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The Kyoto Tea House - An Impression

In this exhibition, several famous Kyoto tea houses will be introduced through photographs, architectural diagrams and other forms, to convey an understanding of key concepts such as wabi-sabi. This exhibition will give the viewer a feel for the Zen-influenced culture surrounding the Kyoto tea house, and highlight the history of the renowned Uji tea growing region south of Kyoto.

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Kotan Chronicles: Selected Poems, 1928-1943

Kotan Chronicles, a collection of texts translated into English for the first time, takes the reader into the lives of the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, and their interaction with Japanese settlers in the 1920s and 1930s, a period when the traditional world of the kotan, or Ainu village, was being destroyed by the rapid development of the island. In this talk, Dr Nadine Willems discusses the poetry of Genzō Sarashina as both historical document and literary expression.

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27 July 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 - Japan related acts

These are most of the Japan related acts that are going on in this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival (4th of August to 28th of August)   1.       Akiko Okamoto In Concert – August 8th to 10th This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart

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20 July 2017

Conference: 23-24 September 2017 - Where the Path Leads –Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

Organised and run by the Japanese Garden Society, this major event at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge features world-class speakers from the UK, USA and Japan, including Kendall Brown and Marc Peter Keane. Theme: The transmission of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan from 1868 onwards; the evolution and significance of the Japanese

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11 July 2017

Win tickets to a see a new "Hokusai" play by Amon Miyamoto

Directed by renowned Japanese director Amon Miyamoto, “Fanatic Artist Hokusai” tells a fictional story based on historic events mixed with imaginative interpretations about the artist’s work, in addition to a surreal plot twist.

Enter a raffle to win tickets for the 27 July 2017 performance!

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