Experience Japan runs a series of events designed to celebrate Japanese culture and the Japanese community in Ireland. Our events promote integration and cultural understanding between all communities. The centerpiece of Experience Japan is a ‘Hanami’ festival day where families and friends come together to enjoy free music and dance performances, along with demonstrations of Japanese culture. ‘Hanami’ is the traditional Japanese custom of viewing flowers, especially cherry blossom, to mark the arrival of spring.
Experience Japan is an entirely non-commercial, community organisation operated by volunteers. The Festival Day in Farmleigh House and associated events are supported by the Office of Public Works, Dublin City Council and the Embassy of Japan. The EJ organising committee are representatives of the Japanese and Irish-Japanese communities in Ireland, and volunteer their time to organise the festival.