On Sunday 9 June Japan Museum SieboldHuis will host the Twelfth Annual Edition of the Japan Market. The Japan Market is traditionally held to commemorate the visit of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan to Leiden in 2000 during the State Visit to the Netherlands that same year. It recalls the route over the Rapenburg Their Imperial Majesties took together with Her Majesty Queen Beatrix.
At 12.00 hours Kris Schiermeier, Director of the Japan Museum SieboldHuis will open the Japan Market in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and the Alderwoman for Culture of the City of Leiden, Yvonne van Delft.
75 stands, set up along the Rapenburg and the Groenhazegracht, will make up this year’s Japan Market. The Groenhazegracht will be a hub for food, drink and entertainment, while the art and culture of both modern and traditional Japan will feature on the Rapenburg. Japan Museum SieboldHuis will of course be open and will offer a wide variety of activities including guided tours of the exhibition ‘Japanese Nudes’.Demonstrations of Japanese martial arts will be held in the Tempelzaal of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden across the waters of the Rapenburg.
Family and friends, young and old alike are allinvited to visit the Japan Market on Sunday 9 June from 12:00–17:00 and enjoy of the many facets of Japan Japan Museum SieboldHuis, Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE Leiden.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00–17:00
Admission: Adults: €8,50/ Museumkaart: free / Children under twelve: free