Friday, 23rd January 2009

Kyoshi Payne to coordinate and lead Martial Arts at 'Bushido Day' at Japanese Art Festival ..

On 28th February there will be art, cultural activities, including the Manga & Anime Art Exhibition and on 1st March 2009, the 'Bushido Day' at The Japanese Festival.


Akemi Solloway, is the main organiser of the 'Japanese Art Festival', she is a lecturer of Japanese culture and daughter of an old samurai family. It is her aim to present authentic Japanese culture in an accessible and enjoyable manner. In addition to Akemi, the core supporters of this Festival are AJAMCA, the Anglo-Japanese Anime, Manga and Culture Association, School of Japanese Language and Culture and of course The Mid Sussex Martial Arts School.

On the same site, there is a café, which will be the venue for meet-up activities by a number of Japan Societies and other groups over the 28th February and 1st March. Members of various Japan societies as well as people who have been to Japan on one of Akemi's Study Tours, including the new Study Manga and Anime at School in Japan Tour (details TBA), will be able to meet up in the café during the two-day event to catch up, reminisce and enjoy Japanese drinks, snacks, obento and sushi.

In the friendly atmosphere of this event, if you come alone or with a group, you will find like-minded people, interesting things to see and do and the chance to take part in further activities in the UK and Japan.

The Manga and Anime Art Exhibition is an official event of Japan-UK 150, celebrating 150 years of friendship between our two countries, which may be included in the Cultural Olympiad, which is ongoing from Autumn 2008 until the actual Olympic Games in London in 2012.



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