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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 […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club