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 2013 Round September 2012 Round March 2012 Round September 2011 Round March 2011 Round March 2010 Round September 2010 Round
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 workshop Sengū of the Ise Shrine: Rituals, Myths, and Politics, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions (CSJR) at SOAS, on 21 and 22 November 2013. There will also be a complementary exhibition from 10 November to 15 December 2013 in the SOAS Library Wolfson Gallery and Khalili Foyer.
- A major exhibition of work by Hiraki Sawa at Dundee Contemporary Arts, 5 October 2013 to 5 January 2014 and then at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 18 January to 30 March 2014.
- A symposium on ‘shunga’ complementing the British Museum’s exhibition Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art (3 October to 5 January 2014), a culmination of four years’ research, 4 October 2013.
- The artist, Masa Suzuki, completed his sculpture project at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place over summer 2013:
Masa Suzuki Sculpture Project at Wakehurst Place
- 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
- All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku from Friday, 26 April to Sunday, 1 September 2013 at the Mori Art Museum http://www.dajf.org.uk/news/all-you-need-is-love-from-chagall-to-kusama-and-hatsune-miku-from-friday-26-april-to-sunday-1-september-2013-at-the-mori-art-museum
- Collaboration between Liverpool John Moores University and Waseda University into nuclear contamination of water: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/viewarticle/447/Staff
- 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.
- Natural History Museum (NHM) and Lake Biwa periphyton research exchange: Dr Kanako Ishikawa from Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute, Otsu, Japan, visited Dr Anne D Jungblut (NHM Life Sciences Department) in April 2012 as part of a project supported by a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant that aims to establish a Lake Biwa periphyton species list and carry out public engagement events on biodiversity, management and conservation of Lake Biwa, Japan.
- 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
Tensei Temoku (view 2) outside the Fitzwilliam Museum, sculpture by Kan Yasuda. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
'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.
Courtesy Terayama Museum