23 April – Experience Japan
Experience Japan was took place this year again for the eighth time in the Phoenix Park. A sake barrel opening ceremony by Minister Leo Varadkar, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Ambassador Miyoshi and many other events were held. The day was blessed with fine weather and there were over 30,000 visitors.
22-27 April – Nankin Tamasudare and Tezuma Performances
Masato Ikeda and his five member troupe gave performances of Nankin Tamasudare and Tezuma, a traditional Japanese form of magic, at the Japanese School, Experience Japan, Shop Street in Galway, University College Cork (UCC) and Grafton Street in Dublin.