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Japan Fest 2023

02 May 2023

Japan Fest returns 15 July 2023

Get ready for a cultural experience unlike any other as Japan Fest returns to QUAD in Derby on the 15th July. After the resounding success of last year’s sold-out event, we are pleased to announce that Japan Fest is returning bigger and better than ever before as QUAD’s entire building will be transformed into a magnificent celebration of Japanese culture, bringing a tantalizing taste of Japan to the heart of Derby. From anime film screenings to mesmerizing martial arts demonstrations, captivating Japanese arts and crafts to mouth-watering authentic handmade cuisine, and Kimono Dress Up and Tea ceremonies, the day is packed with exciting activities for all ages. Proudly presented in association with Otaku World Derby, Japan Fest is an unforgettable opportunity for fans of Japanese culture to immerse themselves in a rich and vibrant celebration. A detailed schedule for the day will be published nearer the time.

Japan Fest takes place in QUAD on Saturday 15th July from 11am. 

Tickets are £20, £15 Concessions or £50 for a Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 concessions). For more details or to book, please see: 


QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008 and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises FORMAT International Photography Festival and Derby Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am, for more information please visit: For further information please contact QUAD’s Marketing & Audience Development Manager, Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 /

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