In order to see the type and variety of projects that the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation fund, please take a look at the successful projects from previous roundsMarch 2014 Round, PDF September 2013 Round, PDF March 2013 Round, PDF September 2012 Round, PDF March 2012 Round, PDF September 2011 Round, PDF March 2011 Round, PDF March 2010 Round, PDF September 2010 Round, PDF
The ‘Hare with Amber Eyes’, courtesy of Edmund de Waal, photo: Ken Adlard © International Netsuke Society, featured in a display of netsuke (‘In a Nutshell’) at the Embassy of Japan, London, 4 April-12 June 2013.
A selection of current & forthcoming events and activities supported by the Foundation
- Ryoji Ikeda’s spectra, a 25m square grid of 49 searchlights in Victoria Tower Gardens, by the Houses of Parliament, as part of the WW1 centenary commemoration, 4-11 August 2014
- Special Exhibition: Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, 24 May to 2 November 2014
- It’s a Wrap: Japanese Furoshiki Past and Present, an exhibition at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 20 September 2014 to 15 January 2015
- Visits to the UK by composer, Toshio Hosokawa and harpist, Naoko Yoshino for two performances of Aeolus, a harp concerto written especially for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and pre-concert talks, leading to further partnerships between the SCO and Japanese artists, 6 to 10 October 2014.
- A two-day seminar, Energy Policy, Media Representations, and Public Perception of Nuclear Power after the Fukushima Disaster, 19-20 September 2013 at Cardiff University
- Dr Alexander Weiss, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, has recently written below about his collaborative research into chimpanzees. He was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant in 2007. HIs article can be read here.
- King’s College London, NIHR King’s Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre UK-Japan Project, March 2011 onwards
- HeadSpace’s Artistic Residencies in Japan
- The British Association of Japanese Studies’ ‘Discover Japanese Studies’ website for those interested in pursuing Japanese Studies at university
Daido Moriyama, Misawa, 1971, © Daido Moriyama
Ryoji Ikeda, spectra (2014). Photograph Thierry Bal.
'Peacock and Peahen'probably by Nishimura Sōzaemon, Chisō, Silk with embroidery in silk and metallic thread, wooden frame with lacquered decoration, 1900 to c. 1910, H 172 x W 264 cm © Kiyomizu-Sannenzaka Museum,Kyoto displayed in the 'Threads of Silk & Gold – Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan'exbition at the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, University of Oxford,8 November 2012-27 January 2013.
© Roberto Zampino 2014 (Micha Colombo's Production of 'Woman in the Dunes' in February 2014 at Theatre503, London)