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DON'T LET LOCKDOWN GET YOU DOWN!

Stay online and find a myriad of creative connections, to watch or join in, to admire or buy .....

art art art SAKURA February 2021 Newsletter • SAKURA February 2021 Newsletter



WELCOME to SakurayaDesign

A selection of Sakura A6 & A5 notebooks and long notepads, featuring designs by Allison Mackenzie, are available on sale:

art art SAKURA - SUMMER 2021 - SPECIAL OFFER NOTEBOOK BUNDLE

A6 & A5 - PLAIN PAPER NOTEBOOKS ● Original Art & Cover Designs © Allison Mackenzie

© Image kindly provided © Allison Mackenzie
Images © Allison Mackenzie

• Find our SakurayaDesign online shop on ETSY • SAKURA Etsy shop link (Limited availability only)

• For Bespoke Gift Orders • Please contact Allison Mackenzie

art art SakurayaDesign • Find our online shop on ETSY • SAKURA Etsy shop link

© Image kindly provided © Allison Mackenzie
Images © Allison Mackenzie
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art art Limited selections of SAKURA Art, Notepads & Notebooks with designs by Allison Mackenzie also available from outlets below:

*Please check with the outlets directly re: Covid Closures & remaining stock available

shimart art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EW • Website Facebook

shimfood art Cardiff Korean & Japanese Food Shop • 116 Woodville Road, Cardiff  CF24 4EE Facebook

shimart art art art art Cardiff M.A.D.E • Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

shimart art Fizzyville • A unique boutique within Abergavenny Market Hall Facebook Twitter

shimart art KimonoKimono • Kimono & Accessories, Bristol • Website • emailFacebook

shimart art art The Riverfront, Newport • The Riverfront Facebook Twitter
shim The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG

art art Artist & Printmaker • Allison Mackenzie Profile & Works • Where to buy



art art Louise Collis • Landscape Artist

• Louise Collis is a Welsh landscape painter with a love of colour and painting outdoors 'en plein air'. Although lockdown has limited her time spent in her Abergavenny studio, she is busy at home creating her 'daily lockdown paintings'.

• Louise Collis on Facebook Facebook • Louise Collis -Original paintings, cards and prints on Etsy

© Images kindly provided © Louise Collis
Paintings - Images © Louise Collis

• Find out more about Louise • Louise Collis Website • Louise Collis on Instagram



art art Jill Fanshawe Kato • Ceramics Inspired by Nature

• Meet the Artist: Jill Fanshawe Kato

• Enjoy a half hour insightful feature with Jill Fanshawe Kato following her exhibition "Changing Seasons" at The Scottish Gallery. • Link to the feature on YouTube

• Jill Fanshawe Kato is a Japan-trained English potter inspired by nature. She is spending lockdown with her husband, writer and photo-journalist, Setsuo Kato MBE at their home in Devon, where she is making the most of her time working & painting for pleasure.

© Image kindly provided © Jill Fanshawe Kato
Images © Jill Fanshawe Kato

• Find out more about Jill • Jill Fanshawe Kato Website • Jill Fanshawe Kato on Instagram



art art education Twists on Shakespeare by Kev F Sutherland.
Best known for his work on The Beano and Marvel comics and his highly motivating COMIC ART MASTERCLASSES, Kev F has gone one step further with his reimaginings of Shakespeare in the form of graphic novels:

• Kev F Sutherland Graphic Novels • On Amazon
• KevFComicArtist • On Etsy

© Images kindly provided © Kev F Sutherland
Graphic Novels - Images © Kev F Sutherland

art art education More about Kev F Sutherland


• KevF Comic Artist • About Kev F
Comic Art Masterclasses for school, college, art centre or Zoom screen near you • More details
• Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre • Website



art art art art Black Mountain Fabric • Open for orders (Link for workshop info)

Black Mountain Fabric is still open for orders. Keep an eye on the Black Mountain Fabric facebook page for newly arrived fabrics, special offers and bargains!

Check out the • Black Mountain Fabric Website or • Black Mountain Fabric Facebook Page Facebook

Pre-arranged collection of orders from the shop is available, as well as local delivery and orders by post.


FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:
art art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EW (01873 858827)Facebook



AND EVEN MORE ....

food Dragon Coffee • Vietnamese Gourmet Coffee

culture JET Alumni Association UK • Events Page

art art travel Ken Ilgunas • Ken's Travel Blog • Books on Amazon

art CCC • Center for Creative Communications, Shizuoka, Japan • The CCC Gallery 日本語

quiz art Online Art Jigsaws • Higanbana • Ichou • © Allison Mackenzie

art art FEATURE: Fine Art Photographer • Phil McMenemy • Profile & Works

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


 

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EVENTS
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art art art art UPCOMING • Art, Culture & Education Related Events & Workshops


 

art art art art Black Mountain Fabric • Workshops and Drop in Sessions

art art Black Mountain Fabric Workshops and Drop in Sessions

Due to the ever-changing Covid restrictions in Wales, many workshops will be re-scheduled in 2021.

For a look at some of the popular Workshops and Drop in Sessions, check out the • Black Mountain Fabric Website or • Black Mountain Fabric Facebook Page Facebook

art Free-style Drop in Sessions art Tuffett Workshop

art Christmas Table Runner art O Holy Night Wall Hanging

art Fantasy Christmas Stocking • See website

© Image kindly provided © Black Mountain Fabric
Christmas Stocking Workshop - Image © Black Mountain Fabric

PLEASE NOTE: All upcoming workshops will follow Government COVID Guidelines


FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:
art art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EW (01873 858827)Facebook



art art art art VARIOUS OTHER • Events & Information


 

art I would like to give a BIG shout out to my brother Scott Ilgunas.

He "Braved the Shave" for MacMillan Cancer Support on 15 August 2020, in memory of our dad, Peter Ilgunas, who passed away 30 years ago.

All our family and friends are really proud of him. Well done Scott!

• Link to Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support (all donations gratefully accepted)

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art CCC • Center for Creative Communications, Shizuoka, Japan

Current and Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at the CCC Gallery

4−16 Otemachi, Shizuoka, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka 420-0853, Japan

静岡市クリエーター支援センター 〒420-0853静岡県静岡市葵区追手町4-16

• The CCC Gallery website (ENGLISH) • (日本語)



art Japan House - London

The Best of Japanese Art, Design, Gastronomy, Innovation and Technology • What's On




art The Daiwa Foundation Japan House

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions • Details




art Japan Foundation

Arts & Culture / Language / Japanese Studies / Library • What's On




art Louise Collis Landscape Artist - Studio & Gallery (Abergavenny, Wales)

Studio & Gallery (Abergavenny, Wales) • WebsiteFacebook



art The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Tour Dates • Details



art Japan - UK Events Calendar

Art & Design • Details   spaceAcademia & Science • Details    spaceBusiness • Details

Film • Details    spaceTheatre & Music • Details    spaceSports • Details

and More…. • Details



art The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions • Details



SAKURA is also on Facebook and Twitter

Visit our facebook page Facebook (Facebook Privacy Notice) or our Twitter feed Follow Designsakura on Twitter (Twitter Privacy Notice) for a regular update of various events and points of interest


Do you have any upcoming Art, Culture or Education events in your area?

Let us know in plenty of time and (depending on relevance and suitability) we will try to give you a mention. with your information (including web address if you have the information online).


 

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CONTACT SAKURA
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EMAIL:

CONTACT:

Allison Mackenzie

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SAKURA, PO Box 823, Newport NP20 9HA

TELEPHONE:

MOB: 078 1010 7008

Or contact SAKURA via facebook Facebook

 

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Art & Craft Links
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art art art Allison Mackenzie • Artist & Printmaker • Profile & Works Facebook

art art Amanda Simmons Creative Glasswork • Creative Glass for Unique Spaces

art art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EWFacebook

art art music art art Cardiff M.A.D.E Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

art CathsTwistedStrings Facebook

art art CELF • Caerleon Arts Festival

art art Custom Pet Portrait Art • The Dog Color Facebook

art art Deborah Phillips • Contemporary Scottish Landscape Painter

art Emily J Taylor - Illustrator and character designer • Emily J Taylor Website

art art art Heather Tweed • Gallery

art ICN Gallery • International Creative Network - London Gallery

art art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Art & Design

art art art Jill Fanshawe Kato • Ceramics Inspired by Nature

art art Julie Dumbarton • Landscape Artist

art art art Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass • Also available via Zoom • Info

art art art KimonoKimono - Kimono & Accessories • Website • emailFacebook

art art Louise Collis • Landscape Artist - Studio & GalleryFacebook

art culture Mari Wirth • Printmaking & Paper Cutting - Tree Leaf Freak • Website

art art Mitsujiro Nao • Artist

quiz art Online Art Jigsaws © Allison Mackenzie • Various

art art art Phil McMenemy • Profile • Website • Gallery at Laurieston Facebook Twitter

art The Print Shop • Bristol

art art art The Riverfront, Newport • The Riverfront Facebook Twitter

art art SakurayaDesign - Designs by Allison Mackenzie • SakurayaDesign ONLINE with ETSY

art art SAKURA goods at outlets in the UK - Designs by Allison Mackenzie • At selected outlets

art culture Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures • Website

art Sarah Ross-Thompson - Collagraph Artist • Ross-Thompson Prints

art art Takehisa Yumeji • Artist of the early 1900's (日本語 Japanese only)

art Share No Soul • Original Designs for Unique Souls • Website Facebook

art art art art Takumasa & Mari Ono • Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting & Origami

art art Taurus Crafts at Lydney • Art & Craft

 

art ART & CRAFT • HOME & Features

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Culture Links
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culture culture Akai Ryuu Kendo Club (Cardiff) • Akai Ryuu Website

culture education Akemi Solloway • Lecturer of Japanese Culture and Arts

culture Bunkasai Club • English • 日本語

art art music art art Cardiff M.A.D.E Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

culture art CELF • Caerleon Arts Festival

culture film Genkinahito • Japan & Japanese Blog

culture art Hiroko Sue - Koto Musician • Japan Society Website - Hiroko's page

culture Japan Foundation • What's On

culture Japan Society North West • Website

art art Japanese Studies Centre • Cardiff Business School

culture music Japan - UK Events Calendar • Theatre & Music

culture education JET Alumni Association UK • Events Page

art education Kimono Fitter Koji FukumotoFacebook

art art KimonoKimono - Kimono & Accessories • Website • emailFacebook

literature culture Mari Ono & Roshin Ono - Books • "Fly Origami Fly" (Available on Amazon) • Website

music culture Mu: Arts • Japanese Music, Arts & Culture

art culture education people Takumasa & Mari Ono • Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting & Origami (Workshops)

art culture Renseikan Kendo Club (Newport) • Renseikan Website • And more...

art culture The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Cultures • Website

culture Sequins and Cherry Blossom • London with a Japanese flavour • Website

 

art art KimonoKimono

 

A treasure trove of Kimono and Accessories in Bristol

Owned by Orientalist Phil Porter.

Contact: 07561 196743 • KimonoKimono Website • emailFacebook

Video courtesy of KimonoKimono.

 

 

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Education Links
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art art Akemi Solloway • Lecturer of Japanese Culture and Arts

education art Coombe Farm Studios • Courses at Coombe Farm Studios

art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Academia & Science

art Japanese Language • Cardiff University - Lifelong Learning

art Japanese Language Proficiency Test Information • SOAS School of Oriental & African Studies

art art Japanese Studies Centre • Cardiff Business School

culture education JET Alumni Association UK • Events Page

art art art Jill Fanshawe Kato • Ceramics Inspired by Nature

art art Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass • For school, college, art centre or Zoom screen near you • Info

art education Kimono Fitter Koji FukumotoFacebook

art art Miranda Bishop • Social Media Training, Consultancy and Management • Talking Social Media

art art art art Takumasa & Mari Ono • Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting & Origami (Workshops)

art Teach English in Japan on the JET Programme • English • 日本語

art Wyedean School & Sixth Form Centre • Community & Adult Education

 

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Design & Photography Links
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art Design SAKURA • Graphic & Web Design

art art Charlie Bishop • Charlie Bishop Wildlife Photography

art art art Phil McMenemy • Fine Art Photographer • Gallery at Laurieston

art art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Art & Design

 

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Animals Links
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art art Charlie Bishop • Charlie Bishop Wildlife Photography

art art Custom Pet Portrait Art • The Dog Color

 

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Festivals Links
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festivals travel Festivals In Nagahama City and Kita Biwako area • Kohoku Tourist Information • 日本語

 

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Film & TV Links
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art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Film

culture film Genkinahito • Japanese Film Review • Korean Film Review

 

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Food & Drink Links
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food art Cardiff Korean & Japanese Food Shop • EMAILFacebook
shim 116 Woodville Road, Cardiff  CF24 4EE

art art music art art Cardiff M.A.D.E Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

food Dragon Coffee • Vietnamese Gourmet Coffee

food Japanese Kitchen • Online Japanese Food Shop

food Matsumoto Sake Brewing Co. Ltd., Fushimi, Japan • Website

culture Mount Fuji • Mount Fuji Restaurant (Cardiff) & Online Japanese Food

art art Rogue Fox Coffee House, 6 Clytha Park Road, Newport NP20 4NZFacebook

 

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Haiku & Poetry Links
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art Haiku - Haibun - Haiga • Ray Rasmussen

 

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Hobbies & Pastimes Links
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culture culture Bonsai • Bonsai in Wales • Cardiff Bonsai Club

art art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EWFacebook

art Traditional Japanese Pastimes • At the V & A

 

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Literature Links
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culture Cardiff Central Library • Website • Cardiff Central Library on facebook Facebook

art art art Heather Tweed & Kev F Sutherland • Sutherland & Tweed Books

literature Japanese Classical Literature Audiobooks By Kaseumin • Listen Online

art art travel Ken Ilgunas • Travel Writer • Books on Amazon

art art Kev F Sutherland Comic Books • Website • Books on Amazon

art art Mari Ono & Roshin Ono • "Fly Origami Fly" (Available on Amazon) • Website

 

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Miscellaneous Links
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art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Business

art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Sports

art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Various Events

art Shimizu S-Pulse • Japanese J-League Football Club • English • 日本語

culture culture Akai Ryuu Kendo Club (Cardiff) • Akai Ryuu Website

art culture Renseikan Kendo Club (Newport) • Renseikan Website • And more...

 

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Music Links
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art art music art art Cardiff M.A.D.E Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

culture art Hiroko Sue - Koto Musician • Japan Society Website - Hiroko's page

art art Japan - UK Events Calendar • Theatre & Music

art art Mu: Arts • Japanese Music, Arts & Culture

art art art The Riverfront, Newport • The Riverfront Facebook Twitter

 

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Nature Links
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culture culture Bonsai • Bonsai in Wales • Cardiff Bonsai Club

culture culture Japanese Garden Society - Japanese gardens in Japan, the UK and around the world. • JGS

art culture Mari Wirth • Printmaking & Paper Cutting - Tree Leaf Freak • Website

 

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People Links
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art art art Allison Mackenzie • Artist & Printmaker • Profile & Works Facebook

art art Amanda Simmons • Creative Glass for Unique Spaces

art art Deborah Phillips • Contemporary Scottish Landscape Painter

art art art Heather Tweed • Website • Sutherland & Tweed Books

art art art Jill Fanshawe Kato • Ceramics Inspired by Nature

art art travel Ken Ilgunas • Travel Writer • Books on Amazon

art art Kev F Sutherland • Kev F Sutherland (Comic Artist, Comedian and much more)

art art Louise Collis • Landscape Artist - Studio & GalleryFacebook

art art Miranda Bishop • Social Media Training, Consultancy and Management • Talking Social Media

art art Mitsujiro Nao • Artist

art art art Phil McMenemy • Fine Art Photographer • Gallery at Laurieston

art art Takehisa Yumeji • Artist of the early 1900's (Japanese only)

art art art art Takumasa & Mari Ono • Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting & Origami

 

art PEOPLE • HOME & Features

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Quiz & Puzzle Links
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quiz art Online Art Jigsaws © Allison Mackenzie • Various

 

art QUIZ & PUZZLE • HOME & Features

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Sakuraya Links
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art art art Allison Mackenzie • Artist & Printmaker • Profile & Works Facebook

art art art Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EWFacebook

art art music art art Cardiff M.A.D.E Makers • Artists • Designers • Enterprise Facebook

food art Cardiff Korean & Japanese Food Shop • CKJ Foods in Cardiff • EMAILFacebook
shim 116 Woodville Road, Cardiff  CF24 4EE

art Fizzyville • Abergavenny Market HallFacebook

art art KimonoKimono - Kimono & Accessories • Website • emailFacebook

art art art The Riverfront, Newport • The Riverfront Shop Facebook Twitter

art art SAKURA goods now available • Designs by Allison Mackenzie • At selected venues

 

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Travel Links
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travel Embassy of Japan in the UK • Visa Information

travel The Japanese Inn Group • Website

travel JNTO • Japan National Tourist Organisation, London

art art travel Ken Ilgunas • Travel Writer • Books on Amazon

festivals travel Nagahama City and Kita Biwako area • Kohoku Tourist Information • 日本語

travel Travel in Japan • Japan Rail Pass Information

 

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