Events category: Seminar

21 June 2016

After Basho: Sketches from the Poem Road

In this seminar, the artist Isao Miura will discuss ‘Sketches from the Poem Road’, the upcoming exhibition at Oxford Brookes University. The exhibition is the result of a creative collaboration between Isao Miura and poet Chris Beckett. The poet and artist undertake an interpretative journey in the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō and his 1689 trip which resulted in The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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11 May 2016

Contemporary Japanese Photography

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce this event in association with Photo London. Simon Baker, Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate, and Michael Hoppen, Owner and Founder of Michael Hoppen Gallery, will discuss the photographic creativity and innovation emerging from contemporary Japanese photo artists.

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15 March 2016

The Status of Japan-China relations and the United Kingdom

Whilst the EU is preoccupied with challenges posed from the eastern and southern fronts as well as from within including the Brexit, so much has been happening in East Asia; notably, amongst others, the fourth nuclear testing and missile launch by North Korea.

In the context of the recent slowdown of economic growth and the massive flight of capital, Shingo Yamagami will discuss Japan-China relations and their impact on the UK. How do the two major powers in the region, Japan and China, interact and cooperate with each other in the political and security fields? What role could the UK play in upholding the rule of law?

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7 December 2015

Woman Who Brings the Rain: A Memoir of Hokkaido, Japan By Eluned Gramich

As precise and nuanced as Japanese calligraphy, this memoir of Eluned Gramich’s stay on the remote Hokkaido island in the far north of Japan, has at its heart the mountain, Yotei-San, the region’s iconic equivalent to Mount Fuji. Dan Bradley joins Eluned in conversation to discuss her experience of living in the shadow of the omnipresent Yotei-San, and how this time in rural Hokkaido inspired her writings of the natural world.

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17 November 2015

Cool Japan? A Curatorial Practice after Fukushima

The Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011 had a devastating impact on the Japanese art scene. In this talk, Mizuki Takahashi, senior curator at Art Tower Mito, reflected on her experience and curatorial journey, addressing popular constructs of Japanese cultural identity in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

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5 October 2015

The Story of the Satsuma Students

In 1865, nineteen Japanese students set off by ship from the Satsuma Domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture) to the UK, with the brief to learn about western society and technologies. This development was an important factor in the lead up to the Meiji Restoration.

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29 September 2015

British Shipwrecks: Underwater Archaeology in Okinawa

The Okinawa islands in the south had long been independent as the Ryukyu Kingdom and played a crucial role as the conduit of trade between Japan and the outside world. Naturally, many foreign ships had passed through- in some cases were stranded in the area- and are now found as underwater archaeological sites.

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14 September 2015

The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to internationalise Japan’s universities is part of his plan to revitalise the nation’s economy. Professor Miki Horie of Ritsumeikan University will discuss how the government hopes to solve Japan’s structural problems by transforming the higher education sector.

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6 July 2015

Zen Calligraphy and the Art of Life

This event at the Foundation is timed to coincide with the week of a Zen master’s 80th birthday, and followed a larger exhibition of his calligrahpy at Yugagyo Dojo in south London. Daizan Rōshi introduced Zen Master Shinzan’s artworks, giving some art-historical and cultural background. This was followed by a demonstration of the art of the Zen brush.

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