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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.