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Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden

Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden

Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden The lantern-lit evening garden honours an ancient and venerable Japanese tradition. In Japan, toro (the traditional lanterns) were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths; lit lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha. During the Heian period (794-1185), however, they started […]

The Korean Tea Ceremony-A Natural Approach

The Korean Tea Ceremony-A Natural Approach

At ‘The Korean Tea Ceremony-A Natural Apporach’, the tea-master Hyoam, Hong Kyeong-Hee, will perform the Korean “Zen-Tea” ceremony and Brother Anthony (resident of Korea since 1980) will give an illustrated talk on the history and present practice of the Way of Tea in Korea before brewing and serving Korean tea to those present. When Korea […]

Inside the Industry: ANIME

Inside the Industry: ANIME

Anime is one of Japan’s most popular and prolific cultural exports. Across a wide range of productions and vast number of styles and genres, it has developed to become an iconic aspect of Japanese culture, continuing to attract legions of fans and inspire animators worldwide. But where exactly do our favourite TV series and films […]

HYPER JAPAN Festival

HYPER JAPAN Festival

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s largest festival of Japanese culture, where you can experience the very best of Japanese products, culture, and services first-hand. The HYPER JAPAN Festival 2015 will be a dynamic summer fiesta, offering fun activities for all the family. Our much-loved sake tasting event will make a comeback, along with other Eat-Japan […]

SAKE: Tradition Meets Innovation – The Story of the First Non-Japanese Sake Master Brewer

SAKE: Tradition Meets Innovation – The Story of the First Non-Japanese Sake Master Brewer

The brewing of sake is a craft steeped with tradition, but one which has risen to many new challenges in modern times. Philip Harper has a unique perspective on tradition and innovation in the world of sake, having worked for more than 20 years in the industry, and being the only non-Japanese to have earned […]

Okinawa Day 2015

Okinawa Day 2015

Okinawa Day 2014 at Spitalfields was successfully visited by over 8000 visitors and received overwhelming press coverage. Okinawa Day 2014 has also welcomed new performers, Karate group and stall holders to celebrate the joy and energy of Okinawan culture. Due to such success and demand, the Committee of Okinawa Day has decided to hold Okinawa […]

Shodo (書道)

Shodo (書道)

Shodo : Japanese Calligraphy. Open to everyone. Learn how to write your name in Japanese. Old clothes recommeneded due to possible ink staining Admission: £10. Children under 12 years free Date: 20 June 2015, 12.00pm until 16.00pm Venue: Japanese Cultural Centre, 3 Church Lane, Ballymoney, CoAntrim, N Ireland, BT53 6DU Email: japanesecentreni@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://sites.google.com/site/japaneseculturalcentre/ Organiser: […]

Nihongo Cup: The Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools in the UK Finals Day

Nihongo Cup: The Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary Schools in the UK Finals Day

Come and see the UK’s most talented young students of Japanese language at the Finals Day of the Nihongo Cup – the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School Students! Students from all levels of secondary education – Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 – will showcase their amazing talent and hard […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club