The Cardiff Central Library played host to Japan Day on the 25th of May, a highly successful day celebrating Japanese culture, through music, food, clothing, art, tradition and kendo. Alas my camera suffered a slightly critical memory wipe, losing my many photographs, so instead I thought I'd upload some of the videos from the phone - low quality I know, but at least they should give some small flavour of the day - included here are a koto performance and clips from the kendo demonstration, performed both outside, and then impressively inside the library.
Having known about Treowen for a very long time, it was probably remiss of me to wait three decades before actually visiting this impressive building, but it was certainly worth the wait. A wedding over the weekend provided the opportunity, and both thanks and congratulations to Paul and Rebecca on their wonderful day, and for their excellent selection in venue! This was probably not the most academic of ventures, but the celebrations still provided a perfect opportunity for investigating some of the more well known features of this property, notably the monstrous staircase, somewhat random selections of Samian wares and a very distinctive priest hole, which naturally required investigation!
(Honorable mentions to St Woolas Cathedral as well, visited on many occasions but never for a service, and what better way to start than with a wedding!)