News for May 2015

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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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28 May 2015

Daiwa Foundation funds projects ranging from the study of volcanic CO2 vents to museum collaboration

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation (www.dajf.org.uk) has published details of grants awarded to support UK-Japan projects in its latest funding round. One project supported is a visit by Professor Jason Hall-Spencer (University of Plymouth) to Shimoda Marine Research Centre (University of Tsukuba) where he will provide expert advice on the monitoring of ocean acidification. Funding is

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28 May 2015

Kanta Horio and Minoru Sato performing at Full of Noises Festival in August

Full of Noises, an Octupus Project, presents a short UK tour showcasing works and performance by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Minoru Sato and Horio Kanta. Full of Noises Festival Date: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August Performance: Sat 1st August        19:00 Doors open        Nan Tait Centre  Installations: Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd August         12:00 – 18:00

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27 May 2015

Masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing in Scotland in July

Three-day intensive summer masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing and Linocut relief printing led by Elspeth Lamb RSA. Dates: Workshop 1: Linocut 1-3 July 2015 Workshop 2: Mokuhanga 8-10 July 2015 Workshop 3: Mokuhanga 15-17 July 2015 Location: Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume, Kilwinning, Ayrshire Learn the art of Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing

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22 May 2015

NEW Programme: Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme  to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. (We also continue to run the separate Daiwa Scholarships programme.) We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this programme from Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The intention is

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14 May 2015

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

A joint UK-Japan workshop on the physics and applications of superconductivity was held between 12-15 April 2015 in the picturesque and historic King’s College, Cambridge, UK. The workshop was organised on behalf of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Superconductivity Group, and was funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, King’s College, and the IOP, as well as sponsorship from Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics and SuperPower. The team from IOP Conferences also provided significant assistance in organising and running the event.

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14 May 2015

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the Ninagawa Company at the Barbican in Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year. Ninagawa is Japan’s most internationally-celebrated theatre director, and tickets for his visually stunning productions are always in tremendous demand. London audiences have vivid memories of his Cymbeline at the Barbican in 2012. This year, he returns again to Hamlet, a play that clearly has a special significance for him; this is the seventh different production of it he has directed over his long career.

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13 May 2015

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

This is a translation of Ayako Kurosawa’s piece for Sankei News, 9 May 2015. The original article in Japanese can be found here.

Why is it not possible to hold exhibitions of shunga in Japan – their country of origin – despite a series of exhibitions in Europe and the US, and ongoing research into the impact of shunga on Western art?

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