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Rugby World Cup Month

Rugby World Cup Month

Ysgol Bro Pedr School in Ceredigion, West Wales celebrated Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup with a project for the whole school, with Japan themed lessons focusing on a range of areas like Hiroshima, haiku, earthquakes and Japanese art.

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

A Japan themed summer camp in the rural Hampshire countryside with cultural workshops for 8 – 11 year old boys and girls in the Stockbridge Scout Group cub pack.

Taste of High School (Japanese Cultural Awareness Day)

Taste of High School (Japanese Cultural Awareness Day)

A Japanese cultural day with hands on workshops and activities, offering local primary school students the chance to learn Japanese language and culture from specialist teachers.

Kodosai Cultural Event

Kodosai Cultural Event

The fifth Kodosai event, held in Basildon, attracting local people to enjoy and experience Japanese culture including martial arts, music and dance, food and crafts.

Scored in Silence

Scored in Silence

An original digital artwork by deaf concept artist and choreographer Chisato Minamimura telling the story of deaf hibakusha – the survivors of the atom bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

An Exploration of Noh Theatre

An Exploration of Noh Theatre

Following a research trip to Japan, London based performance company, Clod Ensemble, held events sharing their learning of the traditional Japanese practice of Noh theatre with artists and the general public.

Arashi No Ie/Stormy House

Arashi No Ie/Stormy House

A series of creative workshops for young people in Yorkshire, working with two Japanese artists to create content for a cross-cultural installation/performance exploring the ghosts of Wuthering Heights through traditional stories from Japan.

Flight Paths

Flight Paths

A play inspired by the Biwa Hôshi of medieval Japan – blind itinerant storytellers who journeyed around the country making a living from their performances of epic tales. Based on verbatim interviews, the play tells the personal stories of three visually impaired performers migrating to the UK.

Fuji Festival

Fuji Festival

A Japanese educational event for Scottish Primary school children, featuring sports, crafts, cookery and music.

Japan Society North West: Japan Day 2018

Japan Society North West: Japan Day 2018

Organised by the Japan Society North West, through a large range of stalls and demonstrations, this free to attend event helped to introduce Japanese culture to people in the North West of England.