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Special Talk: Unravelled – SIRO-A

Special Talk: Unravelled – SIRO-A

SIRO-A is a six-piece performance group from Sendai, Japan, who have astonished audiences all over the world with their spectacular and critically acclaimed performances. Often described as Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group, SIRO-A mix projection and visual trickery with live performance, all set to a techno beat and utilising the latest Japanese technology […]

Book Launch – Aesthetic Strategies of the Floating World

Book Launch – Aesthetic Strategies of the Floating World

The Japan Foundation is delighted to present this special book launch of Aesthetic Strategies of the Floating World. The evening will feature a talk from the book’s author, Alfred Haft (British Museum), and commentaries from Tim Clark (British Museum), and Dr Christine Guth (Royal College of Art). Date: 11 July 2013 from 6.30pm Venue: The […]

Director Talk: Atsushi Funahashi

Director Talk: Atsushi Funahashi

Atsushi Funahashi is one of Japan’s celebrated up-and-coming filmmaking talents emerging on the global stage. Having started making films in the United States, Funahashi’s Office Kitano produced film Big River (2005) was his first of four consecutive films selected for the Berlin International Film Festival, and his career has developed steadily since. Following the disaster […]

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

Public Seminar – The Japan Mint and the Royal Mint: A History of Exchange

When the Meiji government came into power in 1868 it recognised the pressing need to produce a credible and reliable currency which would aid the modernisation of Japan. Thus, in 1871 it established the Japan Mint in Osaka where high-quality coins would be produced. Japan developed its mint by combining traditional Japanese techniques with knowledge […]

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Prior to the 11th Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme East Side Stories – Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth, the Japan Foundation is pleased to present the following special screenings of contemporary Japanese films this January. Thursday, 16 January, 6.30pm Eclair (Dir. Akio Kondo, 2011, 105min, English subtitles) Friday, 17 January, 6.30pm Robo-G (Dir. […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club