News for June 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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28 June 2013

Work Experience Week Diary (Japanese)

I have spent this week (Tuesday 25th June-Friday 28h June) on work experience at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London, and during my time here I have been keeping a diary of everything I do. I have hugely enjoyed my time here and I hope to come back again soon. Many thanks to everyone at Daiwa

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28 June 2013

Into the Incandescent: Shokan Matsuda

An exhibition of traditional and innovative maki-e artworks by Shokan Matsuda and some of his followers will be held in the Old College Library at the Chelsea College of Art and Design from 4th-20th July. Matsuda is a renowned Japanese maki-e lacquer artisan who uses both traditional and experimental approaches to apply maki-e to everyday

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27 June 2013

Jiro Takamatsu: Exhibition of Selected Works

The current Jiro Takamatsu exhibition at the Stephen Friedman Gallery celebrates the  influential post-war artist, theorist and teacher with the first solo showcasing of his works which includes both his acclaimed Shadow Paintings series and other less well-known pieces such as his installation sketches. The Shadow Paintings are a series of shadow images which are so

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27 June 2013

Associate lecturer in Japanese opening at UCLAN

Here is a job advert for an Associate Lecturer in Japanese at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). Please click through the link below if you are interested. The application deadline is 28 July 2013. 

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27 June 2013

Sayaka Shoji joining the Philharmonia Orchestra on 27/06/2013

On Thursday 27 June, Japanese violinist Sayaka Shoji joins the Philharmonia Orchestra at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s iconic Violin Concerto. Described by The Sunday Times as displaying a ‘passionate, free, almost improvisatory virtuosity of the highest order’, Shoji is one of classical music’s most exciting talents and the Orchestra

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25 June 2013

Japanese Poetry Recital

Yuko Otsu will be hosting a poetry recital in Japanese of works by female poet, Noriko Ibaragi (1926-2006) read by Hiroko Oba.

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