4 April 2019

Ultra Japan

Immerse yourself in J-culture for a cool, quirky and distinctive evening to celebrate traditional and contemporary Japan.

Catch the beats of the Japanese DJ Suzuki who usually rocks the crowds at international festivals but will be digging into his music archive to play an eclectic set covering city pop from 80s Japan through to modern hip hop, rock and J-pop.

Learn to draw with professional manga artist Chie Kutsuwada (Royal College of Art graduate) or try your hand at origami and mask-making.

Manga astronautWatch performances by Bristol Taiko, Bristol Kendo and Bristol North Aikido Dojo and wash it down with an authentic tea ceremony.

Or how about a style change? Dress up for selfies in beautiful traditional kimonos with Yumiko or try on an anime inspired costume with TV and film costume designer Pam Tait.

Cafe and bar will be open throughout the evening, so no need to worry about being thirsty.

Don’t forget to see our accompanying exhibition Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City which explores the urban culture of Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, from fashion and day trips to geisha and kabuki theatre

Explore the museum after-hours and see it in a new light: Ultra Japan is an event not to be missed!

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery would like to thank event sponsor, Inside Japan – the Japan travel experts.

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Additional information

Concessions are available with proof of identity for students aged 26 and over, people over 65, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free) and Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

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