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Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

The works presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden from human senses, Anzai attempts to disrupt the way we unconsciously and passively perceive “representation”, by creating a state where […]

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi to the UK public. The works exhibited here present Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques. […]

The Women of Ishikawa

The Women of Ishikawa

Be drawn into the faraway world of The Women of Ishikawa. It is a selection of strange, hilarious, and tragic folk stories from the mountains of Ishikawa, brought over from Japan and performed by Doubtful Sound. The show is in a mix of Kaga-ben (the local dialect) and English, and the stories are sprinkled with […]

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Talk:Kokeshi from Tohoku with Love

Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that and are characterized by their lack of arms or legs. They are produced in the Tohoku region of Japan and were originally toys for children. However today they are more often used as decorations in the home. Outside of Japan, kokeshi dolls are considered to be an icon of […]

An update on the Japanese Economy: how women can change it

An update on the Japanese Economy: how women can change it

Japan’s period of low economic growth continues, despite the government’s best efforts to provide stimulus to the economy. The country’s ageing and shrinking population are two of the main obstacles to achieving sustained growth. In this seminar, chaired by Dr Linda Yueh, Oxford and London Business School economist, Yuko Kawai of the Bank of Japan […]

Talk: Wireless Technology

Talk: Wireless Technology

Wireless technologies have become deeply engrained in everyday life. Oyster cards and contactless bank cards have become the norm, and in some areas, it has become commonplace to monitor electricity and gas usage through smart meter systems, faultless technology that rapidly assimilates data into a centeralised data collection centre. These systems are facilitated by two […]

Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Collaborating together for the first time, Tokyo Rumando and Hideka Tonomura are at the cutting edge of an exciting and groundbreaking generation of new photographers working in Japan today. Despite using very different methodologies, these two women photographers share the same interest in mapping intense psychological subjects to deconstruct the framework that links the past […]

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

The ceramic chrysanthemum flower is one type of hand-crafted decorative element. Using a sharp-tipped bamboo tool, the shapes of the flower petals are cut out one-by-one from a lump of clay. Once the artist has a circle of petals, these are then carved in high relief. This process is repeated several times to create the […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club