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Artist Talk by Riusuke Fukahori

Artist Talk by Riusuke Fukahori

Riusuke Fukahori is a talented Japanese artist who is renowned for developing a unique technique whereby layers of resin are successively poured and painted on to produce hyper realistic representations of goldfish swimming in water. His meticulous work recently burst into popular culture after a video of his process went viral, racking up almost three […]

Bigakko: Anti-Academy – Talk by Alice Maude-Roxby

Bigakko: Anti-Academy – Talk by Alice Maude-Roxby

The alternative art school Bigakko was established in 1969 in the Jimbocho district of Tokyo by the publishers Gendaishicho-sha. Involving some of the most radical artists of the time and developed in opposition to the mainstream academy system, students at Bigakko experienced unorthodox teaching and workshops by Genpei Akasegawa, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hiroshi Nakamura and Mokuma […]

Book Launch: Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

Book Launch: Japanese Tree Burial: Ecology, Kinship and the Culture of Death

Tree burial (樹木葬, jumokusou), a new form of disposing the remains of the dead in Japan, was initiated in 1999 by a Zen Buddhist temple in the northeast region of Tohoku. Unlike conventional cemeteries filled with ancestral gravestones, its graveyards are vast woodlands where newly planted trees and small wooden tablets inscribed with the names […]

Artist Talk: Takahiro Ueda

Artist Talk: Takahiro Ueda

The practice of Takahiro Ueda is interdisciplinary, recalling a scientific researcher observing natural phenomena: atoms, chemical elements, sound vibrations, weather and environmental changes. His work is realised in collaboration with teams of experts including quartz miners, scientists and engineers. Ueda combines technological experimentation and fine art – the audio-visual performance Track of At[o]m uses apparatus […]

Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868

Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868

Professor Suzuki Kazuyoshi’s series of three lectures will shed light on the expansion of education, discovery, science and the arts in the Edo period (1615-1868), as well as providing an examination of craft innovation during the period. By the 18th century in Japan, literacy and numeracy were increasingly perceived as ‘essential tools for worldly success’. […]

The Power of Art

The Power of Art

What is the power of art? What can art do? Can art deliver a social message, or any messages at all? Can art influence people’s thinking and action? If so, how powerful is it? The human brain responds to beautiful art work, according to the findings of Professor Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroaesthetics at University […]

Artist Talk by Aiko Miyanaga

Artist Talk by Aiko Miyanaga

Japanese artist Aiko Miyanaga creates sculptural pieces that are associated with transformation. Winning the Nissan Art Award 2013 Grand Prize, Miyanaga is most well known for her use of naphthalene to produce moulds of everyday items such as clocks and keys, which are then encased in clear resin. Recent successful international exhibitions, including at the […]

A Japanese View on World Energy Future: The Impacts of Lower Economic Growth in China and India

A Japanese View on World Energy Future: The Impacts of Lower Economic Growth in China and India

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), London, and the Japan Society would like to invite you to a seminar on a Japanese view on world energy outlook with special focus given to analysing the impacts of lower economic growth in China and India. Professor Ken Koyama, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Institute of Energy Economics, […]

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