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Influence – A solo show by Takahito Irie

Influence – A solo show by Takahito Irie

Takahito Irie’s first ever solo show in the UK, Influence, is part of his on-going project H/U/M/A/N/M/A/C/H/I/N/E, which explores the boundaries between natural and artificial, and the implications of technology on the consciousness and the human body. Having previously been shown in Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo and Weimar, Germany, the show combines aesthetics drawn from Japanese […]

Japan Society Family Day at the Golden Hinde

Japan Society Family Day at the Golden Hinde

In conjunction with Golden Hinde and in association with Japan400, the Japan Society and the Embassy of Japan are organizing a family day to celebrate the 400-year ties between England and Japan, and to introduce Londoners to different aspects of Japanese culture. The day’s activities will centre on the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden […]

Director Talk: Satoko Yokohama

Director Talk: Satoko Yokohama

Satoko Yokohama is an award-winning director and scriptwriter, considered to be one of the biggest breakout Japanese filmmaking talents to emerge in recent years. Identified early into her career as a filmmaker to watch, Satoko won many prizes for her indie films and has gone on to further develop an oeuvre of quirky and feel-good […]

Yuri Suzuki: ‘Garden of Russolo’

Yuri Suzuki: ‘Garden of Russolo’

‘Garden of Russolo’ is a new exhibition by Yuri Suzuki, presented by the ICN gallery. The exhibition is an interactive installation of voice activated sound works known as ‘White Noise Machines’, and will be displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum during Digital Design Weekend as part of the London Design Festival 2013. Yuri Suzuki […]

One Hundred Poets with translator Peter MacMillan

One Hundred Poets with translator Peter MacMillan

In place of our regular monthly book club, the Japan Society is organising a special talk and discussion with artist, poet and literary translator Peter MacMillan. Peter will discuss the challenges and pleasure of translating Japanese classical poetry. He will focus on his translation of the Hyakunin Isshu and its importance in Japanese culture, but […]

Origami by Numbers – Talk by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Origami by Numbers – Talk by Toshikazu Kawasaki

Origami is a highly regarding and world-famous art of folding. Although it may not be so well known, mathematics, which despite appearing to be at the opposite end of the spectrum, is closely interwoven with this intricate art. The merging of maths and aesthetics has almost created no limits to what origami artists can fold, […]

Depicting the World of Kamuy – Portraits of the Ainu: Talk by Makiko Ui

Depicting the World of Kamuy – Portraits of the Ainu: Talk by Makiko Ui

Makiko Ui is a Tokyo-based photographer who has been pursuing the lives of the Ainu of Japan, an indigenous people with a distinct language, religion and culture. Striving to capture the forgotten lives of the Ainu for 20 years, Ui’s ethnographic photographs act as captivating yet sensitive accounts of the history and people, and have […]

Shimabuku: Something that Floats / Something that Sinks

Shimabuku: Something that Floats / Something that Sinks

Ikon Gallery will present the first major survey exhibition by Japanese artist Shimabuku, including installation, video, drawings and sculptural pieces from when he first emerged as an artist in Japan in the early 1990s, up to the present day. Shimabuku holds a fascination with the natural world and the countless manifestations of human culture within […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club