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Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

Talk: The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan

For a James bond locale, exotic Japan fits the bill nicely with sliding doors and ninjas, high-tech gadgetry and interesting options for expendable henchmen. Yet for Ian Fleming Japan offered more than literary background colour. Tokyo was a city bristling with explosive espionage secrets – from the Soviet spy ring that turned the course of […]

Christmas Charity Concert for Fukushima Children: Ichiko Aoba

Christmas Charity Concert for Fukushima Children: Ichiko Aoba

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation welcomes Ichiko Aoba, classical guitarist, to perform in St Pancras Church, London. The concert is in aid of the children of Fukushima, who have been suffering from the effects of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disasters. The Foundation asks you to support Academy Camp, a Japanese charity helping and supporting the […]

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make press-moulded and hand-carved individual porcelain plant forms. Hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers are then […]

Talk: Joso’s Japan: Nature, Blood and Dust

Talk: Joso’s Japan: Nature, Blood and Dust

Novelist Jayne Joso will discuss Japan’s deep affinity with nature, how this permeates traditional everyday life and culture, and how it pulses through the country’s art and literature. She will talk us through the insights she gained into Japan’s relationship with nature as one of a cycle of transmigration, as one that places the human […]

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono’s Memories in Porcelain

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. Hosono makes use of hand-carved models and plaster moulds, to make press-moulded and hand-carved individual porcelain plant forms. Hundreds of these porcelain leaves and flowers are then […]

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

In April 2016, Kumamoto Prefecture was hit by two massive earthquakes in two successive nights. A vast area was devastated, including the iconic Kumamoto Castle. Reconstruction work is currently under way, described by local governments in the area as “Creative Reconstruction”. The reconstruction of the castle is particularly fascinating to watch, and is attracting large […]

Demonstration Event: Japanese Artists and Modern Craftsmanship

Demonstration Event: Japanese Artists and Modern Craftsmanship

Understanding the materials and acquiring an in-depth knowledge of techniques are the core skills necessary for mastering any crafting process. Embracing the challenge of combining their own personal artistic research with the quest for these competences, the four Japanese artists featured in this exhibition have been all teaching at the Tokyo University of the Arts […]

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

From the cultured court of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in the eastern hills or ‘Higashiyama’ above Kyoto in 15th century Japan, sprung the unique fusion of art and everyday life, beauty in simplicity, embodied in the tea house. In this exhibition, several famous Kyoto tea houses such as Tai-an and Shokoken will be introduced through photographs, […]

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