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Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it as it kicks off at BFI Southbank and later goes on to tour the UK. Date: […]

K-Music Festival 2019

K-Music Festival 2019

K-Music is London’s festival of Korean music. Now in its sixth year, it gives the opportunity to catch major Korean musicians across our capital, stretching from traditional and pansori to rock, jazz and more. Our mission is to provide a platform for the rich and ever-developing sound of Korean music, which is genre-breaking, fusing ancient and […]

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura by Professor Terence Lancashire

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura by Professor Terence Lancashire

From ancient times, various traditional entertainments have been created and evolved in Japan’s long history. These range from the court ensemble of gagaku to the theatre of noh, kabuki and puppetry and various instrumental ensembles including the three stringed shamisen and 13 stringed koto. In contrast to these urban forms there are a wide variety of folk performing arts which includes the shrine […]

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

WORKSHOPS(a) Tuesday 10 September – 10.30am -1.30pm(b) Tuesday 10 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm(c) Wednesday 11 September – 10.30am-1.30 pm(d) Wednesday 11 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm Please specify which date/time you would like to participate when booking.The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Janine, who has kindly offered these workshops to Japan […]

EVENT: Tenugui Wrapping Workshop

EVENT: Tenugui Wrapping Workshop

On Friday 23 August Japan House London wrapping expert will showcase the art of Japanese wrapping techniques at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. In Japanese culture, wrapping is not simply a means of masking the object from the recipient, but an art form in itself. Sophisticated methods of wrapping in Japan began in the […]

Summer Explorers 2019! Manga based film mini season

Summer Explorers 2019! Manga based film mini season

Our annual Summer Explorers season is back – this time taking place at the British Library! From over the top, offbeat narratives of psychic teenagers and upstart political wrangling in a high school environment, to spectacular battles between good and evil, and stories of tender friendships Summer Explorers 2019 : Manga Comes To Life – Live Action Japanese […]

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD with Q&A from star Harumi Shuhama

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD with Q&A from star Harumi Shuhama

Harumi Shuhama the “POM” star of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, will be in attendance for a one-off screening plus after-talk at the Prince Charles Cinema on Friday 12 July.  The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been […]

Okinawa Day 2019

Okinawa Day 2019

“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club