|Show Stage at HYPER JAPAN|
|Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00|
HYPER JAPAN will host a show stage in the venue featuring a number of cultural demonstrations and talks--all completely free! Take a look at the timetable here and make sure to pop by to catch a glimpse of Japanese culture, up close and personal.
Show Stage Timetable
The following may be subject to change. Please check the show timetable on the day!
Autograph Session with Miki Satoshi and Eri Fuse
To mark the release of the Miki Satoshi Collection, Miki Satoshi and actor Fuse Eri will be ready and waiting to sign your DVDs! Don't forget to check out their earlier showcase and talk on the HYPER JAPAN main stage.
British Kendo Association: Jodo
The British Kendo Association will be demonstrating Jodo, the Japanese art of stick fighting. Commentary explaining the history and logic behind this Japanese martial art will also be provided.
Helen McCarthy: Haiku Workshop
An introduction to the fascinating world of the 7-5-7 poem. Find out about the history of haiku and how it is still used today, in ever more creative and multimedia forms. You can also have a go at composing your own haiku!
Masa-kun and Friends
Masa-kun is an electric violinist who has played at many Japan related events. Playing with the band Utopia, he will be performing eclectic and creative variations of fantastic music that hail from Japanese and Western fandom sources.
Mumeishi Kendo Club: Kendo and the art of Japanese sword fencing
Mumeishi Kendo Club is one of the oldest London dojos, running for over 40 years. Terry Holt sensei is the club's chief instructor, and has been practicing kendo for almost 50 years. Come and find our more about one of Japan's most popular martial arts.
Tea Ceremony with Maiko Ikeda
See the beautiful and ancient practice of the Japanese tea ceremony performed by Miss University of Tokyo 2009, Maiko Ikeda. Currently living and working in London, Maiko is keen to share her cultural heritage with those who want to learn more about Japan's ancient traditions.
Venus Angelic: Doki-Doki Moe Maid Show
Introducing Fun, Dance and Singing, all in a cute maid costume, is 15 year old Venus Angelic, You Tube dancer and comedian. As well as speaking English, German, Spanish and Japanese, Venus is a natural performer who loves Japanese culture! Find her on facebook, twitter and You Tube!