Family Activities


painted smiley on human fingersJapan Matsuri 2014 offers a fantastic family fun day with an amazing array of traditional Japanese games, chances to learn the secrets of Origami or become a manga artist and display your masterpiece in front of the National Gallery. All this along with stunting live visual displays blending the best of modern and traditional Japan.

Throughout the day, there will be an opportunity to play Japan’s three most loved and popular festival games, we will be running origami and manga art workshops. There will be a fabulous opportunity for all the family to display their artwork skills in front of the National Gallery on the amazing Manga Wall. During the afternoon see a range of exquisite visual displays combining traditional Japanese costumes and fabrics with live models in original artworks inspired by the National Gallery collection and St Martin-in-the-fields.  To add to the amazing festive fun Japan’s top five most lovable mascots will be making regular appearances to charm the hearts of young and old alike.