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Jul
14
Thu
2016
Art in Action – ‘ZenDo’ Area @ Waterperry House
Jul 14 – Jul 17 all-day

Bu-Ji by Terayama Tanchu-SenseiArt in Action Day tickets – from £15.30 for adults, £12.60 for over 60’s, £8.10 for students and £5.40 for children.

Children under 5 and carers for disabled are free.

New this year we have a ‘ZenDo’ area by the river where you can try Zen Brushwork as the art of ‘being awakened through writing’. You might want to try Contemporary Willow Basketry, Japanese Shibori Dyeing, Capturing the Moving Figure in watercolour or the ever popular pottery throwing.

The essence of Art in Action is to immerse yourself in the art and creativity and I think you will find a pallet of inspiring classes and teachers at this year’s festival.

Online bookings are now open on the website now – otherwise head to the Practical Class Ticket Tent when you arrive!

The Practical Classes Teachers are all artists or art teachers. They also have a joint display in the Teachers Exhibition Tent and most of the works are for sale. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see a wide variety of art created to a very high standard.

Half of the places for each class are now available for pre-booking on the website here.

Each day of the Festival, the other half of places for each class will be sold from 9.30 am onwards at the Practical Classes Ticket Tent (you can only purchase tickets for your class on that day).

 

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Sushi and Sashimi Workshop @ Sushi and Sashimi Workshop with Hashi Cooking
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sushi and Sashimi Workshop @ Sushi and Sashimi Workshop with Hashi Cooking | London | United Kingdom

Spend a day learning everything about the art of sushi making as part of a small class in an authentic Japanese setting. Hashi’s most popular class, this is the ideal gift for sushi enthusiasts!

Use a top quality sashimi platter, including tuna, sea bream or sea bass and salmon, as well as fish roe, green vegetables, tamagoyaki omelette and freshly grated wasabi, to create a huge range of sushi pieces.

The class will work through:

Where to shop and what to buy when making sushi
The basic ingredients used in sushi making
How to cook sushi rice properly
How to prepare sushi fillings for maki and raw fish for sashimi
How to make and present a variety of sushi including thin rolls, inside-out rolls, nigiri and two kind of oshi-zushi (compressed sushi)
How to prepare Japanese tamagoyaki omelette
How to make miso soup

Enjoy your creations as a sit down lunch in an authentic Japanese setting, with miso soup and sake, followed by green tea ice cream – and even take home a variety of sushi rolls as well as a starter kit, which includes a rolling mat, sushi rice, nori sheets, vinegar, wasabi and soy sauce!

As with all of Hashi’s classes, all ingredient lists, recipes and suppliers are printed for you to take home.

Hashi Cooking is a Japanese cookery school in Wimbledon, established by Japanese master chef 13 years ago it has set thousands of students on the path to delicious, healthy and authentic Japanese food.

https://hashicooking.co.uk

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Experience Japan Exhibition 2016 @ The Royal Society, London
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Experience Japan Exhibition 2016 @ The Royal Society, London | London | England | United Kingdom

The Experience Japan Exhibition aims to showcase the various exciting opportunities to study and work in Japan.

This year, around 20 of Japan’s leading universities will be attending to provide information on degree programmes taught entirely in English, as well as on the research opportunities, summer courses and other options open to international students. There will also be a chance to find out about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to enable you to take advantage of these learning opportunities.

The seminar line-up offers participants the chance to learn about the basics of life in Japan and hear directly from people with experience of studying and working there. Guest speakers will also be delivering presentations that provide insights into Japanese language, and popular culture.

Experts on working in Japan will also be taking part to provide information on the job market and the opportunities available including internships and the ever-popular Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

So come along and find your way to Japan – the experience of a lifetime!

Event website: http://www.experience-japan.jp/

Feb
3
Fri
2017
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme @ 15 venues nationwide
Feb 3 – Mar 29 all-day
Lady Maiko - The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Lady Maiko – The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns in early 2017 with a diverse programme of films based around the theme of ‘Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema’. Kicking off at ICA, London on 3 February, the season will tour to a further 14 venues around the UK.

Date: 3 February – 29 March 2017
Venue: 15 venues nationwide

For the full line-up and details of participating venues, please click here.

May
15
Mon
2017
Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Towards 2020 @ Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London
May 15 @ 5:30 pm
Sport and Diplomacy: Past Reflections and Looking Towards 2020 @ Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London | England | United Kingdom

Japan is due to host two sporting ‘mega-events’ in the next few years: The Rugby World Cup 2019 and The Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020.

The build up to these events provides an opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future role of sport as an opportunity for diplomacy. This symposium, organised by the Japan Foundation London, the Japan Sport Council London and SOAS Japan Research Centre, focuses on mega-sporting events as a public diplomatic platform, and how they create legacies for the global community.

Keynote Speakers
Tetsuya Kimura ( Director-General, Japan Sports Agency)
Richard Caborn (former Minister of Sport 2001-7)
Dr Helen Macnaughtan (Chair, SOAS Japan Research Centre)
Dr J Simon Rofe (SOAS University of London)

Organisers: Japan Foundation London, Japan Sport Council London and SOAS Japan Research Centre

The event is also supported by JSPS London and is followed by a reception sponsored by Sake Samurai.

Booking:

The event is free and open to the public but registration is essential to guarantee a place.

For further details and to view the event programme please visit the SOAS website: https://www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/15may2017-sport-and-diplomacy-past-reflections-and-looking-toward-2020.html

Image: Courtesy of the Japan Sport Council

Sep
16
Sat
2017
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO CONNECT? Japanese Identity and Desire to Pass on the Language and Culture among Japanese Diaspora @ SOAS University of London
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO CONNECT? Japanese Identity and Desire to Pass on the Language and Culture among Japanese Diaspora @ SOAS University of London | England | United Kingdom

概要:グローバル化の中で「移動」の時代を生きる私たちと日本、日本文化、日本語とのかかわりは今後どのように変化していくのだろうか。筆者は「日系ディアスポラ研究」の一環として、1960-70年代に渡英した人々が老年期を見据えて1996年にロンドンで創設した「英国日本人会」(JA)へのアンケート調査を実施した。

前半では、こうした英国に根を下ろした日本語話者が、自らと家族の言語使用や日本語の継承、日本との関係、終の棲家、アイデンティティをどのように捉えているかを探った調査とその結果についてお話ししたい。

後半では、JAの創設メンバーの1人であるウイリアムズ・モモコ氏をゲストに迎え、ウィリアムズ氏が立ち上げた「忘れな草」プロジェクト(1950年代以降イギリスに渡って活躍した人々へのビデオインタビュー http://wasurenagusa.org.uk/ja)より、主に日本語の保持と継承に深くかかわる内容のインタビューを紹介する。その後、講演とビデオの内容を踏まえて、参加者が日本語の保持・継承や、アイデンティティなどについてグループで話し合い、共有する。

Living in the age of global mobility, the concept of being Japanese cannot be stable and remain unchanged. Identity is determined by choices and actions individuals take and current socio-political and economical flow. In search for what makes Japanese themselves feel Japanese, Kazuko Miyake has been interviewing ‘Japanese Diaspora’ who have spent most of their lives outside of Japan. Recently she conducted a survey among the members of Japan Association in the UK (JA) and obtained intriguing results. JA was formed in 1996, the core members of which came to the UK in the 1960-70s and have settled ever since. This talk is about how people living outside Japan hold the Japanese sense of identity.

In the first half of the talk, Miyake will explain briefly the background of the lives of Japanese in the UK after the Second World War, then move on to the present survey. The results of the survey reveal the complexity of determining factors, such as the age of immigration, nationality, families’ language use, retainment and inheritance of Japanese language and culture, position towards Japan, choice of place to spend last days, etc.

In the latter half of the talk, one of the founding members of JA, Momoko Williams, who now leads the Wasurena-gusa project, will speak about the project. The project’s aim is to preserve a record of Japanese who have lived and made significant contributions to the Japanese community since the 1950s. Short video clips of interviews that are relevant to the maintenance and inheritance of Japanese language will be shown, followed by Williams’ explanation and Miyake’s comments. The audience will be given some time to discuss in groups and share their opinions with other participants.

参加費:無料 Free entry
言語 日本語 This lecture will be held entirely in Japanese.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Experience Japan Exhibition 2017 @ Royal Society London
Nov 18 all-day
Experience Japan Exhibition 2017 @ Royal Society London | England | United Kingdom

The Experience Japan Exhibition aims to introduce the growing range of study and research opportunities available in Japan.

This year, 14 of Japan’s leading universities will be attending to provide information on degree programmes taught entirely in English, as well as on the research opportunities, summer courses and other options open to international students. There will also be a chance to find out about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to enable you to take advantage of these learning opportunities.

The seminar line-up offers participants the chance to learn about the basics of life in Japan and hear directly from people with experience of studying and researching there. Guest speakers will also be delivering presentations that provide insights into Japanese language and popular culture, and there will be a special seminar on the ever-popular Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

So come along and find your way to Japan – the experience of a lifetime awaits!

Online registration is recommended but not required. Pre-register via the link below to receive a special gift on the day of the exhibition.
http://www.experience-japan.jp/registration/

Those who pre-register can also enter a prize draw for the chance to win a London-Tokyo return flight ticket courtesy of Japan Airlines.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
The Little Mochi Man, a play for 4 – 7 year olds @ Various London & UK - wide Locations
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 30 @ 12:00 pm

The Little Mochi ManA THOUSAND CRANES http://athousandcranes.org.uk/
in association with artsdepot
PRESENTS

The Little Mochi Man
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY VICKY IRELAND FOR CHILDREN AGED 4-7 AND THEIR FAMILIES
DESIGN BY MILA SANDERS     MUSIC BY JULIAN BUTLER
WITH PERFORMERS
HARUKA KURODA AND NATSUMI KURODA

Join little Mochi Man on his adventures as he travels from the snowy mountains of Hokkaido, to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

Inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu (Japanese New Year celebrations) and with ‘origami’ puppets, animation and especially composed music, this is the perfect introduction to Japan for young children.

The Little Mochi Man is performed by CBeebies and CBBC regular Haruka Kuroda and Natsumi Kuroda, written and directed by award winning Children’s theatre director Vicky Ireland.

Made possible Design is by Mila Sanders with music and animation by Julian Butler. It is produced by A Thousand Cranes n association with artsdepot, and is supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Vicky Ireland is a writer and director of children’s theatre and was awarded the first MBE for services made to Children’s Theatre. She was Artistic Director at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon for 18 years and presented TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years and will be back at Polka this summer to direct her acclaimed production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act www.vickyireland.com

A Thousand Cranes was founded in 2006 by performer Kumiko Mendl and writer, director Vicky Ireland to bring the many fascinating stories and cultures of Japan to UK audiences and the company has performed throughout the UK and abroad.

A Thousand Cranes were made Artistic Associates of artsdepot in 2009.

28-Jan
Watermans, Brentford
watermans.org.uk
020 8232 1010

03-Feb
Half Moon Theatre, Limehouse
halfmoon.org.uk
020 7709 8900

04-Feb
artsdepot, N.Finchley
artsdepot.co.uk
020 8369 5454

09 – 11 Feb
the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath
theatreroyal.org.uk
01225 823409

17-Feb
Lincoln Japan Festival, Lincoln
japanfestival.co.uk
01522 539977

18-Feb
Birdhouse,Grimsby
birdhousetheatre.co.uk
01472 323111

24-Feb
Birmingham Hippodrome
birminghamhippodrome.com
0844 338 5000′

03-Mar
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus
nstheatres.co.uk
023 8067 1771

04-Mar
Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich
greenwichtheatre.org.uk
0208 858 7755

10-Mar
The Cockpit, Marylebone
thecockpit.org.uk
020 7258 2925

11-Mar
Cambridge junction, Cambridge
junction.co.uk
01223 511511

17-Mar
The Courtyard, Hereford
courtyard.org.uk
01432 340555

23 – 25 March
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
polkatheatre.com
020 8543 4888

12-May
Stratford Circus Art s Centre, Stratford
stratford-circus.com
020 8279 1080

20-May
The Civic, Barnsley
barnsleycivic.co.uk
01226 327000

23 -27 May
Little Angel Theatre, Islington
littleangeltheatre.com
020 7226 1787

30-May
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
salisburyp layhouse.com
01722 320333

* Call Charges apply

Admission: Each venue will have their own ticket pricing

Oct
12
Fri
2018
Master – An Ainu Story, Photography Exhibition at SOAS @ The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Oct 12 – Dec 15 all-day
Master - An Ainu Story, Photography Exhibition at SOAS @ The Brunei Gallery, SOAS | England | United Kingdom

Starting the 12th October and running until 15th December, Adam Isfendiyar will be holding a photography exhibition about the life of an Ainu (indigenous people of Japan) man in Hokkaido. He has been working on this project for over 2 years with Kenji Matsuda, giving an insight into the modern Ainu and the continuing legacy of the recent past since the Japanese took over Hokkaido at the end of the 19th century. It will be showing at The Brunei Gallery, SOAS and entry is free!

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Experience Japan Exhibition 2018 @ The Royal Society London
Nov 17 all-day
Experience Japan Exhibition 2018 @ The Royal Society London | England | United Kingdom

The Experience Japan Exhibition aims to introduce the growing range of study and research opportunities available in Japan.

This year,12 Japanese education institutions and several Japan-related organisations will be attending to provide information on degree programmes taught entirely in English, as well as on the research opportunities, summer courses and other options open to international students. There will also be a chance to find out about the variety of scholarships and research funding available to enable you to take advantage of these learning opportunities.

This year’s line-up of seminars will cover the basics about local life, as well as allow you to hear directly from individuals who have experienced studying or conducting research in Japan. Guest speakers will be delivering presentations that provide insights into Japanese language, as well as showcasing Japanese innovation. There will also be a special seminar on the ever-popular Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.

So come along and find your way to Japan – the experience of a lifetime awaits!

Online registration is recommended but not required. Pre-register via the link below to receive a special gift on the day of the exhibition.

Experience Japan Exhibition Website
http://www.experience-japan.jp/