We are delighted to announce that Akemi Solloway will be attending our National Show, Bonsai World 2011 at the K2 Crawley on 3rd and 4th September.
Akemi Solloway Tanaka is the daughter of an old samurai family and grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. Her name in Japanese means “bright and beautiful”.
Akemi will be presenting the traditional Tea Ceremony, a talk on Bushido and Shinto and a presentation on Kimonos, together with a sales table.
In addition to her university education, she attended the Tchiyoda Gakuin Finishing School, where she formally studied Occidental and Oriental etiquette. She is a lecturer and consultant of Japanese culture, and leads study tours to Japan each spring and autumn. She is active in the worlds of business, diplomacy, education and the arts, where she strives to combine traditional beliefs, such as Bushido, with the best of modern technology and ideas. In her presenting and consulting, she aims to promote awareness and appreciation of authentic Japanese culture in an accessible and enjoyable manner.
For further information on Akemi, please check her website.