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 2015 Round, PDF September 2014 Round, PDF March 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
- The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is supporting a visit to the UK by Misato Tomita to Guest Conduct with the English National Ballet Philharmonic for their autumn 2015 season, September to December 2015. You can see an interview with her via this link.
- Ei Wada staged a first UK solo exhibition which formed the main focus of NEoN’s 2015 digital arts festival, exhibiting three new video installation works and participating in artist talks, 8-14 November 2015 in Dundee.
Some past activities supported by the Foundation
- Izaku Taiko Odori (Prefectural Cultural Asset) from Kagoshima performed at Japan Matsuri in London (Saturday, 19 September), as well as in Oxford in order to raise awareness that 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma Students in the UK.
- Archaeologist, Yumiko Nakanishi-Seino is conducting research into British ships wrecked off Okinawa in the late 19th century. She gave a talk at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation on 29 September 2015: British Shipwrecks: Underwater Archaeology in Okinawa.
- Lafcadio Hearn: Exhibition and Symposium - at Teikyo University of Japan in Durham / Ushaw College in September 2015.
- The World of Girls’ Comics, an exhibition which formed part of the The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Cumbria, 16-18 October 2015
- Alternative Photography Scotland held the Actinic Festival, 26 June to 26 July 2015. This included an exhibition of work by Takashi Arai at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh from 12 to 31 July 2015.
- Ikon Gallery in Birmingham held an exhibition of work by Takehisa Kosugi, 22 July to 27 September 2015. This was Kosugi’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. A pioneer of experimental music in Japan in the early 1960s, he is closely associated with the Fluxus movement and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Kosugi is one of the most influential artists of his generation.
- FellSwoop Theatre performed Toshiki Okada’s Current Location in Brighton, Bristol and Edinburgh, May to June 2015.
- Professor Jason Hall-Spencer visited Shimoda Marine Station in June 2015 to provide expert advice and collaborate on pioneering studies of ocean acidification and carbon dioxide seeps recently discovered off Shikine Island, using techniques developed at European volcanic vents.
- A Study of Modern Japanese Sculpture, an exhibition of Taisho and early Showa (1912-41) works ran at the Henry Moore Institute from 28 January to 19 April 2015 and then at Musashino Art University, 26 May to 16 August 2015.
- A Small Grant was awarded to academics from Queen’s University Belfast collaborating with the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, to unravel the ecology of an understudied, globally distributed predator, the ocean sunfish. For updates on the project and more information on the ocean sunfish, you can follow @SunfishResearch or catch the regular blog updates at sunfishresearch.wordpress.com.
- 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
© Takahiro Watanabe, courtesy of The Barbican (Kafka on the Shore at the Barbican, 28 to 20 May 2015)
Daido Moriyama, Misawa, 1971, © Daido Moriyama
Ryoji Ikeda, spectra (2014). Photograph Thierry Bal.
'Guitar Girl', © Yoshitomo Nara; on display at the Dairy Art Centre until 7 December 2014
Kotaro Takamura, 'A Couple of White Paddy-Birds' c.1931, Painted wood, Private Collection, Photo: Tadashi Takamura, courtesy of the Henry Moore Institute (Part of the 'A Study of Modern Japanese Sculpture' exhibition, 28 January to 19 April 2015)l