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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 […]

London Korean Film Night: Bandhobi (2009)

London Korean Film Night: Bandhobi (2009)

Bandhobi is a story about the crossover between two different cultures and the friendship it can spark. As the title suggests, “female friend” in Bengali, the film follows the evolving relationship between Min-seo, a 17-year old rebellious Korean girl, and Karim, a 29-year old Muslim migrant worker from Bangladesh. This character-driven film subtly explores many […]

‘Between Serenity and Dynamism’ an exhibition of Korean Ceramics

‘Between Serenity and Dynamism’ an exhibition of Korean Ceramics

The Korean Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) presents ‘Between Serenity and Dynamism; Korean Ceramics’, an exhibition that explores the beauty and heritage of Korean ceramics, and the contrast and harmony between the traditional and more contemporary forms of the craft that exists in Korea today. The exhibition – first to be shown at Salone del […]

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

In the industrial suburb of Masoek we find three foreign workers sharing a prefab hut built on their factory’s rooftop. This documentary offers a gaze into their lives, shifting its focus away from issues often associated with immigrants, taking a look at their personalities and everyday existence instead. Through very concise interviews, their plans and […]

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 […]

KCC House Concert: Hyungi Lee (Percussion)

KCC House Concert: Hyungi Lee (Percussion)

Designed to support UK based Korean musicians, the KCC House Concert is a new performing arts programme at the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK). Throughout 2017 this programme will showcase the impressive talents of Korean musicians presently within the UK’s classical scene by offering them the opportunity to perform in central London at the KCCUK. […]

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anglo-Welsh artist Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956), William Morris Gallery is staging a special exhibition showing the rarely displayed Brangwyn collection of Japanese prints and paintings. On show are not only works of art including ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, but also works, sketches, […]

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