Listed below are some of Akemi’s most recent lectures, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and cultural exchange activities.

Not mentioned is her teaching of GCSE & A level Japanese at Ardingly College, her own postgraduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, and participation in seminars, conferences and cultural events at which she was not a scheduled speaker or performer.


+ The activities marked with a cross were EYL (European Year of Languages) events.
* The activities marked with an asterisk were official Japan 2001 events.

Date Event Location Activity Link  
November 2001
24th Nov   Ackworth School, Yorkshire Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony” & “Japanese Cooking”*  
3-15th Nov Autumn lecture tour of Japan Japan    
October 2001
24th Oct- 3rd Nov Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Autumn 2001 Japan In Autumn 2001 Akemi Tanaka took a small group of British people to Japan. The party stayed with Japanese families in Arita and Kumamoto; visited castles, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; enjoyed mo miji gari (leaf-viewing) and an onsen (hot-spring spa) in the mountains; and were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural events.  
22nd Oct   Stockport Schools’ Library Service, Stockport Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”, “Kimonos” & “Japanese traditions”*  
20th Oct   Brighton University, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
18th Oct   Kingston University, Surrey Lecture – “The Traditional Culture of Japan”  
13th Oct   Horsham Museum, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony” & “Kimonos”*  
7th Oct   William Adams Festival, Gillingham, Kent Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos” & “Bon-odori”*  
6th Oct   The Adastra Hall, Sussex Workshop – “Ai, indigo dyeing”*  
5th Oct   The Adastra Hall, Sussex Lecture/Exhibition – “Ai, indigo dyeing”*  
September 2001
26th Sept   Ardingly College, Sussex E.Y.L. Day at Ardingly College+  
25th Sept   Woodingdean W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
19th Sept   Great Ormond Street Hospital Japan Day at Great Ormond Street Hospital *  
August 2001
27th August   Ditchling Museum, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Sho-do, brush writing”  
24-25th Aug   The Adastra Hall, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”, “Kimonos” &amp “Japanese Cooking”  
2-18th Aug Residential Study Retreat & Cultural Exchange Visit to England, Summer 2001 UK In Summer 2001 Akemi Tanaka brought a small group of Japanese people to England. Firstly they stayed with local host families in Mid-Sussex, where they were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural and social events. After that, they attended an 8-day residential study retreat at Ardingly College to study English language and culture  
4th August   The Adastra Hall, Sussex Demonstration – “Kimonos”, “Hand Weaving” &”Japanese Singing & Dancing”  
2nd August   The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
1st August   The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”*  
July 2001
30th July   WSCC Gifted Children’s Summer School, Sussex Workshops – “Kimonos”, “The Tea Ceremony” & “Sho-do, brush-writing”+  
27th July   King Edward VII School, Sheffield Workshops – “Kimonos”, “The Tea Ceremony” & “Sho-do, brush-writing”*  
13th July   Tanbridge House School, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Japanese Cooking”+  
11th July   Haywards Heath Ladies’ Circle Lecture – “Women’s role in Japan”  
June 2001
29th June   WSCC Ed Dept, Worthing, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”+  
28th June   Davidson H.S. For Girls, Sussex Japan Day at Davidson High School for Girls +  
26-27th June   Burgess Hill School, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”+  
25th June   WSCC Ed Dept, Crawley, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”+  
16th June   Davidson High School, Sussex Japan Day at Davidson High School +  
12th June   Barcombe W.I., Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
11th June   Coldean W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
11th June   Ovingdean W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Kimono”  
May 2001
25th May   Ardingly College, Sussex TBC Gakuin Visit to Ardingly College *  
21st May   Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex Mihama Cultural Visit to Hurstpierpoint College *  
19th May   Embroidery Guild, Kent Lecture – “History of the Japanese Kimono”  
15th May   Burgess Hill red Cross, Sussex Lecture – “Japanese Culture & Lifestyle”  
12-13th May   RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon Exhibition – “Kimonos”*  
12-13th May   RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon Demonstration – “Japanese Brush Painting”*  
12th May   RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
11th May   Woodbridge School, Suffolk Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
9th May   Ditchling Museum, Sussex Lecture – “History of the Japanese Kimono”*  
4th May   Woodbridge School, Suffolk Demonstration – “The Japanese Abacus”*  
3rd May   Woodbridge School, Suffolk Lecture – “Japanese Dress & Customs”*  
April 2001
6-23rd April   Spring lecture tour of Japan Japan