News for May 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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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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