Norwich Japan Day held at The Forum to raise money for tsunami victims

A special event to raise money for the victims of the disaster in Japan is being held tomorrow at The Forum, Norwich.

The Japan Day, organised by charitable organisation Pray for Japan: Norwich, will see a host of activities happening in The Forum, and outside on Millennium Plain, to give people a flavour of Japanese culture.

The event, which runs from 10am to 2pm, will see musicians performing traditional Japanese instruments and people reading stories and poems from victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

There will also be the chance to try on a kimono, draw Manga cartoons and eat Japanese food.

The day follows a series of events organised by Pray for Japan: Norwich who aim to raise money and increase peoples' cultural awareness of the country.

All donations made to the organisation are given to the Japanese Red Cross, which are focused on helping the country recover from the disaster.

Highlights of the day include taiko drumming at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm and a performance by Genshu Kurachi, a Japanese master of the taisho-koto instrument.