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Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

KCC House Concert with Jinah Shim

KCC House Concert with Jinah Shim

Date: Tuesday 28 November, 7 pm Venue: Reception Hall, KCCUK Jinah Shim began learning the piano at the age of five with Rosie Cross. During her junior school years she represented the Northfield Festival at the National Piano Festival in London and was a winner of the European Piano Teacher’s Association competition. At the age […]

Bridges in Japan

Bridges in Japan

An evening technical meeting on the subject of ‘Bridges in Japan’. There are many natural environmental constraints and challenges to be overcome for infrastructure projects in Japan, such as special limitations, geological and topological constraints, typhoons and earthquakes. These severe constraints together with cultural and economic factors have led to unique technological developments in the […]

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN Christmas will bring a festival of light to London this November, presenting an exhibition of lighting installations which blend traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. Featuring illuminations often seen at Japanese “matsuri” festivals, the installations will include the stunning work of contemporary Japanese artists Tadaharu Kawamura and Teppei Hayakawa. Date: 24 November […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat (レンタネコ)

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat   (レンタネコ)

Sayoko lives alone in a one-story, traditional Japanese house. However, she is not really alone. Everywhere in the house, there is a cat, another cat, yet another cat… Since her childhood, Sayoko has had a way with cats. She shares her house with them and spends her time, taking care of the family altar for […]

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make press-moulded and hand-carved individual porcelain plant forms. Hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers are then […]

K-Arts Dance Company Mixed Bill

K-Arts Dance Company Mixed Bill

Date: Tuesday 21 November, 7:30pm Venue: Laban Theatre A welcome return to Laban Theatre for our institutional partners, Korea National University of the Arts, and K-Arts Dance Company, who bring their fusion of traditional Korean and contemporary dance to London in a show that promises skill, strength and superb sound. Hailing from Korea’s National University […]

Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’ – with Christopher W. Hughes

Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’ – with Christopher W. Hughes

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s foreign and security policy —highly charged with ideological revisionism— contains the potential to shift Japan onto a new international trajectory. Its degree of articulation and energy makes for a doctrine capable of displacing the ‘Yoshida Doctrine’ that has been Japan’s dominant grand strategy in the post-war period. Many have argued that […]

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