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The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

National food and cuisine are important aspects of cultural diplomacy and hospitality. Celebratory banquets and feasts have always been part of the life of politicians, ambassadors, and monarchs, who often share delicacies and elaborate dishes representing national culinary excellence while discussing political matters and international affairs. In this lecture, Professor Yoshiko Goto will explore the […]

Anime’s Human Machines

Anime’s Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity. Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological […]

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

WORKSHOPS(a) Tuesday 10 September – 10.30am -1.30pm(b) Tuesday 10 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm(c) Wednesday 11 September – 10.30am-1.30 pm(d) Wednesday 11 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm Please specify which date/time you would like to participate when booking.The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Janine, who has kindly offered these workshops to Japan […]

Naomi Kawase: In Focus at the Open City Documentary Festival

Naomi Kawase: In Focus  at the Open City Documentary Festival

The Japan Foundation is proud to partner with Open City Documentary Festival on screenings of a selection of works by critically-acclaimed Japanese director, Naomi Kawase. The director herself will be in attendance. Date: 8 September 2019 – 9 September 2019Venue: The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, London W1B 2HW and Curzon Soho Cinema, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, […]

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition DATES: 6 – 27 September 2019SPECIAL OPENING: 7 & 21 September, 12-6pm  Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese […]

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo. He has performed Rakugo at organisations such as Japan International Cooperation Agency, UNESCO Association, and United Nations University. The performance includes:What is Rakugo? (Eiraku)Miso Beans (Panda)Praising a Child (Koraku)Bamboo screen show (Nus & Nagami)Tenshiki (Ichirin)Otanoshimi (Eiraku) Date: 1 […]

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Keiko Takemiya is arguably one of the most influential manga artists in Japan. Starting her career as an artist in late 1960 while still a teenager, her fame rapidly grew to stardom. This reached a new height in the 1970s when she became a seminal member of “the Fabulous Year 24 Group” – a new wave […]

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane‘s two-part project draws on her 10 years’ experience of living in Japan, exploring classical Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist. A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club