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Calligraphy and Sumi-e Workshops at Reading Biscuit Factory Cinema

Calligraphy and Sumi-e Workshops at Reading Biscuit Factory Cinema

Calligraphy and sumi-e workshops for local people to run alongside Japanese film screenings in Reading.

Tokyo Olympics in Queen's Park

Tokyo Olympics in Queen's Park

Free calligraphy workshops held in Glasgow to coincide with the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Haiku in Kimono Evening

Haiku in Kimono Evening

Two special evening events at White Conduit Projects in London, to coincide with the exhibition: Exchange by Lisa Milroy

Japan Week

Japan Week

A wide variety of activities at a school in West Sussex, introducing pupils to various aspects of Japanese culture.

The 'VAMOS NIPPON!' Exhibition

The 'VAMOS NIPPON!' Exhibition

A sports-themed exhibition in Northern Ireland showcasing Japanese artists who incorporate sports into their work to coincide with the Tokyo Summer Olympics and celebrating Japanese sports culture.

Orizuru: Folk Tales and Peace

Orizuru: Folk Tales and Peace

A week long learning project for all pupils in two rural village primary schools, with origami, folk tales, calligraphy workshops and more.

"Reinventing Texture” by Toshiki Hirano, representing Japan in London Design Biennale 2021

"Reinventing Texture” by Toshiki Hirano, representing Japan in London Design Biennale 2021

MA students from The Royal College of Art in London collaborated on a project with Clare Farrow Studio and Toshiki Hirano to contribute to a project for London Design Biennale 2021, using Washi papier-mâché, 3D scans and field recording.

House of the Setting Sun

House of the Setting Sun

An exhibition and activities held in Bowness-on-Windermere, including rarely seen ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Japanese and British ceramics and a never seen before Edo period kimono.

Japanese Silk Painting and Kimono Wearing Experiences for Torfaen

Japanese Silk Painting and Kimono Wearing Experiences for Torfaen

Japanese silk painted by children was sent to Shizuoka and hand sewn into kimono, which was returned and exhibited during a kimono wearing event for local people in Torfaen, Wales.

Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival 2021: Bodies

Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival 2021: Bodies

Inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the 2021 edition of the Japanese Avant-Garde and Experimental Film Festival explored the theme of the body and sensation.