Discover the culture of Japan at the 12th annual Japan Market on Sunday, 9th June. Enjoy culinary delights at the food court, stroll down the Rapenburg and browse among a wide variety of Japanese goods, or visit Japan Museum SieboldHuis.
Japanese prints, bonsai, ikebana and beautiful kimonos will be on display. Be inspired by modern Japanese culture with Manga, Anime and Cosplay.
During a State Visit to the Netherlands in 2000, the Emperor and Empress of Japan visited Leiden and the SieboldHuis. The annual Japan market was organised to commemorate this visit and the route over the Rapenburg they took together with Queen Beatrix . Discover Japan in Leiden!
Japan Museum SieboldHuis | Japan Market 2019
Sunday 9 June | 12:00 – 17:00 | Rapenburg and Groenhazengracht, Leiden
Opening Japan Market
At 12.00 hours Kris Schiermeier, Director of the Japan Museum SieboldHuis will open the Japan Market in the presence of Mrs.Yoshiko Kijima, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands and the Alderwoman for Culture of the City of Leiden, Yvonne van Delft. Taiko Drums will announce the opening ceremony.
Pay a visit to Japan Museum SieboldHuis – organiser of the Japan Market and view the permanent collection of our founder Philipp Franz von Siebold. The history of Japanese photography is on display in the temporary exhibition: Japanese Nudes. Guided (Express) Tours will be given.
Market and Food Court
A wide variety of Japanese (cultural) goods will be on sale at market stalls along the Rapenburg. The food court with a seating area is located on the Groenhazengracht where sushi and other delicacies such as takoyaki and gyoza will be served. Toilet facilities can also be found in this area.
Demonstrations Japanese Martial Arts
Demonstrations of Japanese martial arts will be given throughout the day at the Museum for Antiquities (Museum van Oudheden) on the other side of the Rapenburg.
Yosakoi and Taiko Drums
Sit back, relax and enjoy sensational perfomances by Yosakoi Raiden Festival Dance Group and Pure Percussion on the Groehazengracht.