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march, 2017

11mar1:00 pm5:30 pmAid For Japan 6th Anniversary Event

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Event Details

Come and join us for a day of events in support of Aid For Japan!
To mark the 6th Anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami we have orgainised an afternoon of events, all profits go in aid of the orphans of the Tsunami.


BATTODO JAPANESE SWORD: trial lesson

1:00-3:00pm ‘Batto’ means to draw and strike with the sword. ‘Do’ refers to a path of training aimed at the complete development of the practitioner. The closer to the reality of combat one can get the more this training has to offer. This two hour seminar will begin with an introduction to this martial arts system, the goals and method of Battodo as a way of cultivation and then a practical class on the preparatory exercises and basic techniques (kihon). £20 and £15 for students (17 years +) more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/743929192430165/ Prior booking required! contact info@battodo-fudokan.co.uk http://battodo-fudokan.co.uk/


FACE PAINTING & READING

3:30-4:00pm Activity for children: Face painting and picture book reading with Mona:. Cost per family: £10


THE MANY FACES OF JAPANESE CULTURE

Including refreshments of Japanese tea, Onigiri (rice balls) kindly donated by the Japan Centre and Dorayaki (Japanese sweets) kindly donated Kitaya | Wagashi Japanese Bakery. Entrance: £10


4pm

1. DEMONSTRATION OF BATTODO

(Japanese Swordsmanship) by Fudokan Dojo


4.20pm

2. YAMABUSHI

The ancient tradition of Yamabushi , mountain ascetics, will be explored through the poems of Enku one of the greatest yamabushi. These will be read by John Evans who will also read some poems from Trog an account of his experiences training in these disciplines in the mountains of Japan in the 1980s. Copies of Trog and In Heaven's River poems and carvings by Enku translated by Julian Daizan Skinner and Sumiko Hayashi will be available for sale. All profits from these sales will go to Aid For Japan.


4.40pm

3. LECTURE: “ The Role of Women in Japanese Culture and Society”

Speaker Akemi Tanaka is the daughter of an old samurai family and grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. Akemi is frequently requested to provide insight on Japanese culture by a variety of TV, radio and press outlets. She will examine the important and changing role of women in Japan from their participation in traditional arts like Kimono and the Tea ceremony to their struggle to attain equality in the corridors of power.


5.10pm A short report from the trustees on Aid for Japan 2016-17 including a short presentation.


5.20pm 2 minutes silence in memory of the victims of the tsunami.


Links: http://www.aidforjapan.co.uk www.akemisolloway.com www.japancentre.com battodo-fudokan.co.uk zenways.org

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location

Venue First Floor Studio

Eastbourne House Arts, Bullards Place E2 0PT

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