News for May 2012

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14 May 2018

CLOD ENSEMBLE presents 'Snow' as part of the Noh Reimagined Festival, 30 June 2018 at King's Place

CLOD ENSEMBLE is pleased to present ‘Snow’, a twenty-minute sound piece inspired by the restless spirits in Japanese Noh Theatre. ‘Snow’ will be one of three short pieces shown as part of ‘The Transformative Power of Mugen Noh’ during ‘Noh Reimagined’ Festival at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 June 2018, 7.30pm. In a pre-show talk, Suzy Willson and Paul Clark will talk about their recent visit to Japan, which was supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

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8 May 2018

Carl Randall exhibiting at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, May 10th-25th

Daiwa Scholarship alumnus and artist Carl Randall is exhibiting his portraits of animator Nick Park (‘Wallace & Grommit’, ‘Shawn the Sheep’, ‘Chicken Run’, ‘Early Man’) and author/illustrator Raymond Briggs (‘The Snowman’, ‘When the Wind Blows’, ‘Ethel & Ernest’) at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2018, May 10th till 25th, at The Mall Galleries

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25 May 2012

Frances Morris on Yayoi Kusama

Last night, Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate and former Head of Displays at Tate Modern, spoke at the Japan Foundation about curating the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern, which is open until 5 June in London, before touring to the Whitney in New York in July. For Morris, there

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21 May 2012

A Tohoku Scholar's experience in the UK

Following is an account of her time in the UK by Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholar, Ms Teina Nakashima. Teina is an undergraduate studying geology at Tohoku University. She successfully applied for a Scholarship in order to study English in Cambridge from 12 February to 18 March 2012.

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18 May 2012

(Nearly) meeting the Emperor

To the Japanese Embassy last night for a reception with the Emperor and Empress. There were a lot of rules and regulations for those attending, but this seemed understandable enough. Photographs were also forbidden, so I don’t have any. Standing with the Empress in front of a gold screen, the Emperor gave a short speech in slow, but extremely clear, English, thanking the people of the UK for their support after the Japanese earthquake last March.

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10 May 2012

PechaKucha: Japan

On 23 May there will be an event at Logan Hall in Bloomsbury, London, called PechaKucha: Japan. Just over a year after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, in conjunction with D&AD, a collection of the design and communication world’s greatest stars are being gathered to share stories about Japan.

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