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Talk and Demonstration: Exploring the Music of Noh

Talk and Demonstration: Exploring the Music of Noh

Comprising drama, music and dance, Noh is Japan’s oldest surviving form of theatre with a history going back over 600 years. Among its performative elements, the music of Noh is considered an equally integral piece to the art and its ensemble of four musicians, known as the hayashi, create an atmosphere which gives Noh its […]

Japan Festival for Families at the VnA

Japan Festival for Families at the VnA

Join in the Japanese Festival for Children to celebrate their growth and happiness. Watch performances by the Masuda String Puppets, seen for the first time in Britain, plus Nihon Buyo group led by Hiroko Tanaka, music by Joji Hiroto London Taiko Drummers and Koto playing by Keiko Kitamura. Listen to Tales from Old Japan performed […]

Doddington Hall Cherry Blossom Festival

Doddington Hall Cherry Blossom Festival

Enjoy a visit to us this Spring to gaze on the ultimate symbol of the season, the beautiful and delicate Cherry Blossom. Stroll down our Cherry Blossom Walk and delight in the vision, capture the perfect picture through gilt frames, and practice part of the ancient Japanese tradition of Hanami by sitting on the Croquet […]

Traditional Geisha Party (Ozashiki)

Traditional Geisha Party (Ozashiki)

Come join us for a Traditional Geisha Ozashiki Party hosted by Totnes Geisha House. Our community has been applying itself to the study of traditional Japanese arts and Geisha culture for 4 years or so. Our young members have gained experience in hostessing, traditional dance performance, singing and games. We will be serving a traditional […]

Traditional Geisha Party (Ozashiki)

Traditional Geisha Party (Ozashiki)

Come join us for a Traditional Geisha Ozashiki Party hosted by Totnes Geisha House. Our community has been applying itself to the study of traditional Japanese arts and Geisha culture for 4 years or so. Our young members have gained experience in hostessing, traditional dance performance, singing and games. We will be serving a traditional […]

London KIMONO Fashion Show

London KIMONO Fashion Show

Please Join our “OMOTENASHI” afternoon event. KIMONO correspondent Chieri Ikeda, brings you the wonderful world of the kimono, for you to enjoy. She will be presenting beautiful kimonos and giving a talk about them. The program includes the performance of soprano solo Masami Suzuki and violin solo Haru Ushigusa. The tickets are £10 for this […]

Book Launch: Femininity, Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

Book Launch: Femininity, Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has been on the rise amongst Japanese women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence is a theme increasingly seen in Japanese narrative and visual cultures. Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen will discuss the relationship between normative femininity and women’s self-directed violence in contemporary Japanese culture. She […]

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market

This year’s HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market will be held at the beautiful Tobacco Dock on 27-29th November, and will carry on the true HYPER JAPAN spirit of bringing visitors the best of Japan. Centred around Japanese cuisine, but packing a solid line-up of culture and entertainment, the event combines favourites like the Sushi Awards 2015 […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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