Just a short post today to highlight that I will be involved in an event at the Japanese Embassy in London – and via livestream – on Tuesday 30 November.
There will be a lecture and discussion on the theme of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). The event will begin with a lecture by Mihoko Morisaki, visiting researcher at Osaka City University and Lumière University Lyon. She will introduce the history and development of wagashi in connection with lifestyle and annual events. Traditional Kyoto-style wagashi and regional wagashi will be introduced and compared, and the role of wagashi, local food production, and consumption will be explored in the context of regional development. She will be joined by myself to discuss how wagashi could be seen as a potential source of tourism in areas around Japan. Members of the audience joining the livestream are invited to pose questions to the speakers via the YouTube chat function.
For more information about the event, please see this page.
Update 1/12/2021: A post including a link to the YouTube video is available here.