Art & Design

Japan Room Lecture: The Colourful Festivals of Kyoto

30 May 2017, London

Tuesday 30 May 2017 6.30pm

Lodge Room No 11

The Freemasons’ Hall
Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ

Japan Society members: £9
Non-members: £15

Booking essential: Please book online here
Booking deadline: Friday 26 May

Speaker: Pauline Chakmakjian

Most famous for being considered a sacred part of Japan, the old Imperial capital of Kyoto seasonally adds splashes of colour to the city by celebrating up to five hundred annual festivals in and around many of its historical and spiritual attractions. The majority of these festivals were traditionally rituals held to protect Kyoto.

This lectures covers
1) the three, major matsuri held in the City of Kyoto each year
2) some of the lesser-known festivals and their significance and
3) a few of the more unusual festivals held every year.

Please let us know if you would like to take an optional tour of the Freemason’s Hall at 5.15 for 5.30pm.

Pauline Chakmakjian is a Visit Kyoto Ambassador and a writer and speaker on Japanese and British Masonic history.

Download a flyer here.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email or submit the online booking form.

In association with The Japan Room.


30 May 2017, 6:30pm

Lodge Room No 11 The Freemasons°« Hall Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AZ

The Japan Society