Kimonos were donned as a Japanese society met with a dementia group in Hendon to share about their culture on Thursday.

The Japan Society visited members of the Dementia Club UK at Hendon Town Hall to demonstrate origami, speak about lifestyle and culture in Japan before letting members try on some traditional kimonos.

Dementia Club UK are a befriending charity for those with dementia, while The Japan Society aim to form deep, lasting bonds between British and Japanese culture.

Dementia Club UK chairman and founder Cllr Lisa Rutter said: "This is just one example of what Dementia Club UK organises for its members.

"Dementia Club UK welcomes everyone and likes to embrace all the different cultures."

She added: "Members enjoyed this session which they found very informative."

Other activities included “rajio taiso”, a mild exercise to improve flexibility and circulation, as well as a talk from guest Michael Hodge, Incoming rotary district governor of London.