Dorozome of Amami Oshima: Mud Dyeing Lecture and Workshop
Three craftspeople from the workshop Kanai Kougei, Amami Oshima, Japan, a company specialising in dorozome (mud dyeing) were invited to the UK to take part in a short programme of lectures and workshops for both academics and the general public.
Exploring Japanese Calligraphy
Students at Chase Bridge Primary School created calligraphy inspired artwork to be put on display, as part of a broader project to embed learning of Japanese language, art and culture into a revised curriculum.
Foyle O-Bon Festival
The fourth edition of the family O-Bon festival held in Derry, Northern Ireland. The festival included taiko drumming, bon odori, lantern processions, Japanese arts and crafts and food demonstrations.
Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019
A programme of classic Japanese Avant-Garde cinema and contemporary experimental short form film screenings complemented by introductions from experts, Q&As, a free panel discussion and a filmmaker’s workshop.
Japanese Tea Bowl Making Workshops at Skip Garden
In a series of workshops a group of young people (aged 14-18) were given the opportunity to make a Japanese tea bowl and to learn about the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony.
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
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
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.