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The Meiji Ensoniment: Conflicting Ears and the Decision to Change Japanese Musical Culture

The Meiji Ensoniment: Conflicting Ears and the Decision to Change Japanese Musical Culture

In Doremi o eranda Nihonjin (2007), Yuko Chiba notes that a radical transformation in music-theoretical knowledge, musical practice, and aural habitus took place in Japan from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. In this talk, I ask why and how this transformation occurred. I begin by outlining two schematic ears: an élite ‘samurai’ ear and […]

A dialogue between fire and clay: pottery and the appeal of the anagama kiln

A dialogue between fire and clay: pottery and the appeal of the anagama kiln

With the advent of open fires, humans discovered that clay hardened when it was heated. When the fire place was covered in order to achieve high temperatures more reliably, the kiln was born. In the quest for ever more durable and more beautiful pottery, firing techniques continued to develop and improve. Until relatively recently, when […]

A History of the Japanese Print

A History of the Japanese Print

Tiger Tanuki presents a unique sales exhibition, tracing the history of the Japanese print from the classic ukiyo-e (‘pictures of the floating world’) of the Edo period (1615-1867) to the modern shin hanga and sosaku hanga prints of the 20th century. The exhibition features original works by renowned artists such as Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), probably […]

OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour

OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour

Damnably is proud to announce OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour. May 1 – London, The 100 Club May 2 – Bristol, Exchange May 3 – Glasgow, CCA May 4 – Leicester, The Musician Tickets @ http://www.wegottickets.com/otoboke-beaver Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ〜バ〜 are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from […]

Burgh House Sunday Brunch Time Concert, AIR DE PRINTEMPS

Burgh House Sunday Brunch Time Concert, AIR DE PRINTEMPS

Sunday Brunch Recital: Air de Printemps II Burgh House is delighted to present ‘Air de Printemps II’ as part of our brunch recital series; a programme of beautiful Spring songs selected by acclaimed soprano Masami Suzuki, including work by Handel, Fauré, Schubert, Strauss, Barber and Bellini. And some lovely opera duets from Mozart’s Così fan […]

Kitaro Live in London

Kitaro Live in London

New-age music master Kitaro is back in London after 20 years! Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is universally associated and regarded as the founding architect of new age music. Kitaro’s various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre. Grammy Award-Winning […]

Reimagining Japanese craft traditions in the modern age – Shinichiro Hashiguchi

Reimagining Japanese craft traditions in the modern age – Shinichiro Hashiguchi

The Japan Society and Chelsea College of Arts (CCA) are delighted to welcome award-winning Osaka-based architect, Shinichiro Hashiguchi, for this special lecture. In it Hashiguchi will be discussing his practice and the ways he has been working with skilled crafts people and their companies to explore new ways to give life to the products they […]

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anglo-Welsh artist Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956), William Morris Gallery is staging a special exhibition showing the rarely displayed Brangwyn collection of Japanese prints and paintings. On show are not only works of art including ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, but also works, sketches, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club