Experience Japan (founded 2010)
The first official celebration of the Hanami festival in Ireland was in 2010. Since then Experience Japan has developed into a vibrant and diverse programme of activities mostly focused on the month of April each year. Activities include academic seminars, cultural workshops, language taster sessions and since 2013 the Japanese Film Festival has move to April to link in with Experience Japan programme. As always the main highlight is the Hanami festival day at Farmleigh House – “Matsuri: Ireland celebrates Japanese Culture!”.
We are working to ensure that the events and festivals organised open opportunities for integration and cultural understand allowing citizens of Ireland celebrate Japanese Culture.