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Noh Reimagined 2018: Sublime Illusions

Noh Reimagined 2018: Sublime Illusions

This year’s edition will showcase Mugen (“phantasmal”) Noh – a genre of Noh in which the main actor appears as a ghost in the dream of a travelling monk, who is played by the supporting actor. The ghost then tells the tragic story of its past life, expressing deep regret and lamentations, hoping to find […]

Sumire Kuribayashi n Friends – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

Sumire Kuribayashi n Friends – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

Hideaki Kanazawa and Sumire Kuribayashi. Nijuso, meaning duet, make their debut UK performance, playing tunes from their repertoire that are intimate and explorative, tender and compelling, that carry the listener on new journeys through familiar landscapes. Jason Yarde and Mark Mondesir will expand the colour palette and dynamics, adding saxophones and drums in duo, trio […]

Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

Talk: Kengo Kuma on architecture and Identity

As his first UK building nears completion, acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will speak about architecture and identity, exploring the relationship between place, building tradition and landscape. Opening in September 2018, The V&A Dundee is set to redefine the identity of the city and build upon its status as a UNESCO City of Design. Kuma […]

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald ‘Shiro’ White (1884-1970): Thirty-eight Years in the Japan Consular Service – with Hugo Read

Oswald White was a very modest man, both professionally and privately, who never bragged about his great achievements or his intimate knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. As a direct result of this, he is less well known than many of his predecessors in the Japan service, but he is nevertheless a significant figure […]

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

Joint Lunch for Mr Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment – The Investment Environment for Japanese companies in the UK

The guest of honour at the Japan Society and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK’s second joint lunch of 2018, will be Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Mr Graham Stuart MP. We are delighted to welcome Mr Graham Stuart, appointed in January 2018 to the position of […]

Art Exhibition – Kazuki Takamatsu

Art Exhibition – Kazuki Takamatsu

Following the success of our temporary premises in Notting Hill, Dorothy Circus Gallery officially announces its permanence in London with the opening of its first double solo exhibition, displayed both in Rome and London in June 2018: For Tomorrow by Kazuki Takamatsu. Confirming himself again as one of the leading artists of the new visionary […]

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

TUKURU – Japanese design and made

3 leading UK based Japanese makers come together to present TUKURU at the Sway Gallery exclusively for Clerkenwell Design Week 2018. Ceramics Ikuko Iwamoto MA RCA, metalsmith Kei Tominaga MA & mix media artist Naori Priestly MA RCA will be presenting collections and their interpretation of TUKURU – the Japanese word for Create. Ikuko Iwamoto […]

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Translation and the public dissemination of science in Meiji-era Japan – with Ruselle Meade

Ruselle Meade is a lecturer in Japanese studies in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University, where she teaches Japanese history, language and translation. He research focuses on public representations of science in modern Japan, with a focus on the Meiji period. Her current work examines the methods and motives of those engaged in […]

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