Japanese Culture Day

@ Life Science Centre

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26 November 2016

Included in Science Centre admission

Presented by the Japan Foundation and TFF (Tuning for the Future), Life is hosting a special day where you can explore Japanese culture. Try speaking the language, have a go at Japanese magic tricks or make a moss ball planter.

What you can enjoy:

  • 11.00am – Play and Toy Talk – Hisakazu Hirabayashi, game analyst will explain the characteristics of Japanese toys and games including card games, ‘Role Play Games’ (RPG) and even the famous Pokémon.
  • 11.30am – Let’s play Hanafuda (Japanese Playing Cards) with Nobuaki Takerube – playing cards were first introduced to Japan by the Portuguese almost 500 years ago. Since then, Japanese playing cards have been in a state of constant evolution and designers continue to innovate in a number of ways. In this workshop, participants can learn how to play Hanafuda, a Japanese traditional card game that has clear ties with contemporary card games such as Pokémon.
  • 11.30am – 1.30pm – Moss balls – make a living planter the traditional Japanese way. Places are very limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • 12.00 noon – 3.30pm – Japanese Language Taster – drop in and try your hand at learning some basic Japanese and see if you have an aptitude for the language.
  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm – Tezuma Traditional Magic Show and Workshop – watch a performance by Taiju Fujiyama, a master of Japanese magic, then take part in a workshop where you can learn how to do some of the tricks yourself.

Venue
Life Science Centre
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4EP
Tyne and Wear
NE1 4EP

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