News for July 2018

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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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20 November 2018

Alumnus Carl Randall in group exhibition at Flowers Gallery London, 29 November until 5 January 2019

Alumnus and artist Carl Randall is included in the group exhibition Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street,  London W1S 3LZ, 29th November 2018 until 5th January 2019. Flowers is one of the UK’s leading commercial galleries, with galleries in New York, Central London and East London, representing prominent British figurative painters such as

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19 July 2018

Bristol Fish Project to celebrate Doyo no Ushi no Hi on 6 August 2018

On Monday, 6 August 2018, Bristol Fish Project is celebrating the Japanese tradition of Doyo no ushi no hithe day of the ox. The day (from 3pm – 8pm) will involve the sharing of a variety of Japanese traditions including eating Unagi – Eel provided by Kansai Kitchen (tickets for the day in general (free) and for the bbq (£10.02) here) and beer on sale from the New Bristol Brewery – ‘Japan’ Brewed with Jasmine and Green Tea! Entry is free though you are encouraged to reserve your free place here as this will help with numbers. 

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10 July 2018

Exhibition : Ohgetsu Fujita presents… Emoji & Jazz on 27th, 28th & 29th July 2018

Up-and-coming Japanese artist Ohgetsu Fujita visits the UK especially to present her unique take on the art of calligraphy. The result is an evolution of tradition which focuses on spatial beauty. Hundred Years Gallery is proud to showcase her collection of Emoji-inspired artwork, fusing both traditional calligraphy (*1), Zenei-Shodou (*2) and her own creative techniques, which Fujita-san has mastered over the course of her career.

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9 July 2018

Opportunity: Events Internships

We are looking to take interns to join the events team at the Foundation to assist in planning, preparing and coordinating our events. Our programme covers a wide range of events related to Japan, including lectures, seminars, book launches, culinary tastings and exhibitions. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to rosalind.grubin@dajf.org.uk, copied to nana.ota@dajf.org.uk, by Friday 20th July 2018.

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