Japan Day to be held at UCLan’s Preston campus

Posted on - 4th February, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Education, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, UCLan, What's On in Preston
The 6th Japan Day at UCLan

UCLan will welcome guests to a series of workshops during its eighth Japan Day event next Friday.


On 11 February, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, the event will celebrate Japanese culture at the Preston Campus, where guests will enjoy various free artistic activities.

On offer are hands-on taiko Japanese drumming, language sessions, Furoshiki eco wrapping and calligraphy workshops.

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Senior Lecturer in Japanese Takako Amano said: “This is the eighth time we have run Japan Day on the Preston Campus, and it’s always a fantastic event that showcases the very best of Japan and its culture.

“After a break due to the pandemic, this time we are honoured to welcome a taiko drumming performance and workshops and language workshops by the Chief Language Adviser of the Japan Foundation.

“These activities give people in the North West of England a flavour of Japan.”

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There will also be performances, such as a tea ceremony, cosplay and Okinawa karate, and culturally inspiring stalls are on offer all day.

The event is free, but all attendees must reserve a place online.

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