Upcoming Events

Our Upcoming events celebrate Japanese and Irish Culture

FRIDAY 23rd June – 2017 – at 5.30pm

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Koto Performance by FUYUKI ENOKIDO
supported by Traditional Irish Music
Friday, 9th June at 5.00pm – €5

koto performance

The Koto is a traditional stringed instrument made from Kiri wood. It has 13 strings that are usually strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving the white bridges before playing. To play the instrument, the strings are plucked using three finger picks, otherwise known as plectra.

Fuyuki Enokido: Born in Tokyo in 1980 Fuyuki was taught to play the Koto (the national instrument of Japan) by her great Aunt Mikiko Kobashi – the pupil of Michio Miyagi who is considered to have been the first Japanese composer to combine western music and traditional Koto music. Following in their footsteps Fuyuki has received numerous awards for her playing and has performed in over 30 countries worldwide

Some dates to be decided, please check back here again.

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  • Culture Night  – TBD
  • Halloween Event – 28/29.10.217
  • Enchanted Garden, Winter Light Experience  – December 2017 (TBD.)

Past Events

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Japanese Gardens Ireland

Sod Turning Ceremony – 27th June 2014

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Opening Ceremony – 27th June 2015

Japanese Gardens Ireland

Anniversary Event-27th June 2016

Japanese Gardens Ireland

Delegation Visit from Matsue – 21st August 2016

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Culture Night – 16th September 2016

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Halloween – 29th/30th October 2016

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