from Sanshinkai
Classical Guitar concert
'Fume' performs cover version of 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kids Dancers'
Traditional Okinawan "Uta Sashin" dance with drums from Sanshinkai
'Fume' performs cover version of 'Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kids Dancers'
Wanko Soba Noodle eating competition – Heat 4. To take part in this speed noodle eating competition please apply here
Wanko Soba Noodle eating competition – FINALS
Films
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  On The Day  
  Free Admission  
  Location: Japan City, Old Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1GY  
     
 
 
  Wanko Soba Eating competition Application

 
   
 
 
  22.09  
  TALES FROM OLD JAPAN  
     
   
     
   
  Mountains are just like people – they have secrets, mysteries and stories to tell…  
  Three enchanting Japanese stories are brought to life through puppetry and music. Wonder at magnificent Mount Iwate, which blew hot and cold; the humble woodcutter and his beautiful but strange bride; and the snorting, burping Ogre of Rashomon Gate.  
     
  On The Day  
 

Sun 22 Sep, 11am & 2.30pm

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

£5 children, £7 adults

£22 Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children)

 
   
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

   

 

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