Japan Day at Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

Bath & Beppu Friendship Association and Pray 4 Japan  Bath are organizing Japan Festival at Museum of East Asian Art in Bath on 18th June.

Lots of exciting activities will be held such as Japanese taiko drumming and martial arts, Origami and calligraphy workshops.
Japanese market will be held and refreshments are available. Please come along!

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Japan Day at Cardiff Central Library

Japan Day Poster - EnglishCardiff Central Library will be hosting Japan Day to celebrate Japanese Culture and Literature on 27th May. Japan Day is organized in partnership with local Japanese community members.

Lots of activities for all such as Calligraphy, Origami, Manga and Kimono Fashion Show, and much more.

Please come and experience a taste of Japan!

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Kotatsu Festival 2017

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We are happy to announce the dates for Kotatsu 2017! The Cardiff event will be held from 29th September to 1st October at Chapter. The date for Aberystwyth will be announced soon.

Due to the increased popularity last year at Chapter, this year’s festival will take place over 3 days, bringing you even more quality films and our usual Japanese Marketplace showcasing Japanese themed goods and traditional bento boxes.

Every year, we pride ourselves on screening lots of Welsh Premieres, while offering fun events such as a Manga workshop and a Raffle, which will be held on the last day, with lots of exciting prizes on offer at both Chapter and Aberystwyth Arts Center.  Tickets will be made available nearer the festival. Please note: the marketplace and Manga workshop will be held only at Chapter.

We hope to see you all again in September, for this year’s Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival.

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Raffle Cardiff 2016

Below are the raffle prizes to be won. Raffle tickets are available at Super Tomato and Chapter Box office from beginning of September for 50p each.


Star Prizes


DVD Cover - Case Closed (Detective Conan) Signed Flyers

Case Closed (Detective Conan) Signed Flyers

Courtesy of Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.

The latest flyer for the Case Closed, Detective Conan film ‘The Darkest Nightmare’, signed by anime producer Michihiko SUWA, who also produced City Hunter, Inuyasya, Black Jack, and Ace Attorney.


Cover of Komaneko book

Signed Komaneko Book

Courtesy of Dwarf.

Signed Komaneko Book “Komaneko no Komatta Komatta Nuigurumi” by Tsuneo Goda Signed by Tsuneo Gōda himself, the creator and director of Komaneko, Domo kun. Dwarf is the character & animation studio he set up in 2003.


StopMate Armature

StopMate Motion Animation Armature

Courtesy of Tetsu’s Armature.

The StopMate SM-005 is a ball & socket armature kit which can be assembled to create the internal skeleton for your humanoid puppets. Designed by Tetsu, a skilled Japanese machinist, they are the main stop motion armatures used in univertisies such as Tokyo’s University of the Arts animation program. They are also used professionaly for films, TV series, and adverts in the Japanese animation industry. The armature moves really smoothly and is very strong, making it ideal for professional animation projects.

Sold worldwide by Stop Motion Store.


Vouchers


Yakiniku Food Voucher

Yakiniku Food Voucher

Yakiniku Gift Vouchers

Courtesy of

Seoul House Restaurant
. Treat yourself to some excellent cuisine at the reknowned Japanese and Korean restaurant on the east side of Cardiff.

We have 4 gift vouchers to give away, 1 x £20, and 3 x £10.


TK Trading Gift Voucher

TK Trading Gift Voucher

£5 Voucher for TK Trading (10 vouchers up for grabs)

Courtesy of T.K Trading

The biggest online Japanese food shop in UK.
We have 10 gift vouchers to give away, each worth £5!


Cynical Hysterie Hour

Japanese Food Hamper

Courtesy of Ren Japanese Food..

A voucher for a food hamper, such as this beautiful Bento box.


Books & DVDs




Neo Magazine Issue Subscription

1 year’s subscription to NEO Magazine

Courtesy of NEO Magazine.


Igam Ogam Wakey Shakey DVD

Igam Ogam – Wakey Shakey DVD

Courtesy of Calon TV.

Have fun watching 8 full episodes of the fun loving cave girl, Igam Ogam.


Igam Ogam Wakey Shakey DVD

Hana’s Helpline – Patsy

Courtesy of Calon TV.

Hana’s Helpline PATSY: The Piglet With A New Baby Brother


Cover of Woman Who Brings The Rain

Woman Who Brings the Rain

Courtesy of New Welsh Review.

Memoir/Travel book written by Eluned Gramich, winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2015. This is available as an E-book, for use with E-reader devices.


Cover of Kazuyuki Ohtsu book

Kazuyuki Ohtsu

Courtesy of
The Japanese Shop.

Essay about Kazuyuki Ohtsu by author Bob Hicks, including more than 50 reproductions of Ohtsu’s work. For forty years Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) served as assistant to Kiyoshi Saito, a woodblock artist at the forefront of the sosaku hanga movement and a man Ohtsu revered as “Master.” What Ohtsu created under his own name is a fascinating blend of old and new, a reinvigoration of traditional topics with contemporary techniques. Ohtsu’s prints are poetic contemplations, drawing us into lovely, tranquil scenes of natural beauty and harmony.


Miscellaneous


Cynical Hysterie Hour

One Piece Film Gold

Courtesy of Dentsu Music and Entertainment Inc..

Rare card from the latest One Piece Film Gold.

This item is not on general sale.


Cynical Hysterie Hour

Cynical Hysterie Hour

Courtesy of Kiriko Kubo.

Kiriko Kubo is a very famous Japanese cartoonist living in London. She recently published e-books of ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour’ in English. Her comics are available on Amazon.


GUNMA-CHAN Memo Pad

GUNMA-CHAN Memo Pad

Courtesy of Charazoo.com.

GUNMA-CHAN is the local mascot represents Gunma prefecture of Japan. He is one of the famous mascots in Japan and promotes his lovely home!


Picture of Cherry Slug bath bomb

Bath Bomb

Courtesy of Cherry Slug.

Bath bomb soap set


Picture of Cherry Slug bubble bath

Bubble Bath

Courtesy of Cherry Slug.

Bubble bath set


Picture of Special Da-gashi Sweets

Da-gashi Sweets Box (Dried Fruits)

Courtesy of Ami Nature.

Mr. Katsuji Matsumoto is an artist, representing the Showa era, who took an active part as a lyric painter, cartoonist, painter for juvenile picture, and goods creator. In 1938 a comic titled “Kurukuru Kurumi-chan (Spinning Walnut)” appeared and was serialized for 35 years. Its goods were produced in succession and became an original character for girls. In order to revise good old pictures, Ami Nature used Katsuji’s pictures for packages, selling overseas additive-free, dried fruits from Yamanashi prefecture as “natural inexpensive food”.


Japanese Charms

Presentation Mug of Ommy Stickers

Courtesy of Ommy Stickers.

Mug filled with stickers.


Liquid Shio Koji

Liquid Shio Koji

Courtesy of Hanamuki Foods Inc

“Koji” is a malted rice used in the fermentation process for miso, sake, soy sauce and other foods. Shio Koji is a traditional Japanese condiment made from fermented rice koji and salt. It has only natural flavor and colour, and contains no additives. Anybody can cook very tasty Japanese receipes easily with Liquid Shio Koji.

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Raffle Aberystwyth 2016

Below are the raffle prizes to be won at Aberystwyth. Raffle tickets will be available at the Box Office on the day of the event.


Star Prize


DVD Cover - Case Closed (Detective Conan) Signed Flyers

Case Closed (Detective Conan) Signed Flyers

Courtesy of Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation.
The latest flyer for the Case Closed, Detective Conan film ‘The Darkest Nightmare’, signed by anime producer Michihiko SUWA, who also produced City Hunter, Inuyasya, Black Jack, and Ace Attorney.


DVDs




Igam Ogam Wakey Shakey DVD

Igam Ogam – Wakey Shakey DVD

Courtesy of Calon TV.

Have fun watching 8 full episodes of the fun loving cave girl, Igam Ogam.


Miscellaneous


GUNMA-CHAN Memo Pad

GUNMA-CHAN Memo Pad

Courtesy of Charazoo.com.

GUNMA-CHAN is the local mascot represents Gunma prefecture of Japan. He is one of the famous mascots in Japan and promotes his lovely home!


Picture of Special Da-gashi Sweets

Da-gashi Sweets Box (Dried Fruits)

Courtesy of Ami Nature.

Mr. Katsuji Matsumoto is an artist, representing the Showa era, who took an active part as a lyric painter, cartoonist, painter for juvenile picture, and goods creator.

In 1938 a comic titled “Kurukuru Kurumi-chan (Spinning Walnut)” appeared and was serialized for 35 years. Its goods were produced in succession and became an original character for girls. In order to revise good old pictures, Ami Nature used Katsuji’s pictures for packages, selling overseas additive-free, dried fruits from Yamanashi prefecture as “natural inexpensive food”.

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