Kodosai Cultural Event
Applicant: Kodosai Cultural Event
The Kodosai event has been taking place in Basildon since 2011, featuring Japanese culture and martial arts performances. The first event attracted around 200 people and since then audiences have steadily grown.
For the fifth Kodosai event, this weekend of Japanese culture introduced audiences, including local school children, to a wide range of cultural activities and traditions, which included martial arts, dance and music, food, language, haiku, bonsai and for the first time, a kyudo (Japanese archery) display.