News tag: culture

29 April 2015

Call for applications for the University of Tokyo 2015 Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage

The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School program in Japan from 1st to 15th August 2015. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history. Application deadline: 15 May 2015.

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15 July 2014

Hyper Japan Highlights 25th to the 27th of July 2014

Hyper Japan returns to Earl’s Court this summer with an exciting line up of events, covering all aspects of popular and traditional Japanese culture. Ranging from food, gaming, anime and technology, the unmissable event opens its doors on the 25th of July and runs through the weekend to the 27th.

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2 June 2014

Royal Festival Hall - Tanabata Festival event on 13 July 2014

Tanabata is the Japanese ‘star festival’ which occurs on the seventh day of the seventh month each year. The festival is said to originate from a Chinese tale (The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd) of two lovers, Orihime and Hikoboshi. Their love disrupted their work, angering the king who sent them each to opposite ends of the Amanogawa – the Milky Way. He allowed them to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month. Some believe that if it is raining on Tanabata, Orihime and Hikoboshi cannot meet.

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26 July 2013

Hyper Japan: Friday 26 July - Sunday 28 July 2013

Labelled as the biggest J-Pop culture event of the year, Hyper Japan certainly didn’t disappoint. Thousands of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests gathered for three days of action in what was an insight into current Japanese pop culture. Some, who felt an urge to really make an effort, came dressed in all kinds

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