News for October 2014

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20 December 2018

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded the Ambassador's Commendation

On 29 October 2018, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to be awarded the  Ambassador’s Commendation. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka commended the Foundation for its accomplishments in fostering closer links between Japan and the UK. The award was bestowed during a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation and was attended by many recipients of

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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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29 October 2014

Major Teabowl Exhibition in Oxford,24 October - 20 November 2014

The teabowl, or chawan, is at the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony – an object of beauty, simplicity and contemplation. Taking this as its inspiration, this exhibition presents a remarkable variety of teabowls and small vessels, with some 300 pieces by more than 60 makers from all parts of the world. These range from traditional pieces by legendary Japanese and British potters to contemporary vessels – functional and conceptual – by leading European ceramists. On show at Oxford Ceramics Gallery from 24 October to 16 November 2014, the exhibition is complemented by an exciting programme of events at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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24 October 2014

Talk by Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak at Parasol unit on Shinro Ohtake and post-war Japanese contemporary art

Given the huge interest that the current Shinro Ohtake exhibition at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has attracted, you may be interested in art historian, Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak’s talk on post-war Japanese contemporary art, placing Shinro Ohtake’s practice in a broader context. The talk will take place at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (near Old Street and Angel Stations) at 7pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014.

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11 October 2014

'The Grandchildren of Hiroshima' - a London Bubble project

In May 2014, London Bubble Theatre Company was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to support our project The Grandchildren of Hiroshima. Following the success of our Grandchildren of the Blitz project in 2011 – in which we drew upon the stories and experiences of elders that survived the Blitz to create an intergenerational, community production – we wanted to use the experiences of this project to undertake a parallel project in Hiroshima.

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