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Kodo: Legacy

Kodo: Legacy

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring. “Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquillity, Kodo’s sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall […]

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The Between the Stones Project Phase 3: the 2020 performance tour

The 2020 Takasago & Between the Stones tour will involve 18 collaborating artists from Japan, the USA and the UK.  This unique programme of classical and contemporary noh is presented as part of the 2020 Japan Season of Culture, which coincides with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The performance tour opens with the world premiere performance […]

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Join us as we launch a new intergenerational project to capture the history and legacy of Japanese women in Britain. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tsunagu Connect will uncover the experiences of Japanese women who have settled in the UK since World War Two. Date: 26 January 2020 (the project continues until June […]

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, […]

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 […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club