Home » Entries posted by The East (Page 3)

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

For one performance only, four exceptional musicians come together for a unique musical collaboration. They each bring their compositional language to a point of convergence from which new interpretations of songs emerge. Featuringfrom Japan:Shinya Fukumori – drums / composerfrom UK:BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar / composerIain Ballamy – saxophones / composerChris Montague – guitar / composer The programme […]

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Artist Seiko Kinoshita is creating an illuminated lantern walk through the historic Clusters housing in Belper, alongside a contemporary textile installation which will be in the fascinating basement of the North Mill – we can’t wait for this! More details coming soon. £5 entry to the mill. Date: 18 October – 3 November 2019Venue: Strutts North Mill […]

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with Fabula Collective on a contemporary dance production presented at Sadler’s Wells this October. A mixed bill performance choreographed by James Pett, Travis Clausen-Knight, and Japanese contemporary dance artist Kahiko Narisawa, the project emphasises the collaboration between Japanese and British dancers, bridging the cultures of the two countries and facilitating a meeting of […]

The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

National food and cuisine are important aspects of cultural diplomacy and hospitality. Celebratory banquets and feasts have always been part of the life of politicians, ambassadors, and monarchs, who often share delicacies and elaborate dishes representing national culinary excellence while discussing political matters and international affairs. In this lecture, Professor Yoshiko Goto will explore the […]

Anime’s Human Machines

Anime’s Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity. Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological […]

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition DATES: 6 – 27 September 2019SPECIAL OPENING: 7 & 21 September, 12-6pm  Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese […]

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo. He has performed Rakugo at organisations such as Japan International Cooperation Agency, UNESCO Association, and United Nations University. The performance includes:What is Rakugo? (Eiraku)Miso Beans (Panda)Praising a Child (Koraku)Bamboo screen show (Nus & Nagami)Tenshiki (Ichirin)Otanoshimi (Eiraku) Date: 1 […]

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane‘s two-part project draws on her 10 years’ experience of living in Japan, exploring classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist. A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club