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Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi to the UK public. The works exhibited here present Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques. […]

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

Tomoko Hojo Solo Exhibition ‘Unfinished Descriptions’

For her first solo exhibition at Hundred Years Gallery, Tomoko Hojo explores the relationship between voices missing from the archive through photographs, objects, scores and sounds. Based on Yoko Ono’s historical exhibition ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ at Indica Gallery, London, 1966, this show ‘Unfinished Descriptions’ focuses on undocumented works and highlights silenced parts of that […]

The Beauty of Japanese Autumn – by June Miyoshi

The Beauty of Japanese Autumn – by June Miyoshi

The most beautiful moments you can capture in Japan are in autumn. The colours of leaves are extraordinary. You will be impressed by the most astounding, splendid sceneries. Born in Japan in 1989, June loves to express himself through photography. When he was 22, he visited Yakushima (Kagoshima, Japan), an island known for its ancient […]

After the Earthquake: Japanese New Media Art Showcase

After the Earthquake: Japanese New Media Art Showcase

On August 27 (Bank Holiday), JETAA NW will be collaborating with Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT, who will discuss the growing partnership developing between Kobe and Liverpool. Sharing histories of resilience, international trading, growing interests in Bio-Tech, port expansion, and artist-led creative industries, there are many opportunities for a collaboration between the two cities being […]

Maeda Kamari calligraphy Performance and Workshop

Maeda Kamari calligraphy Performance and Workshop

Artist and calligrapher Maeda Kamari will be joining the Museum of Wales from Japan for a unique performance of his art in the Museum’s Main Hall on 4th August. Following the performance, visitors will be invited to get involved and have a go themselves! This performance will be part of the Kizuna exhibition, which explores […]

UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS

UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS

Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, is one of the most significant influences on Impressionism and further developments of Western art. When Japan began international trading after 200 years of isolationist foreign policy in the mid 19th Century, ukiyo-e reached Western Europe with a great impact. Its features of flatness, dynamic composition and clear outline shook many […]

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

KOKESHI, FROM TOHOKU WITH LOVE

Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a children’s toy made by farmers, these simple and charming folktoys have captured the hearts of collectors around the world. More […]

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Private Viewing and Artist Talk: Travels in a Paper Coat

Following two successful exhibitions at the Poetry Society (2015) and the Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford Brookes University (2016), Travels in a Paper Coat is the third Matsuo Basho inspired collaboration between sculptor Isao Miura and poet, Chris Beckett. For this new multi media exhibition, they are joined also by filmmaker Nikolai Azariah. Japan Society members […]

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