What do you know about Japan?
Most people have heard of Sushi, Karate and Anime. We would like to showcase the many charms of Japanese Culture to people from all around the world. Japanese people have a great appreciation for the four seasons. A Traditional Japanese Festival, or "Matsuri", would be a lively event, with many people flocking together to enjoy food and drinks under the Cherry Blossom trees.
Who are we?
We are Japanese students who are studying at Leeds University. As Japanese Young Ambassadors, we would like to share some new traditions from our country that you may not have experienced before.
What can you do at the Sakura Festival?
In this festival, you can enjoy footage of beautiful cherry blossom trees and even a virtual reality experience of them! Of course, we are offering authentic Japanese dishes cooked by a Japanese chef in a famous Japanese restaurant in Leeds, traditional sweets, green tea, snacks and lots more. You can also experience Japanese traditional games, tea ceremony (making green tea), and traditional Japanese dresses. We will also be lucky enough to have Japanese harpist perform for us.
We cannot do this without you!
We need to raise £2000 in order to rent a space to host this festival, collect Japanese goods from Japan and buy decorations etc. Please share this page and donate to help us organize this authentic Japanese traditional festival in Leeds. And we would love you to come together and enjoy this festival with us!!
Date and time: Sunday, 8 December 2018, 11: 00 – 16: 00
Place: Left Bank Leeds & Cardigan Centre
Contents: Screening of cherry blossoms and festival scenery, Game stall stands (shooting gallery, hoopla etc.), Japanese food sales by Japanese restaurant, Trying on Japanese traditional dress, Tea ceremony experience, Calligraphy work sales, Koto (Japanese harp) performance etc…
The goal of visitors' number: 1000