ARIGATO in LONDON is a 15 day FREE exhibition which starts on Saturday 28 July and takes place in London's County Hall.
The organisers of the exhibition are taking advantage of the fact that London will be full of tourists from all around the world during the London 2012 Games and the exhibition is a thank you from Japan for all the worldwide support that the country has received following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. It is also a chance for the Japanese people to show visitors to London how the country is recovering from the disaster.
The exhibition comprises various different elements which includes: Movies, Photographic Exhibition, Sake Bar produced by international footballer Hidetoshi Nakata, Community Festival, Market selling locally produced crafts, Beer Terrace and Stage Performances including traditional Japanese dance, drums, origami, flora art, calligraphy & animation. Performances will be held on the terrace stage at County Hall.
The 'Opening Ceremony' takes place on Saturday 28 July from 12pm - 12.40pm and highlights include a Sake Barrel opening ceremony by Hidetoshi Nakata, which is a popular tradition for special occasions.
The media reception opens at 11.30am. Hidetoshi Nakata, as a spokesperson for the exhibition, is available for interviews on the day which must be scheduled in advance. He is in London from 27 July - 1 August and is able to offer interview time during those dates too. Nakata is affectionately known in his native Japan as 'the David Beckham of Japan' due to his status as a national stye icon and sporting hero.
For more information about ARIGATO in LONDON please visit: http://arigato-in-london.jp/eng/
Shoshana at Fuse Communications
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