The Court of the Shogun
A key event in the Royal Armouries’ Summer programme inviting visitors to sixteenth century Japan and the court of the Shogun Tokugawa leyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate with activities for all ages and live demonstrations.
The Universal Language of the Body
Whitley Academy in Coventry invited Tokyo based theatre company 'Tarinainanika' to perform a bilingual physical theatre piece set in Tokyo, offering students an insight into life in Japan.
Yo No Bi Tour
Two internationally acclaimed Japanese musicians who also work with installation, ASUNA and Tomoko Sauvage, were invited to tour the North of England having been commissioned by Yo No Bi tour to produce new sonic works relating to the space and the local community.
Manga Book Club
A Manga Book Club for Year 7 and 8 students at The Royal Grammar School in Guildford, offering insight into an aspect of Japanese culture and increasing interest in Japanese studies.
JAEFF: Screening Of ‘A Page of Madness’
Screening of ‘A Page of Madness’ (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926) with live narration from a renowned benshi and traditional Japanese musical accompaniment.
Brogdale Collections: Hanami Experience and Festival
A one day 'hanami' festival celebrating Japanese culture with a wide range of activities including a tea ceremony demonstration, taiko drumming, workshops, an exhibition of Japanese artifacts plus tours of Brogdale Farm’s vast collection of cherry trees.
Celebrating Tanabata Festival with a Japan Day
To coincide with Tanabata Festival, students from St Joseph’s Catholic School in Broadstairs, Kent took part in a number of activities to celebrate the cultural richness of Japan and included a visit from Japanese students from Chaucer College.
CreativiTEA - wake up the wonder!
A series of workshops aimed at diverse groups in the community including school children, focusing on the creative arts of haiku poetry and ceramics and featuring Japanese poet Hiroshi Taniuchi.