SAKURA
sakura

 

break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms

Ikkyü Söjun (1394-1481)


 

Welcome to the NEW SAKURA website, where East meets West

The aim of SAKURA has always been to introduce various aspects of Art, Culture and Education, with a particular emphasis on the cultures of Japan and the UK. With this new website we are planning to continue this while introducing even more of an international flavour.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through our new features and activities. As you can see, this website is a work in progress and we will be adding new features on a regular basis.

If you do not find what you are looking for this time round please visit again soon.

In the meantime, if you would like to visit some of the *temporary pages from the old site, please click on the two links below:

*(Please note: These pages will be deleted as they are replaced with the new ones)


 

SAKURA goods are now available

notepads

 

NEW • Notepads featuring the designs of Allison Mackenzie are now on sale at selected venues. For more information check the new SAKURAYA page for the designs available and where to get them. design

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Art SAKURA
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A Showcase of Creative Works

Features and galleries from artists & craftspeople around the world. art

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The new galleries are still under construction. However, to visit some of the *temporary pages from the old site, please click on the two links below:

*(Please note: These pages will be deleted as they are replaced with the new ones)

 

Featured Artists & Craftspeople

 

Artist & Printmaker • Allison Mackenzie

Allison Mackenzie is a Scottish born artist and printmaker who has spent many years divided between Japan and the UK.

Born in Motherwell and raised in Luton, from an early age she was fascinated by East Asian cultures, with a particular fondness for all things Japanese. art art ...contd

 

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Culture • SAKURA
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A Bridge between Cultures

Having lived and worked in Japan for many years, I found the differences and similarities between both cultures intriguing.

We would like the SAKURA website to encourage both Anglo-Japanese friendship and understanding between all cultures. culture

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art culture education food hobbies NEW FEATURE Japan Day • May 2014 at Cardiff Central Library

A day of Japanese Cultural Events, Demonstrations, Workshops and Exhibits celebrating Japanese Arts, Traditional Crafts, Culture & Literature, was held in Cardiff Central Library on Saturday 31st May 2014.

 

Photo © Allison MackenziePhoto © Allison Mackenzie© Allison Mackenzie

 

This event was delivered in partnership with local Japanese community members, businesses and institutions. art culture education food hobbies ...contd


 

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Education SAKURA
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Learning never stops

Education is not something that stops when you leave school. For everyone learning continues far beyond the school gates - into the home, at work and during leisure time.

We all acquire basic, everyday skills and knowledge like following a recipe, using the internet or driving a car. Language skills are also important - encouraging better communication and understanding between cultures.

We will soon be adding useful educational features so please "watch this space". education


 

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Design SAKURA
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Design SAKURA

The beauty of design is all around us. Everything we use in life has been designed.

Check out our sister web site Design SAKURA. design


 

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Animals
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Festivals
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Film & TV
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Food & Drink
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Haiku Garden
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Hobbies
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Literature
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Miscellaneous
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Music
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Nature
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People
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People

This section is intended as an Introduction to artists, musicians, writers, historical figures and various other notable people. people

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Artist & Printmaker • Allison Mackenzie

Allison Mackenzie is a Scottish born artist and printmaker who has spent many years divided between Japan and the UK.

Born in Motherwell and raised in Luton, from an early age she was fascinated by East Asian cultures, with a particular fondness for all things Japanese. art art ...contd

 

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Quiz & Puzzle
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Exercise your Mind

Quizzes and puzzles are not only fun to do, but they are great for keeping your mind active.

Visit our Quiz & Puzzle page as we add more interactive activities.

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Sakuraya
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sakya SAKURAYA • Links & Information


 

SAKURA goods are now available

notepads

 

NEW • Notepads featuring the designs of Allison Mackenzie are now on sale at selected venues. For more information check the new SAKURAYA page for the designs available and where to get them. design

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Travel
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