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J-Culture Activity Workshops

The best way to appreciate Japanese culture is to jump in and try it yourself! HYPER JAPAN Christmas 2017 offers the ultimate DIY chance to experience traditional Japanese handicrafts for yourself at the J-Culture Activity Workshop. Also there will be Japanese board game workshops and this is a great opportunity to learn how to play them and beat your friends!

Each session offers a rare opportunity to learn about a different technique from an expert.
It’s not every day that these experiences can be found outside Japan so make a note in your planner today!

There are also HYPER Creative Studio for scheduled workshops!

  • Festive Origami Making/Origami Home Decor


    Make your own Christmas home decor with beautiful Origami papers! There will be a variety of patterns of Origami paper, from unique, modern to reflective of  traditional Japanese art.

    • Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, All day
    • £5 per person
    • All Ages

  • Needle Felt Snow Rabbit Tree Ornaments


    Try your hand at needle felting and make a pet snow rabbit. The children in Japan make these instead of snowmen with leaves and berries for the bunnies face. Needle felting is all the rage in Japans craft community and is super easy to learn.

    • Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, All day
    • £5 per person
    • All Ages (this workshop uses sharp needles)

  • Kanzashi Christmas Flowers


    Learn the art of kanzashi and take home a festive fashion accessory.  The fabric origami flowers in this workshop are inspired by the Christmas flower, the poinsettia. You can turn your finished flora into a brooch or a traditional hair ornament.

    • Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, All day

    (except the special big kanzashi workshop on Saturday at 7:15pm in the Creative Studio).
    • £5 per person
    • All Ages

  • Sumi-e: Calligraphy Painting

    The art of sumi-e, or ink wash painting – is an expressive one. Using only black ink, the practice is an exercise in artistic expression and individuality! Adjust the strength of your stroke and give depth and density to your artwork. Think of it as calligraphy painting where total artistic freedom is yours!

    • Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, All day.
    • £5 per person
    • All Ages

  • Shogi: Japanese chess

    Shogi London Club, which is a veteran Club for player of this traditional Japanese game will come to HYPER JAPAN Christmas 2017! The workshop offers Shogi demonstrations and teaching games for both kids and adults.

    • Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, All day
    • Free
    • All Ages

  • Go lessons: Abstract strategy board game

    Go is the ancient board game invented in Asia. This workshop includes an introduction to Go, followed by a short teaching game. Couples or friends and encouraged to play against one another!
    • Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, All day
    • Free
    • All Ages