A celebration of Japanese culture and the fascinating art collection at Chiddingstone Castle. The day will be packed with activities, demonstrations, and performances including traditional music, dance, martial arts, calligraphy, tea ceremony, stalls, talks, and displays. A great day out for all the family and a chance to experience Japanese arts and traditions.
Visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Japanese performances and demonstrations and view the Castle’s important and rare Japanese collection.
The Japanese collection was created by Denys Eyre Bower, the last private owner of the Castle. It includes samurai swords and armour, lacquerware, and ancient tomb figures. Denys lived at the Castle from 1955 – 1977 and it was his wish that the collection be kept intact in its setting for future generations to enjoy. It was Denys’ dream to be able to visit Japan, and he was only able to afford to do so once towards the end of his life.
Tickets are available online or on the door.
For a map and opening times, please visit the Chiddingstone Castle website.