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The Arrival of Tango in Japan: Allure, Fear, and Morality in Early Twentieth-Century Japan – with Yuiko Asaba

The Arrival of Tango in Japan: Allure, Fear, and Morality in Early Twentieth-Century Japan – with Yuiko Asaba

In the early twentieth-century, Argentine tango arrived in Japan as a critical part of the country’s modernisation. Since that fatal moment, its foreign, provocative allure – a music that ‘originated’ far, far away in Argentina – spiced with a hint of romanticised ‘low-life’ imaginaries, has continued to capture Japanese people’s hearts and curiosity across the […]

Between the Stones (Phase 1) – Getting to Noh from page to Stage

Between the Stones (Phase 1) – Getting to Noh from page to Stage

An Introduction to the Japanese Art of Noh and the birth of a New Noh… ‘Noh’ is classical Japanese masked theatre which combines elements of dance, drama, music and poetic text into a highly aesthetic form of art. In contrast to its minimalist stage, noh uses elaborate costumes and exquisite wooden masks. 4th December 2018, […]

Reiko Fujisawa – Piano Recital

Reiko Fujisawa – Piano Recital

Reiko Fujisawa is delighted to be performing at various venue in the UK. The recital features music by leading British and Japanese composers: Thomas Adès and Toru Takemitsu. Date: 10 December 2017, 12.00pm Venue: Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP Web: https://staplefordgranary.org.uk/whats-on/reiko-fujisawa.aspx Tickets: £12

Taiko Meantime – Resonance Tour 2018

Taiko Meantime – Resonance Tour 2018

Taiko Meantime returns performs their latest show, ‘Resonance’. The production explores the concept of resonance through Japanese Taiko: the vibrations of one instrument affecting another; the exuberance of a single player energising the whole group, and the force of many performers together shaking the audience both physically and emotionally! The production’s visual and musical elements […]

The Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

The Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

The Japan Society is delighted to welcome Mr Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman, Fukushima Affairs, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, for a special briefing for members. More than seven and a half years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Steady progress has been made towards […]

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Poetry as Dance: Kyomai Inou-ryu Meeting in Britain

Kyomai is a traditional style of Japanese dance, with its root in 17 Century Imperial Kyoto. Whilst Noh and Kabuki hace achieved fairly widespread recognition and regular performances in Europe, Kyomai is still relatively unknown. For the first time outside of Japan, designated “National Living Treasure” and master of Kyomai, Yahchi Inoue V, will take […]

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Join the Japan Foundation for a series of events celebrating the publication of “Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom, and Female Subjectivity” a look at the legendary actor and of the first prominent female film directors in Japan. A Screening of two of her films, The Wandering Princess and The Ballad or Narayama will be shown in […]

May Inoue and Friends – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

May Inoue and Friends – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

Exciting Japanese guitar star, May Inoue, will be performing music from his three successful albums in this specially created group which includes several high profile UK bandleaders. This is sure to be a highly creative collaboration. May is very much the jazz musician of the moment in Japan and is very popular among young and […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club