News for July 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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31 July 2013

'Ainu, Portrait of the Wind' by Makiko Ui

This exhibition, held at the National Geographic London Store (102 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3), displays the extraordinary photographs taken by Makiko Ui during her time spent in the Ainu community. The Ainu are an indigenous group of people from Hokkaido, although they have previously inhabited other areas of Japan. The exhibition is taking place from

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29 July 2013

Shimabuku at IKON Gallery, Birmingham

I made a trip up to Birmingham on Wednesday for the opening of the Shimabuku retrospective exhibition Something that Floats/ Something that Sinks at Ikon Gallery. Shimabuku gave a talk at the Daiwa Foundation last year, and his combination of bizarreness and whimsical charm made me eager to see the actual work. Shimabuku’s message, as I

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26 July 2013

Hyper Japan: Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July 2013

Labelled as the biggest J-Pop culture event of the year, Hyper Japan certainly didn’t disappoint. Thousands of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests gathered for three days of action in what was an insight into current Japanese pop culture. Some, who felt an urge to really make an effort, came dressed in all kinds

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25 July 2013

Daiwa Adrian Prizes 2013: Prize Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Daiwa Adrian Prize winners. Four UK-Japan scientific research teams will each receive £10,000 in prize money. A full list of project leaders, team members and their institutions is included below. The prize was advertised widely in print media, through our website and social media. We received an excellent

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23 July 2013

Fundraising concert in Battersea, 31 July from 7pm

The Rotary Club of Battersea Park will be hosting an evening of Japanese and European music at St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Battersea SW11 3NA on Wednesday 31 July from 7pm. This will be a fundraising concert for Shelter Box (www.shelterbox.org), which was particularly active at the time of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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23 July 2013

Competition to win a catalogue of Carl Randall's completed portraits and more!

As 2012 BP Travel Award winner, former Daiwa Scholar Carl Randall trekked along Japan’s Tokaido Highway in the footsteps of woodblock artist Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), recording the people he met en route. The National Portrait Gallery is running a competition in connection with Carl’s current exhibition, In the footsteps of Hiroshige: Portraits of Modern Japan.

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19 July 2013

A Scholar's research into traditional insect cuisine in Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, worked in the Kobokan community centre in Sumida-ku, and also as a researcher on Yakushima island, in Kagoshima during the work placement part of the programme. 

Leaving Japan at the end of the Scholarship in March 2011, Charlotte went on to work with an NGO in India, and with the Medical Research Council and Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

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