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KCC House Concert with Halcyon Quartet

KCC House Concert with Halcyon Quartet

Date/Time: Tuesday 25 July, 7pm Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK ARTISTS: Halcyon Quartet Claudia Fuller violin I Leidy Sinclair violin II Nathalie Green-Buckley viola HeeYeon Cho violoncello PROGRAMME Haydn Op.77 No.2 in F Major Moeran No.1 in A minor Interval Borodin No.2 in D Major Formed in September 2012 by four musicians at the Royal […]

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

The Present and Future of Financial Technology – A tool for financial inclusion with Doreming

We increasingly hear references to ‘FinTech’ in our everyday. No longer solely a topic of interest to the financial or computing media, it is frequently the subject of lifestyle and news stories. But how many of us understand what we mean by the term? What exactly does financial technology encompass? In 2015, over 75% of […]

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

The Tea House in Kyoto – A History of Design Exhibition

From the cultured court of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in the eastern hills or ‘Higashiyama’ above Kyoto in 15th century Japan, sprung the unique fusion of art and everyday life, beauty in simplicity, embodied in the tea house. In this exhibition, several famous Kyoto tea houses such as Tai-an and Shokoken will be introduced through photographs, […]

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives

This is the concluding day of an international conference titled ‘Japanese Cultural Studies outside of Japan – its current status and future perspectives’ organised by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and Centre for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA), in association with the Global Exchange Organisation for […]

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support the first institutional solo exhibition of Jiro Takamatsu to take place outside of Japan, presented by the Henry Moore Institute. Comprising over seventy sculptures, drawings and documents loaned from collection in Japan, USA and Europe, the exhibition celebrates the work of this leading figure of post-war art, tracing […]

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

The Life and Work of Jiro Takamatsu – Talk by Yumiko Chiba

An influential artist, theorist and teacher in the 1960s and 1970s, Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98) is central to the development of sculpture in Japan and is considered to be one of the most important Japanese artists of the post-war era. A founding member of the legendary collective Hi Red Center and key figure of the Mono-ha […]

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Gen Nakaoka is in the second grade at the local elementary school. He is living with his parents, an older sister and a younger brother. His mother is pregnant and is expecting to give birth soon. Although the family is poor, their lives are happy and harmonious. On 6 August, the US bomber Enola Gay […]

Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life by Kentaro Kobayashi

Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life by Kentaro Kobayashi

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life, a one-man show by the award-winning performance artist Kentaro Kobayashi. Following the show’s sold-out run in London in 2015, Kobayashi will return to the UK for a limited run of this imaginative and magical show. Following the daily existence of one man, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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