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Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN Christmas will bring a festival of light to London this November, presenting an exhibition of lighting installations which blend traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. Featuring illuminations often seen at Japanese “matsuri” festivals, the installations will include the stunning work of contemporary Japanese artists Tadaharu Kawamura and Teppei Hayakawa. Date: 24 November […]

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

We are excited to host some of our esteemed guests for LEAFF this year. From directors to actors and artists, flying across the world to be a part of our Film Festival, we welcome 14 directors and 7 actors and actresses! The Festival not only focuses on celebrating East Asian Cinema in all its glory, […]

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art […]

London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea

London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea

As part of Korea/UK 2017-18 the London Korean Festival offers breath-taking stage performances from Korea’s oldest traditions to the latest K-Pop hits.

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

In the industrial suburb of Masoek we find three foreign workers sharing a prefab hut built on their factory’s rooftop. This documentary offers a gaze into their lives, shifting its focus away from issues often associated with immigrants, taking a look at their personalities and everyday existence instead. Through very concise interviews, their plans and […]

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

In an exhibition co-organised with the Japan Foundation, Barbican presents the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to now, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. Featuring over 40 architects, ranging […]

A Silent Voice – Discover Japanese Studies through Anime!

A Silent Voice – Discover Japanese Studies through Anime!

Attend the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme screening of the emotional and beautifully animated school anime ‘A Silent Voice’ at HOME, Manchester, and discover opportunities to study Japanese Studies and Japanese Language in the UK through fun activities inspired by the film. Before or after attending the screening of ‘A Silent Voice’ come to visit […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club