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Aid For Japan Cultural Evenings Report

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Last month saw Aid For Japan founder Akemi Solloway present talks and demonstrations celebrating Japanese culture.

Over two days, Akemi offered up her knowledge to attendees at venues supplied by WeWork. Japanese snacks were also sold at the event. All proceeds went to supporting Aid For Japan.

At the first event, which took place at WeWork in Spitalfields, Akemi gave a talk on how to wear a kimono. She also talked about Japanese etiquette and table manners.

Angela Shaffer, who is part of the Aid For Japan team, described the event: “The venue chosen was very modern and close to Liverpool Street Station and the event was fun!”.
The second event featured Akemi demonstrating (with the aid of an audience volunteer) how to wear a yukata. This was followed by a performance of the Japanese tea ceremony in which Akemi gave a compelling talk about zen philosophy and Shinto belief.

Both events helped to introduce people to aspects of Japanese culture that they may have previously not been aware of. At the same time, the events provided a fun evening which also helped to raise funds for our charity!

Learn more about Akemi Solloway’s work via her web site: www.akemisolloway.com