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Japan Society Book Club: The Gossamer Years. The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha

Japan Society Book Club: The Gossamer Years. The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha

The Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian is the English translation of Kagerō Nikki (lit. the Mayfly Diary), a work of classical Japanese literature that falls under the genre of nikki bungaku or diary literature. Written around 974, Kagerō Nikki is considered the first extant work in Japanese prose written by a […]

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. While he was still studying at Tokyo Visual Arts he started making his own independent films and participated in the films of Shinya Tsukamoto. His debut feature Raw Summer (2005) won the Fantastic Off-Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the 2006 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, a celebrated event for […]

Classical and Contemporary Noh

Classical and Contemporary Noh

The Between the Stones Project comprises the development and performance of a new English language noh drama (Between the Stones) by Jannette Cheong (author) and Richard Emmert (composer), alongside the performance in February 2020 of a classical han noh (half noh), and a programme of education and outreach activities – ‘Getting to Noh from Page […]

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema. Japanese cinema is no different. Love and the associated feelings of passion, affection, and destruction, in equal measure have all been channelled into a […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club