Blog: Teikyo Festival 2022

Staff Blog

Added Monday 7th November 2022 by Conrad Newman ()


After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Teikyo Festival was back with a bang this year! Planned, organised, and ran by students and staff, the festival showcased Japanese culture to the hundreds of guests that descended on Teikyo.

There was a big variety of events and stalls on offer, including calligraphy, origami, Japanese language class, tea tasting, and a handmade crafts shop. Friends of Teikyo, Malcolm Blackwood and Colin Young attended with their teams to give demonstrations of Japanese martial arts Aikido and Kobudo, whilst our neighbours at the Oriental Museum brought along some fascinating items for their display in the library.

Guests were lucky enough to be able to try on traditional yukatas, dig into homemade yakisoba, prepared by Head Chef Yusuke and his team, as well as sample matcha prepared in the traditional way by our students.


Thanks to the hard work of our students, staff and wonderful volunteers, and the generosity of the hundreds of guests who attended, together we raised over £500 for local charities. It was great to be able to welcome so many people through our doors and share our love of Japanese culture. We can’t wait until next year!

Added Monday 7th November 2022