The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation – Supporting closer links between the UK and Japan

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Exhibition: 15 Jan 2015 – 26 Feb 2015

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Remembering Absence

Kirk Palmer’s work explores the existential nature of human relationships with the world through an exploration of the temporal landscape and sense of place using still and moving images. Centred upon Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Yakushima, the works exhibited here examine how historical events manifest in the present-day physical substance of place, where the pall of the atomic bombings remains a latent, unifying presence.

Talk: 11 February 2015

View more info on Masterpieces of Artisanal Japan: Wazuka tea and Ogatsu inkstones

Masterpieces of Artisanal Japan: Wazuka tea and Ogatsu inkstones

The connection between tea and suzuri (ink-stones for calligraphy) makes itself evident through calligraphy scrolls displayed in a tea house. Timothy d’Offay from Postcard Teas and Teruo Kurosaki, an influential figure in contemporary design, introduce these two examples of artisanal masterpieces from Japan.

Seminar: 12 February 2015

View more info on Report From Fukushima: Health Issues After the 2011 Nuclear Incident

Report From Fukushima: Health Issues After the 2011 Nuclear Incident

Dr Tsubokura and Dr Morita are medical doctors based at Minamisoma General Municipal Hospital and Soma Central Hospital, located in coastal cities of Fukushima Prefecture (Minamisoma City and Soma City, 15-40km north of the nuclear plant). They will give talks about current local situations in the context of radiation issues and other public health problems that have arisen after the incident.

Artist talk: 17 February 2015

View more info on 'Remembering Absence' by Kirk Palmer

'Remembering Absence' by Kirk Palmer

Kirk Palmer’s work explores the existential nature of human relationships with the world through an exploration of the temporal landscape and sense of place using still and moving images. Centred upon Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Yakushima, the works exhibited here examine how historical events manifest in the present-day physical substance of place, where the pall of the atomic bombings remains a latent, unifying presence.