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Japan Day • Cardiff 2014

art culture education food hobbies A Day of Japanese Cultural Events, Demonstrations, Workshops

and Exhibits celebrating Japanese Arts, Traditional Crafts, Culture & Literature, was held in Cardiff Central Library on Saturday 31st May 2014.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

This event was delivered in partnership with local Japanese community members, businesses and institutions. art culture education food hobbies

culture Cardiff Central Library • Website • Cardiff Central Library on facebook Facebook


 

culture Tea Ceremony Demonstration

A tea ceremony in the 'Chabako-Demae' style (茶箱手前) was demonstrated by Yuki, Kikumi & Masakazu.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture For more information about the Japanese Tea Ceremony • Japanese Tea Ceremony


 

culture culture Tea Ceremony & Story Telling accompanied by Koto Music

Beautiful Koto music, by professional musician Hiroko Sue, accompanied the Tea ceremony and Story telling.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture Hiroko Sue • Japan Society Website - Hiroko's page • Listen

 

Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

 

culture culture Richard Berry • Writer & Storyteller


 

culture culture "Bonsai in Wales"

An exhibition of bonsai (miniature trees) was provided by Peter Fielding, chairman of the Cardiff Bonsai Club (left) and Keith Wilson, secretary of the Glynderi Bonsai Club (right).

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

The Cardiff Bonsai Club meet at Christchurch Scout Hall, Roath Park, Cardiff CF23 5QN.

culture culture For further details • Cardiff Bonsai Club • Membership information • Contact


The Glynderi Bonsai Club meet at Oakdale Community Centre, Penrhiw Avenue, Oakdale, Blackwood NP12 0NH.

culture culture For further details • Glynderi Bonsai Club • Contact


Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture Other information • Bonsai in Wales Website


 

culture culture Coleg y Cymoedd: Exhibit Japan

A diverse collection of Japanese inspired fashion and textiles, designed by BTEC Extended Diploma Fashion and Textile students from Coleg y Cymoedd.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture Visit the college website • English • Cymraeg


 

culture culture Japanese Saturday School at Whitchurch High School

An exhibition of art work and calligraphy by school children from the Japanese Saturday School in Wales, Cardiff.

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture Visit the • Wales Japan Club Website • Classes • Whitchurch School Website


 

culture culture Hands-on Workshops

Along with displays of Japanese books and areas for Traditional Children's games, there were opportunities for hands-on experiences with Origami, Calligraphy and Traditiional Children's games.

Japanese Calligraphy: The art of writing using brushes and Sumi ink. • Japanese Calligraphy

Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

Origami: 'Paper folding' to make cranes and other shapes. • Origami

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

Traditional Japanese Children's Toys & Games • Traditional Toys and Games

Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture For more information on Japanese Cultural Workshops:

Club Taishikan is a workshop organised by the Japanese Embassy's Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC), aimed at introducing various aspects of Japan to young people. The Embassy of Japan in London welcomes school groups of 30 or less to visit the Embassy for cultural workshops and to learn more about Japan. • Club Taishikan Link.


 

culture culture Sakura

A selection of Sakura original prints and reproductions, bookmarks, postcards and notepads, featuring designs by Allison & Michael Mackenzie, were on sale on the day.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture Visit our Website • Sakura Website • Sakuraya Page


 

culture culture SAORImôr • Weaving Technique

Developed in Japan by Misao Jo, SAORI philosophy and freestyle textile weaving techniques have inspired weavers and artists all over the world.

 

Photo © Michael Mackenzie Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture For more information • SAORImôr on Facebook


 

culture culture Shibori

A showcase of traditional and contemporary Shibori (a form of Japanese textile tie and dye) by Michelle Griffiths, World Shibori Network representative for the UK & Ireland.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture culture For more information • Michelle Griffiths Website • Shibori


 

culture A selection of delicious food was provided on the day by three vendors.

Mount Fuji Tokyo Teriyaki Restaurant: Mount Fuji Cardiff Restaurant, Level 0, Eastside, St Davids 2 Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 2EF. (Pictured left)

Ren (蓮): Yuko Harris •

Seoul Haus Yakiniku restaurant: Seoul Haus, Cae Garw Lodge, Newport Road, St Mellons, Cardiff CF3 2WH. (Pictured right)

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture For more information • Mount Fuji Restaurant Website • Seoul Haus Restaurant Website


 

culture Akatsuki

A manga workshop was provided by Graphic Designer Akatsuki (Asuka Bochenska Tanaka) covering how to draw character's faces and expressing the emotions of the characters.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture See Akatsuki's Website & Blog • Kropla Website • Blog


 

culture Daniel Edwards

After last year's painting of Mount Fuji, one of Japan's most iconic landmarks, Daniel spent the day working on a beautiful portrait of a Maiko (young Geisha).

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture Find him at • Saatchi Art


 

culture Mitsujiro Nao

Mitsujiro Nao, accomplished Nihonga artist and Dōjō Chō of the Renseikan Kendo Club.

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

culture For information • Art Work by Mitsujiro Nao - Website

 

culture culture Renseikan Kendo Club

Impressive demonstrations of Kendo were made both outside and inside the library on the day by members of the Renseikan Kendo Club based at St. Joseph's R.C. High School, Pencarn Way, Tredegar Park, Newport NP10 8XH.

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

Photo © Michael Mackenzie

 

Photo © Michael MackenziePhoto © Michael Mackenzie

 

 

culture culture For more information • Renseikan Kendo Club Website • 日本語


 

culture For further information about events at Cardiff Central Library

 

Photo © Allison MackenziePhoto © Allison Mackenzie

 

culture Cardiff Central Library stock Japanese books for the community. The stock reflects the demands from the community and has a mix of collections bought by the library on the recommendation of the community and some donated titles. Books are on various topics such as fiction, cookery, health, language, books for children and much more.
• Cardiff Central Library Website • Cardiff Central Library on facebook Facebook


 

culture CULTURE • Links & Information

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culture Angus Turvill • Tales from a Mountain Cave: Stories from Japan's Northeast

culture Asuka Tanaka • Manga Artist Akatsuki • Kropla Website • Blog

culture culture Bonsai Clubs • Bonsai in Wales • Cardiff Bonsai Club • Glynderi Bonsai Club

art Coleg y Cymoedd • Website

culture art Hiroko Sue • Koto Musician • Japan Society Website - Hiroko's page • Listen

culture Cardiff Central Library • Website • Cardiff Central Library on facebook Facebook

culture Cardiff Libraries • Cardiff Libraries and Archives

culture Japanese & Korean Cuisine • Seoul House Yakiniku Restaurant

culture Japanese Cuisine • Mount Fuji Restaurant & Online Japanese Food

culture art Japanese Embassy in the UK • Website

culture art Jody Meredith • Stop Motion Animator

culture Kaori Onoda • Interpreter and Translator • Health, Local Government & Legal •

art Kendo Martial Art • Renseikan Kendo Club

art culture Mari Wirth • Printmaking & Paper Cutting - Tree Leaf Freak

art art Mitsujiro Nao • Nihonga Artist • Mitsujiro Nao Website

culture Richard Berry • Writer & Storyteller

art Routes Into Languages • Website

art SAORImôr • Weaving • SAORImôr Website

art Saturday Japanese School • Wales Japan Club

art Shibori • Japanese Style of Tie & Dye • Michelle Griffiths Website • Shibori

culture culture Wales Japan Club • Website • Classes • Whitchurch School Website

art Yukiko Wilson •

 

 

 

culture CULTURE • Links & Information

design SAKURA Home design Features design Info design News • Events • Topic Menu • T & C

 



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