Japanese Festival at Chiddingstone Castle
30 August 2010, Kent
Inspired by Chiddingstone Castle’s impressive collection of Japanese lacquer, armour and swords, the Castle’s Japanese Festival promises to be an action packed day out for all the family, taking visitors on a journey through the culture of Japan.
Mr Nakagawa, an old style Bushido Samurai, who is visiting from Japan especially for the occasion will be demonstrating the sword arts of Iaido and Tameshigiri. There will also be demonstrations of Chado, the Way of Tea.
Other special activities taking place throughout the Castle and grounds during the day will include : Taiko Drumming demonstrations and workshops (suitable for 8 years+) ; a display of bonsai trees ; shiatsu ; calligraphy demonstrations ; the opportunity to play Go and mmany children’s arts and craft activities. In addtion, there will also be a demonstration of sushi, and takoyaki and yakisoba will be on sale.