News for September 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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26 September 2013

2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholar, Jun Murayama’s Study Abroad Experience at the University of Glasgow

Mr Jun Murayama – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars –  is studying Western History at Chuo University and was working on a dissertation on Scottish nationalism (‘The Relationship between the Gaelic Renaissance of and Scottish Nationalism’) at the time of applying. He has just finished a year of study at Glasgow University. You can read his Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.

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24 September 2013

Drawing pin mania

Our latest exhibition, Acting Out of Nothingness, opened last Tuesday. It was one of the most challenging we have ever done, and perhaps the main reason why my colleague Shihoko collapsed in a heap on Thursday.

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24 September 2013

Family day at the Golden Hinde this Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Japan Society and the Embassy of Japan are organising a family day, in conjunction with Golden Hinde and in association with Japan400, to celebrate the 400-year ties between Britain and Japan, and to introduce various aspects of Japanese culture to children of all ages. This will take place from 11:00am on Sunday, 29 September

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18 September 2013

Praemium Imperiale 2013: Antony Gormley and Sir David Chipperfield amongst the laureates

Yesterday, Tuesday 17 September, the five new Praemium Imperiale laureates were announced in London, Rome, New York, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo. British sculptor Antony Gormley and British architect, Sir David Chipperfield were among the five awardees and in attendance at a generous reception, celebrating 25 years of the Prize and the 2013 recipients, at the Embassy of Japan in London. Both British laureates have long-standing bonds with Japan.  

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17 September 2013

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting a new season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society from September

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting another season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society commencing 23 September.  The two courses will be held on Mondays.  Art History: An Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture will be held on Mondays from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Art History: Great Masters of Japanese Art will be held on Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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16 September 2013

My experience in the UK by 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholar, Maho Takeuchi

Ms Maho Takeuchi – one of the 2011 Daiwa Tohoku Scholars – is a nurse, currently studying for a doctorate in Women’s Health at Tohoku University. In 2012 she spent three months at Glasgow University on a postgraduate course in lymphoedema. She believes that supporting health through nursing is key to revitalising Japan and particularly the Tohoku region. You can read her Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarship (in collaboration with the British Council in Japan) report below.

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