This event promises to be a brilliant day out for all of the family with numerous things to see and do.  Why not learn about Japanese archery (Kyudo) and sword arts (Tameshigiri and Lai), and even take part in the demonstrations?  If music is your passion then watch the art of Taiko drumming which is amazingly energetic and there is a workshop afterwards which teaches you how to drum yourself!

Or, for garden enthusiasts, take a peek at a presentation revealing the art of Bonsai tree cultivation, and you will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice within your own garden.  You can also admire the stunning display of Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) while listening to beautiful Japanese music played by musicians dressed in traditional costume. 

Another one not to miss is a captivating talk by the Senior Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Gregory Irvine, who will speak about Denys Bower’s enchanting Japanese collection. 

It is good to know that children will be kept entertained in the activity tent offering Origami, Japanese fan making and traditional Samurai or Geisha costumes available to dress up in.

During the day there are delicious cream teas and various refreshments on offer in the Victorian Tea Room, along with local produce, plants, crafts, gifts and Japanese items available to purchase.

Date: Sunday 15th June 2014

Venue: Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD

Event timings: 11am to 4.30pm

Entry: Japanese events are included free with usual admission below:

adults £8

children under 5 FREE, children (ages 5 to 13): £4

family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £21.50

(an ‘honesty’ box is located in car park – suggested donation £2)

Telephone: 01892 870347

www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk