Come and celebrate Japanese New Year at Pantechnicon this January with a range of events and experiences. Japan adopted the animal-signed zodiac calendar that originated in China in the fourth century; based on a 12-year cycle, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger – or ‘Tora’ in Japanese. Pantechnicon invites guests to celebrate the inner strength, courage and determination the zodiac tiger is believed to channel through food, drink and crafts. Expert head pastry chef, Liza Kermanidou has created a fluffy yet fierce tiger melon pan bun that’s perfectly paired with Café Kitsuné’s golden latte, whilst Sachi and Eldr’s head mixologist Gento Torigata has worked his magic to create a zodiac-inspired seasonal cocktail to warm those chilly January evenings. Pantechnicon’s concept stores Edit and Studio are offering ornamental tigers and zodiac coasters for the home, as well as Japanese daruma wishing dolls to give that extra drop of luck for 2022. For those looking to get creative, kids and adults alike are encouraged to let imaginations run wild by bringing their very own zodiac tigers to life. Simply download Pantechnicon’s complimentary arts pack and info guide to get creative – and discover which zodiac animal you are.
Journey through the sweet flavours of Japan with Minamoto Kitchoan
From the 3rd – 31st January, guests are invited to indulge their sweet tooth at Edit, located on Pantechnicon’s ground floor. Famed Japanese confectioners, Minamoto Kitchoan will be hosting a month-long popup offering 19 types of wagashi sweets. Guests will be able to try white peach, yuzu and chestnut folded into fluffy mounds of pancake, fresh jellies, traditional mochi, crunchy rice cakes and much more. Each can be washed down with Pantechnicon’s selection of Japanese Sayuri Tea or Swedish Brunkullans Tea.
Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB
Getting there: Pantechnicon is a six minute walk from Knighsbridge tube or an eight minute walk from Hyde Park Corner.