Japan Day returns to Preston
Annual event takes place on 11 February
Celebrating Japanese culture is on the agenda for a special day at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
Taking place on UCLan’s Preston Campus on 11 February, Japan Day will allow people to experience a variety of artistic activities for free.
Among those on offer are hands-on workshops of taiko Japanese drumming, language sessions, Furoshiki eco wrapping and calligraphy.
In addition, performances such as a tea ceremony, cosplay and okinawa karate are scheduled, whilst a variety of culturally inspiring stalls are on offer all day.
"It’s always a fantastic event which showcases the very best of Japan and its culture"— Takako Amano, Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Takako Amano, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, said: “This is the eighth time we have run Japan Day on the Preston Campus and it’s always a fantastic event which 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.”
The event, which runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm, is free of charge but all attendees must reserve a place online.