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Experience Japan 2022 | Join the celebrations of Hanami Festival!

Experience Japan festival will be returning to the wonderful Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday, 10th April to celebrate traditional Hanami or Cherry Blossom festival with lots of Japanese music and dance performances, martial arts, cosplay and kimono displays, delicious Japanese food, and demonstrations of Japanese culture and traditions.
All events are free and everybody is welcome!
The programme of Experience Japan festival has been published and it is packed with amazing events for everyone to enjoy! 


Dublin Bus Route 37 will drop you at Castleknock Gate (stop number 1669).

Enter Phoenix Park and take the narrow pedestrian path to your immediate right. Walk down this path until you reach the road, and turn right to see the gates of Farmleigh. This is about a 15 minute walk. On a rainy day, it may be muddy and a longer route along roads may be preferred.


Farmleigh is inside the Phoenix Park.  There are 300 free car spaces on site.

We encourage all festival goers to prioritise the parking needs of people with access or mobility issues, and take public transport wherever possible.

It will not be possible to park on White’s Road as Garda traffic restrictions will be in place. Please be wary of sat-nav! There is a 5-7 minute walk from Farmleigh car park to the House, Gallery and Gardens. Full driving directions are here.


There are several Dublin Bike stations close to the shuttle bus stop on Parkgate Street.


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Japanese Kimono: Dressing Demonstration | Online Webinar

The Ireland Japan Association is delighted to invite you to an online webinar ‘Japanese Kimono: Dressing Demonstration’ together with Akiko Kidokoro and Emily Waszak from Dublin Kitsuke Society. The webinar will take place via Zoom on Saturday, 27th June at 11 a.m.
The Kimono (着物) has become established as one of the most recognisable elements of Japanese culture. This traditional Japanese dress can embrace many different styles and remains in use in modern Japan. This webinar will give you an opportunity to experience Kimono dressing demonstration with full explanations from our guest speakers Akiko and Emily.

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Booking details: Webinar will take place on Zoom and login details will be sent to all registered participants via e-mail.  Webinar is free of charge but registration is required by e-mail: info@ija.ie

  • Akiko Kidokoro was born and raised in Japan. She has a BA in Japanese language and literature from Sophia university in Tokyo. She is happy to spread her love for Japanese culture such as Kimono, the Japanese tea ceremony and origami.
  • Emily Waszak is a textile designer living in Dublin. She was born in America to a Japanese father and she herself lived in Japan for many years, learning about Kimono and Japanese textiles. Emily has a Master of Textiles degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles.

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