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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 […]

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 […]

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’. […]

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, […]

Surviving the Tsunami: Salvaging and Digitalising Historical Photographs

Surviving the Tsunami: Salvaging and Digitalising Historical Photographs

The March 2011 earthquake triggered a tsunami that ravaged coastal areas, destroying buildings and sweeping more than 19,000 people out to sea. One hard-hit community was Rikuzentakata, a city in IwatePrefecture: 80 percent of homes and more than 1,500 people were lost. The city’s museums, too, were not spared: The Rikuzentakata City Museum, which held […]

The Truth About…Ninjas – Talk and Demonstration

The Truth About…Ninjas – Talk and Demonstration

Ninjas are widely-known across the world and through modern depictions from Hollywood movies to anime such as Naruto, they have become an important and iconic part of Japanese history and culture. However looking beyond these cultural representations, how much do we know about the reality of these mysterious and elusive historical figures? In this special […]

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