News for May 2013

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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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30 May 2013

Britain & Japan - 400 Years 'A Voyage Through Words and Music'

 At All Saints Church, Church Gate, Fulham (by Putney Bridge). On Tuesday 11th June we will be celebrating the arrival of the first British ship to reach Japan exactly 400 years ago and discovering the two nations’ maritime traditions, while enjoying some of their rich and diverse culture. Join us for an evening of live

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23 May 2013

East Asian Fusion concert-'Pochagi' at Royal Asiatic Society June 6

Hibiki Ichikawa, an incredible Tsugaru Shamisen player who has performed twice at the Daiwa Foundation twice,  will be joined by other Asian musicians for a one off performance on June 6 at 7pm. Pochagi is a celebration of East Asian music from Japan, Korea & China. The concert is presented by Yin Yang Collective, London’s East-West collaborative band

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20 May 2013

“Shigeru Ban — Architecture and Humanitarian Activities”

The exhibition Shigeru Ban — Architecture and Humanitarian Activities ran from  2 March through 12 May 2013 at Art Tower Mito (1-6-8 Goken-cho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki 310-0063, Japan). The retrospective exhibition was the first and largest collection of Ban’s work to date and traces his career from his design work in the 1980s through his humanitarian and

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15 May 2013

Two Vacancies at The Japan Society (London)

The Japan Society is the leading independent body in the United Kingdom dedicated to the enhancement of the British-Japanese relationship in all its facets. It is a membership organization and UK charity with a strong educational remit. Its core programmes include approximately 80 academic, business and cultural events each year, support for schools teaching about Japan, provision of small grants, publication of periodicals and books, and maintenance of a small historic library.

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9 May 2013

International Japanese Modern Art History Symposium (JAMAHS)

New Boundaries in Modern Japanese Art History: Extending Geographical, Temporal and Generic Paradigms.  From 19  to 20 June 2013 at SOAS, University of London (Russell Sq campus). SOAS will hold an international symposium on Japanese Modern Art and its History, with the aim of giving insights into the changing boundaries and concepts of Japanese and wider East

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9 May 2013

Naoko Miyazaki Exhibition at artsdepot, 9 May to 14 July 2013

Born in Japan in 1975, Naoko Miyazaki moved to the UK in 1999, to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She studied at the Chelsea University of Arts, and stayed in London where she energetically continued producing and exhibiting work. On 28 April 2011 Naoko Miyazaki, aged just 35, was involved in a tragic

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8 May 2013

Vacancy for a Japanese Language Assistant at Whitgift School

A vacancy has arisen for a Japanese Language Assistant at Whitgift School, an independent day school for boys aged 10 – 18, situated in South Croydon, London. The School was founded in 1596 by John Whitgift, Elizabeth I’s last Archbishop of Canterbury, and opened in 1600, making it Croydon’s oldest school; the present Headmaster, Dr

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3 May 2013

Japan 400 Concert: An Evening of Words and Music, 11 June

Join us in celebrating the arrival, 400 years ago to the day, of the first British ship to Japan with an evening of music and words drawn from the traditions of the two countries. The Daiwa Foundation’s own Director General, Jason James will take to the stage to sing, amongst an incredibly varied and distinguished

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