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The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The 2020 Takasago & Between the Stones tour will involve 18 collaborating artists from Japan, the USA and the UK.  This unique programme of classical and contemporary noh is presented as part of the 2020 Japan Season of Culture, which coincides with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The performance tour opens with the world premiere performance […]

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Join us as we launch a new intergenerational project to capture the history and legacy of Japanese women in Britain. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tsunagu Connect will uncover the experiences of Japanese women who have settled in the UK since World War Two. Date: 26 January 2020 (the project continues until June […]

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

The University as a Platform for Social Change – Prof. Makoto Gonokami, President, University of Tokyo

We are delighted to welcome Professor Gonokami, President of the University of Tokyo to speak to the Japan Society during a brief visit to London.  This is an important and rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading scientists and head of Japan’s foremost university. Under his leadership, the University of Tokyo is […]

The Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition: The Superlative Artistry of Japan

The Japan Foundation Touring Exhibition:  The Superlative Artistry of Japan

This exhibition captures Japan’s creative culture and monozukuri spirit through the theme of “superlative artistry,” which refers to the exceptional methods and techniques used. Starting with the craft works from the Meiji era, the exhibition features 38 items across a wide range of genres, including contemporary art, craft works, food samples, and shokugan (small toys sold with candy).   […]

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

Tutor: Hiroko Imada Learn to make Japanese woodblock prints, first in black and white, then in colour. This course includes extensive introduction to the materials and methods used in this form of printmaking. Full price £35015% concession available for students/OAPs Date: 9 January – 18 March 2020Venue: The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, 19-22 Charlotte […]

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

Shiki – music celebrating the four seasons of Japan

In evening of music from, and inspired by, Japan, Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers will showcase a range of musical pieces, both traditional and self-composed.  Japan has four distinct seasons, from icy winters to humid summers, with cherry blossom and scarlet leaves in between – and this is reflected in the music.  Pieces include Sakura Sakura, […]

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it as it kicks off at BFI Southbank and later goes on to tour the UK. Date: […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club