We just added a new page to our website, called 日本芸術文化センターユトレヒト (Nihon Geijutsu Bunka Sentaa Yutorehuto). For those of you who do not read Japanese yet, below is a translation.
Japan has a rich cultural heritage that spans thousands of years. From the beauty of traditional Japanese art to the intricacies of Japanese cuisine, the country has a lot to offer. For Japan fans living in Utrecht, there is now a dream that may become a reality in 2023: the opening of a Japanese Art & Culture Centre in the heart of the city.
The Japan Art & Culture Centre (Nihon Geijutsu Bunka Sentaa Yutorehuto) is being designed to promote Japanese art and culture in Utrecht, and to provide a platform for Japan fans to come together and share their passion. The centre will offer a range of lessons, workshops and events that will introduce people to the many aspects of Japanese culture, including art, music, dance, martial arts, language and cuisine.
The centre will be open to everyone, from those who have a deep love of Japan, to those who are simply curious and interested in learning more. We believe that by sharing our knowledge and passion for Japanese culture, we can help to bridge the gap between different cultures and promote understanding and appreciation.
We have already started to organise a range of lessons, workshops and events in Utrecht, and we have been delighted with the response we have received so far. Our classes have covered a range of topics, from traditional Japanese art to modern pop culture, and we have had a great turnout from people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our events have also been a huge success, with highlights including the “mini matsuri” and “fuyu fun” , as well as our many musical performances and Japanese language classes. We have also held workshops on origami, shodo calligraphy and Japanese cuisine, giving people a chance to try their hand at these traditional Japanese arts. Besides that, we are deeply involved in charity.
The Japan Art & Culture Centre will be a hub for all things Japanese in Utrecht, and we believe it will be an important addition to the cultural landscape of the city. We hope to attract a wide range of visitors, from those who are already passionate about Japanese culture to those who are simply curious and looking for something new.
In Japanese, our centre will be called 日本芸術文化センターユトレヒト (Nihon Geijutsu Bunka Sentaa Yutorehuto), and we hope that this name will become synonymous with Japanese culture in the city.
We are currently in the planning stages of the centre, and we hope to open our doors to the public in 2023. We are excited to see our dream become a reality, and we hope that the Japan Art & Culture Centre will become a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about Japanese culture in Utrecht.
Like our page Japans Cultureel Centrum Utrecht to support our dream!