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International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art […]

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

We increasingly hear references to ‘FinTech’ in our everyday. No longer solely a topic of interest to the financial or computing media, it is frequently the subject of lifestyle and news stories. But how many of us understand what we mean by the term? What exactly does financial technology encompass? In 2015, over 75% of […]

The London Okinawa Sanshinkai and Butoh UK

The London Okinawa Sanshinkai and Butoh UK

Join us for an evening of traditional Okinawan folk music and Butoh dance in this Japanese extravaganza and be transported to the Orient! The London Okinawa Sanshinkai is an international group enthusiastic about Okinawan folk, classical music and traditional Japanese dance. These Japanese traditions are often a chance for all members of the community to […]

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

From the cultured court of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in the eastern hills or ‘Higashiyama’ above Kyoto in 15th century Japan, sprung the unique fusion of art and everyday life, beauty in simplicity, embodied in the tea house. In this exhibition, several famous Kyoto tea houses such as Tai-an and Shokoken will be introduced through photographs, […]

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

This is the concluding day of an international conference titled ‘Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives’ organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and Centre for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA), in association with the Global Exchange Organisation for […]

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support the first institutional solo exhibition of Jiro Takamatsu to take place outside of Japan, presented by the Henry Moore Institute. Comprising over seventy sculptures, drawings and documents loaned from collection in Japan, USA and Europe, the exhibition celebrates the work of this leading figure of post-war art, tracing […]

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

An influential artist, theorist and teacher in the 1960s and 1970s, Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98) is central to the development of sculpture in Japan and is considered to be one of the most important Japanese artists of the post-war era. A founding member of the legendary collective Hi Red Center and key figure of the Mono-ha […]

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Gen Nakaoka is in the second grade at the local elementary school. He is living with his parents, an older sister and a younger brother. His mother is pregnant and is expecting to give birth soon. Although the family is poor, their lives are happy and harmonious. On 6 August, the US bomber Enola Gay […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club