The Annual Japanese Calendar Festival returned in 2017 at a new venue; the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. I attended with my family as its an opportunity to expose them to Japanese culture and we were not disappointed.
There were various booths set up around the hall offering patron the opportunity to try origami, calligraphy, kimono modeling and more. On stage there were various performances and demonstrations featuring various Japanese martial arts such as Aikido, dancing and even a gymnastics demonstration in the courtyard.
The Calendar I got featured places all over the world and I drew my calligraphy on another calendar and decorated it (poorly). I would say the event went well with better organisation and an improved more comfortable venue over earlier years. A big thanks to the Japanese Embassy in Jamaica, JICA and other individuals for putting on another succesful event!
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.