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Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2014/15 opening concert is a Toshio Hosokawa Harp Concerto World Premiere on 9 October 2014

Posted on 16 September 2014, under Grants, Music

In the March 2014 funding round, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded a Small Grant to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to help fund visits to Scotland by the composer Toshio Hosokawa and the harpist Naoko Yoshino for two performances of Aeolus, a harp concerto written especially for the SCO, and pre-concert talks, leading to further partnerships between the SCO and Japanese artists.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2014/15 opening concert is a Toshio Hosokawa Harp Concerto World Premiere on 9 October 2014

Japan400 Plymouth, 27 September to 1 October 2014

Posted on 10 September 2014, under Events

Dr Jonathan Mackintosh, Lecturer in World History at the School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) took up his post in Plymouth in September 2012. Recently he has been busily involved with Japan400 Plymouth which will take place from 26 September to 1 October 2014. Here he tells us all about it.

Japan400 Plymouth, 27 September to 1 October 2014

Japan Matsuri - 27 September 2014

Posted on 10 September 2014, under Events, Music

Japan Matsuri will be back at Trafalgar Square on Saturday the 27th of September 2014!

'Found in Translation' at the Embassy of Japan, 1 - 26 September

Posted on 9 September 2014, under Art & Exhibitions

The Embassy of Japan is currently hosting ‘Found in Translation’ until the 26th September 2014.

'Found in Translation' at the Embassy of Japan, 1 - 26 September

Former Daiwa Award recipients working on recording Junzo Yoshimura's designs for the AUA campus

Posted on 8 September 2014, under Uncategorized

Last year we gave a Daiwa Foundation Award to a collaboration between Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London and Aichi University of the Arts (AUA). The Project Leaders were Professor Graham Ellard (CSM) and Professor Yoko Terauchi (AUA).The Daiwa Foundation Award was used to support visits to Japan by academics from CSM collaborating with colleagues at AUA in a touring exhibition of new work, and a film screening at the Setouchi Triennale and the Aichi Triennale.

Former Daiwa Award recipients working on recording Junzo Yoshimura's designs for the AUA campus

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Carl Randall's Shōzō [肖像] at the Berloni Gallery London, 17 September to 15 November 2014

Posted on 8 September 2014, under Art & Exhibitions, Scholarships

Carl Randall’s Shōzō [肖像], ‘portraits’, will be displayed at the Berloni Gallery in London from September 17th to November 15th 2014.

Carl Randall's Shōzō [肖像] at the Berloni Gallery London, 17 September to 15 November 2014

Japan scratches its head over Olympic legacy

Posted on 5 September 2014, under Other News

In Tokyo for a conference about the potential legacies of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, I was struck by how little anyone seems to have thought about it.

Japan scratches its head over Olympic legacy

Major Teabowl Exhibition in Oxford,24 October - 20 November 2014

Posted on 29 August 2014, under Uncategorized

The teabowl, or chawan, is at the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony – an object of beauty, simplicity and contemplation. Taking this as its inspiration, this exhibition presents a remarkable variety of teabowls and small vessels, with some 300 pieces by more than 60 makers from all parts of the world. These range from traditional pieces by legendary Japanese and British potters to contemporary vessels – functional and conceptual – by leading European ceramists. On show at Oxford Ceramics Gallery from 24 October to 16 November 2014, the exhibition is complemented by an exciting programme of events at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Major Teabowl Exhibition in Oxford,24 October - 20 November 2014

UK Premiere of "Love Hotel" at the ICA on 17th September, additional screenings on 20 and 28 September

Posted on 29 August 2014, under Events, Theatre & Film

UK Premiere of acclaimed new feature documentary LOVE HOTEL at the ICA London, Wednesday 17th September at 8pm. Q&A with directors and pre-screening drinks. The ICA announces additional screenings for the Osaka based feature documentary LOVE HOTEL after the UK Premiere on the 17th September has sold out. Additional dates are Saturday 20th September at 15.30 and Sunday 28th September at 1400. Please find more information at: http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/love-hotel.

UK Premiere of

'Schema - Sukima' showing at lauregenillard until 13 September

Posted on 22 August 2014, under Uncategorized

Schema – Sukima at lauregenillard (LGLondon), brings into dialogue the work of Japanese artists and British contemporaries. It is a beautifully conceived, playful exhibition in a gem of a gallery, hidden in Hanway Place not far from Tottenham Court Road Tube. It is difficult to imagine how vibrant the art work is from the gallery images alone.

'Schema - Sukima' showing at lauregenillard until 13 September
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