Japanese Fest

Register now to book your free place: 

Event #1 Friday, November 26: 1PM-2:45PM

Event #2 Friday, November 26: 3PM-4:45PM


Did you know that Japan is the eleventh-most populous country in the world, yet three-quarters of its terrain is mountainous? Whether you’re passionate about Japanese culture or just want to learn more about this multi-faceted island, you won’t want to miss our Japanese culture day event, courtesy of Bristol SU’s Japanese Society.

Attendees will hear from society members about Japan and Japanese Culture, meet new people and enjoy a fun evening in the Lounge! On the day, you can enjoy:

  • An introductory session to sushi making – make and eat your own sushi!
  • An origami crafting workshop in collaboration with the Origami Society of the University of Bristol
  • Yukata photo booth – get an instant polaroid photo taken of you with models in traditional Japanese clothing
  • Shodo – a Japanese calligraphy demonstration
  • Delicious finger food

During this event the Japanese Society will be raising funds for Aid For Japan, a charity focused on supporting orphans of Japanese natural disasters. You can donate by purchasing a raffle or a little Japanese souvenir.

Our events book fast so please register to guarantee an entry. The event will run twice on Friday, November 26.

Please arrive on time for your specific timeslot – either 1PM or 3PM as per your registration. We will keep your registration for 20 minutes at the start of the event before we hand it over to any unregistered guests.


Travel the World: Japan

Sit back, relax, and discover new places and destinations with our Travel the World series!

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2 pm for the duration of February 2021.

Experience different parts of the world as fellow student and staff volunteers share insightful stories about locations across the globe, from famous landmarks to local hotspots. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about new cultures, including local traditions, celebrations, etiquette, food and much more!

Join us for this virtual event.

On 26 February, we’ll be hearing about Japan!

Photo of Hop Spring

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Japan, exploring it through our speaker,

postgraduate Palaeobiology student Takumu. Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end!

Fossil-fan Takumu was born in the Japanese countryside, but spent most of their time in Tokyo. Among other topics, they are keen to explore two locations with you—Hop Spring, a site near their hometown, as well as the city of Tokyo itself and the area of Asakusa in particular.

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future and engage with students from all over the world.

Photo of women in traditional garb in front of a temple in AsakusaIf you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our other upcoming Travel the World events.