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Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. In Fuyuhiko Takata’s Little Mermaid-inspired Cambrian Explosion, Takata’s character – Princess Mermaid – […]

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill. 28/2/2019 19:00 (DanceXchange, Birmingham)02/03/2019 19:00 (The Place, London)09/03/2019 19:30 (Nothern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds) 28/02/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2309408689292115/ (click)02/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/588896281569810/ (click)09/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2258513664424551/(click) FALLING FAMILY by Yukiko MasuiFalling Family is a visceral dance piece which explores in movement those moments in family life that […]

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto

In 1798 the painter Nagasawa Rosetsu painted an image of five hundred disciples of the Buddha (arhats) on a piece of paper approximately one-inch square. The painting, which was rediscovered in the last decade and recently featured in the first retrospective exhibition of Rosetsu’s works held outside Japan, “Rosetsu: Ferocious Brush” (Museum Rietberg, Zürich – […]

‘Come and Sing’ Japan Society Choral Workshop

‘Come and Sing’ Japan Society Choral Workshop

Following a popular and successful event in 2015, the Japan Society is delighted to present ‘Come and Sing’, a second Japan Society Choral Workshop led by Jonathan Gregory, Director of the UK-Japan Choir and Orchestra and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. The event is a fantastic opportunity for Japan Society members to meet and […]

Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

Author Talk: Kyoko Nakajima

Kyoko Nakajima is a Japanese fiction writer and essayist, who started her career as a novelist with “FUTON” in 2003. Nakajima’s highly acclaimed novels have won multiple prestigious literary prizes in Japan including the Izumi Kyoka Prize for “When My Wife Was a Shiitake” (Tsuma ga Shiitake data koro), the Naoki Prize for “The Little House” (Chiisai […]

Sake Symposium: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sake

Sake Symposium: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sake

The Japan Foundation and SOAS are hosting a special symposium looking at the Japanese phenomenon that is sake. Widely seen as the national drink of Japan, sake exports have been booming in recent years, with its unique taste and wide range of flavours, it has been appearing more and more on UK menus. This seminar […]

Japan Society Book Club: The Gossamer Years. The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha

Japan Society Book Club: The Gossamer Years. The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha

The Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian is the English translation of Kagerō Nikki (lit. the Mayfly Diary), a work of classical Japanese literature that falls under the genre of nikki bungaku or diary literature. Written around 974, Kagerō Nikki is considered the first extant work in Japanese prose written by a […]

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. While he was still studying at Tokyo Visual Arts he started making his own independent films and participated in the films of Shinya Tsukamoto. His debut feature Raw Summer (2005) won the Fantastic Off-Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the 2006 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, a celebrated event for […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club