What are Tokonatsu Panels?

Panels could include all sorts of topics from discussions to performances, presentations to a learning environment.



Come along, take part and learn something new at one of the Tokonatsu panels!


Want to host your own panel?

Are you interested in sharing your wealth of knowledge and hosting you very own panel at Tokonatsu? That’s wonderful to hear! Head over to our registration page to submit your idea.

Click here to submit your own panel idea for Tokonatsu!

Further Questions & Queries

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about the panels at Tokonatsu, please feel free to email The Toko Retreat Team and we will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Event Attractions

Felting Panel

One of the most popular crafting panels at Toko, this is a chance to get your hands on every colour of fluff and slowly stab it into something wonderful! We have a theme for each panel and will be on hand to help you go from “what on earth is this and how does it work?” to “wow look at this adorable creature I made!“. And we also have a large stock of loose felt for making whatever your heart desires.

Japanese Phrases Panel

Come along and learn some important Japanese phrases to help you get by should you ever find yourself isekai-ed into a Japanese speaking other world... or perhaps just Japan itself.

Kimono Panel

Learn all about kimono, the history behind this beautiful style of dress and what’a involved in actually getting dressed in one! We’ll be giving you demonstrations, information and giving ideas on how to get started with kitsuke, as well as some more modern takes on all things kimono related.

Martial Arts Panel

Do you want to learn self defence? Do you dream of sweeping the leg? Come along to a demonstration of small weapons skills, fun distractions and useable self defence techniques.

Para Para Panel

Fancy having a go at Japan’s most high energy calisthenics to super hyper dance music? Para Para is the panel for you! We’ll teach you two dance routines step-by-step (or is that wave-by-wave?) and introduce you to the best club style dancing in Japan! Bring your friends, make them dance with you, make new friends, dance with them!

Science Panel

Our mad scientist Hoshino_Draco returns this year with another Science panel! If you would like to know how to make your own paper rockets, come along for a soaring time!

Tea Ceremony Panel

A short demonstration of the Japanese “Way of The Tea” (茶道) ceremony. You will get to experience the ceremony first hand while leaning a little about the history of this Japanese custom.

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