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Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

Wednesday 27 June 2019Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins(Japanese language with English subtitles) An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit […]

THE鍵KEY PROJECT

THE鍵KEY PROJECT

A talk and taster performance event in collaboration with Powell Tuck Associates, featuring in the London Festival of Architecture, to provide insights of THE鍵KEY: Francesca Le Lohé ‘s new work inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s book of the same title ‘The Key’ (1956). During the talk we will explore how performing in a private house changes […]

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Come and enjoy a prelude to summer with us by immersing yourself in our feel-good comedy film season! From wacky time-travel to ancient Rome (Thermae Romae) and a musical extravaganza set in feudal Japan (Princess Raccoon), to a slapstick twist on the film noir genre of the 60’s (Murder Un-Incorporated) – our annual Pre-Summer Explorers season aims to […]

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya  at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing. Her enigmatic sculptures resemble minimalist mechanisms devoid of function, primitive robots, or curious experiments.  She begins by collecting materials she is intuitively attracted to […]

Okinawa Day 2019

Okinawa Day 2019

“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create […]

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles. In Japan, Kyoto is the city with the highest proportion of century-old firms which maintain a high social […]

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… – SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… – SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

In Sky Piece To Jesus Christ (1965/2019), a group of musicians play a score, whilst another group of performers begin to wrap medical gauze around each member of the orchestra along with their instruments, as well as the conductor. Performed by students from Anglia Ruskin University and conducted by Dr Paul Rhys, Senior Lecturer in […]

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls. The intense dialogue between their artworks highlights their unique representation of adolescence and modern youth.  The Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda paints using bright colours […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club