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Past Events - before Sep 2009

Photo Exhibition by Hiroshi Shimura
"Cambridge views and Tokyo sights"
(Official event of Japan-UK 150)

Date : 19 - 30 June 09
Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission

Opening reception = Fri 19 June 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closing reception = Tue 30 June 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Mr Shimura will be in both receptions.
Everyone is welcome.


EXHIBITION by Lesley Denise Coxon
Modern & mixed media

Date : 1 - 10 July 09
Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission


Cambridge Open Studios by:
Clare Crouchman - Ceramic wall panels and prints
Melanie Max - Abstract landscapes

Date : 11-12 and 18-19 July 09
Time : 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
( weekdays by appointment - 07788 538916)

Japan Day 2009

Date : Saturday 7th March 2009
Time : Noon - 6:00pm
Free admission / open to the public, families welcome

This year again more than 500 people enjoyed the various events through out the day.   The Japanese garden is now on parmanent display thanks to the Japanese Garden Society.

Japan Day 2009
Japan Day 2009
Japan Day 2009
Japan Day - Origami
Japan Day - Origami

Nihongo Club Happyo-kai (Concert)

Date : Saturday 6th December 2008
Time : 11:00 - 12:30
Free admission

The children who are studying Japanese will introduce you to the world of Kenji Miyazawa with his poem and story. Performed in Japanese with English subtitle. Open to the public as an official event of Japan UK 150. Families are welcome.

Raffle will be held at the end of the show sponsored by Cadbury.

Japan Day 2008

Date : Saturday 8th March 2008
Time : noon - 6:00pm
Please come and enjoy Japanese activities and exhibitions.
Suitable for all ages.
Japanese film show at 4:00pm.
Free admission.

Please feel free to download the programme here


Japanese Embroidery World Exhibition
Date : 7th - 18th November 07
Time : 10:00am - 4:00pm
Admission fee : £3.00
Contact : Jackie Hall at

This exhibition is organised by Japanese Embroidery Classes in UK in association with Kurenai-kai, Japan. An exquisite fan screen with traditional British motifs stitched by UK members and other total of 70 Japanese embroidery pieces brought from all over the world will be on display.

Japan Day 2007
Sat 10th March 2007 *Free admission.

Thank you for all of you that came and took part in our Japan Day! We had more than 500 visitors through the day. Our special thanks goes to Seoul Plaza & Korea Food, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Embassy of Japan.

Japan Day - Origami
Japan Day - Oriental Painting Workshop
Japan Day - Calligraphy
Japan Day - Taiko Workshop
Japan Day - Japanese Dolls
Japan Day - Calligraphy
Japan Day - Iaido demonstration

"Images of Cambridge"
Photo Exhibition by Hiroshi Shimura
Sat 23rd September 2006 *Free admission.

Please find photos of the exhibition at the following location.

Mr Shimura's calendars sold well and he kindly donated 100 to Chernobyl Children Life Line. Thank you for your support!

Introduction to Tea Ceremony
by Kaetsu Chado Society (Urasenke)
Sat 23rd September 2006
1:30 pm - around 3:00 pm
*Free admission.

1:30 Short lecture and demonstration of Tea Ceremony
Q & A
2:30 Presentation of tea - taste tea with Japanese sweets

Admission free
Anyone interested in tea ceremony and would like to taste tea is welcome ( families are welcome, too!).

Japan Day 2006
Sat 4th March 2006 *Free admission.

This year again many people and families enjoyed the day with lots of cultual activities. Our special thanks go to all the contributors, volunteer guides, Japan 21 Awards, Embassy of Japan and Seoul Plaza.

Japan Day - Calligraphy
Japan Day - Origami
Japan Day - Oriental Painting
Japan Day - Tea Ceremony
Japan Day - Judo
Japan Day - Japanese & Korean refreshments area
Japan Day - Japanese jazz concert

Yasuhiro Sato (Bass) Solo Recital
Sat. 25 March 2006, 7:00pm (6:30pm door open)

Pictures from the event:

Yasuhiro Sato (Bass) Solo Recital Yasuhiro Sato (Bass) Solo Recital

Ticket £8.50 available from

Programme includes many charming Japanese songs and classic European songs.

Yasuhiro Sato graduated and obtained MA and PhD from Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music). Member of Niki-kai. Bases in Milan. Performing opera in Italy, Russia and Japan.

High Moon's Environmental Manga (Cartoon) Exhibition
7th - 13th October (10am - 6.30pm)

High Moon (Prof. Takatsuki) is a professional Manga artist, professor of Ishikawa Prefectural University and professor emeritus of Kyoto University Environmental Preservation Centre.
See linked poster: POSTER

Tangent - Contemporary Art Exhibition
2nd - 15th July (11am - 6pm)

Exhibition of Sculpture's by Christophe Gordon Brown & Paintings by Mandy Davies Kent.
Click on the picture below to view the poster.

Tangent - Contemporary Art Exhibtion


Still Life Paintings by DFS Stubbs
7th - 22nd May
Exhibition of Still Life Paintings by DFS Stubbs in the main Foyer.
Further information from
Japan Day 2005
(sponsored by the Embassy of Japan & Japan 21)
Saturday 5th March - Door opens at 11:00am

Come and experience Japan in Cambridge! The programme includes Tea ceremony, Oriental painting, Calligraphy, Origami craft, Iaido, Aikido, Bonsai, Sushi demonstration and a Japanese samurai film "Dora Heita"- something for everyone.
This event is held as a part of the 2005 EU-Japan Year of Poeple-to-People Exchanges and is in association with the Embassy of Japan.
*Free admission.


11:00 - 16:00 Bonsai
Oriental Painting

12:00 - 15:00 Calligraphy
12:00 - 15:00 Oriental Painting
12:00 - 12:40 Origami craft - Make Hina-Matsuri display

12:45 - 13:15 Chado presentation "The way of Tea"
13:30 - 14:30 Serving of green tea and sweet
15:00 - 15:30 Chado presentation "The way of Tea"
15:00 - 16:00 Sushi
16:00 - 16:30 Aikido
16:30 - 17:00 Iaido - Martial art with Japanese sword

17:30 - 19:30 Dora Heita - the 'Alley-cat Magistrate'
2000, Toho film
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Starring Koji Yakusho, Yuko Asano, Bunta Sugawara, Ryudo Uzaki

This year again we had 500+ people came and enjoyed our Japan Day.
Our special thanks go to Peterborough Bonsai Society, Mrs Reiko Cooke (Calligraphy), Mr Peter Cavaciuti and Kaetsu Oriental Painting Group, Nihongo Club (Origami), Kaetsu Chado Society, Cambridge Aiki Dojo, Ken Yu Kan Norfolk (Iaido), Mr Atsushi Mizuno (Sushi), AJS, Japanese classes at the Department of Engineering, Japan 21 and the Embassy of Japan.
We also thank sincerely to those who gave us some encouraging and useful comments after the event.
Japan Day - Aikido
Japan Day - Bonsai
Japan Day - Calligraphy
Japan Day - Origami Japan Day - Sushi Japan Day - Tea Ceremony  
Haiku and music workshop for schools
Friday 26 November 2004, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Lecture about Japan and Haiku (a Teacher's pack about Japan and Haiku will be provided to schools beforehand) and demonstration of Japanese flute. Music will be composed to accompany Haiku made by pupils.
Artists = Hibiki Strings of Japan / Kazuki Sawa - Violin / Michiko Akao - Noh Kan of Japanese flute
Composer = Isao Matsushita
**Please ring 01223 376600 for more details
Students from 3 schools in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk experienced the fusion of their Haiku and music. The students played vital roles in the concert with the world class musicians
Charity concert by Stella Quartet supporting Chernobyl Children Life Line
Wednesday 28th April 2004, 7:00pm
Stella Quartet from Tokyo Geidai (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) attached High School will be giving a concert on behalf of Chernobyl Children's charity. The charity helps the victims of the world's greatest nuclear accident that happened in April 1986. A brief talk about how the children and people in Belarus are still suffering and how we can support them will be given by a memeber of Chernobyl Children Life Line Cambridgeshire Link.
*Suggested donation £5.00/adult, £2.00/under 16
A truly amazing performance by Japan's best young musicians. The event raised £410. Thank you very much for your support!
Japanese Cultural Day - Spring 2004
Saturday 6th March. Door opens at 1:00pm
Come and enjoy our Japanese cultural day.
1:00 - 4:00 = Calligraphy exhibition & workshop, Flower arrangement exhibition & workshop, Oriental painting exhibition & workshop, Tea ceremony demonstration, Children's Karuta
4:00 - = Iaido (Martial art with Japanese sword) demonstration
5:00 - 7:30 = Japanese film - 2004 Oscar nominated (Best foreign language film) "Tasogare Seibei - Twilight Samurai"
Free admission.
A successful day. 500+ people attended in total! Special thanks to Mrs Reiko Cooke (Calligraphy), Mr Peter Cavaciuti (Oriental Painting), Mrs Yukiko Isono (Flower Arranging), Mr Peter Wendes (Go), Kaetsu Chado Society (Tea Ceremony) and KenYuKan Dojo Suffolk (Iaido). We also received great support from AJS, Metro Tartan Distribution, GB Sasakawa Foundation and the Embassy of Japan.
Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement Workshop
Tuesday 29th July. 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Mrs. Isono who is Master of Koryu School will demonstrate and show you the beauty of Japanese flower arrangement. Free admission.
"Japanese Summer's Night Dream" - Japanese film & Oriental Painting
Friday 6 June 2003
Film starts at 7:30pm (door opens at 7:00pm)
Film title: Kikujiro's Summer (Kikujiro no Natsu), 1999,121min
After the film, you will have an opportunity to enjoy Mr. Peter Cavaciuti's Oriental painting exhibition with a theme "Summer".
Admission free - free refreshments served
Thank you for your cooperation. 80+ attended this event. Special thanks to AJS,TCS,Embassy of Japan and Mr. Cavaciuti & his Oriental Painting Class! The film was fun and the paintings were beautiful, soothing and refreshing.
Iris by Peter Cavaciuti Morning Glory by Peter Cavaciuti Frog by Peter Cavaciuti  
Japanese Cultural Day
Saturday 15th March 2003 10:00am - 4:00pm
Japanese activities for all interests. Oriental Painting, Tea demonstration, Karuta, Kimono, Tatami making, Japanese scroll, Japanese dolls, Calligraphy, Origami. Free admission.
Thank you for your cooperation. 250+ attended this event. Special thanks to Mr. Cavaciuti (Oriental Painting), Mrs. Stone (Karuta), Urasenke Chado (Tea) Society, Mr. Nakaoji (Kimono), Mr. Motoyama (Tatami), Mr.Nishida (Scroll), Mrs. Aizawa (Origami), Ms. Sarashima (Calligraphy) and Embassy of Japan!
Karuta game - led by Mrs Stone from Japan Karuta association Oriental Painting by Mr. Peter Cavaciuti Origami by Mrs Aizawa from Japan Origami Association  
Tatami making by Mr Motoyama from Kyoto, Japan      
Japanese Cultural Day
Title: Fall Guy (Kamata Koshin-kyoku)
Friday 14th March 2003 7:00pm (Door opens at 6:30)
Free admission and refreshments
Thank you for your cooperation. 50+ attended this event. Special thanks to TCS and Embassy of Japan!
Violin & Piano Recital
Tuesday 4 March 2003 7:30 (door opens at 7:00)
*Violin - Mifune Tsuji *Piano - Meiko Wakabayashi
Tickets 9.00 pounds (concessions 6.00 pounds) available at the door
Programme - Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, Part, Takemitsu
The audience enjoyed a wonderful concert!