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Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Seasons in the Sun: The Heyday of Nikkatsu Studios

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Japanese film studio Nikkatsu, the BFI Southbank has programmed a selection of popular and era-defining Nikkatsu films from the 1950s and 1960s. The season includes films by internationally renowned directors such as Shohei Imamura’s post-war Yokosuka-set Pigs and Battleships and Seijin Suzuki’s cult classic Branded to Kill, and will […]

Butoh Through the Lens

Butoh Through the Lens

This film screening and talk, introducing short films about Butoh dance, will be presented by Florencia Guerberof, performer and founder of Asian Performing Arts UK. Firstly, she will show her own film recordings entitled Impressions featuring Yoshito Ono and Duration which reflect her own impressions during her research on Butoh dance in Japan during 2009. […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

Films at the Embassy of Japan:The Chef of South Polar

In 1997, a research team of 8 men arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast in an environment so inhospitable that nothing, not even viruses can survive there. Mr Nishimura is the team’s chef and, using limited ingredients and in the extremely challenging circumstances, tries to […]

unEVEN ELeven: Makoto Kawabata / Charles Hayward / Guy Segers

unEVEN ELeven: Makoto Kawabata / Charles Hayward / Guy Segers

unEVEN ELeven is a startling new initiative, injecting the ‘ROCK POWER TRIO’ with a new dose of artistic expression, creativity and freedom. Acid Mothers Temple’s Makoto Kawabata is joined by the propulsive, powerhouse drumming of Charles Hayward and bass player Guy Segers (of Univers Zero and more…) KAWABATA MAKOTO / guitar Since 1978 Makoto Kawabata […]

The 3rd K-Pop Contest and K-Pop Night

The 3rd K-Pop Contest and K-Pop Night

□ Contest Information – Category: Singing and Dancing of K-Pops – Date: Saturday, 18th May 2013 – Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK □ How to Apply – Download application Form (attached below) – Upload your video on Youtube – Fill&Submit application form to kccuk.kpopcontest@gmail.com ※ Application deadline: Friday, 10 May 2013 ※ No late application […]

Japanese hot topic (Champagne) Burst Out of Japan for First London Headline Show

Japanese hot topic (Champagne) Burst Out of Japan for First London Headline Show

From performing on the streets of Harajuku, to rocking tens of thousands at SUMMER SONIC and a host of other top Japanese festivals, to selling out every tour they’ve ever done. [Champagne] are living proof that it is possible to go from indie heroes to full-blown rockstars in a matter of years, and now they’re […]

Otomo Yoshihide – Two Day Regidency

Otomo Yoshihide – Two Day Regidency

Otomo Yoshihide is one of the most important musicians of the Japanese underground/avant-garde. He moves between free jazz, noise, improvisation, composition and the unclassifiable with a generosity that opens up the possibilities for expression in all of the constellations with which he’s involved. Since the earthquake/tsunami struck his native Fukushima in early 2011 he has […]

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

“Women on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Women through Films” will allow you to look at the past and present pictures of Korean society. The films that were made from the modern times to the present will allow to peak on the diversity of Korean society. 8 Korean films in this project show a new […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club