News for January 2014

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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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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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