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The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

The essence of omotenashi – Rethinking hospitality with Toru Machida, Head Concierge of The Savoy

The concierge is the public face of a hotel and his or her reputation can be an important factor when choosing where to stay. Toru Machida is the first Japanese to become Head Concierge at London’s five-star Savoy, an iconic hotel which has long played host to royalty, politicians and stars of the silver screen […]

Talk: Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment

Talk: Human Rights in Japan: Freedom of Expression, the Media and the Constitutional Amendment

In April 2016, concluding his Japan Mission, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression raised various concerns, warning of “serious threats to the independence of the press”. Dr Sanae Fujita has been closely engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. She informed […]

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

Dates: 24 April – 17 June 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Cheongju Craft Biennale present ‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’. The exhibition is based on Korea’s intangible cultural heritage munbangsau – the four essential literary tools […]

KCC House Concert with Piano n Cello Duo

KCC House Concert with Piano n Cello Duo

ARTIST Yong-Jun Lee cello Alim Beisembayev piano PROGRAMME JS Bach Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 Beethoven Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 102, No. 1 Isang Yun Nore for Cello and Piano Franck Sonata in A major BIOGRAPHY Yongjun Lee South Korean cellist Yong-Jun Lee is acknowledged as a young cellist of distinction, […]

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

PROGRAMME: Performance time: 1.05 to 1.50pm Kumi Matsuo: Gaspard de la nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand – A suite of pieces for solo piano by M. Ravel Impromptu No. 3 Op.51 in G-flat Major – F. Chopin (1810 – 1849) Prélude, Chorale and Fugue FWV 21 – C. Franck (1822 – 1890) […]

‘Cherry’ Ingram – the English Saviour of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms – with Naoko Abe

‘Cherry’ Ingram – the English Saviour of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms – with Naoko Abe

Collingwood Ingram (1880-1981) was a self-taught English botanist whose passion for the Japanese cherry blossom saved many unique and rare varieties of this iconic flower from extinction. Based on ‘Cherry’ Ingram’s diaries, original documents and scores of interviews, Naoko Abe’s book examines the life of a plant hunter extraordinaire and the enormous impact that his […]

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

The Descendants of Cain opens on a village celebration of Korea’s recent liberation from Japanese rule. Amidst the drinking and dancing, petty rivalries and minor grudges simmer, when the party is interrupted by the threatening presence of a returning husband, Cheo. Now an officer of the Workers’ Party, Cheo is back to implement land reform, […]

Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont

Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont

The world of Jiji and Kinako through photographs printed on Japanese traditional paper, washi. One day, at 94, Jiji’s life was turned “down-side-up” by Kinako the Cat. Until Jiji was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was a very outgoing man, but he gradually lost interest in life and became grumpier than ever. Kinako the Cat […]

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