News for July 2015

Featured news

14 May 2018

CLOD ENSEMBLE presents 'Snow' as part of the Noh Reimagined Festival, 30 June 2018 at King's Place

CLOD ENSEMBLE is pleased to present ‘Snow’, a twenty-minute sound piece inspired by the restless spirits in Japanese Noh Theatre. ‘Snow’ will be one of three short pieces shown as part of ‘The Transformative Power of Mugen Noh’ during ‘Noh Reimagined’ Festival at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 June 2018, 7.30pm. In a pre-show talk, Suzy Willson and Paul Clark will talk about their recent visit to Japan, which was supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

Read on

8 May 2018

Carl Randall exhibiting at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, May 10th-25th

Daiwa Scholarship alumnus and artist Carl Randall is exhibiting his portraits of animator Nick Park (‘Wallace & Grommit’, ‘Shawn the Sheep’, ‘Chicken Run’, ‘Early Man’) and author/illustrator Raymond Briggs (‘The Snowman’, ‘When the Wind Blows’, ‘Ethel & Ernest’) at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2018, May 10th till 25th, at The Mall Galleries

Read on

News

28 July 2015

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Comes to Tokyo

Following the huge success of their concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in March 2014, the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is performing at Opera City in Tokyo on August 20th 2015 at 7pm. The concert is the culmination of this year’s project, organised by the UK-based charity Keys of Change. Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Panos Karan, the founder of Keys of Change, has been working with young musicians from middle schools in Fukushima for the past four years.

Read on

17 July 2015

Celebrating Satsuma 150

Izumi Thomas is the chair of Satsuma 150 which is being celebrated in the UK this year. Satsuma 150 aims to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma students in the UK in 1865. Izumi is from Fukiage in Kagoshima and now lives in London where she is a freelance translator and a visiting researcher at the British Museum. Below is an interview with her about this year’s commemoration.

Read on

9 July 2015

UK-Japan Cultural Heritage Research

We are grateful to Daiwa Foundation Small Grant for supporting the research into climate change impacts on, and improved disaster risk management for, cultural heritage sites in Japan and the UK.

From July 2-4, Professor Rohit Jigyasu (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto), Dr Lee Bosher and Dr Ksenia Chmutina (Loughborough University, UK) carried out a visit to York, one of the case study cities, where they met with the York Prepared team and investigated how heritage buildings deal with flooding.

Read on

7 July 2015

ピカ PIKA Concert at Windmill Brixton on Thursday 16 July 2015

ピカ PIKA /Moon Mama of Afrirampo /Acid Mothers Temple (Japan) is playing a two set show at Windmill Brixton. The drummer and guitarist from Osaka is famous in Japan’s Experimental Rock and Improv scene for being the drummer of the legendary Japanese duo ‘Afrirampo’ (2002-2010), as well as for playing in Acid Mothers Temple. When: Thursday

Read on

6 July 2015

Satsuma Biwa Concert at the City of London Festival on Wednesday 8 July 2015

Satsuma Biwa Concert with Junko Ueda at the City of London Festival 2015. Junko Ueda is a Japanese singer/satsuma-biwa player, presenting Japanese traditional biwa lute music (story-telling) as well as contemporary pieces for the instrument. Ueda studied satsuma-biwa with the famous Kinshi Tsuruta and composition at the Tokyo College of Music. When: Wednesday 8 July,

Read on
Toggle navigation