List of events conducted in 2012

European Cinema Premier & Experience Japan Launch
Thursday 29 March at 6.45pm
Lighthouse Cinema
Smithfield, Dublin
European cinema premier of the documentary films “Lives after the Tsunami” (74 minutes) by director Shuichi Morimoto and “Tsuchioto” (23 minutes) by director Yui Okubo.  Both documentaries visit the Tsunami affected regions in the days after the disaster meeting with individuals and groups trying to reconcile and cope the aftermath.

Experience Japan Hanami Festival Day
Sunday 1 April, 12 to 4pm
Farmleigh House & Estate
Phoenix Park
Join members of Dublin’s Japanese community and students groups from UCD and DCU to celebrate a Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Festival.  Hanami is an annual event in Japan where friends come together for outdoor parties to welcome spring and celebrate nature.

Activities include
• Taiko drum performances
• Martial Arts demonstrations
• Fusion of Japanese shakuhachi music and the Irish harp
• Irish music with a Japanese influence
• Origami and kite making craft workshops for children
• Yo-Yo fishing and other fun activities for children
• Cosplay fashions framed with traditional Kimono displays
• Fashion show and competition
• Photographic competition
• Japanese art workshop
• Soran Bushi dancing
• Japanese food stalls
• Seminars on Anime, Cosplay, Japanese Art and the Samurai warrior

Community Ambassador Tour of Chester Beatty Library
Sunday 1 April at 2pm
Chester Beatty Library Event
Community Ambassador Tour in Japanese with Hiromi Anzai.

Photographic Exhibition at Farmleigh House
1 April to 14 April from 10am to 4pm daily
Farmleigh House
Phoenix Park

Japanese Origami Workshops in DCC Libraries
2 April to 13 April
DCC Libraries TBC
Japanese Origami Workshops in DCC Libraries

Language Taster Classes
4 April to 11 April
University College Dublin on Wednesday 4 April at 6.30pm
Chester Beatty Library on Saturday 7th April from 11am to 3pm
Dublin City University on Wednesday 11th April at 6.30pm

Experience the Japanese Language – 日本語クラス
Want to find out about Japanese?  Learn some characters & structures?
Everyone welcome!  Japanese language teaching specialist will work with you!

DCU Japanese Society Film presentations
– Thursday 5 April at 7.30pm
– Thursday 12 April at 7.30pm

Chester Beatty Printmaking Workshops
Thursday 12 – Friday 13 April from 10am-4pm
Chester Beatty Library Events
Join Hiroko Imada for this two-day printmaking workshop and learn how to make a colour print.  Limited to 15 places, €50 each, materials provided.

Chester Beatty Silk Worm Club
Saturday 14 April from 2-3.30pm
Chester Beatty Library Events
Make your own Japanese paper hat and listen to a Japanese story.  Suitable for ages 6-11.  Free.
Please book from Tuesday 10 April, 9.30am onwards at www.cbl.ie under Online Booking.

Chester Beatty Public Lecture
Thursday 19 April at 1.10pm
Chester Beatty Library Events
A Mirror into the Floating World: Japanese prints of the Edo period, 1600-1860, in the Chester Beatty Library.
Ruth Starr, Lecturer, Arts of Japan, Trinity College Dublin