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Are you interested in Japan? Its people? Its culture? Its language?

If so, come and join us!

Japan Society North West holds regular Japan-related events in the Manchester / Liverpool / Cheshire / Lancashire region.

Japan Day 2022

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Upcoming JSNW Events

Japan Day 2022

Saturday 2 July 2022    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This will be our 8th LIVE Japan Day presented by the Japan Society North West (JSNW).

This is what we have planned so far … Taiko Drumming, Yosakoi Traditional Dance, Koto (Harp), Shamisen, and Enka Singing. As always, your enthusiasm is greatly appreciated.

So far, we have 8 stage acts and 22 tables booked.   Interested parties include Kaminari Taiko; Yosakoi Dance from London; Sushi Craft; Liverpool Kendo; Koto with Sumie Kent, Manchester Kyudo (Archery), Kimono dressing (by Festival of Japan) https://www.festivalofjapan.co.uk/ .

This event is free. If you have any questions, please email japanday.jsnw@gmail.com

To learn more visit JapanDay.org.uk

Venue: Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR

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What's On

Japan Fest

Visit Japan Fest to learn more.

Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival

 

Visit http://www.dokidokifestival.com/ to learn more.

Japan Society Events

The Japan Society is the leading independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship. With a history stretching back to 1891, its members are committed to promoting deep and lasting understanding between our two countries.

Visit their web site for a full list of upcoming events.

 

 

 

About Japan

How Japan Keeps Clean

Walking Around Hida Takayama

Satoyama: Japan's Secret Watergarden

Samurai Castles: Evolution and Overview

 

In Our Time: Hokusai

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the Japanese artist whose views of Mt Fuji such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa (pictured) are some of the most iconic in world art. He worked as Japan was slowly moving towards greater contact with the outside world, trading with China and allowing two Dutch ships to dock each year. From these ships he picked up new synthetic colours and illustrations with Western compositions, which he incorporated in his traditional wood block prints. The quality of his images helped drive demand for prints among the highly literate Japanese public, particularly those required to travel to Edo under feudal obligations and who wanted to collect all his prints. As well as the quality of his work, Hokusai's success stems partly from his long life and career. He completed some of his most memorable works in his 70s and 80s and claimed he would not reach his best until he was 110.   BBC iPlayer Radio

 

In Our Time: Japan's Sakoku Period

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Japan's Sakoku period, two centuries when the country deliberately isolated itself from the outside world. Sakoku began with a series of edicts in the 1630s which restricted the rights of Japanese to leave their country and expelled Europeans living there. It was not until 1858 and the "gunboat diplomacy" of the American Commodore Matthew Perry that Japan's international isolation finally ended.  BBC iPlayer Radio

Radio Taiso

 

Japan Photos

Explore JapanPhotos.org.uk for a high resolution tour of Japan.