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Okinawa Day 2019

Okinawa Day 2019

“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create […]

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles. In Japan, Kyoto is the city with the highest proportion of century-old firms which maintain a high social […]

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

This summer Japan House London presents an exhibition on the popular form of Japanese illustrated literature – manga – through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki. The exhibition immerses visitors in the iconic Japanese art form and introduces Urasawa’s ideas from inception through development, with more than 400 original drawings and storyboards […]

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

On Thursday 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead a seminar The Beauty of Imperfection to introduce the participants to the philosophy of traditional Japanese aesthetics wabi-sabi, which promotes the acceptance of transience and imperfection.  The head florist at Aoyama Flower Market will guide the Flower Arranging and Bonkei Classes, on four different dates, at […]

Reiwa – a new era in Japan

Reiwa – a new era in Japan

Japan will enter into a new era of ‘beautiful harmony’ from 1 May, a day after Emperor Akihito abdicates and is succeeded by his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito, ending the imperial era Heisei. Since the Gengo system began in the 7th century, the country has adopted almost 250 eras. This one, however, will be […]

A Night of Music

A Night of Music

The Colchester Military Wives Choir are being joined by The Amici Mixed choir from Okinawa, Japan and the Bao-Lai junior High School Chorus from Taiwan, for A Night of Music. This is set to be a fine evening featuring talent from East and West. Tickets £12 are on sale in Mann’s Music, 123 High Street […]

Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ manga

Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ manga

Manga, or Japanese comic books, is a 4 billion dollar a year industry, making up 40% of the country’s published works. Yet, contrary to Western comic books which often focus on targeting male readers, in Japan, a particularly prominent and developed genre of manga is shojo manga (Girls’ manga), with women across the nation’s demographic making up […]

Aeolian String Quartet

Aeolian String Quartet

Mei Fujisato (violin), Sherry Shen (violin), HyunJin Soh (viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (cello) PROGRAMME Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide II. Assez vif et bien rythme III. Andantino, doucement expressif IV. Tres modere Prokofiev String Quartet No.2 Op.92 I. Allegro sostenuto II. Adagio III. Allegro Aeolian String Quartet The Aeolian String Quartet features an international line-up of postgraduate students from the Royal […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club