News for February 2013

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5 December 2018

The "Yamatorige” Project: Returning a National Treasure to its Rightful Home

One of our 2017 Daiwa Scholars Tumi Markan is currently helping to run the international component of the campaign – to raise the capital needed to buy the famous “Yamatorige (山鳥毛)”, an art sword designated as a National Treasure of Japan, for the internationally-recognised Bizen Osafune Sword Museum – both creating and running the online crowdfunding page, as well as working with the museum’s master craftspeople to create promotional and informative content for the project.

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27 November 2018

Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2010

The Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-20 bridges the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Japan will organise the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and the UK will oversee the UK Season of Culture in Japan in parallel. This was agreed between the Prime Ministers of Japan and the UK

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25 February 2013

HIV Prevention and the 'Everywhere' Project: Small Grant report

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to support Dr Nigel Sherriff, Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton, with a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant in September 2011, in order to assist with his collaborative research with Japanese academics at Nagoya City University and NGO practitioners in the field of HIV prevention and risk-reduction. An account of his project, kindly sent to us by Dr Sherriff, follows below.

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25 February 2013

Two Years After: The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition

Two Years After: Remembering the Devastation and Celebrating Hope  The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes  to London in March Opening Hours:  5 – 17 March 2013 (11am – 6pm) Location:Oxo Tower Gallery,  Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street South Bank London SE1 9PH The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great

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22 February 2013

Carl Randall's encounters with the late Donald Richie

Since moving to Japan in 1947, the recently deceased Donald Richie (1924 – 2013) became recognised worldwide as a Western authority on Japanese culture and society, being described by Time Magazine as ‘the dean of arts in Japan’. He wrote over 30 books about Japan, befriended some of Japan’s foremost artists (including filmmaker Akira Kurosawa),

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22 February 2013

Tokyo Painting II at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from 24 February to 7 March 2013

Tokyo Painting II features eight young artists, including Toru Kuwakubo, past exhibitor at the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, from 24 February to 7 March 2013. A group exhibition featuring eight young artists supported by Tokyo Wonder Site will take place at the refurbished Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum that just reopened last year. Since 2001, Tokyo

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18 February 2013

Shizengaku: Project Update and Forthcoming London Events

We gave Project Shizengaku a Daiwa Foundation Award in the September 2011 round of funding and the project members will present a series of events, including exhibitions and performances, in London over two weeks ( 24th Feb-9 March 2013 ).  Project Shizengaku is  a collaboration between the Music Department of  Goldsmiths, University of London and Fine Arts Department of

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11 February 2013

Review of 'Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan' by Orlando Byron

Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan was a series of concerts at the Barbican on February 2nd. Instead of focusing on one composer as they have done previously, they focused on one country. There were a number of concerts and films celebrating both traditional and modern classical music from Japan. The largest of the events on

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11 February 2013

'Rebirth' on at the Royal Academy of Arts until 17 February 2013

Mariko Mori’s exhibition at Burlington Gardens, the annexe to the Royal Academy of Arts, centres on the themes of life and rebirth and references to Buddhism and the Jomon culture (around 14,000 to 300 BCE). It is a luminous, playful and uplifting experience which mixes lights, works on papers, digital technology and installations. Burlington Gardens,

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