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: […]

Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

Nature Symposium: Neutrino Physics, Past, Present, and Future

Five leading scientists share their excitement about neutrino physics and discuss the challenges they are faced with. Neutrinos may be key to tackling deep questions about the Universe, such as the existence of new physics beyond the predictions of the accepted model of particle physics. There are many things we don’t yet fully understand about […]

Kabukimono

Kabukimono

Kabukimono is the inaugural performance in a year-long project being produced by the 23-year-old actor, writer and theatre director Suleiman Suleiman, who has acted with The Royal Ballet, Opera Holland Park, Richmond Theatre and the Gate Theatre among others. Two years in the making, Kabukimono takes audiences behind the curtains of Edo-period Japan to bring […]

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean, a Scottish engineer in early Meiji Japan – with Colin Houston

Colin Alexander McVean (1838-1912) was the son of a Free Church minister on the island of Iona, on the western coast of Scotland. He trained as a civil engineer and following some time with the Admiralty survey and the building of railways in Bulgaria and parts of the Ottoman Empire, he headed to Japan as […]

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest IV

Naviar Haiku Fest is a day event of workshops, music contests, and live performances, which aims to explore the intersection between haiku and electronic music. The fourth edition of our festival will take place at the Corsica Studios in London on 14 December 2019. The event is divided into three parts. It will start with […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club