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Kimonos: A Personal Collection of a Japanese Family

Kimonos: A Personal Collection of a Japanese Family

An exhibition presenting a personal collection of kimono in the context of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover, complimented by a study day engaging art fashion and textile students in the techniques and materials of the kimono.

Leicestershire Young Ambassadors’ Japan Conference

Leicestershire Young Ambassadors’ Japan Conference

An event with a wide range of cultural and sport workshops for Year 5 pupils from Leicestershire primary schools launching a one year project in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020.

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.