The Japan Society North West will be holding its Japan Day 2010 on Sunday October 17th in the Alexander Suite of the Midland Hotel, Manchester from 11am to 5pm. There will be 45 stalls offering information and products on every aspect of Japan from food and drink to Japanese textiles, gardens, bonsai, manga, koi fish, ukiyo-e prints, dolls etc etc. In addition there will be a stage with performances running throughout the day of taiko drumming, kendo, aikido, kimono fashion etc.
I will be manning the Japanese literature stall in the centre of the room as well as chewing the fat over favourite authors and current projects. Entry to the whole event is completely free of charge.
The last Japan Day in Manchester two years ago drew a huge crowd so it should be a bustling event this time as well. More information is here: