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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: […]

The 15th Japanese Matsuri 2015

The 15th Japanese Matsuri 2015

1 to 2.30: Japanese Experience corner with kimono-wearing, origami, calligraphy, colouring, and sampling Japanese sweets 2.30 to 3.30: Performance corner with Taiko (Japanese drumming) and Japanese songs. This will be organised by Japanese Matsuri for Glasgow, a recognised Scottish charity (Sc034172), as part of Glasgow’s West End Festival. This will be a festival for all, […]

NGS Garden Open

NGS Garden Open

On each day the garden will be open to visitors from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. Prof. John White, the designer of the garden, gives talks on the making and design of the Zen garden. Also visitors are served Japanese green Macha tea and sweets by tea masters (£3 extra for tasting) in Kimono garments, followed […]

Kew’s Heritage Trees: private tour with artist Masumi Yamanaka

Kew’s Heritage Trees: private tour with artist Masumi Yamanaka

Japan Society members are invited to a private tour of Kew’s Heritage Trees: Paintings by Masumi Yamanaka, in the company of the artist. This exhibition brings together 40 paintings of rare trees – superlative specimens, each with their own unique value – by Yamanaka, one of Kew’s resident botanical artists. Kew boasts trees that are […]

Japanese from Scratch: Sweet-Talk your way in Japan!

Japanese from Scratch: Sweet-Talk your way in Japan!

Learn some basic Japanese while exploring Japan’s culture of regional sweets and snacks…and get to try some for yourself! In this workshop especially for those interested in learning Japanese and travelling to Japan, you will have the chance to learn: All about Japan’s culture of omiyage – regional souvenirs usually in the form of tasty […]

Haiku

Haiku

Poet in the City presents a unique celebration of the Haiku. From its Japanese origins to its modern influence, this event will explore the fascinating history and legacy of a timeless classic. Join acclaimed poet Don Paterson, and Haiku expert Dr Alan Cummins, in celebration of a poetic form that has fascinated both east and […]

British Kendama Open

British Kendama Open

The British Open championships for the Japanese skill-toy. Kendama is deceptively simple, highly addictive, and great fun. Come along and have a go, join in, or just watch the pros battle it out for the title. Several different divisions, and fun games too. Saturday is an outdoor « Social day », with the main competition […]

Japanese for Juniors: Learn Japanese through Stamp-Making!

Japanese for Juniors: Learn Japanese through Stamp-Making!

Have you or your children ever wanted to study Japanese but were unsure where to start? Why not learn a little Japanese together while learning all about Japanese stamps and having a go at making your own! Personal seals and stamps (hanko) are an important part of Japanese culture, found everywhere from business to art. […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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