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Taiko Meantime – Resonance Tour 2018

Taiko Meantime – Resonance Tour 2018

Taiko Meantime returns performs their latest show, ‘Resonance’. The production explores the concept of resonance through Japanese Taiko: the vibrations of one instrument affecting another; the exuberance of a single player energising the whole group, and the force of many performers together shaking the audience both physically and emotionally! The production’s visual and musical elements […]

The Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

The Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

The Japan Society is delighted to welcome Mr Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman, Fukushima Affairs, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, for a special briefing for members. More than seven and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards […]

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Kyomai is a traditional style of Japanese dance, with its root in 17 Century Imperial Kyoto. Whilst Noh and Kabuki hace achieved fairly widespread recognition and regular performances in Europe, Kyomai is still relatively unknown. For the first time outside of Japan, designated “National Living Treasure” and master of Kyomai, Yahchi Inoue V, will take […]

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Join the Japan Foundation for a series of events celebrating the publication of “Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom, and Female Subjectivity” a look at the legendary actor and of the first prominent female film directors in Japan. A Screening of two of her films, The Wandering Princess and The Ballad or Narayama will be shown in […]

Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Meizo Koizumi is best recognised for this exploration of the boundaries between the private and the public spheres, as well as the blurring of the lines between objective and subjective memories of his participants, especially those we may perceive as heroic. His distinguished approach is demonstrated in his video work Confessions (2014), in which he […]

Imamura Shohei: How to Win Fans and Influence People in the Postwar Japanese Studio System – with Jennifer Coates

Imamura Shohei: How to Win Fans and Influence People in the Postwar Japanese Studio System – with Jennifer Coates

Imamura Shohei’s first four films have received significantly less academic and critical attention than his work from 1960 onwards. Stolen Desire (Nusumareta yokujo, 1958), Ginza Station (aka Lights of Night, Nishi Ginza eki mae, 1958), and Endless Desire (Hateshinaki yokubo, 1958), made at Nikkatsu Studios, have been largely dismissed, with My Second Brother (Nianchan, 1959) […]

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 8th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan. The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study […]

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Programme: 1) Gaspard de la nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand: (A suite of pieces for solo piano by Maurice Ravel ) 2) Impromptu No. 3 Op.51 in G-flat Major – F. Chopin (1810 – 1849) 3) Prélude, Chorale and Fugue FWV 21 – C. Franck (1822 – 1890) Biography: Kumi Matsuo was […]

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