News for December 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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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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