Louis Vitalis

Louis Vitalis

Louis Vitalis is a well known budō teacher in the Netherlands and one of the language teachers of JACCU. In his language classes for JACCU, he focuses on basic conversational Japanese and important terms and concepts of Japanese martial arts and dōjō culture. Louis...
Welcome to JACCU

Welcome to JACCU

What is JACCU? JACCU is the short name of the Stichting Japanese Art & Culture Centre of Utrecht. The main objective of the foundation is to represent and disseminate Japanese art and culture in their broadest sense. It is also a community to share and gain...
Taiko Bootcamp Valencia

Taiko Bootcamp Valencia

Taiko Experience Valencia @ Casa Lo Es, Dos Aguas, Spain Hosted by Circle Percussion’s Erwin OudshoornAs experienced by Jim Gubbels The following is an account of a taiko retreat in the mountains near Valencia, Spain which Erwin Oudshoorn of Circle Percussion fame...
Maan Limburg – Photographer

Maan Limburg – Photographer

Maan Limburg a is a Dutch photographer from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Her work stems from her wonder about the world and the lack of understanding it. One of her objectives is to create a world that shows how beautiful everything can be, and to make you reconsider...
Mika Horie – Cyanotype Photography

Mika Horie – Cyanotype Photography

Bildhalle Gallery in Amsterdam recently exhibited the unique cyanotype photographs of Japanese artist Mika Horie in the artist’s first solo show in the Netherlands, Kiku. Her work will be available again before the year is out at Leiden’s Japan Museum SeiboldHuis from...
Manga and Japanese Culture Week in Bibliotheek Utrecht

Manga and Japanese Culture Week in Bibliotheek Utrecht

In February, between the 19th and 26th, de Bibliotheek Utrecht organised the Manga and Japanese Culture Week in the Neude library. Co-organisers of this event were Himawari no Kai, the Japanese book club, MangaKissa, the only physical manga library of the Netherlands...
Haiku Kring Nederland

Haiku Kring Nederland

JACCU is delighted to announce our collaboration with Haiku Kring Nederland to start a Haiku group in Utrecht. Haiku Kring Nederland is an organisation that promotes the Japanese art of Haiku and Tanka poetry in the Netherlands. To kick-start this collaboration, we...
Japan Culinair: Umami

Japan Culinair: Umami

Umami, the 5th Taste The taste of umami [旨み] was discovered by Professor Kikunae Ikeda in the beginning of the 20th century. It was a whole century before the umami taste receptors on the tongue were discovered by scientists in 2002, next to our tastes of sweet, sour,...
Niek Span

Niek Span

Niek Span is one of the language teachers of JACCU. Niek has developed a deep interest in languages ever since he was a child. At the end of his normal school career, this interest was further fueled by a strong curiosity of the Japanese language – without...
SHOKUDO Japanese Food & Design

SHOKUDO Japanese Food & Design

JACCU proudly presents Shokudo Japanese Food & Design a traditional Japanese restaurant near the city centre of Utrecht. Genuinely Japanese In Spring of 2021 Emi Matsumoto (from Nagasaki) and her companion Keiji Aikawa (from Yamanashi) started their own restaurant...
Japan Culinair: Yakitori

Japan Culinair: Yakitori

A favorite Japanese food of mine is yakitori [焼き鳥]. It is not just the often boisterous and happy places where you can eat it, meet “the locals” and study your Japanese language lessons. But it is also the idea of eating most parts of an animal with hardly any waste....
Nowhere Art Space by teamLab

Nowhere Art Space by teamLab

World-renowned international digital art collective teamLab is scheduled to launch a permanent exhibition in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2024. As Europe’s first digital art centre, called ‘Nowhere’, it is dedicated to the collective’s popular immersive digital art, as...
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