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Ikebana Demonstration at Chiddingstone Castle

Ikebana Demonstration at Chiddingstone Castle

A drop-in demonstration of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, by masters of the Ohara School of Ikebana, England Chapter.  Visitors will be able to view the preparation of the ikebana display in the setting of the Castle and ask questions about the art form. The arrangements will include spring flowers from the Castle’s […]

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshops, led by Erna Janine. During this special workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving. Developed in Japan during the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018) Saori weaving is unique and different from other traditional styles of hand weaving. Whilst […]

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lives of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945

Join us as we launch a new intergenerational project to capture the history and legacy of Japanese women in Britain. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tsunagu Connect will uncover the experiences of Japanese women who have settled in the UK since World War Two. Date: 26 January 2020 (the project continues until June […]

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: […]

A Workshop of Furoshiki

A Workshop of Furoshiki

Tamakurya Boutique presents a Workshop of Furoshiki! Come and learn some sustainable wrapping techniques and help the planet too by reducing your plastic usage. We are a unique start-up company who are teaching people a 2000-year-old Japanese custom and tradition. These techniques are ideal for transporting gifts, objects or shopping.  The workshop includes a short […]

Japan Sings! – Japanese musicals at QUAD – Derby

Japan Sings! – Japanese musicals at QUAD – Derby

As part of the British Film Institute’s national season of musicals, QUAD-Derby’s regular Asian movie night Satori Screen will be screening 5 Japanese musicals over three days. This is a rare chance for UK based audiences to see these films on the big screen, which cross a wide variety of styles and genres in both […]

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 […]

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