16 Feb 2017

Japan Day 2017

Our annual Japan Day is held as follows;
Date: Sat.18th March
Time: Doors open at 12:30
    Cultural events 12:30 - 17:20
    Japanese film show 17:30 - 19:00
Free admission

Addition to the traditional Japanese cultural demonstrations we will welcome the reporters from Ishinomaki Children’s Newspaper (Japan). They will give us a special report of the recovery from the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.

The Japanese film show will celebrate 100th anniversary of the birth of Japanese animation.

download programme here

Photos of the event
foyer events
stage events 1
stage events 2
kimono photos

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to those who supported Japan Day. A total of £164.00 was raised by the Kimono Experience event and the Japanese book sale for the Ethiopian famine relief and has been donated to Oxfam.

Ren and Rinne's (junior high school students from Ishinomaki) activities in Cambridge has been reported in a Japanese newspaper http://www.sankei.com/region/news/170314/rgn1703140053-n1.html

20 Feb 2016

Japan Day 2016

Japan Day 2016
Date : Sat. 19 March
Time: Cultural programme 12:30 - 5:00pm, Japanese film 5:10 - 7:15pm
Free admission

Come and enjoy our annual Japan Day!
The programme on the stage will include Japanese tea ceremony, Ikebana flower arrangement, Japanese calligraphy, Kimono demonstration and Japanese dance. You can also join in Brush painting workshop, Japanese calligraphy workshop and origami workshop.
Enjoy Japanese foods in the food court before you watch ‘The chef of south polar 南極料理人’ (堺雅人主演) from 5:10pm.
This year’s Japan Day is also celebrating 400th anniversary of Arita porcelain.

Click here for the full programme

Photos of the event 1
Photos of the event 2 (on the stage)
We had another successful Japan Day and would like to thank those who contributed their time, effort and skills and those who attended and enjoyed the day with us.
We would also like to report that £90.00 was raised for the Ishinomaki Children's Newspaper on the day. A total of £250.00 since last Japan Day will be donated to the Ishinomaki Children's Newspaper for their visit to Cambridge in March 2018. Thank you for your long term support for the children who suffered a lot from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011.

17 Jul 2015

Celebrating 70 years of Peace - Concert & Exhibition

Friday 4th September 2015
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Free admission

Violin by Minori Nakaune from Hiroshima
Guitar by Hide Takemoto from Kyoto
    J.S.Bach, N. Paganini, Japanese music
Japanese paintings by Hideo Takemoto (1923 - 2010)
Opening speech by Lady Toshiko Marks

Reception with Japanese food & sake after the concert
The programme of the event can be downloaded from here

This event is a part of "Cambridgeshire commemorates the end of WWII" Please see; http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/events/start/04-09-2015/end/04-09-2015


Cambridge Mayor Dryden's speech at the event

Violinist Minori Nakaune's speech

Photos of the event