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12 August 2017

Cotswold Ekiden on 3rd September 2017

The beauty of the Cotswolds meets the Orient with a brand new running race coming on 3rd September 2017. Cotswold Ekiden brings together the best of Japanese culture and tradition in this relay race. Taking place at the beautiful Sudeley Castle in the heart of the Cotswolds, each runner within a team of four will

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27 July 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 - Japan related acts

These are most of the Japan related acts that are going on in this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival (4th of August to 28th of August)   1.       Akiko Okamoto In Concert – August 8th to 10th This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart

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20 July 2017

Conference: 23-24 September 2017 - Where the Path Leads –Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

Organised and run by the Japanese Garden Society, this major event at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge features world-class speakers from the UK, USA and Japan, including Kendall Brown and Marc Peter Keane. Theme: The transmission of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan from 1868 onwards; the evolution and significance of the Japanese

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11 July 2017

Win tickets to a see a new "Hokusai" play by Amon Miyamoto

Directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto, “Fanatic Artist Hokusai” tells a fictional story based on historic events mixed with imaginative interpretations about the artist’s work, in addition to a surreal plot twist.

Enter a raffle to win tickets for the 27 July 2017 performance!

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3 July 2017

Hyper Japan Festival 14-16 July!

Hyper Japan is one of the biggest and most renowned J-culture events in the UK. It will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London! The event celebrates all aspects of the Japanese culture, ranging from cosplaying popular anime characters to experiencing some of Japan’s most famous epochs of history, such as the 17th and

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30 June 2017

Celebrating Tanabata at Rich Mix on Saturday 8 July 2017

For one night only, from 7pm on Saturday 8 July, Rich Mix is going Japanese! Rhythm Passport will bring sounds, rhythms, colours and food from Japan to London’s East End.  Rich Mix will celebrate Tanabata – the ‘Star Festival’ of Japan – commemorating the meeting of deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. Just once a year, on the

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12 June 2017

Twenty Years on from Jason Kouchak's "Across the Water" Piano Recitals in Edinburgh and Belfast

Twenty years ago,  the pianist, composer and singer-songwriter  Jason Kouchak,  in association with the Consulate General of  Japan in Edinburgh and the Embassy of Japan in Belfast and with the support of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, held an evening of piano recitals called Across the Water at the Reid Concert Hall, University of Edinburgh on 31 October 1997 and at the Harty Room, Queen’s University Belfast on 7 November 1997.

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