Discover the world of "Drifters" through original artwork from the massively popular manga and animated series. To celebrate 450 years since the death of Sengoku period samurai Shimadzu Toyohisa we have organized a special display of original artwork from the manga series “Drifters” by creator Kota Hirano to be held at Sengan-en.
Experience a rare display of real Japanese swordsmanship, a private tour of the house at Sengan-en, and an up-close look at original artwork from international bestselling manga series Drifters in this one-off online event!
Taisha-ryu and Jigen-ryu will hold a joint demonstration of swordsmanship at Sengan-en, the stately home and gardens of the Shimadzu clan on the 20th of September 2020. This is the first time in 416 years that these two schools have appeared together at a property of the Shimadzu family.
Delight in the display of over 15,000 chrysanthemums against the stunning backdrop of active volcano Sakurajima. Impressive display pieces, mannequins wearing flower kimono, and carefully manicured bonsai bring a wave of colour to Sengan-en.
Learn the secrets of Japanese beauty and receive the blessing of an ancient Princess. Try traditional Japanese cosmetics and enjoy a healthy lunch at our Ohkatei Restaurant.
Held each year in November, Kusajishi-shiki is a traditional event in which archers dressed in ceremonial robes shoot at a target in the shape of a deer.
Traditional kadomatsu decorations to welcome the New Year on display outside Sengan-en
Enjoy beautiful winter peonies in straw houses that protect against the cold and snow.
Spend New Year in traditional Japanese style and wear a kimono to get entry to Sengan-en free between January 1st-3rd
Join in with traditional New Year's celebrations at Sengan-en and try handmade mochi rice cakes and Kagoshima shochu.
Enjoy a traditional New Year meal using recipes passed down in the Shimadzu family for generations.