News for July 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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28 July 2017

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize Artists: A Review

Started in 2009, the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize aims to introduce British artists to Japan by awarding the winner a solo exhibition in a Japanese gallery. Each year a winner is chosen from three finalists, all of whom go on to achieve further prizes and awards. This review recaps the finalists from each year and their

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27 July 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 - Japan related acts

These are most of the Japan related acts that are going on in this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival (4th of August to 28th of August)   1.       Akiko Okamoto In Concert – August 8th to 10th This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart

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20 July 2017

Conference: 23-24 September 2017 - Where the Path Leads –Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

Organised and run by the Japanese Garden Society, this major event at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge features world-class speakers from the UK, USA and Japan, including Kendall Brown and Marc Peter Keane. Theme: The transmission of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan from 1868 onwards; the evolution and significance of the Japanese

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11 July 2017

Win tickets to a see a new "Hokusai" play by Amon Miyamoto

Directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto, “Fanatic Artist Hokusai” tells a fictional story based on historic events mixed with imaginative interpretations about the artist’s work, in addition to a surreal plot twist.

Enter a raffle to win tickets for the 27 July 2017 performance!

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3 July 2017

Hyper Japan Festival 14-16 July!

Hyper Japan is one of the biggest and most renowned J-culture events in the UK. It will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London! The event celebrates all aspects of the Japanese culture, ranging from cosplaying popular anime characters to experiencing some of Japan’s most famous epochs of history, such as the 17th and

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