Events category: Special event

5 April 2012

Coriolanus: A Talk by Globe to Globe Festival Director Tom Bird

Tom Bird, Director of the Globe to Globe Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, discussed his job over the last one and a half years of putting together the world’s largest and most ambitious Shakespeare festival – including the challenges, adventures and characters he’s encountered on the way. In particular he discussed his travels in Japan and the Globe’s relationship with Chiten in a special event held at Daiwa Foundation Japan House.

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2 April 2012

The Appeal of Mino Washi

In this special event at Daiwa Foundation Japan House, Satoshi Hasegawa and Zoë Howard introduced Mino washi (traditional Japanese paper from Mino City), which has a proud tradition of more than 1,300 years.

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14 February 2012

Poetry reading: The Undying Day

Hans Brinckmann, author of ‘The Undying Day: Poems by Hans Brinckmann’, read a selection of his poems followed by translations by Hiromi Mizoguchi. There was also a discussion on the writing and translation of poetry.

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15 January 2005

Okeanos: Contemporary Japanese Music for Chamber Ensemble

A new ensemble, Okeanos, presents works for sho, koto, sanshin, hichiriki, viola, oboe and clarinet especially composed for them. Creating a beautiful and delicate sound-world, their programme includes new music recently premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival by Dai Fujikura, Howard Skempton and Gabriel Jackson. Newly composed works by Robin Thompson and Shinuh Lee

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8 March 2006

THE ART OF HYOSO:by Yukio Yamamoto

For the first time in the UK, work by acclaimed master craftsman Yukio Yamamoto will be showcased in a new exhibition. This offers a rare opportunity to discover and appreciate hyoso, the traditional Japanese craft of mounting artworks.

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