Taking place at Dalston’s The Russian Club this Saturday (1.30pm-late), Ichi-Ni-San (‘1-2-3’ in Japanese) combines food, film, design and music to raise funds for Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. During the day, there are screenings of classic cult Japanese films like ‘Godzilla’ (1954) and avant-garde, cross-dressing clubber flick ‘Funeral Parade of Roses’ (1969). DJ sets from Jerry Bouthier, David Andersson, Younger Than Me and Dalston Superstore’s Sigmund Kraftwerk provide the soundtrack from 8pm. Tickets are £3 for the day, though the £35 VIP package includes queue-jumping rights, free drinks and a secret Japanese tasting menu (wagyu beef tataki with porcini ponzu etc) from 5-star rated Dinings. Artists from Japan and UK have designed quirky tote bags (above) which are for sale throughout the event. Book tickets in advance or buy at the door.
For info, see A Day for Japan listing.