News for June 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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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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