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Japanese Art versus Manga and Anime

Japanese Art versus Manga and Anime

Hayashi Seiichi is famous in both Japan and the West for his avant-garde comics, experimental animated films, and multifaceted contributions to Tokyo’s postwar counterculture. His work is also steeped deeply in the traditional arts of Japan. Join Hayashi and art historian Ryan Holmberg in a discussion on the relationship between modern Japanese pop culture, ukiyo-e […]

From Green to Black: How Black Tea Conquered Britain and the United States and Sencha Japan

From Green to Black: How Black Tea Conquered Britain and the United States and Sencha Japan

In 1860, Britons consumed green and black teas, while Americans overwhelmingly preferred green teas—all of which were imported almost exclusively from China. For their part, most Japanese drank low grade bancha, a domestically produced green tea. Just two decades later, British consumers had switched to black teas, produced in India and Ceylon, while Americans preferred […]

Putting Japan into a Pacific Context: Some Ideas from an Anthropologist

Putting Japan into a Pacific Context: Some Ideas from an Anthropologist

Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan. Talks begin at 6pm (50-minute lecture followed by refreshments). Speakers are all specialists in their field and the talks are intended to be accessible […]

JAKUCHU Exhibition with high resolution reproduction

JAKUCHU Exhibition with high resolution reproduction

An exhibition (with high resolution reproduction) and a symposium will be held in London in collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Asia House The exhibit will follow through the past and present of the Japanese art and culture with the purpose of advancing further studies on these […]

The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums

The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums

Join us for a lecture by the author of The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums and get an insight into the collections, history and characteristics of some of the most distinctive and exciting museums in Japan. We will also have an opportunity to hear from Heidi Potter, Chief Executive of the Japan Society, who […]

Third Thursday Lecture: Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga

Third Thursday Lecture: Garo and the Birth of Alternative Manga

From its founding in Tokyo in 1964 to its temporary demise in 1998, the monthly Garo was a beacon for experimentalism in Japanese comics. This talk will survey the early years of the magazine, looking at its roots in the rental library “kashihon” culture of the previous decade, its relationship to contemporary political issues ranging […]

Third Thursday Lecture – Tokugawa Japan: Ideologies in Conflict. The Priest

Third Thursday Lecture – Tokugawa Japan: Ideologies in Conflict. The Priest

Japan in the Tokugawa period (1603–1868) was one of the most highly urbanised countries in the world, a situation that arose when the military rulers decided to isolate samurai from the land and corral them into castle towns. Despite the fact that this was in essence a militarised society, an artistic and literary culture emerged […]

Art After Work The Eternal Idol: Photographing Eternity and Mortality

Art After Work The Eternal Idol: Photographing Eternity and Mortality

Award winning Japanese photographer Tsunaki Kuwashima will hold an exclusive event in Norwich to discuss his work, creative process, techniques and his most recent solo exhibition /The Eternal Idol/ at Union Gallery in Shoreditch. Kuwashima’s work is highly acclaimed for his unconventional, mesmerising and at times haunting style. For over a decade Kuwashima has pushed […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club