Japanese culture events

Japanese cultural center Shofukan in Rotterdam has a diverse offer of cultural events. On the 10th of november they organize an ikebana event. The text below was paraphrased from their newsletter (full details in the dutch version of this post):

Ikebana, manga and chanoyu  10th of november 2012

On saturday the 10th of november, Shofukan hosts a unique Ikenobo ikebana exposition, combined with manga. At our tea house Senshin-an you can take part in a special tea ceremony. In the span of this afternoon we provide plenty information about manga and will also sell books. The programme is as follows:

  • 13.00 – 17:00: ikebana– and manga exposition (entree € 3,- p.p.)
  • 14.00 – 15.00: presentation by  Noriko van der Linden-Momose on the origins of manga
  • 14.00 – 14.45: workshop manga for children (registration required, €3 per child)
  • 15.00 – 15.45: workshop ikebana for children (registration required, €3 per child)
  • 15.00 – 16.00: Robiraki tea ceremony (max 6 participants, €30 per person, registration required)
  • 16.00 – 17.00: Robiraki tea ceremony (max 6 participants, €30 per person, registration required)

Courses in fall of 2012

Shofukan also organizes a number of courses.

  • Shodo calligraphy at all levels, friday nights
  • Ikenobo ikebana flower arrangement, thursday nights
  • Language courses, beginners on wednesday and advanced on monday night
  • Zen meditation, friday nights
  • Shinto practice, every third monday
  • Do-in balance exercises, wednesday nights
  • Shiatsu massage, wednesday nights, by appointment
  • Urasenke chanoyu tea ceremoney, one sunday morning by appointment
  • Kenso ryu gyakute do Jujutsu, every first saturday afternoon of the month
  • Kobudo martial arts for children, thursday afternoon

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