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 roundsSeptember 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 production of Toshiki Okada’s Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich, an interdisciplinary performance that explores the monotony and bleakness of consumer culture and the country’s Lost Generation, 10 to 11 June 2014 at the Arts Depot, part of LIFT, the London International Festival of Theatre.
- Educational activities accompanying the exhibition, Richard Hawkins: Hijikata Twist at Tate Liverpool. This exhibition examines synergies between Japanese and western visual arts and the influence of Hijikata and
the avant-garde movement of butoh, 28 February to 11 May 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
- 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
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.
© Roberto Zampino 2014 (Micha Colombo's Production of 'Woman in the Dunes' in February 2014 at Theatre503, London)