Japan Workshops in 2024

In 2024, Japan Desk Scotland runs workshops on Japan in Scotland. The workshops from January to March  were supported by a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

● 22 January: Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Japanese Club and a workshop for the Superheroes class on the theme of ‘Noto Earthquake, and dog/cat cafes’;

● 31 January: National Library of Scotland at KelvinHall, Glasgow, Scotland, ‘The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentaries Series’.  Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Our Scotland: a Japanese perspective‘ (2013) and “Our friends in Fukushima” (2013) were screened. The screening was followed by a discussion;

● 7,  21 and 28 February: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, Taiko workshops at Wellington Church for three P5 classes;

● 19 February: Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Japanese Club and a workshop for the Superheroes class on the theme of ‘Valentine’s Day in Japan’;

● 22 February: Antonine Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, a workshop on Japan for P4/5 class, including the screening of “Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima“;

● 28 February: National Library of Scotland at KelvinHall, Glasgow, Scotland, ‘The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentaries Series’.  Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ (2016) was screened. The screening was followed by a discussion.

● 6 March: Strathblane Primary School, Stirling, Scotland, a workshop on Japan for a P6 class, including the screening of “Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima“;

● 18 March:Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Japanese Club and a workshop for the Superheroes class on the theme of ‘Hanami (cheery-blossom viewing)’;

● 20 March: Colquhoun Park Primary School, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, two workshops on Japan for a P5 class and a P6 class;

● 27 March: National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, ‘The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentaries Series’. Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Hiroshima after Fukushima’ (2018) and ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow’ (2014) were screened. The screening was followed by a discussion;

● On Tuesdays from 23 January  to 2 April,  the ‘Calligraphy as Meditation’ session was held at Prayer and Reflection room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland;

● 17 April: National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, ‘The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentaries Series’. Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Evacuation Order in Fukushima – July 2017‘ (2018) was screened. The screening was followed by a discussion;

● 22 April: Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Japanese Club and a workshop for the Superheroes class on the theme of ‘Matcha’;

● 24 April and 1 and 8 May: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, workshops on origami for four P1 classes;

● 9 May: Glencairns Primary School, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, a worskop on Japan for a P6 class, including the screening of “Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima“;

●16 May: Fordbank Primary School, Renfrewshire, Scotland, a workshop for combined two P7 classes, including the screening of “Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima“;

●20 May, Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, the Japanese Club and a workshop for the Senior Boys  on the theme of ‘Koinobori’;

● 29 May: National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, ‘The Lotus Club: Japanese Documentaries Series’. Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Design Kimono – Koji YOSHIE‘ (2017) and ‘Live a tradition in Maramurs, Romania‘ (2014) were screened. The screening was followed by a discussion.