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Hansik, It’s a Global Brand Now

Hansik, It’s a Global Brand Now

“We will promote the Hansik, pride of the Hallyu, at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018” Korean Food Foundation (KFF) announced ’10 Global Hansik Dishes’ to attract foreign visitors at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018. The menu reflects the image of global modern Hansik: Grilled Dried Pollack on the Rice Buckwheat-Potato Bibimbab Mushroom-Corn Porridge Simple Japchae […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies 蛍川

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies  蛍川

The story is set in beautiful scenery in Toyama prefecture, Japan’s Hokuriku region. During the winter of 1962, a junior high school boy, Tatsuo, is distracted from preparing for his high school entrance exams by thoughts about his dream girl, Eiko. To make matters worse, creditors descend upon Tatsuo’s house as his father, Shigetatsu, once […]

Mun Jeong Kim violin, Kumi Matsuo piano

Mun Jeong Kim violin, Kumi Matsuo piano

Designed to support UK based Korean musicians, the KCC House Concert is a new performing arts programme at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). Throughout 2017 this programme will showcase the impressive talents of Korean musicians presently within the UK’s classical scene by offering them the opportunity to perform in central London at the KCCUK. […]

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

In an exhibition co-organised with the Japan Foundation, Barbican presents the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. Featuring over 40 architects, ranging […]

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

Memories of the Ainu Past and Present

Co-organised by the Japan Society and the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), this is the third and last in the current series of screenings that revisit Japanese films housed in the RAI’s collection. On this occasion, we are delighted to present two documentaries considering the Ainu people in Japan in terms of ritual, memory and identity. […]

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan. This may appear a straightforward statement; after all, the subordination and dispossession of the Ainu under a colonial regime in Hokkaido has numerous parallels among other Fourth World populations like Native Americans, Australian Aborigines, Inuit, Maori, Sami and others. Sparked into political activism by the wave […]

Filmmaker Talk: Naotaro Endo, director of Tsukiji Wonderland

Filmmaker Talk: Naotaro Endo, director of Tsukiji Wonderland

Naotaro Endo is a Japan-based filmmaker and director of Tsukiji Wonderland, a documentary featured in this year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Following the film’s sell-out screening at the ICA in early February 2017, Endo will join us for a special talk to discuss his filmmaking style and the themes explored in Tsukiji Wonderland. For […]

London Korean Film Night: Mourning Grave_Intro: Anton Bitel

London Korean Film Night: Mourning Grave_Intro: Anton Bitel

The directorial debut of oh In-chun, Mourning Grave is a contemporary reinvention of the traditional Korean ghost story that is as much a romantic drama as it is a horror story. a young boy, In-soo (Kang Ha-neul), who possesses the ability to see ghosts, transfers to a new school, after having problems at his old […]

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