On the 11th March 2011, the east coast of Japan was struck by an undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As well as the loss of life, hundreds of children also lost their parents and families. The charity Aid For Japan was founded by Akemi Tanaka to support the orphans of this event.

To coincide with the ninth anniversary of the tragedy, Aid For Japan is staging a commemorative event. This will be a celebration of Japanese culture which will include History of the Kimono talk, Fudokan Battodo martial arts display and cosplay activities.

The original Japanese Art Festival was an annual event organised by Akemi Tanaka that took place regularly in London during the 2000s. Billed as a celebration of Japanese culture, the event drew in crowds keen to experience both classic and contemporary aspects of Japan.

Date:
14th March 2020
18:00 – 20:00pm

Venue:
Swiss Church In London
79 Endell Street
London WC2H 9DY

Tickets:
From £7.06 (advance) £10 (door)
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aid-for-japan-anniversary-event-tickets-91619675917

Further Details:
https://japaneseartfestival.com

Akemi will be talking about Japanese culture and her book The Power Of Chowa at this anime convention.

Akemi will be talking about Japanese culture and her book The Power Of Chowa at this anime convention.

Guest speaker at the Sunnycon anime convention in Liverpool.

Akemi will be talking about Japanese culture and her book The Power Of Chowa.

Zero waste project – lecture of Kimono in St Martin’s art college.

Stratford Upon Avon Ladies Circle – Kimono and Japanese culture.

8th September (Saturday) Will Adams Festival – tea ceremony demonstration.

Doki Doki Anime convention in Manchester

Japanese cultural talk in Stratford-upon-Avon Ladies Luncheon Club

William Adam’s festival – Introduction of Japanese Tea Ceremony