Nihonshu sake supplied by Sake Samurai:
Museum of East Asian Art
Tel: 01225 464640
About Nihonshu sake:
Along with a relaxed journey into haiku poetry with Japan Times award-winning writer Alan Summers, and his wife Karen Hoy (poet and film-maker).
We can create a few poems in a friendly atmosphere that can be posted onto the Museum website and at Area 17.
Alan's TEDx Talk about haiku, just dip in and out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLTiR7AKDE
Interspersed with your sake glass being topped up and plenty of opportunities to ask Tony McNicol about sake, we will engage you with the world of haiku, and its own musicality:
“It’s not the notes you play; it’s the notes you don’t play.” Jazz adage often attributed to Miles Davis
This is a relaxed poetry experience, delving into the techniques that lie at the heart of haiku, and being aware of its own music that it creates, as we try our own hand at writing.
There is a core rhythm of spoken English language: Even when we read silently from the page, there is musically as we 'hear' the written word.
Haiku, originating from Japan, is the famous poetry of extreme brevity. In a relaxed inclusive atmosphere, as part of the exhibition Music in China, we will experience the notes and musicality that are in haiku too.
Tony McNicol, Co-Founder of We Do Japan will introduce premier award-winning sake (from Sake Samurai) to our taste buds as well as explain the magic, depth, and notes of Japan's signature drink: www.wedojapan.com/who-we-are/
The evening will act as a taster of both sake and haiku in a very friendly, inclusive, and informative atmosphere.
About Sake: http://www.sakesamurai.co.uk/about-sake.html
19:00 – 21:00
The event is part of the Music in China exhibition programme (January – May 2015).
Music in China exhibition
Music plays a significant role in Chinese society.
The ruling class sees refined music as a tool to sustain a harmonious society. The masses enjoy the entertainment of popular music, which appeals to audiences in other parts of the world as well.