Listed below are some of Akemi’s most recent lectures, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and cultural exchange activities.

Not mentioned is her teaching of GCSE & A level Japanese at Ardingly College, her own postgraduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, and participation in seminars, conferences and cultural events at which she was not a scheduled speaker or performer.


+ The activities marked with a cross were EYL (European Year of Languages) events.
* The activities marked with an asterisk were official Japan 2001 events.

Date Event Location Activity Link
24th Nov Lecture/Demonstration Ackworth School, Yorkshire The Tea Ceremony & Japanese Cooking *
3-15th Nov Autumn lecture tour of Japan Japan    
24th Oct-3rd Nov Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Autumn 2001 Japan In Autumn 2001 Akemi Tanaka took a small group of British people to Japan. The party stayed with Japanese families in Arita and Kumamoto; visited castles, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; enjoyed mo miji gari (leaf-viewing) and an onsen (hot-spring spa) in the mountains; and were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural events.
22nd Oct Lecture/Demonstration Stockport Schools’ Library Service, Stockport The Tea Ceremony, Kimonos & Japanese traditions *  
20th Oct Lecture/Demonstration Brighton University, Sussex The Tea Ceremony *  
18th Oct Lecture Kingston University, Surrey The Traditional Culture of Japan  
13th Oct Lecture/Demonstration Horsham Museum, Sussex The Tea Ceremony & Kimonos *  
7th Oct Lecture/Demonstration William Adams Festival, Gillingham, Kent Kimonos & Bon-odori *  
6th Oct Workshop The Adastra Hall, Sussex Ai, indigo dyeing *  
5th Oct Lecture/Exhibition The Adastra Hall, Sussex Ai, indigo dyeing *  
26th Sept   Ardingly College, Sussex E.Y.L. Day at Ardingly College +  
25th Sept Lecture/Demonstration Woodingdean W.I., Sussex Kimonos  
19th Sept Japan Day Great Ormond Street Hospital Japan Day at Great Ormond Street Hospital *  
27th Aug Lecture/Demonstration Ditchling Museum, Sussex shodo, brush-writing  
24-25th Aug Lecture/Demonstration The Adastra Hall, Sussex The Tea Ceremony, Kimonos &amp Japanese Cooking  
2nd-18th Aug Residential Study Retreat & Cultural Exchange Visit to England, Summer 2001 UK In Summer 2001 Akemi Tanaka brought a small group of Japanese people to England. Firstly they stayed with local host families in Mid-Sussex, where they were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural and social events. After that, they attended an 8-day residential study retreat at Ardingly College to study English language and culture.
4th Aug Demonstration The Adastra Hall, Sussex Kimonos, Hand Weaving & Japanese Singing & Dancing  
2nd Aug Lecture/Demonstration The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon The Tea Ceremony *  
1st Aug Lecture/Demonstration The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon Kimonos *  
30th July Workshops WSCC Gifted Children’s Summer School, Sussex Kimonos, The Tea Ceremony & shodo, brush-writing +  
27th July Workshops King Edward VII School, Sheffield Kimonos, The Tea Ceremony & shodo, brush-writing *  
13th July Lecture/Demonstration Tanbridge House School, Sussex Japanese Cooking +  
11th July Lecture Haywards Heath Ladies’ Circle Women’s role in Japan  
29th June Workshop WSCC Ed Dept, Worthing, Sussex Japanese Language & Culture +  
28th June Japan Day Davidson H.S. For Girls, Sussex Japan Day at Davidson High School for Girls +  
26-27th June Workshop Burgess Hill School, Sussex Japanese Language & Culture +  
25th June Workshop WSCC Ed Dept, Crawley, Sussex Japanese Language & Culture +  
16th June Japan Day Davidson High School, Sussex Japan Day at Davidson High School +  
12th June Lecture Barcombe W.I., Sussex Japanese Culture & Lifestyle  
11th June Lecture/Demonstration Coldean W.I., Sussex The Tea Ceremony  
11th June Lecture/Demonstration Ovingdean W.I., Sussex The Kimono  
25th May   Ardingly College, Sussex TBC Gakuin Visit to Ardingly College *  
21st May   Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex Mihama Cultural Visit to Hurstpierpoint College *  
19th May Lecture Embroidery Guild, Kent History of the Japanese Kimono  
15th May Lecture Burgess Hill red Cross, Sussex Japanese Culture & Lifestyle  
12-13th May Exhibition RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon Kimonos *  
12-13th May Demonstration RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon Japanese Brush Painting *  
12th May Lecture/Demonstration RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon The Tea Ceremony *  
11th May Lecture/Demonstration Woodbridge School, Suffolk The Tea Ceremony *  
9th May Lecture Ditchling Museum, Sussex History of the Japanese Kimono *  
4th May Demonstration Woodbridge School, Suffolk The Japanese Abacus *  
3rd May Lecture Woodbridge School, Suffolk Japanese Dress & Customs *  
6-23rd April Lecture Tour Japan Spring lecture tour of Japan