On October 6th, as part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture, and in collaboration with the Scotland Japanese School and with the support of the University of Edinburgh Japanese Society, a Japanese Autumn Festival was held at the University’s Teviot Debating Hall. Despite rain, there was a great turnout and the event was a huge success.
Following an opening greeting
from Consul General Takaoka and Mrs. Rogers, Autumn Festival Executive Committee Chair, visitor enjoyed demonstrations and performances in calligraphy, kendo, traditional Japanese dance performances and an explanation on how to make sushi.
Many people also visited the tasting corner for sake and home-made Japanese food, as well as booths to enjoy calligraphy, origami, trying on Japanese clothes, photography corner and Shogi—Japanese Chess.