Welcome to Experience Japan
This year’s Hanami VIRTUAL Festival took place on
Sunday 19th April / 2020年4月19日
Thank you all for your participation, support and positive comments!
Please enjoy the recorded version here
Experience Japan is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community organisation based in Ireland. We work to bring together local community groups to celebrate and share Japanese traditions and culture.
Our flagship event each year is the award-winning 🌸Hanami Festival🌸 in April, a family-friendly outdoors event which takes place at Farmleigh House towards the back of Phoenix Park in Dublin.
Each year we showcase a selection of musical and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, seminars, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts. Expect also to enjoy a range of Japanese food options!
Many festival-goers dress for the occasion: in traditional styles, following Japanese fashion subcultures, or in cosplay. You can even try on a traditional Kimono and get your photo taken!
If you are interested in contributing to or volunteering at the festival, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always interested in fresh ideas.
The Experience Japan Taiko Team are also involved in other events throughout the year. Recent events include:
- ThinkLanguages 2019 in the Convention Centre
- J-Con 2019 in the Croke Park Conference Centre
- Irish/Japanese Music Fusion 2019 in the Smock Alley Theatre
- Ultimate Taiko 2018 in Cultúrlann na Éireann with Hiro Hayashida-sensei
The team can be contacted for bookings.
The Experience Japan organising committee are representatives of the Japanese and Irish-Japanese communities in Ireland.
Our events are supported by the Office of Public Works, Dublin City Council and the Embassy of Japan, as well as our many partners.