News for September 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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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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