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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

The unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by the Yamato drummers of Japan. Drums weighing up to half a tonne are hit with ferocious skill, as each beat sends out a heart-thumping torrent of vibrations. In this high-energy, exhilarating performance, the drummers push their own limits in a […]

Talk: Love and Perverted Desires in Four Centuries of Japanese Literature

Talk: Love and Perverted Desires in Four Centuries of Japanese Literature

In this talk, Damian Flanagan will explore the shifting sexual norms of Japan’s literary history from the Edo Period to the present. Back in the 18th Century, same sex relationships were common in Japan, indeed seen as underpinning the power structures of samurai hierarchy, while anything thought to challenge social stability – like adultery with […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club