News for November 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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26 November 2012

William Klein and Daido Moriyama exhibition at the Tate Modern until 20 January 2013

On 7 November, I was lucky enough to go on an early morning tour of the William Klein and Daido Moriyama exhibition at the Tate Modern, expertly guided by Juliet Bingham, who, with Dr Simon Baker, curated the dual-retrospective of these two pioneering giants of photography. On display are over 300 photographs, stills and films dating from the 1950s 

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21 November 2012

Daiwa Funded Project Exhibits at Architectural Association School of Architecture

Until 8 December the exhibition YATAI HERE YATAI THERE is being shown at the Front Room of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Bedford Square, London. Opening hours are 10:00am – 7:00pm, Monday to Friday and 10:oo am to 3:00pm, Saturday. The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese foundation gave this project a small grant in 2012. This project was inspired by the

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16 November 2012

'Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature' published by former Daiwa Scholar, Jessie Turnbull

Former Daiwa Scholar Jessie Turnbull has published ‘Forces of Nature’ a book on the work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature ISBN 9781616891015 Publication date 9/19/2012 5.5 x 8 inches (14.0 x 20.3 cm), Paperback 144 pages, 50 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations Rights: World; (0.0) http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616891015 http://www.toyo-ito.co.jp/WWW/index/index_en.html The work of

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16 November 2012

Gemma Anderson, Past Exhibitor at the Japan House Gallery is Artist in Residence at Imperial College

Gemma Anderson, who had a  2010 exhibition at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, has been selected as artist in residence  at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London. Imperial College were awarded with an Artist in Residency grant from the Leverhulme Trust. In her residency, Anderson is collaborating with mathematical biologist Dr Dorothy Buck and geometers

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13 November 2012

Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation, 7 November 2012

What an extraordinary event – Birkbeck’s Russell Celyn Jones, Professor of Creative Writing, was in conversation with Kazuo Ishiguro in a large theatre at Friends’ House (Euston Road NW1 2BJ). The Booker Foundation and Man Group are collaborating with Birkbeck, University of London to celebrate recent winners of the Man Booker Prize through a series of

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12 November 2012

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship report by Maki Onodera

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholar, Maki Onodera, spent six weeks studying English in Cambridge in autumn 2012. She is now back in Japan continuing with her undergraduate degree in English Literature at Tohoku Gakuin University. You can read her report below.

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7 November 2012

Experience Japan Exhibition 2012

The Daiwa Foundation will have a booth at the Experience Japan Exhibition at the Royal Society, London, 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 17 November. Come to meet us a find out more about oppurtunities to study and undertake work experience in Japan as a Daiwa Scholar. We will also have information on our grants and events programmes. Many universities

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6 November 2012

Review of the Japanese translation of Susan Tomes's 'Out of Silence'

静けさの中から ― ピアニストの四季

スーザン・トムズ著; 小川典子

書評者: ヴァイオリニスト・植田リサ

春秋社発行, 368頁, 発行日:2012年6月;ISBN:978-4-393-93562-0

異なる楽器ではあるが、同じ音楽家・演奏家として心から共感する余り、私も訳者のあとがきに書かれているとおり、「膝を叩きながら」ページを次々とめくっていた。

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6 November 2012

Yellow Earth- British East Asian drama company are now touring with a series of short plays: 'Dim Sum Nights.'

Yellow Earth, lead by new Artistic Director Kumiko Mendl, are touring England (including more London dates) with the five short, hilarious, poignant and punchy plays which make up ‘Dim Sum Nights.’ Although dim sum is usually eaten as brunch or lunch, the ticket price includes some delicious steamed buns and dumplings. The theme of food runs throughout all of these plays and the last play

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