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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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24 May 2014

29 May 2014: The Japanese Extreme: Noh and Noise music at Second Home, off Brick Lane as part of the LCMF 2014

Following the success of last year’s inaugural London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF 2013), “the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music” (The Guardian) returns for its second year. LCMF 2014 will offer a week of multi-disciplinary events exploring the best new music and performances from around the world in an extraordinary new space. For the 2014 edition, LCMF has teamed up with Second Home to take over a spectacular 20,000 sq ft former carpet factory off Brick Lane. On 29 May, LCMF will put on the Japanese Extreme.

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19 May 2014

Delirious Metropolis exhibition: Interview with Toru Ishii

The DAJF’s next exhibition is ‘Delirious Metropolis’, a showcase of popular culture that is expressed through the traditional Japanese craft of yuzen dyeing. The artist, Toru Ishii, represents the new generation of Japanese artists who are keenly aware of Japan’s sophisticated craft traditions but experiment openly with them to reach new horizons of expression. Ishii utilises

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