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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 […]

Celebrating Tanabata

Celebrating Tanabata

Rhythm Passport loves to bring you the finest music from around the world. This time we’re going Japanese – we’re bringing Tanabata to London’s East End and treating you to the sounds, rhythms, colours and food from the Far East. The night will be centred around music, performed by both traditional and contemporary Japanese artists. […]

Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life by Kentaro Kobayashi

Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life by Kentaro Kobayashi

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life, a one-man show by the award-winning performance artist Kentaro Kobayashi. Following the show’s sold-out run in London in 2015, Kobayashi will return to the UK for a limited run of this imaginative and magical show. Following the daily existence of one man, […]

Pulse n Roll and Brother Drum – 12th UK Taiko Festival

Pulse n Roll and Brother Drum – 12th UK Taiko Festival

PULSE & ROLL, the headline concert of 12th UK Taiko Festival, will be performed by Kagemusha Taiko, joined by international taiko artists Shogo Yoshii and Shoji Kameda. This show will feature a unique opportunity to experience a live performance of «Brother Drum », a song about reaching out to make friends across boundaries, whether cultural, […]

Miso Inspired Supper Club – With Japan Society and Clearspring – Hosted by Jay Morjaria

Miso Inspired Supper Club – With Japan Society and Clearspring – Hosted by Jay Morjaria

We are delighted to announce an informal Japan Society supper club, organised in partnership with Clearspring and chef, Jay Morjaria. Many members have said they’d like more social opportunities – so this event has been designed to combine an exciting dining experience with a relaxed opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new […]

The Japanese House: I Was Born, But… with live piano and Benshi narration

The Japanese House: I Was Born, But… with live piano and Benshi narration

In conjunction with the exhibition The Japanese House and Benshi event on 23 June, Barbican present a screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s early comedy I Was Born, But…, one of the few surviving examples of Ozu’s silent period filmmaking, featuring live piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita and Benshi narration by Hideyuki Yamashiro. Date: 25 June 2017 […]

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