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.
Japanese Summer Festival 2018
A family friendly summer festival held in Brighton with activities including Japanese language lessons, Japanese folk music, a tea ceremony, martial arts demonstration, calligraphy and origami workshops plus Japanese food and drinks.
Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2018
Stop motion and animation workshops as part of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival for local children with demonstrations from an animation director and a senior stop-motion animator.
Lincoln Japan Festival
An annual celebration of Japanese Culture, aimed at all ages taking place in venues across Lincoln City Centre, the festival includes cultural workshops and events, performances, art exhibitions and a Japanese film festival.