Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshops, led by Erna Janine. During this special workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving. Developed in Japan during the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018) Saori weaving is unique and different from other traditional styles of hand weaving. Whilst […]

NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi

NHK Symphony Orchestra & Paavo Järvi

When Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony first performed together in London in 2017, the reviews said it all: ‘a swashbuckling performance’ (The Guardian), ‘stunningly dramatic’ (The Times) and ‘magnificent’ (Bachtrack). Join Järvi and the renowned Japanese orchestra for their highly anticipated return visit to London with a programme to indulge the senses. The evening […]

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Dr O’Neal’s project on the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas reveals the entangled realms of relics, reliquaries, and Buddhist scripture engendered through intricate interactions of word and image. The twelfth- and thirteenth-century mandalas use precisely choreographed characters from sutras rather than architectural line to compose the central icon of a pagoda. Surrounding this textual image, narrative […]

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

2020 will be a great year for SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly PEOPLE POWERED FESTIVAL. We want to start with a real hit, covering JAPAN for the second time, thanks to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. We celebrate women’s empowerment with […]

Kodo: Legacy

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. “Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall […]

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Opening Night: Thursday 13 February, 6.30-9pm ‘Stream’ has two meanings to me, the flow of history and the fluidity of lacquer.Shoko Taruma – Artist The work is deep black, transformed by light irradiation. Analogous forms that mirror the ever-changing flow of history, through curved surfaces of black Japanese lacquer. Japanese lacquer is a natural paint, […]

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Kazuo Ishiguro – an international conference

The early twenty-first-century presents us with a host of pressing contexts and challenges, from concerns about climate change and technological innovation to diversity issues and shifts in geopolitical power. To what extent does Ishiguro’s writing anticipate and comment on the early twenty-first century Zeitgeist? Surely, The Remains of the Day anticipates Brexit, Never Let Me […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club