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A Short Introduction to R. H. Blyth – Professor Kuniyoshi Ueda

A Short Introduction to R. H. Blyth – Professor Kuniyoshi Ueda

The Japan Society and the Japan Foundation are delighted to welcome Professor Kuniyoshi Ueda to discuss the life and work of R.H. Blyth. Blyth is best known for introducing Japanese haiku (Haiku, 4 Vols. and History of Haiku, 2 Vols.) and Zen to the West. Born in Essex in 1898, he served time as a […]

The Space in Between Eunsook: Choi Solo Exhibition

The Space in Between Eunsook: Choi Solo Exhibition

MOKSPACE is delighted to host ‘The Space In Between,’ a two-week exhibition by London-based Korean artist Eun Sook Choi. A game of presence and absence, Choi’s practice privileges liminal, forgotten and in-between spaces: walls, passageways, staircases and windows. She explores the ways in which cultural movements and fashions subtly infuse these spaces, producing a nostalgic, […]

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art

Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art

This roundtable aims to stimulate a discussion on Japanese Studies in the United Kingdom and the wider world in celebration of fifty years of Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield. These five decades have witnessed a radical transformation in both Japan and in Japanese Studies. In 1962, just before the launch of the Centre […]

Why Japanese Studies? Considering the Past, Present and Future

Why Japanese Studies? Considering the Past, Present and Future

This roundtable aims to stimulate a discussion on Japanese Studies in the United Kingdom and the wider world in celebration of fifty years of Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield. These five decades have witnessed a radical transformation in both Japan and in Japanese Studies. In 1962, just before the launch of the Centre […]

Influence – A solo show by Takahito Irie

Influence – A solo show by Takahito Irie

Takahito Irie’s first ever solo show in the UK, Influence, is part of his on-going project H/U/M/A/N/M/A/C/H/I/N/E, which explores the boundaries between natural and artificial, and the implications of technology on the consciousness and the human body. Having previously been shown in Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo and Weimar, Germany, the show combines aesthetics drawn from Japanese […]

Director Talk: Satoko Yokohama

Director Talk: Satoko Yokohama

Satoko Yokohama is an award-winning director and scriptwriter, considered to be one of the biggest breakout Japanese filmmaking talents to emerge in recent years. Identified early into her career as a filmmaker to watch, Satoko won many prizes for her indie films and has gone on to further develop an oeuvre of quirky and feel-good […]

The youth of things: an exploration of 1920s Japanese culture through the literature of Kajii Motojirô

The youth of things: an exploration of 1920s Japanese culture through the literature of Kajii Motojirô

Kajii Motojirô was born in 1901, and wrote only about twenty short stories before dying of tuberculosis in 1932. He is best known today in Japan and in the West (if at all) for his short story, Lemon, written in 1925. While the brevity of his period of literary activity is undeniable, his short stories […]

Place, Memory and the Human Body – Talk by Miyako Ishiuchi

Place, Memory and the Human Body – Talk by Miyako Ishiuchi

Miyako Ishiuchi is a Japanese artist celebrated internationally for her evocative images which invoke stories. Taking up photography at the age of 27, Ishiuchi worked alongside, and followed the lineage of, photographers Shomei Tomatsu and Daido Moriyama. Whilst being much inspired by the photographers in terms of the subject and style, Ishiuchi purses her own […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club