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Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Kyomai is a traditional style of Japanese dance, with its root in 17 Century Imperial Kyoto. Whilst Noh and Kabuki hace achieved fairly widespread recognition and regular performances in Europe, Kyomai is still relatively unknown. For the first time outside of Japan, designated “National Living Treasure” and master of Kyomai, Yahchi Inoue V, will take […]

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Join the Japan Foundation for a series of events celebrating the publication of “Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom, and Female Subjectivity” a look at the legendary actor and of the first prominent female film directors in Japan. A Screening of two of her films, The Wandering Princess and The Ballad or Narayama will be shown in […]

Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Meizo Koizumi is best recognised for this exploration of the boundaries between the private and the public spheres, as well as the blurring of the lines between objective and subjective memories of his participants, especially those we may perceive as heroic. His distinguished approach is demonstrated in his video work Confessions (2014), in which he […]

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 8th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan. The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study […]

The Expression of Youth: Japanese Street Fashion in Post-War Culture

The Expression of Youth: Japanese Street Fashion in Post-War Culture

Thanks to its uniqueness, Japanese street fashion has made a name for itself in the couture world and has enjoyed global attention. Subcultures such as Cosplay, Lolita, and Gothic Lolita have been capturing imagination of people not only in Japan, but across America, Europe and the rest of Asia since the end of the 20th […]

Artist Talk: Aida Makoto

Artist Talk: Aida Makoto

Aida Makoto is a Japanese contemporary artist known for his provocative work. From mountains of dead salarymen, a blender full of young women, and harakiri (ritual suicide), his highly skilled workmanship shared with Japanese traditional paintings appear grotesque at first, but they tend to carry a scathing message towards contemporary culture and society. Controversial though […]

Author’s Talk: Genki Kawamura

Author’s Talk: Genki Kawamura

Genki Kawamura may be better known for his work as a producer on critically acclaimed films such as Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa) and Confessions (Kokuhaku), but he has been recently looming on the Japanese literature world and his literary repuation shows just how multi-talented he is. His debut novel, If Cats Disappeared from […]

Film Screening: Your Name

Film Screening: Your Name

Join us for a very special screening on Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa). This screening will be an amazing chance to meet one of the films producers Genki Kawamura, who will be answering questions on the film, his previous works, and on life in the anime and Japanese film industry. Genki Kawamura […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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