News for August 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 August 2013

'Women of the Pleasure Quarters: A Japanese Painted Screen' Review

Located in London’s famous British Museum, this rare and exquisite screen is one of the last of its kind remaining as it reflects the life of courtesans (female sex workers) at Kado-Tamaya, the Jewel House on the Corner, in Yoshiwara, a licensed pleasure quarter in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) during the early 1780s. The Edo Era

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14 August 2013

Cultures of Care, Bridging Arts and Healthcare in Japan and the UK

The University of Tsukuba is initiating a pilot ‘Arts in Hospital’ project in the newly-renovated University of Tsukuba Hospital. The Art Environment Support Programme at the University of Tsukuba is cooperating with the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA); the Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA, and

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14 August 2013

Update from Aberystwyth University, a Daiwa Small Grant Recipient

We gave a Small Grant to Aberystwyth University in March 2011 to support reciprocal UK-Japan visits by four sports science academics initiating a cross-cultural project on coaches’ leadership styles and athletes’ impression management patterns. This project also has resulted in workshops and publications. We are very pleased to have received an update from Dr Joann Hudson, and there seems

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6 August 2013

CLOTH & MEMORY 2: OPENING 18th AUGUST 2013

Cloth and Memory 2 is a site-specific exhibition located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Salts Mill, Saltaire Yorkshire UK, which is also an anchor point in the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The exhibition will feature 23 artists drawn from a UK and international cohort and will run from August 18th to November 3rd 2013.

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2 August 2013

'Ainu, Portrait of the Wind' Review

Situated at the back of London’s National Geographic Store, the Ainu exhibition, whilst small in size, conveys a whole new world, one which many people aren’t accustomed to. The range of photos, all of which are captured by Makiko Ui during her time spent in the Ainu community, show their way of living, their community

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