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Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art

Dr O’Neal’s project on the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas reveals the entangled realms of relics, reliquaries, and Buddhist scripture engendered through intricate interactions of word and image. The twelfth- and thirteenth-century mandalas use precisely choreographed characters from sutras rather than architectural line to compose the central icon of a pagoda. Surrounding this textual image, narrative […]

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

ONE NIGHT ONE COUNTRY: JAPAN

2020 will be a great year for SOUTH SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL. We celebrate our 5th year running, covering so many exciting countries. We are a truly PEOPLE POWERED FESTIVAL. We want to start with a real hit, covering JAPAN for the second time, thanks to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. We celebrate women’s empowerment with […]

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 […]

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Shoko Taruma – Stream

Opening Night: Thursday 13 February, 6.30-9pm ‘Stream’ has two meanings to me, the flow of history and the fluidity of lacquer.Shoko Taruma – Artist The work is deep black, transformed by light irradiation. Analogous forms that mirror the ever-changing flow of history, through curved surfaces of black Japanese lacquer. Japanese lacquer is a natural paint, […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club