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Shonen Knife ‘BBQ Party’ Announced for Aug 17th

Shonen Knife ‘BBQ Party’ Announced for Aug 17th

Shonen Knife takeover the Brixton Windmill on Saturday the 17th of August with a ‘BBQ Party’ Alldayer! BBQ is included in the ticket price and maybe be slightly more Japanese than usual. Damnably, The Brixton Windmill and Magic Teapot first brought Shonen Knife over to the UK in 2009 after a gap of 16 years […]

“When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” in cinemas 16 August

“When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” in cinemas 16 August

Why hasn’t Tibet been freed? Who is keeping the movement from going forward? From director Dirk Simon, When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun is a groundbreaking documentary that examines these questions in a quest to understand why the world is still dealing with unsettled issues like the Tibetan cause and what can really be done […]

Public Seminar – Oyatoi-Gaikokujin and the Modernisation of Japan

Public Seminar – Oyatoi-Gaikokujin and the Modernisation of Japan

During the late Edo (1603-1868) and early Meiji (1868-1912) periods the Japanese government recruited hundreds of Westerners as advisors, teachers, and engineers in an effort to transform the country into a modern state. Known as ‘Oyatoi-Gaikokujin’ (hired foreigners), these men would play a vital role in the modernisation of Japan. This public seminar explores the […]

The Land of Hope – August 2nd-3rd at the Eden Court Cinema in Inverness

The Land of Hope – August 2nd-3rd at the Eden Court Cinema in Inverness

Sion Sono, the director of Love Exposure and Cold Fish follows up his award-winning film Himizu with THE LAND OF HOPE another film dealing with the aftermath of 3.11 and the fall-out of the Fukushima disaster. In a typical Japanese village, Yoichi Ono lives with his wife, Izumi and his parents. The Ono family live […]

Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden

Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden

Pure Land Japanese Garden – lantern-lit evening garden The lantern-lit evening garden honours an ancient and venerable Japanese tradition. In Japan, toro (the traditional lanterns) were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths; lit lanterns were then considered an offering to Buddha. During the Heian period (794-1185), however, they started […]

Park Chan-wook’s “JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA” at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 31 July

Park Chan-wook’s “JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA” at the Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday 31 July

For this summer’s edition Terracotta Film Club revisits the early work from Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed South Korean director of OLD BOY and STOKER. The screening on 31 July follows days after the 60th anniversary of the ceasefire agreement between North and South Korea on 27 July. JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA is a tense thriller […]

Wrestle your way through London’s most unique running event!

Wrestle your way through London’s most unique running event!

This year’s Sumo Run, an annual 5km charity fun run around Battersea Park, London, is taking place on Sunday 28 July 2013. Hundreds of runners will run, jog, walk or wobble the 5km course in giant inflatable Sumo Suits! The event previously set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people running in […]

Jamie Chung lands lead role in Hollywood contemporary thriller EDEN

Jamie Chung lands lead role in Hollywood contemporary thriller EDEN

Raised by “traditional” Korean parents, stunning actress Jamie Chung was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Jamie was first discovered in 2004 when she was cast in the fourteenth season of MTV’s long-running reality TV show “THE REAL WORLD”. She has now gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses with […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club