News for September 2012

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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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8 September 2017

Leach Pottery

Masterclass at Leach Pottery with Jill Fanshawe Kato on 28 October 2017

With a focus on Japanese food and drink, this masterclass and talk delivered by Jill Fanshawe Kato at the Leach Pottery in St Ives will trace the influences which have contributed to this unique cuisine. In the tea ceremony, which reached its zenith in the 16th century, numerous small ceramic dishes presented on lacquer trays would be used in ceremonies lasting many hours and attended by nobility and rulers of the country.

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1 September 2017

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns to Cardiff and Aberystwyth this September and October

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival returns to Wales (ChapterSeptember 29th – October 1st, 2017Aberystwyth Arts Centre – October 28th, 2017) for another edition in 2017 with audiences able to enjoy a whole host of Welsh premieres, a Japanese marketplace, and a Q&A and special film screening hosted by an important figure from the Japanese animation industry. Follow this link for the press release.

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28 September 2012

'Finding Butterfly' at Limehouse Town Hall from October 2012 (Megumi's blog)

Based on music and characters from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, The Wedding Collective’s site-specific event will again explore, through powerful drama and searing music, one of the most iconic stories of the 20th Century – but in a radical piece of guerilla theatre. To be performed, in October 2012, in English, Japanese and Italian – with

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27 September 2012

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship report by Hiromi Shiraishi

I am very grateful to the British Council and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for awarding me a Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship. The scholarship supported me financially and allowed me to concentrate on studying during my course. Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, I quit my job in order to pursue a Master’s

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25 September 2012

Okinawan and mainland Japan folk song (min'yo) & dance on Saturday 20 October at SOAS World Music Stage, part of the Bloomsbury Festival

A one-hour performance of Okinawan and mainland Japan folk song (min’yo) and dance will take place in Russell Square, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. This will be held on the SOAS World Music Stage, from 5-6pm on Saturday October 20th. The first half-hour features two wonderful UK-based professional Japanese musicians: Yoshie Asano-Campbell (singer and

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20 September 2012

Toru Kuwakubo Special Weekend Opening 13th-14th October

Our special weekend opening for this exhibition on October 13th and 14th coincides with Frieze, London’s premier Art Fair. If you are in London for the Frieze London Art Fair at Regent’s Park, why not come over to Daiwa Foundation Japan House which is opposite Regent’s Park at 13/14 Cornwall Terrace / Outer Circle. Even if you are not planning to visit Frieze, this special opening provides an opportunity for those who usually work during 9 to 5 to see the first London solo show of one of Japan’s foremost contemporary painters. Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery will be open from 10am to 2pm on 13th and 14th October . On September 27th at 6pm, we will host a talk by the artist and Professor Adrian Favell.                   

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19 September 2012

The Longest Marathon

Is it too late for one last Olympic story? Here’s a great one, a century old, about Shizo Kanaguri, Japan’s representative in the 1912 Mens’ Marathon in Stockholm.

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18 September 2012

Kan Yasuda: Lunchtime Talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

On Wednesday 26 September 2012, there is a talk about the work of Japanese sculptor Kan Yasuda by Peter Murray, Executive Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The talk will be held at the The Fitzwilliam Museum and starts at at 13:15, finishing at 14:00. The talk is free but space is limited. Admission is by

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14 September 2012

Job Vacancy at the Japan Foundation, London for Programme Officer

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s principal agent for cultural relations between Japan and other countries. The Japan Foundation London is seeking to appoint a Programme Officer to carry out the general administration and programming of its work in the area of Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.This is a full-time, permanent position, based at our office

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