On the 3rd July 2017, Aid For Japan partnered with the Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation (JICEF) to stage a Japanese Culture event in London to raise awareness of the charity and also raise funds.
JICEF is a Japanese-based initiative whose mission is to encourage cultural building through international exchange activities. You can read more about their projects on their website: https://www.jicef.or.jp
Finally, charity founder Akemi Solloway gave an introduction to the Kimono, using a volunteer from the audience to demonstrate how they are worn. Akemi then explained the intricacies of the Japanese tea ceremony before completing with an excellent presentation about Aid for Japan, including an overview of this year’s visit by one of the orphans later this summer.
Attendance at the event was good, and £300 was raised for the charity.
Thank you to Japan Centre and Wagashi shop for their kind assistance. Thank you to our volunteers Angela and Richard and all of the Aid For Japan team for their support.