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Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions

Imaginary Solutions is a new collaboration between the Tokyo-based Butoh dancer and martial artist Takahiro Tomatsu, and the acclaimed London-based experimental music ensemble ARCO, led by composer/performer Neil Luck.  The title of the event is a reference to commonalities in the exploratory, expressionist, and speculative natures of both Butoh and contemporary experimental music. This public, live […]

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

The Guardian: “Delightfully quirky album of folk songs reimagined from Afrobeat to reggae”The Observer: “The focus is on great grooves and fine playing. A band to seek out.”The Times: “Minyo Crusaders sound like nothing else lurking on your Spotify playlist”Gilles Peterson: “Fascinating… love this. Thoroughly recommended” Debut UK live performance from Japan’s Minyo Crusaders – […]

Japan Sings! – Japanese musicals at QUAD – Derby

Japan Sings! – Japanese musicals at QUAD – Derby

As part of the British Film Institute’s national season of musicals, QUAD-Derby’s regular Asian movie night Satori Screen will be screening 5 Japanese musicals over three days. This is a rare chance for UK based audiences to see these films on the big screen, which cross a wide variety of styles and genres in both […]

Japanese Ink Painting Course – Ink Landscapes

Japanese Ink Painting Course – Ink Landscapes

Learn the foundation of how to paint traditional Japanese ink landscape, known as paintings of ‘mountains and water’. This mixed level course will take you step by step into the appreciation of the landscape as a place in one’s heart. Join Talia and learn how to paint mountains, water, trees and waterfalls using traditional Japanese […]

An Introduction to Gagaku: Workshop with Tenri University Gagaku Music Society

An Introduction to Gagaku: Workshop with Tenri University Gagaku Music Society

Following concert-lectures on 24 and 25 October, these workshops by Tenri University Gagaku Music Society present a rare opportunity for Japan House guests to gain a first-hand experience of the distinguished courtly music tradition of Gagaku. During the workshop guests can try the various instruments that make up the gagaku orchestra. These include the wind […]

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

For one performance only, four exceptional musicians come together for a unique musical collaboration. They each bring their compositional language to a point of convergence from which new interpretations of songs emerge. Featuringfrom Japan:Shinya Fukumori – drums / composerfrom UK:BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar / composerIain Ballamy – saxophones / composerChris Montague – guitar / composer The programme […]

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Artist Seiko Kinoshita is creating an illuminated lantern walk through the historic Clusters housing in Belper, alongside a contemporary textile installation which will be in the fascinating basement of the North Mill – we can’t wait for this! More details coming soon. £5 entry to the mill. Date: 18 October – 3 November 2019Venue: Strutts North Mill […]

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with Fabula Collective on a contemporary dance production presented at Sadler’s Wells this October. A mixed bill performance choreographed by James Pett, Travis Clausen-Knight, and Japanese contemporary dance artist Kahiko Narisawa, the project emphasises the collaboration between Japanese and British dancers, bridging the cultures of the two countries and facilitating a meeting of […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club