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The Japanese Fan

The Japanese Fan The use of fans in Japan dates back to the 6th century CE where murals on burial tombs showed drawings of fans. The flat fan or uchiwa is thought to have been originally introduced from Korea.  Sumo wrestling uses a special version of the flat fan called gumbai uchiwa which is used…

Sanno Matsuri Festival Legendary Tengu Goblin

Sanno Matsuri Festival Legendary Tengu Goblin Sanno Matsuri Festival held in Tokyo from 10 to 16 June is one of the three largest festivals in Japan.  During the Edo Period from 1603 to 1867 the Shogun permitted the festival to enter the grounds of Edo Castle.  The main procession called jinkosai takes place mid June…

Takigi O-Noh Bonfire Noh performance, Kyoto

Festivals of Japan – Takigi O-Noh Bonfire Noh performance, Kyoto  June 1 & 2 Noh, which is the most ancient form of musical theater in Japan, is performed in the evening darkness amidst the illumination of the burning torches at the Heian Jingu Shrine. The shrine was built as a partial reproduction of the palace…

Friday Evening 31 May at Kasasagi

Friday Evening 31 May at Kasasagi Kasasagi kasasagi.com.au/ will be closed on Saturday 1 June.  Join us instead on Friday from 4.30 to 6.30pm for a browse in our Gallery over a glass of wine.  Please note parking is restricted on the outbound side of High Street between 4.30 and 6.30pm.  There is parking on the inbound side of High Street…

Saturday Afternoon Jazz and Japanese Tea at Kasasagi Gallery

Swing by the Kasasagi Gallery this Saturday 18th May between noon and 5pm and sip on some Japanese Tea while listening to some Jazz as you browse through the Gallery. We have added some beautifully Framed Vintage Japanese Fans to our collection which would look great in either a classical or contemporary environment.  Our Framed…
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