News for October 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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18 October 2012

New Exhibition at Daiwa Foundation Japan House-Nao Matsunaga from 19 October

Exclusive Installation Pictures Nao Matsunaga will be exhibiting at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace NW1,  from Thursday 18th October until 13th December. The exhibition will be open 9-5 Monday to Friday. There are late night openings until 8pm on 23 25, 30 October and 1, 7, 22, 29 November. The Private View is on

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18 October 2012

New Ceramics Exhibition by Ex-Daiwa Scholar Edmund de Waal

a thousand hours, Alan Cristea Gallery , Saturday 6 October to Saturday 10 November 2012, 31 Cork Street, London The ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal OBE is currently exhibiting at Alan Cristea gallery until 10 November. This exhibition takes its central concept of vitrines from a theme in the artist’s award winning family memoir  The Hare with Amber Eyes which was published in

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16 October 2012

My Experience in the UK by 2011 Tohoku Scholar Miho Ito

Studying at Essex My experience studying at the University of Essex was very enjoyable. The courses I took were mainly related to second language acquisition, which I had been studying in my home university in Japan. In Essex, I could broaden my view about language teaching more because of its good learning environment. First of

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13 October 2012

Joy Hendry's Japan Research Centre (JRC, Soas) Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture (3 October 2012) - 'Anthropology turning History? Advantages and surprises of long-term fieldwork in Japan'

The widely-known, hugely respected and much-loved anthropologist Joy Hendry has been doing research in Japan for 40 years. In this Meiji Jingu Autum Lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London the audience was privileged to hear Hendry’s personal account of her life as an anthropologist. Hendry modestly began by apologising in

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9 October 2012

Daiwa Scholarships 2013 , University Visits this autumn

 We are accepting online applications for the Daiwa Scholarships 2013 programme. The deadline is 6 December 2012. For further details, see application procedure. Alumni and Foundation staff will be giving presentations about the Scholarship at universities around the country this autumn. For more information, see University Visits.

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8 October 2012

Talk on Kan Yasuda by Peter Murray at the Fitzwilliam Museum, 26 September

On 26 September Peter Murray, Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, gave a talk about his friend Kan Yasuda  whose sculpture is currently displayed on the front lawn outside the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as part of this year’s Sculpture Promenade . The two other sculptors included in the Promenade are Helaine Blumenfeld and Peter Randall-Page. All three artists

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