Events at Ichiba

Discover more about the food, drink and culture of Japan with our tastings, workshops and demonstrations

Every Sat


30% off prime wagyu and sustainably farmed tuna every Saturday
Available at our fish & meat counter


Create with Japan Centre - Vegan Sushi Cooking Masterclass

Love sushi but looking for vegan options? Join our hands-on sushi making masterclass to create various vegan sushi delights at home on Wednesday 26 June at 6:30pm. Tickets are £45pp with a welcome drink, utensils and equipment provided and dinner of your creation with a drink, book here -


Kobe Fair Wagashi Making Workshop

Learn how to make beautiful and delicate Wagashi - Japanese traditional artisan confectioneries. Join Wagashi Specialist, Chieko Smith, to learn several hands-on techniques of delicate Nerikiri Wagashi making and to create a Hydrangea Nerikiri - the Kobe City’s Flower. Tickets are £30pp, book here -


Kobe Nada no Sake Talk

Join our workshop on Sunday 14 July by one of Kobe's leading sake manufacturer, Hakutsuru and taste the range of wonderful sake from Hakutsuru, Kiku-Masamune and Fukuju. The selection of sake will be paired with Kansai nibbles which will help widen your appreciation of Japanese rice wine. Tickets are £20pp, book here -

20&21 JULY

1st Birthday Festival

1 - Great savings in-store
Grab your Japanese essentials from sake, miso, rice, tea to homeware & lifestyle goods with our summer sale.

2 - Free tastings
Join us in-store to sample a range of delights from snacks, ice cream, beer and more.

3 - Summer events
Our jam-packed 2 day event has fun and exciting festivities as we celebrate our first birthday! Check out the schedule below.

Saturday 20 July

* Kagami Biraki
Break the barrel and toast us with a free sake at 11:30am.

* Taiko Drummers
Discover the dynamic beats on the hour at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and final performance at 5pm.

* Hello Kitty
Meet & greet Sanrio's beloved character with photo opportunities at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and a final appearance at 5:30pm.

Fold something extraordinary with our mini workshops from 12pm-5pm.

*Tuna cutting demo
See the skilful techniques of the seafood specialist as they slice a sustainably farmed tuna at 2pm.

Sunday 21 July

*Shamisen music
Listen to the rich tones of the shamisen, a traditional Japanese instruments, with performances on the hour at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

* Bon Odori Dancers
Learn the steps and join in the fun with bon dancers at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm.

Discover the beautiful brushstrokes with our workshops from 12pm-5pm.


Japanese Character Summer Bento Kids Class

Join us on this kids summer workshop with Kim on how to make the cutest character bento lunches on Wednesday 24 July at 3pm. For children aged 6 or above. 6 yrs - 12 yrs with the supervision of a parent or guardian. Tickets are only £18pp and include a goodie bag to take home, book here -


Create with Japan Centre - Okonomiyaki & Yakisoba Masterclass

Learn how to make the popular Kansai street food, Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba from Kansai native, Kinu Yukawa on Wednesday 24 July at 6:30pm. Tickets are £45pp with a welcome drink, utensils and equipment provided and dinner of your creation with a drink, book here -


Wagaku Music Performance

Enjoy the beautiful musical arrangements played by Shamisen London on Thursday 15 August from 6:30pm in-store. Attendance is complimentary and for more information, visit


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