About the Fuji Festival

The Fuji Festival is a volunteer led educational initiative that aims to expand horizons of learners through Japanese culture and language. It is run by alumni of the Japanese Exchange Teaching programme (JETAA), and started as a single educational event at a Scottish primary school in 2016.

Our volunteers from JETAA fundraise, manage finances and help run events. Now in its fourth year of running, it has evolved into a small programme of annual educational events. Its reach has been broadened through Glow TV (the Scottish schools’ digital platform) and through the development of online content and lesson plans for teachers and JETAA to use for their own events. The Fuji Festival aims to promote equality through engaging with students with disabilities and socio-economic disadvantage.

We work closely with The Japanese Consulate in Edinburgh and have teamed up with a range of partners and collaborators over the years, from Education Scotland, The Royal Blind School, Tsuchigumo Taiko and The Japan Karate Association Scotland, to The Japan Society of Edinburgh University and local businesses like Minato Sushi and Andamiro. We are grateful to our generous funders, The Japanese Government, The Japan Society of Scotland, The Japan Society UK and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for their support.

The Fuji Festival is made possible through the support of a range of funders. We are grateful to The Japanese GovernmentThe Japan Society of ScotlandThe Japan Society UK and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for their support.