Year of Japan at Chiddingstone Castle

Year of Japan at Chiddingstone Castle

Year of Japan In celebration of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 2020 will be the ‘Year of Japan’ at Chiddingstone Castle. Visitors will be able to learn more about the Castle’s fascinating Japanese collection and explore Japanese culture through a series of...
Awaken your Zen… Retreat Day

Awaken your Zen… Retreat Day

Retreat Day Saturday 1st February 2020 9.45am - 5.00pm  Whether you are turning over a new leaf in 2020 or just enjoy being outdoors this one-day Zen-inspired retreat is a great start to the new year. It is a collaboration of four different approaches to mindfulness...
Ikebana Demonstration

Ikebana Demonstration

 Ikebana Demonstration Sunday 5th April 2020 2.00pm – 4.00pm A drop – in demonstration of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, by masters of the Ohara School of Ikebana, England Chapter.  Visitors will be able to view the preparation of the ikebana display...
Japanese Room Tours

Japanese Room Tours

Japanese Room Tours Wednesday 8th April 2020 11.30am & 2.30pm (family-friendly tours for the Easter Holidays) Sunday 26th April 1.00pm and 3.00pm Our curator will be giving tours of the Castle’s Japanese Room focused on the collection which includes samurai arms...
Koinobori Workshop

Koinobori Workshop

Koinobori Workshop Sunday 3rd May 11.00am – 4.00pm Join in with a Japanese Children’s Day holiday tradition – making colourful koi carp flags, or koinobori. Koinobori flags are usually hung up outside homes and around towns and villages for Children’s Day. There are...