Welcome to the TATTON PARK Matsuri; Celebrate with your hosts, JSNW and JET AA UK. 11 am to 4 pm on Sat 29th July.
*Entry to the Matsuri is free. Standard parking fees and entry fee to the Tatton Gardens Apply.
Activities include Koto Performances, Japanese Enka Singing, Tea Ceremony, Japanese Food and Drink, Japanese Martial Arts, Iaidō, Calligraphy, Kimono Dressing, Arts and Crafts, … … and Taiko Drumming by Tengu Taiko.
Art & craft stations for Kamishibai, tanzaku, calligraphy, origami, etc. Sushi by SushiCraft and Curry Buns by “Maki’s Curry Buns.”
POETRY IN MOTION: Kabuki Dance and the Onnagata. This has been cancelled due to a Train Strike on Sat 26th August. Venue: Unit 2, Chancery House, 98 Paradise Street, Liverpool, L1 3HJ.
For information please email: email@example.com.
A Kabuki presentation by Paul Griffith. Paul will give a presentation about Kabuki dance and the onnagata female role specialist. His talk will include DVD clips and copious illustrations of actor prints from his own and other collections.
Paul Griffith was formerly an associate professor at Saitama University (Education Faculty). He read for a D.Phil., degree at Oxford University in the field of Japanese theatre history. He has been a translator and narrator for the Earphone Guide Co. Ltd. at the Kabukiza and the Tokyo National Theatre. He is also a translator and narrator for many Kabuki DVDs, and has written subtitles for Cinema Kabuki.
Previously, he worked in the Japanese department of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and continues to work as a volunteer for the British Museum’s online database of Kabuki actor prints.