About Foyle Obon 


Everything you need to know about us and the work we do.





Workshops in traditional Japanese arts and crafts and more.



Vibrant and exciting performances for your event or festival

In The Community


Outreach programmes in the community.



Our flagship community festival of Japanese arts and culture.

News & Upcoming Events


What’s coming up.

Community Concert News:

We are delighted to be holding a Taiko & Bon Odori Concert on the evening of May 20th in the Playtrail, Racecourse Road, Derry.

It will be a glorious evening of community taiko group performances, Hannari Club traditional dancers, and our very own Matsuri Taiko group performances. Doors open 7.00pm and the concert will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 and all proceeds will go directly to supporting our work in the community.

Tickets are available to purchase from this link.

ようこそ & Welcome

Foyle Obon is a pioneering Japanese arts organisation leading the way in the development and delivery of Japanese arts in Northern Ireland.

We focus on local and international partnership building, commissioning and education projects, supporting emerging and established artists and building community and intercultural understanding. We are home to the Foyle Obon Japanese Festival – the only Obon festival in Europe and the only place in Northern Ireland where you can get good Kakigori shaved ice!