A Celebration of Pontypool and Japan
A week of events introducing the local community to aspects of Japan and Japanese culture, celebrating the unique relationship between Japan and the town of Pontypool and the world-famous Pontypool Japan tinware.
Tara Arts invited Professor Kazumi Shimodate of Tohoku Gakuin University and his theatre production ‘Ainu Othello’, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, to London to present the cultural diversity in Japan by using Shakespeare Plays.
Between The Stones – Getting to Noh from Page to Stage
The Between the Stones Project comprised the development of a new English language noh drama by Jannette Cheong and Richard Emmert, plus a programme of education and outreach activities providing an up-close understanding of noh ‘from page to stage’.
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.