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Teaching and Learning Japanese at SOAS Past, Present, Future

Teaching and Learning Japanese at SOAS Past, Present, Future

On Thursday 2 June 2016, SOAS will host a free, one-­‐day, event celebrating SOAS’s 100th anniversary, as well as the 20th anniversary of the MA in Japanese Applied Linguistics. We look back at the long history of Japanese language programmes at SOAS and present research conducted here by staff and PG students on various aspects […]

Japanese for Juniors: All About Japanese Dolls!

Japanese for Juniors: All About Japanese Dolls!

From simple wooden kokeshi to elaborate and beautiful hina-ningyō, Japanese dolls have been celebrated worldwide since ancient times as cute toys and as works of art. In this workshop especially for children, you can learn all about the many different kinds of Japanese dolls, and what they all mean to Japanese people. You can also […]

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 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club