The Japan Society

Access to Experts

The list Access to Experts is designed as a tool to help those organising Japan-related events. Experts are professionals who charge a fee to lead workshops and can tailor their workshop or presentation to different audiences. They may be able to visit schools and deal with larger numbers of students per day than JIYC volunteers and can be engaged to spend successive days at your school.

Inclusion on this list does not imply recommendation by the Japan Society.

Miscellaneous Experts


SINCLAIRE, Clive

Japanese Swords and Fittings

Type of activity: lecture, demonstration, appraisals, evaluation
Available to travel: London
Age range: 18 +
Number of participants: 1-10

email: Clive795@btinternet.com
tel: 01322 523832
website: www.to-ken.com


CONNEALLY, Paul

Haiku, Renku, Tanka

Type of activity: lecture, performance, poetry/art workshops
Available to travel: anywhere (including Ireland)
Age range:5+ (to adults)
Number of participants: any

email: paul.conneally@ntlworld.com
tel: 01509 556243
website: www.cddc.vt.edu/host/haikumania

Education and Regional Director
World Haiku Club


Go Association

Type of activity: demonstration, talk, workshop 
Available to travel: UK
Age range: any
Number of participants: any

email: info@britgo.org
website: www.britgo.org

Go is a strategy game that is enormously popular in Japan and other far eastern countries.  With just a few rules it develops limitless possibilities to challenge.  Yet it can be enjoyed at any level, thanks to a workable handicap system.  Sessions are suitable for schools and organisations and especially Japanese awareness events as a gateway to Japanese culture.


ATKINS, Tony

Go

Type of activity: lecture, workshop
Available to travel: most areas of UK
Age range: any
Number of participants: any

email: kisekigo@yahoo.co.uk
tel: 0118 926 8143
website: www.kisekigo.com


MARKARIAN, Kimie

Soroban

Type of activity: demonstration, workshop
Available to travel: south east UK (Based in Essex)
Age range: 8+
Number of participants: any

To contact Kimie Markarian, please write to her care of Japan Society. We will forward correspondence to her.


WENDES, Peter

Go

Type of activity: lecture, workshop
Available to travel: anywhere
Age range: any
Number of participants: any

email: pwendes@hotmail.co.uk
tel: 02392 267648 / 07388 840 399
website: www.britgo.org / www.zenmachine.co.uk


BORTHWICK, Pat

Haiku

Type of activity: lecture, project leader
Available to travel: North East UK
Age range: any
Number of participants: 10+

tel: 01759 369923


Maeda Gakuen Yochien

Soroban, Taiko Drumming, Arts, Dance, Music

Type of activity: performance, demonstration
Available to travel: Acton and Finchley, London
Age range: 3-18
Number of participants: 10-50

email: support@maedagroup.co.uk
website: www.maedagroup.co.uk

Maeda Gakuen Yochien have carried out Soroban classes, Japanese drum performances and demonstrations in schools.


Yumeho Matsumoto

Kimono

Type of activity: demonstration
Available to travel: anywhere
Age range: any
Number of participants: please ask

email: yumehomatsumoto@gmail.com

Yumeho has an international kimono license which allows her to teach how to wear kimono.