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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, will showcase the best in both mainstream and independent anime and feature a host of Welsh premieres including Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (pictured) and Shukou Murase’s SF thriller Genocidal Organ – a real treat […]

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 […]

A Story of Locality and the Creation of Regional Identity in Japan, from the viewpoint of producer, Hidetaka Ino

A Story of Locality and the Creation of Regional Identity in Japan, from the viewpoint of producer, Hidetaka Ino

augment5 Inc. has recently attracted attention worldwide for its independent productions. Their stunning films, featuring views of a Japan which they find particularly beautiful, have gone viral among an internet audience. We are delighted to welcome producer Hidetaka Ino for this special event featuring some of his key works, including the True North, Akita series. […]

Mashiko Pottery Japan at Home London

Mashiko Pottery Japan at Home London

Shoji Hamada, designated a ‘Living National Treasure’ in 1955 and one of the main founders of the ‘Mingei’ (Arts and Craft) movement, was the principle reviver of Mashiko-yaki (pottery). Although a traditional craft, Mashiko-yaki was developed through Hamada s expericenc of life in the UK, and interactions with groundbreaking craftsman of the era including Charles […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club