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Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ manga

Love and Desire Between Women in Girls’ manga

Manga, or Japanese comic books, is a 4 billion dollar a year industry, making up 40% of the country’s published works. Yet, contrary to Western comic books which often focus on targeting male readers, in Japan, a particularly prominent and developed genre of manga is shojo manga (Girls’ manga), with women across the nation’s demographic making up […]

A Visual Feast – The Culinary Microcosm of the Japanese Lunch Box

A Visual Feast – The Culinary Microcosm of the Japanese Lunch Box

The traditional Japanese lunch box, or bento, has undergone a number of metamorphoses over the long course of its history, becoming a staple and a unique point of pride in Japanese cuisine. Depending on the occasion, bento can range from a mass-produced lunch container available from railway stations, to lovingly hand-crafted compartmentalised meals set in equally stylish lacquerware. […]

Artist Talk by Kohei Nawa

Artist Talk by Kohei Nawa

Award-winning artist, Kohei Nawa, is currently one of the most prominent names in the world of contemporary art. His iconic PixCell series – sculptural installations in which objects such as deer are overlaid with transparent glass beads – stormed the world at the beginning of the century, with Nawa becoming a well-known name among prestigious exhibitions, in either […]

Wakan: The Colourful Life of Japanese Herbs From Organic Dyeing to Bath Salts

Wakan: The Colourful Life of Japanese Herbs  From Organic Dyeing to Bath Salts

Japanese herbalism, or wakan, has an intricate origin and development story. Extracted from organic flora, the natural benefits of plants and roots native to Japan have long been applied to medicine, food as well as fragrance. More recently, as contemporary interest in harnessing the power of nature is on the up rise, herbs have also started to […]

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

A Timeless Pallette: The Story of wa no iro – Japanese Colours

Over centuries, Japan has developed a colour palette unique to its nation and with deep connection to its inimitable nature. Owing to the very subtle distinctions in the shades and grades of these colour schemes, 450 hues of wa no iro have been catalogued. These have been developed within and cherished by, not only Japanese art spheres […]

Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

Dance Beyond Movement: Talk with Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato (KARAS)

Saburo Teshigwara is one of the most influential Japanese performers and choreographers to date and highly acclaimed for his innovative forms of physical expression that break away from conventional stylistic techniques. Starting his creative career in 1981 after studying plastic arts and classic ballet, he soon went on to form his performance company KARAS. Since then, […]

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

Female director and screenwriter Yukiko Mishima‘s career spans nearly three decades, having started by writing and directing human documentaries for television. Her first feature film, The Tattoer, was released in 2009 and is based on Junichiro Tanizaki’s literary classic. Since then, Mishima had directed a further seven feature films, Bread of Happiness (2012) and A Drop of the Grapevine (2014) as well as A […]

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management. Join Dance City for a sharing of work by international deaf dance choreographer Chisato Minamimura, presented in Dance City’s Theatre, in collaboration with […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club