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The Meiji Ensoniment: Conflicting Ears and the Decision to Change Japanese Musical Culture

The Meiji Ensoniment: Conflicting Ears and the Decision to Change Japanese Musical Culture

In Doremi o eranda Nihonjin (2007), Yuko Chiba notes that a radical transformation in music-theoretical knowledge, musical practice, and aural habitus took place in Japan from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. In this talk, I ask why and how this transformation occurred. I begin by outlining two schematic ears: an élite ‘samurai’ ear and […]

A dialogue between fire and clay: pottery and the appeal of the anagama kiln

A dialogue between fire and clay: pottery and the appeal of the anagama kiln

With the advent of open fires, humans discovered that clay hardened when it was heated. When the fire place was covered in order to achieve high temperatures more reliably, the kiln was born. In the quest for ever more durable and more beautiful pottery, firing techniques continued to develop and improve. Until relatively recently, when […]

Reimagining Japanese craft traditions in the modern age – Shinichiro Hashiguchi

Reimagining Japanese craft traditions in the modern age – Shinichiro Hashiguchi

The Japan Society and Chelsea College of Arts (CCA) are delighted to welcome award-winning Osaka-based architect, Shinichiro Hashiguchi, for this special lecture. In it Hashiguchi will be discussing his practice and the ways he has been working with skilled crafts people and their companies to explore new ways to give life to the products they […]

From page to screen to page again: writing and reading Japanese film scripts – Lauri Kitsnik

From page to screen to page again: writing and reading Japanese film scripts – Lauri Kitsnik

In Japan, film scripts (shinario) have long been a notable presence both in cinema’s production and reception. This talk discusses the historical representation of screenwriters as film authors by looking at their working methods and writing spaces within the studio system. It also addresses the appearance of a new kind of reader that was prompted […]

Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

In Northeast Asia, four nuclear-armed states joust for position. Three other regional actors also once tried to join the nuclear club: Japan during World War II and South Korea and Taiwan under authoritarian governments in the 1970s and 1980s. The fact that they didn’t is a non-proliferation success story. Washington forced the latter two to […]

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation – Documentary screening and discussion

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation –  Documentary screening and discussion

Six years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, the Japan Foundation presents a screening of Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation, a documentary telling the story of how a Japanese football club and their legendary fans set out on the long road to rebuild their hometown. On 5 March 2011, […]

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Following the result of the EU referendum in June 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon by the 31 March 2017 and formally begin negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of our commitment to presenting a diversity of approaches on this […]

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

From Dying Race to Indigenous People: the struggle over Ainu representation in modern Japan – Richard Siddle

The Ainu are the indigenous people of northern Japan. This may appear a straightforward statement; after all, the subordination and dispossession of the Ainu under a colonial regime in Hokkaido has numerous parallels among other Fourth World populations like Native Americans, Australian Aborigines, Inuit, Maori, Sami and others. Sparked into political activism by the wave […]

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