Posted on 17 August 2015
Thanks to Pureism Shojin Ryori supperclub, I got the unique chance to sample beautifully presented Buddhist inspired cuisine whilst enjoying traditional Japanese music in a cosy North London venue.
Posted on 19 July 2015
Together with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, former Daiwa Scholar Dr Chris Harding is setting up a ‘Japan Research Network Edinburgh’. The Network’s aim is to bring together scholars working on any area of Japan – staff, researchers, and graduate students alike – via a website (JRNE.org ) where they can search for one another via name, institution, and research interests. They will also hold seminars in Edinburgh a few times per year. Their first will be given by Angus Lockyer, on 12th March 2015. Though they are particularly keen to get colleagues in Scotland and the north of England talking to and meeting one another, they would very much like to extend the invitation to scholars across the UK.
Posted on 29 June 2015
You can listen to 2013 Daiwa Scholar Natasha Pulley talking with Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about her debut novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street.
Posted on 19 June 2015
Natasha Pulley is one of the six 2013 Daiwa Scholars. She finished the Scholarship at the end of March 2015. Natasha read English at the University of Oxford and in 2012 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has a long-standing interest in Japan and in Japanese literature, and has recently completed her first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. It will be published on 2 July 2015.
Posted on 5 June 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar, Carl Randall was recently commissioned to paint a World War Two D-Day Veteran for The Royal Collection (commissioned by HRH Prince of Wales, organised by The Royal Drawing School).
Posted on 22 May 2015
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. (We also continue to run the separate Daiwa Scholarships programme.) We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this programme from Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The intention is
Posted on 15 April 2015
This workshop welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of experience. It will begin with an integrative warm-up, combining methods from floor techniques to breath control, designed to relax the participants’ bodies fully. Kae will then introduce students to Hijikata Tatsumi’s method of butoh* and lead them through a number of Hijikata’s choreographic sequences (butoh-fu), such as ‘pollen’ and ‘nerves’.
Posted on 9 April 2015
Japan’s Yusuke Suzuki broke the 20km race walk world record at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi on Sunday, 15 March, exactly one week after Yohann Diniz set the previous mark.
Posted on 4 April 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar Eluned Gramich has won the inaugural New Welsh Writing Award which celebrates the finest non-fiction writing (in short form) on the theme of nature and the environment. Her winning essay, Scenes of a Hokkaidan Life, was about her homestay in Hokkaido while on the Daiwa Scholarship programme. It will be published in the summer edition of the New Welsh Review.
Edmund de Waal featured in 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector' at the Barbican Centre until 25 May
Posted on 16 March 2015
As part of the Barbican’s major new exhibition on artists as collectors (Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector), former Daiwa Scholar, Edmund de Waal is showing the first collection he ever made as a child, containing shells, fossils and architectural fragments, alongside sixty-five Japanese netsuke from the collection given to him by his Uncle Iggie. To draw these historical collections together, Edmund is also exhibiting a work he made in 2011, from the collection of a private man, a biographical work of fifty-seven porcelain vessels held within a vitrine. All three collections will be on public view for the first time. The show is on until 25 May 2015.