England (Except for London)

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Coventry Young Ambassadors

Until July 2020

Coventry – a variety of venues

City wide project including creation of project called Coventry Young Ambassadors who will promote Japanese education and culture in their schools and wider community.

Theatre & Music

Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra concert performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, featuring Japanese soprano Eri Nakamura

28, 30 May 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

"Japanese company, Brother International, have been sponsors of the Hallé for many years and in 2019 we are celebrating 30 years of consecutive sponsorship –..."

Theatre & Music

Nobu plays Rachmaninov

14 May 2020

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Liverpool knows and loves Nobuyuki Tsujii – the Japanese pianist, whose artistry and charisma leaves audiences cheering and critics lost for words.

Theatre & Music

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano

10 May 2020

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

‘His performance had the power of a healing service. It was truly divine’. That’s how the American piano legend Van Cliburn described Nobuyuki Tsujii – and every time he plays with the Orchestra, he brings the house down. But this is Nobu’s first ever solo recital in Liverpool, ....

Theatre & Music

NOBUYUKI TSUJII – SCHUBERT, SCRIABIN & CHOPIN

9 May 2020

Town Hall, Birmingham

“His performance had the power of a healing service. It was truly divine”. That’s how the American piano legend Van Cliburn described Nobuyuki Tsujii, and you can’t have missed the buzz around this wonderful Japanese pianist, ...

Theatre & Music

Kodo: Legacy

13, 14, 16 February & 15 March 2020

Basingstoke, Warwick, Dorset & Liverpool

Japan’s legendary Kodo drummers return to their roots with Legacy, a physically stunning and musically sensational show which puts their huge drums centre stage and reworks their treasure trove of signature pieces created across almost 40 years of international touring.

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Doki Doki The Manchester Japanese Festival

9 - 10 November 2019

Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester

An event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture to raise awareness of Japanese Culture in the Manchester and around the UK and to support the charity Aid for Japan.

Academia & Science

Go! Gender Go! Japan: Media Narratives of Identity

2 November 2019

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

The University of Manchester in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University and the Economic and Social Research Council bring to the audience media narratives of gender & identity in Japan.

Art & Design

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

18 October - 3 November 2019

Strutts North Mill Museum & Visitor Centre, Belper

Artist Seiko Kinoshita is creating an illuminated lantern walk through the historic Clusters housing in Belper, alongside a contemporary textile installation which will be in the fascinating basement of the North Mill – we can’t wait for this!

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Discover Japan

5 October 2019, 14 March 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

At World Museum in Liverpool, alongside a presentation of works by Taki Katei, Japan Society North West will organise: Shamisen playing, Awa Odori dancer, Tengu Taiko, Liverpool Jujitsu, Samurai Armour presentation, Shodo, ...

Art & Design

Taki Katei – Japanese Paintings

4 October 2019 - 13 April 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

In 2019 National Museums Liverpool will host the first-ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the Japan 2020 Cultural Olympiad.

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Kodōsai Cultural Event

4 - 6 October 2019

Holiday Inn Basildon, Basildon

A weekend of Japanese cultural workshops delivered to the public in Basildon, Essex. This years event will see Shodo (calligraphy) workshops, Kyujitsu (archery), Cosplay, Japanese language, Ikebana and various traditional martial arts demonstrations.

Academia & Science

Over Here, Over There

26 - 29 September 2019

The Settlement at Castle Hill, Cumbria

A festival in conjunction with Maryport Maritime Museum celebrating migration in Victorian Maryport.

Art & Design

Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

An exhibition of Japanese watercolours and prints from Derby Museums’ own collection, including works made by two of Japan’s most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (c.1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Art & Design

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Giant spiders, dancing skeletons, winged goblins and hordes of ghostly warriors are among the subjects depicted in this display of striking 19th century woodblock prints, drawn from the Ashmolean Museum’s rich collection of Japanese art.

Art & Design

Shrines

17 September - 3 November 2019

Upfront Gallery, Cumbria

Sumi-e, suiboku-ga and photographs of a journey around Japan visiting beautiful and mysterious Shinto shrines....

Art & Design

Museum of the Moon - coinciding with Tsukimi

16 September - 6 October 2019

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones and it will be with us from Monday 16 September to Sunday 6 October.

Art & Design

Kuroko

14 - 29 September 2019

Yorkshire Hub, Leeds

Kuroko is a group exhibition of artists based in UK and Japan working in sculpture. The exhibition is supported and presented by Index Festival Leeds, the artist led fringe festival during the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019.

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Will Adams Festival

7 September 2019

Gillingham Park, Medway

At the festival you will experience both maritime history and Japanese culture in the 17th and the 21st century.

Business

Deloitte Japanese Business Dinner

5 September 2019

HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester

This is the flagship Japanese business dinner held annually to celebrate the UK & Japan business links in Manchester.

Theatre & Music

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter's Chaplaincy

1 September 2019

St Peter's House Chaplaincy, Manchester

English Rakugo at St Peter's Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo.

Theatre & Music

“Noh” Introductory Workshop

24 August 2019

The Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool

The master noh actor of the Kita School, Akira Matsui, will offer a 2-hour workshop on noh singing, movement, and perhaps a demonstration piece for performance as well.

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Tanabata Festival

17 August 2019

Tatton Park, Cheshire

Tanabata, or the Star Festival, is typically held on the evening of 7 July throughout Japan, but the festival can be celebrated from June through to August. The festival traces its origins to a romantic legend that....

Film

Third Thursday Lectures: Japanese Cinema At Home and Overseas 1950-1970

15 August 2019

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

The 1950s was a period called ‘the golden age of Japanese films’. Japanese film-makers won a string of awards, starting with Kurosawa Akira’s Rashomon, which received the Golden Lion at the 1951 Venice Film Festival, and followed by Mizoguchi Kenji’s successive prizes at Venice.....

Sports

Cowes SailGP

10 & 11 August 2019

Cowes, Isle of Wight

The new SailGP is re-defining the sport of sailing. The racing takes place in some of the world's most iconic city waterfronts, ....

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Japanese Season of Culture at Chichester College

6 August 2019 - 24 July 2020

Chichester College campus, Chichester

Chichester College will hold several Japa related events throughout 2019 and 2020.

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Coventry Hiroshima Day 2019

6 August 2019

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

On Tuesday 6th August at 5.30 for 6pm, there will be a service of reflection at Coventry Cathedral and Capel of Unity Coventry Cathedral to remember the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

Theatre & Music

Taiko Drumming Workshop

6 August 2019

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Coventry Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee for Peace & Reconciliation and Coventry Cathedral invite you to a Taiko Drumming Workshop run by Taikowest on Hiroshima Day on 6 August 2019.

Theatre & Music

SCORED IN SILENCE

6 August 2019

Ditchling Museum, East Sussex

"Scored in Silence” is an intimate new solo digital performance artwork for 40 people that unpacks the untold tales of Deaf hibakusha – survivors of the A-Bombs that fell in Hiroshima in 1945.

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Pure Land Japanese Garden - lantern-lit evening garden

3 August - 29 September 2019

Pure Land Japanese Garden, Nottinghamshire

In the present day, the traditional Japanese lantern-lit evening garden is increasingly rare even within Japan, and Pure Land Japanese Garden is the only place in Europe where one may take part in this beautiful experience.

Academia & Science

Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

27 July - 17 August 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the UEA is hosting an intensive three-week postgraduate level fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage.

Academia & Science

Wavell Shoei Schools Summer Exchange Hosted by The University of Winchester

24 - 27 July 2019

University of Winchester, Hampshire

Summer Exchange Camp over 4 days with a variety of activities.

Art & Design

The Chief, The Missionary, His Wife & Her Brother

13 July - 2 November 2019

Hertford Museum, Hertford

Discover the amazing family of the Hertford Museum founders and their fascinating lives amongst the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, North Japan......

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Japanese Star Festival Tanabata

7 July 2019

The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

We plan to hold a one-day Festival at The Museum of East Asian Art on Sunday 7 July 2019 to cerebrate Japanese Star festival, Tanabata.

Art & Design

A Drunk Pandemic

5 - 21 July 2019

Victoria Station Tunnels, Manchester

Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists brought together by MIF and Contact, Tokyo’s Chim↑Pom are building a temporary brewery underneath Manchester Victoria Station.

Art & Design

Kaku Hayashi at International Ceramics Festival

5 - 7 July 2019

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

The Japan Foundation is proud to be supporting the appearance of Kaku Hiyashi at International Ceramics Festival. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978, she quickly rose to become one of Japan's leading ceramicists.....

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Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference

3 July 2019

the University of Leicester

 

On Wednesday 3rd of July, Year 5 pupils from various schools in Leicestershire will take part in a day of sports and Japanese culture to celebrate the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of the Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference,....

Academia & Science

Japan Orientation:An introduction to the study of Japan and its place in the world

29 June - 13 July 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

This international undergraduate summer school is dedicated to the study of Japan and its role in world.

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

24 June 2019

University of Nottingham, Nottingham

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Art & Design

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

22 June - 29 September 2019

The White Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing....

Academia & Science

Nihongo Cup 2019

22 June 2019

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Nihongo Cup, the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School students, is accepting applications across three categories: Key Stage 3, Pre-GCSE Key Stage 4/5, and Post GCSE Key Stage 4 and 5...

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

21 June 2019

King Edward's Witley School, Surrey

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Art & Design

Third Thursday Lecture: Manga at the British Museum

20 June 2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

This talk gives a behind the scenes look at the creating of The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ (23 May to 26 August 2019) currently on display in the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery at the British Museum. Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling that employs the power of line to literally draw the reader into the story....

Art & Design

Flower Shows and Japanese Dress Shows for the Purpose of International Artistic and Cultural Exchanges

16 June 2019

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

“From seven years ago we have held a flower show twice a year and have opened a new workshop for the Japanese flower arrangement...

Art & Design

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… - SKY PIECES

15 June - 6 October 2019

The Heong Gallery, Cambridge

Demonstrating Yoko Ono’s use of the ‘sky’ since the early 1960s, the exhibition Sky Pieces will fill The Heong Gallery with pieces of the sky, featuring over thirty works, ...

Theatre & Music

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… - SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

15 June 2019

Howard Theatre, Cambridge

In Sky Piece To Jesus Christ (1965/2019), a group of musicians play a score, whilst another group of performers begin to wrap medical gauze around each member of the orchestra along with their instruments, as well as the conductor.

Academia & Science

UK-Japan University Dialogue 2019

13 June 2019

University of Manchester

As the UK and Japan agree to forge a new strategic alliance, there are strong prospects for greater collaboration between the Japanese and UK higher education sectors....

Academia & Science

York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium on "New-Concept Spintronic Devices"

12 - 14 June 2019

University of York, York

A symposium on new concept spintronic devices to disseminate results obtained through the JSPS-EPSRC-DFG-funded Core-to-Core programme. 

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Sakura Festival in Leeds VOL.3

8 June 2019

Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds

"We would like to introduce Japanese culture through stage performance, food, and culture experience booth especially by featuring ‘traditional side’ of Japan and ‘present-day’ or ‘modern side’ of Japan..."

Theatre & Music

A Night of Music

25 May 2019

St Botolph’s Church, Colchester

The Colchester Military Wives Choir are being joined by The Amici Mixed choir from Okinawa, Japan and the Bao-Lai junior High School Chorus from Taiwan, for A Night of Music.

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Demolition Memorial Keepsake for LightNight 2019

17 May 2019

Performance Space, Bluecoat, Liverpool

Demolition Memorial Keepsake is a participatory project undertaken by Japanese artist anti-cool. A series of public workshops will explore memorial objects, funerals and ceremonies from different cultures. Inspired by Japanese cremation ceremonies, burning rituals will be held with local participants..

Art & Design

Fujita Tsuguharu: a classical painter?

16 May 2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

After being neglected by critics and historians for about half of a century, the work of Fujita Tsuguharu (Léonard Foujita, 1886-1968) is being rediscovered as suggest recent exhibitions in Tokyo and Paris. But points of view have changed as the importance of vanguardism in 20th century art history has receded into the background....

Art & Design

Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan & the Craft Tradition

15 May – 5 August 2019

Brantwood, home of John Ruskin

15th May 2019 JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. Brantwood Coach House.

Academia & Science

Reopening the ‘Opening of Japan’: A Two-Day International Conference to Mark the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration

10 - 11 May 2019

The Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

On the 10th and 11th May 2019, the Nissan Institute will be host to an international conference to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and mark the imperial transition....

Academia & Science

Modern Japan in the Comparative Imagination

9 & 10 May 2019

Durham University, Durham

This conference considers how modern Japanese history, literature, and art have been shaped by and understood through comparisons across national and cultural boundaries.....

Academia & Science

Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power

1 May 2019

University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford

Amidst the flux of the liberal international order, Japan’s public diplomacy, which relies solely on its cultural uniqueness, is inadequate. Professor Yasushi Watanabe of Keio University proposes new principles for an age where the diplomatic sphere is expanding from negotiation tactics to agenda setting and norm setting. In this presentation,....

Art & Design

Lifelines: the Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

16 April – 6 October 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Oxford

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable artistic career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese print artist based in Canada. 40 joyful woodcuts created over six decades demonstrate the remarkable innovation and variety of her work.

Theatre & Music

Japanese Folk Music (minyo) Taster Workshop

13 April 2019

International Society, William Kay House,Manchester

A taster session where you will learn how to sing and play Japanese folk songs.....

Theatre & Music

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra The sixth Europe Tour 2019

13 April 2019

Town Hall(Leeds)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen are planning Europe tour in April 2019, which will be the first Europe tour in 13 years for JPO. It will be the first time for the orchestra to visit Finland, and other visits include cities in Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

Art & Design

Exhibition: Samurai : Ancient warriors of Japan

6 April - 13 July 2019

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Buckinghamshire

Exhibition of a private collection of historical Japanese arms and armour, from the 16th – 19th century, as well as some stunning modern swords by accredited high level swordsmiths.

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Hanami Festival & Hanami Experience

4th -28th April 2019

Brogdale Farm, the home of the National Fruit Collection, Kent

Brogdale will be hosting a day long festival of the blossom to encompass all things Japanese along with the chance for the public to picnic under the blossom throughout April 2019..

Academia & Science

Fukushima Hamadori HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY 2019

March - October 2019

Various Locations

This event will be organised by Specified Non-profit Corporation HAPPY ROAD NET. "We are arranging an educational project which will provide 20 high school students from Fukushima Hamadori an opportunity to visit Sellafield Ltd...."

Theatre & Music

Hand in Hand

22 March 2019

Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Hand In Hand is choreographed by Chisato Minamimura and is produced by Nicole Vivien Watson of Surface Area Dance Theatre and Paul Miller of Rory Studio and supported by Moving Art Management.

Art & Design

Third Thursday Lectures: Thinking about Late Hokusai

21 March2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

“Our exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, held at the British Museum and Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka in the summer and autumn of 2017, proposed that the older the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) became, the more powerful and sublime was his art....

Sports

UK Paralympic Performance Conference - Japanese culture session and reception (Invitation Only)

12 March - 13 March 2019

Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester

This is a conference for coaches, practitioners, and national federation staff who will be attending 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games to be exposed to basic Japanese language, culture, and Sake. This is an invitaion only programme.

Theatre & Music

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

9 March 2019

Nothern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds

A double-bill of contemporary dance performance.Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill.

Academia & Science

University of Leicester-Tokyo Metropolitan University Joint Symposium “Multilateral Approaches to Life and Environments”

6 - 8 March 2019

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester-Tokyo Metropolitan University Joint Symposium “Multilateral Approaches to Life and Environments” showcases the cutting-edge research work in astrophysics, neuroscience, structual biology, mechanobiology, biosensing and anthropology areas. Invitation only.

Art & Design

Potters From Japan

2 March - 19 May 2019

Leach Pottery, Cornwall

Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada’s endeavours, in establishing the Leach Pottery nearly a century ago, cemented a lifelong friendship and strong bonds between subsequent potters and their communities in the UK and Japan....

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Cherry Trees for Schools

Until 28 February 2019

Cherry Trees for Schools, The Japan Society, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

We are now inviting schools in the UK to apply to be part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Planting Project in the UK, a project to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the UK.

Theatre & Music

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

28 February 2019

DanceXchange, Birmingham

A double-bill of contemporary dance performance.Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill.

Academia & Science

Japan-UK Workshop - Overcoming health challenges at different life stages, using big data, biobank and cohort approaches

27 February 2019

University of Bristol, Bristol

"In order to advance research and development on life stage challenges (e.g. influences on timing of dementia onset, effects of fetal exposure in adolescence), we will hold a joint workshop between researchers..."

Academia & Science

Seminar co-organized by JF/BAJS

23 February 2019

University of Manchester

"Japanese language that brings together" themed seminar by Professor Thomson from New South Wales University, Australia.

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Japan Now 2019

20 - 21 February 2019

Bath, Nottingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Norwich

Japan Now returns this February with a series of events around the UK celebrating the most exciting Japanese literature and culture...

Academia & Science

International symposium: Japan in the World and the World in Japan:
A Methodological Approach

15-16 February 2019

Sainsbury Institute, Norwich

An international symposium on teaching Japanese Studies and Japan-related topics around the world.The “Japan-in-the-World Forum” is an organization of young researchers and instructors seeking to establish a network/ discussion forum for young researchers and instructors...

Theatre & Music

Flight Paths

5 February - 5 March 2019 (See details for touring schedule.)

Various

Two of Britain’s leading theatre companies, Extant and Yellow Earth have joined forces to present an exciting new play called Flight Paths.

Film

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

2 February - 28 March 2019

Various

Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London has organised a Japanese film programme in close partnership with distinguished film venues and programme advisors in the UK.

Business

Lecture and Demonstration of Japanese culinary culture

2 February 2019

University of Oxford

Lecture and demonstraion showcasing Japanese culinary culture and techniques.

Business

JLGC Seminar 2019
"New Roads to Japan – Forging better business links through the Toyota-Derbyshire Partnership –"

1 February 2019

The Roundhouse, Derby College, Derby

This year’s JLGC(Japan Local Government Centre) seminar, as part of the recent 20th Anniversary of Toyota-Derbyshire Twinning activities, will focus on creating local business opportunities through international municipal twinning links.

Business

University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until December 2020

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan.

Academia & Science

School visit to celebrate the UK-Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020 and to highlight Japanese culture in Wales

31 January 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

A special event for local school children to experience Japanese culture first hand; Japan of the past, present and future.

Art & Design

Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City

12 January – 12 May 2019

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Featuring original woodblock prints from Bristol’s collection, this exhibition explores the sophisticated urban culture of Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, from fashion and day trips to geisha and the kabuki theatre.

Academia & Science

Avant-Garde Calligraphy between Postwar Japan, Europe, and the United States

17 January 2019

Weston Room, Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

As the French theoretician of abstract art Michel Seuphor wrote in 1962, “in the 1960s, every abstract painter is fascinated by the East, dreams of visiting Japan, perhaps to find the delights of Japanese calligraphy.” This talk is dedicated to the artists who launched and fuelled this fascination....

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