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The Women of Ishikawa

The Women of Ishikawa

Be drawn into the faraway world of The Women of Ishikawa. It is a selection of strange, hilarious, and tragic folk stories from the mountains of Ishikawa, brought over from Japan and performed by Doubtful Sound. The show is in a mix of Kaga-ben (the local dialect) and English, and the stories are sprinkled with […]

London Korean Film Night: The Sea Knows

London Korean Film Night: The Sea Knows

In 1944, Japan is conscripting Koreans into the Imperial Army. Students Arowoon and Inoue are forced to journey across the sea to Nagoya, where they face gross mistreatment from their sadistic Japanese superior, Mori. Nevertheless, they retain their defiant spirit in both word and deed. When Arowoon ventures outside the barracks, he encounters another side […]

Masayuki Tayama – Piano Recital hosted by Markson Pianos

Masayuki Tayama – Piano Recital hosted by Markson Pianos

Masayuki Tayama, one of today’s most accomplished pianists, is much in demand across Europe and Japan. He first came to prominence when he won First Prize in the Takahiro Sonoda International Piano Competition in Japan, followed by numerous top prizes in Europe, including the Birmingham International Piano Competition. Tayama studied at the Toho University of […]

KCC House Concert with Resonanz Duo

KCC House Concert with Resonanz Duo

The Resonanz Duo aim to explore the different sound worlds of flute and marimba, always seeking new ways to contrast and combine the two instruments. Their repertoire spans from the baroque to the contemporary, and they aim to continually expand the possibilities for this unusual ensemble. Laura Davies (flute) and Hyungi Lee (marimba) are both […]

London Korean Film Night: Bungee Jumping of their Own

London Korean Film Night: Bungee Jumping of their Own

In 1983, college freshman In-woo falls for fellow student Tae-hee. His relentless pursuit pays off when, during a hike, they declare their mutual love and decide to seal it with a bungee jump in New Zealand. At the moment of leaving Seoul, In-woo waits in vain at the station for Tae-hee, who never shows up. […]

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a children’s toy made by farmers, these simple and charming folktoys have captured the hearts of collectors around the world. More […]

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that and are characterized by their lack of arms or legs. They are produced in the Tohoku region of Japan and were originally toys for children. However today they are more often used as decorations in the home. Outside of Japan, kokeshi dolls are considered to be an icon of […]

Thinking for Oneself. Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker

Thinking for Oneself. Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker

For this year’s Carmen Blacker Lecture we are delighted to welcome Peter Nosco, Professor of Japanese History and Culture at the University of British Columbia. The Carmen Blacker Lecture Series honours the memory and scholarship of Carmen Blacker (1924-2009) and is organised jointly by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures […]

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