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Let me show you Japan at 'cherry blossom' time – a land which, even today, is unique in its culture and attitudes to life. Learn the principles of creating stunning true Japanese gardens. Discover the spiritual dimension of life with Shinto and Buddhist temples. See remarkable castles and their links to the Shoguns and Samurai warriors. Visit beautiful location such as Kyoto, Takeyama and Matsumoto where the ancient customs such as the Tea Ceremony co-exists alongside ultra-modern life, including travels on the famous Bullet Trains, notable to Hiroshima and its Peace Park.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Meet the Host, Penny
After taking early retirement as a Primary School head teacher, Penny trained as a Tour Guide at Hereford Cathedral and became a Registered Tour Guide for Herefordshire. This has led to an obsession with local history in general, and a particular interest in the parish churches of her home county. She is one of the Churchwardens at her local Parish Church, and is involved in a variety of projects and fundraising there. She and her husband John have travelled widely around the world, putting together several presentations from these visits. They have prepared a total of seventeen talks, which Penny regularly gives to a wide range of local organisations and clubs - on average about eighty talks annually.
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
What if I can’t make the event?
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
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How do I watch the live event?
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