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Masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing in Scotland in July

Posted on 27 May 2015, under Events

Three-day intensive summer masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing and Linocut relief printing led by Elspeth Lamb RSA. Dates: Workshop 1: Linocut 1-3 July 2015 Workshop 2: Mokuhanga 8-10 July 2015 Workshop 3: Mokuhanga 15-17 July 2015 Location: Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume, Kilwinning, Ayrshire Learn the art of Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing

Masterclasses in Mokuhanga Japanese woodblock printing in Scotland in July

NEW Programme: Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

Posted on 22 May 2015, under Scholarships

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies, a postgraduate programme  to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. (We also continue to run the separate Daiwa Scholarships programme.) We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this programme from Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The intention is

NEW Programme: Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

Posted on 14 May 2015, under Grants

A joint UK-Japan workshop on the physics and applications of superconductivity was held between 12-15 April 2015 in the picturesque and historic King’s College, Cambridge, UK. The workshop was organised on behalf of the Institute of Physics (IOP) Superconductivity Group, and was funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, King’s College, and the IOP, as well as sponsorship from Sumitomo (SHI) Cryogenics and SuperPower. The team from IOP Conferences also provided significant assistance in organising and running the event.

2015 Joint UK-Japan Workshop on Physics and Applications of Superconductivity (JWPAS 2015)

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican

Posted on 14 May 2015, under Events, Grants

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the Ninagawa Company at the Barbican in Yukio Ninagawa’s 80th year. Ninagawa is Japan’s most internationally-celebrated theatre director, and tickets for his visually stunning productions are always in tremendous demand. London audiences have vivid memories of his Cymbeline at the Barbican in 2012. This year, he returns again to Hamlet, a play that clearly has a special significance for him; this is the seventh different production of it he has directed over his long career.

'Ninagawa at 80 Season' from next week at the Barbican

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

Posted on 13 May 2015, under Events, Grants

This is a translation of Ayako Kurosawa’s piece for Sankei News, 9 May 2015. The original article in Japanese can be found here.

Why is it not possible to hold exhibitions of shunga in Japan – their country of origin – despite a series of exhibitions in Europe and the US, and ongoing research into the impact of shunga on Western art?

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

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Fundraising Concert for Keys of Change and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta on 1 June 2015

Posted on 12 May 2015, under Grants, Other News

Can music change the world? The UK charity Keys of Change believes it can - it has seen the results in their projects to bring the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta to London last year, in  providing music lessons to deprived children in India and Ecuador, and in playing to young people in remote communities around the world. This year  Keys of Change

Fundraising Concert for Keys of Change and the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta on 1 June 2015

Call for applications for the University of Tokyo 2015 Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage

Posted on 29 April 2015, under Other News

The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School program in Japan from 1st to 15th August 2015. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history. Application deadline: 15 May 2015.

Call for applications for the University of Tokyo 2015 Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage

Celebrating Satsuma 150

Posted on 17 April 2015, under Other News

Izumi Thomas is the chair of Satsuma 150 which is being celebrated in the UK this year. Satsuma 150 aims to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Satsuma students in the UK in 1865. Izumi is from Fukiage in Kagoshima and now lives in London where she is a freelance translator and a visiting researcher at the British Museum. Below is an interview with her about this year’s commemoration.

Celebrating Satsuma 150

BUTOH WORKSHOP with Kae Ishimoto in Oxford Sunday, 19 April from 1-5pm

Posted on 15 April 2015, under Events, Scholarships

This workshop welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of experience. It will begin with an integrative warm-up, combining methods from floor techniques to breath control, designed to relax the participants’ bodies fully. Kae will then introduce students to Hijikata Tatsumi’s method of butoh* and lead them through a number of Hijikata’s choreographic sequences (butoh-fu), such as ‘pollen’ and ‘nerves’. 

BUTOH WORKSHOP with Kae Ishimoto in Oxford Sunday, 19 April from 1-5pm

Yusuke Suzuki, the Daiwa Scholarship Homestay Olympian, breaks the 20km race walk world record

Posted on 9 April 2015, under Scholarships

Japan’s Yusuke Suzuki broke the 20km race walk world record at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi on Sunday, 15 March, exactly one week after Yohann Diniz set the previous mark.

Yusuke Suzuki, the Daiwa Scholarship Homestay Olympian, breaks the 20km race walk world record
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