News for March 2017

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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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22 March 2017

Terunobu Fujimori's continuing collaboration with Kingston University students

In 2015, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant to  Mr Takeshi Hayatsu, lecturer at the School of Architecture & Landscape, Kingston University and Director of Hayatsu Architects. Hayatsu invited architect and architectural historian Terunobu Fujimori to London to participate in a round-table event on the theme of contemporary crafts held in a pavilion* to be built by Kingston Architecture students at Dorich House Museum in 2016, under Fujimori’s guidance and supervision.

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22 March 2017

British Association of Japanese Government Scholars - talks in London on 28 March 2017

The British Association of  Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholars (BAMS) will host its second edition of the BAMS Talks on Tuesday 28th March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, with a range of topics from civil society to space robotics. All the presentations will be given by former or newly awarded MEXT Scholars and it is completely free or charge to attend!

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22 March 2017

An Evening of Japanese Documentary presented by NHK WORLD TV on 10 April 2017 in London

On Monday 10 April 2017, NHK WORLD TV will screen two documentaries in London:
1. What You Taught Me About My Son, 6.30pm – an award-winning documentary about a
Japanese boy with severe autism and 2. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, 8.30pm – follows Japanese animation maestro and Studio Ghibli co-founder as he comes out of retirement to work on his first-ever CGI film.

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9 March 2017

Collaboration between UCL and Kobe into the Varicella Zoster Virus

Dr Depledge received a Small Grant from the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation that supported a month-long visit to Kobe University where he and Dr Sadaoka were able to further develop their techniques and collaborations. The primary aim of their current project is to explore how VZV latency affects the nerve cells in which they reside.

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