Four hundredth anniversary of the death of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Japan400 event at SOAS, University of London on Saturday 7 December 2013
Posted on 4 December 2013, under Other News
2015 marks four hundred years since the death of shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Shizuoka City will commemorate four centuries of British-Japanese relations in conjunction with the Japan400 celebration taking place in the UK this year: Four Centuries Later, A Return Visit by Emissaries from Sumpu-Shizuoka.
Posted on 25 November 2013, under Art & Exhibitions
Port* Talk about the Shunga exhibition currently on at the British Museum, on Thursday, 28th November, 20.00-21.30.
On 6th December, Japanese violinist Midori Komachi will give a recital at Tokyo Opera City Hall, with a programme including works by British and Japanese composers – Elgar, Britten, Holst, Delius and Hosokawa. The London-based violinist has performed the works of British composers to critical acclaim, receiving the Delius Society Award in January 2013.
'East Meets West', a concert featuring Japanese musicians and tunes, at St Martin in the Fields on 7 January 2014
At 7:30pm on Tuesday 7 January 2014 The Concordia Foundation, Gillian Humphreys present East Meets West: Beyond the Horizon at St Martin in the Fields. Satoko Fukuda, creative director with the Concordia International Ensemble, dancers and musicians, including shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa who has played at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, will play a variety of music including Japanese folk songs, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams and Roxanna Panufnik.
Sengū of the Ise Shrine 2013: Workshop at SOAS on 21 and 22 November, Exhibition until 15 December 2013
The workshop Sengū of the Ise Shrine: Rituals, Myths, and Politics is being hosted by the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions (CSJR) at SOAS, on 21 and 22 November 2013. The event offers a platform for international scholars to exchange the findings of their latest research, and to disseminate knowledge to scholars and
Posted on 13 November 2013, under Other News
On Sunday 17th November at 3pm, at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford there will be a concert to raise money for the Japanese earthquake victims.
Posted on 8 November 2013, under Scholarships
Tonight (Friday 8 November 2013) at 10:45pm on Radio 3, former Daiwa Scholar, Chris Harding’s talk on therapy versus prayer will be aired on BBC Radio 3 at 10:45 pm. Chris initially gave this talk on 26 October at the Free Thinking Festival 2013 at the Sage, Gateshead.
Rosa van Hensbergen, one of the 2012 Daiwa Scholars, is currently involved in a number of mixed-media dance performances taking place in Tokyo over the next two months (22 November, 30 November, 9 and 10 December). These are part of an ongoing collaborative project, INPUT PLACE, with ShaLeigh Comerford (American choreographer and director of ShaLeigh Dance Works) and Joe Snape (British electronic composer and researcher). All performances require advance reservation, and as seating is very limited, if you would like to come please book now to avoid disappointment. There is more information on events, times, and bookings below, and there will be regular project updates at the website inputplace.com, due to go live by 10 November 2013.
Posted on 5 November 2013, under Other News
The Noh Training Project UK is delighted to announce that it has established a brand new Noh Group in association with Royal Holloway (University of London) to give people interested in Noh the opportunity to practise in the UK’s only dedicated Noh theatre, and to meet like-minded people.
Posted on 4 November 2013, under Art & Exhibitions
The exhibition NATURAL FLUX is a unique exploration of nature as contemporary art, through the medium of bonsai and will be showing at Brick Lane Gallery Annexe (93-95 Sclater Street) 6th-11th November. NATURAL FLUX was initiated by professional bonsai specialist Peter Warren and is the continuation of an idea which dates back over 150 years in Japanese