News category: Grants

29 November 2017

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from fish rubbing to neuromuscular disorders

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2017). The Foundation will support artists Eleanor Morgan and Sam Curtis to travel to Japan to enhance their skills in “gyotaku” or fish rubbing, after which they will run workshops in London to encourage people to learn about ocean ecology.

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30 October 2017

AREThe Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea - 5 November 2017

AREThé Festival: Japanese Ceramics and the Way of Tea – 5 November 10am-5pm. A study day celebrating Japanese ceramics and tea culture from talks, throwing demonstrations and Tea Ceremony in the Ashmolean to Raky Firing and Anagama Kilm opening at Wytham Woods (bus transport provided). With an evening reception at Oxford Ceramics Gallery. The programme of events is supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great-Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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29 September 2017

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama at the BFI, 16 October to 29 November 2017

Running at BFI Southbank from Monday 16 October – Wednesday 29 November, Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama will be an opportunity for audiences to explore the cinema of Japan’s ‘Golden Age’, with a distinctly female focus. This Sight & Sound Deep Focus season includes several titles rarely screened in the UK, such as The Mistress (Shirō Toyoda, 1953), An Inlet of Muddy Water (Imai Tadashi, 1953) and The Blue Sky Maiden (Yasuzo Masumura, 1957), and
spotlights the magnificent female actors who starred in them. These include figures such as Setsuko Hara, one of Ozu’s key collaborators, Kinuyo Tanaka, the actor who became one of Japan’s first female directors and who was hailed in the West as ‘Japan’s Bette Davis’, and Machiko Kyō, best known as the star of Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). All of these stars endure as beloved icons of Japanese cinema, and their performances shine just as brightly as they did over fifty years ago.

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18 September 2017

Japanese Sandscapes: The Tale of Mt Fuji

Experience a night of experimental Japanese music, sand art, authentic Japanese cuisine and specialty Sake at London’s newest venue, The Shaft!

The event will be held over two days at The Shaft, Brunel Museum.
① 8pm, Friday 20th October 2017 (7pm food & drinks)
② 3pm, Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm food & drinks)
Tickets: £10/£5 concessions

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11 July 2017

Win tickets to a see a new "Hokusai" play by Amon Miyamoto

Directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto, “Fanatic Artist Hokusai” tells a fictional story based on historic events mixed with imaginative interpretations about the artist’s work, in addition to a surreal plot twist.

Enter a raffle to win tickets for the 27 July 2017 performance!

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19 June 2017

Southampton and Tokyo collaboration in Marine Robotics and Coral Mapping

The diverse and abundant marine life that coral reefs support creates spectacular scenes that are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of divers from all over the world. While to most, the word coral will conjure up images of people snorkeling in warm, clear blue waters, coral reefs are also known to exist more than a kilometre beneath the ocean’s surface, in complete darkness where the temperature of the water is just few degrees above freezing. The role that healthy coral plays in supporting marine life, not only in the shallows of the tropics but also in the deep ocean, is seen as one of the key essential variables for scientists to form a better understanding of the marine ecosystem.

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