News for December 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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9 December 2014

'A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story' on release in London from 12 December 2014

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (Bushi no kondate) is a Japanese film directed by Yûzô Asahara (2013, 122 Minutes). Its UK release date is 12 December 2014, from when it will show at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema. Bookings are now available: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/films/details/2773/a-tale-of-samurai-cooking–special-introduction/Here is a review by Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian). Mark Kermode reviews it here and your can hear him talking about it via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhOCkdUINDM

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8 December 2014

Daiwa Foundation supports the Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ - and a study of the ocean sunfish

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round (September 2014 round). The Barbican’s ‘Ninagawa at 80 season’ will comprise two new stage adaptations to mark theatre director Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year: Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, playing from 21-30 May 2015. Another project supported is research by academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish.

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