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Japanese Castles and the Making of Regional, National and World Heritage – with Oleg Benesch

Japanese Castles and the Making of Regional, National and World Heritage – with Oleg Benesch

Castles are among Japan’s most iconic structures, and are recognized worldwide. They are powerful symbols of local, regional, and national identity. This exalted status of Japan’s castles obscures their troubled modern history, however, when the vast majority of premodern structures were abandoned, dismantled, or destroyed immediately following the Meiji Restoration of 1868. By the turn […]

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama

Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama

BFI presents, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, a season highlighting the female stars that shone in the melodrama of Japanese cinema’s ‘Golden Age’. The season features titles rarely screened in the UK, spotlighting the magnificent actors who starred in them – figures such as Kinuyo Tanaka, Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada and Hideko […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club