News for January 2014

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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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27 January 2014

UCL Art Museum acquires Carl Randall's 'Hibakusha' Portraits

Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Portraits’ (a series of 6 drawings of survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima), are now part of the permanent collection of University College London Museum.  The drawings were inspired by John Hersey’s book ‘Hiroshima’, in which the American journalist interviewed 6 survivors just after the atomic bomb was dropped. Carl’s set of 6 portraits are intended as a visual equivalent of Hersey’s documentary account.

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27 January 2014

Calling out for volunteers who would like to help with the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta school children in late March, early April 2014

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, comprising of 33 young people (12-14 years old) from four middle schools in Fukushima, is coming over to London with two teachers from March 29th (afternoon) until April 4th (morning).  The highlight of their visit is a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the evening of April 2nd (click here for a concert

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24 January 2014

Interview with Micha Colombo, director of 'Woman in the Dunes' at Theatre503

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation recently supported the London theatre premiere of Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes, adapted as a play and directed by Micha Colombo, actor, Japanese Studies graduate and founder of Kagami Theatre, ‘a mirror onto Japanese culture’. I had the pleasure of congratulating and also interviewing Micha Colombo on 24 January, soon after her run at the Theatre503 had come to an end.

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19 January 2014

Last day, 23 January 2014 to see Hisachika Takahashi exhibition in Liverpool

Last day, 23 January to see  ‘Hisachika Takahashi: Antwerp 1967/Brussels 2013/Liverpool 2013 – A time-travelling exhibition initiated by Yuki Okumura’. 6 December 2013–23 January 2014 The Exhibition Research Centre welcomes the third installation of a series of patterned glow-in-the-dark canvases by Hisachika Takahashi (born Tokyo, 1940), curated by the artist Yuki Okumura (born Aomori, 1978).

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6 January 2014

'East Meets West', a concert featuring Japanese musicians and tunes, at St Martin in the Fields on 7 January 2014

At 7:30pm on Tuesday 7 January 2014 The Concordia Foundation, Gillian Humphreys present East Meets West:  Beyond the Horizon at St Martin in the Fields. Satoko Fukuda, creative director with the Concordia International Ensemble, dancers and musicians, including shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa who has played at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, will play a variety of music including Japanese folk songs, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams and Roxanna Panufnik.  

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