This year, 25 Japanese students are spending three weeks at the University of Winchester to learn more about the English way of life and studying in the UK.
The drop-in style event showcases a range of authentic oriental activities including the creation of traditional culinary dishes and origami, the ancient art of paper-folding.
“The University of Winchester has a long-standing relationship with Nagoya University and we very much value this cultural link,” said Mandy Malhotra, event coordinator and English Language Teaching and Support Unit programme administrator at the University of Winchester.
Visitors to Japan Day are invited to learn first-hand about real-life ninjas, try their hands at ancient Japanese calligraphy using the Kanji character system, explore traditional Japanese sports and toys, and experience Karuta – a traditional Japanese card game.
“The students put a great deal of work and effort into presenting their home culture using games and demonstrations suitable for all ages. Last year it was very interesting and great fun for children and adults alike. It’s a lovely event involving everybody including staff, students and host families – I’d recommend it to anyone,” added Mandy.
Japan Day takes place between 1.30-6pm on Tuesday 18 August at Room 203, St Alphege Building, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR. Entry is free and members of the public are welcome. For more information please visit www.winchester.ac.uk/events