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Creative Tradition

PiezoGraph exhibition

3-5 December 2005

The Creative Tradition 2005 PiezoGraph exhibition has toured Europe during 2005. Having started in Berlin in January the European tour finishes in London at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS after which the exhibition will finish off the year at International House in Osaka.

The Exhibition presents various works growing out of the traditions of Japan, including Nihonga Buddhist paintings, images of Bugaku court dance, Kabuki illustrations for folding screens and scroll pictures of actors and Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Edo and Meiji periods, which are reproduced with a contemporary sensibility through PiezoGraph inkjet printing technology.

BUGAKU-HOE: JAPANESE BUDDHIST CHANTING AND COURT DANCE
Sunday 4 December, 3:00 pm, Logan Hall
, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1 (adjacent to SOAS).

Extraordinary concert of Buddhist liturgical music (shômyô) accompanied by gagaku music and bugaku dance. A rare occasion to see monks from two major schools of Japanese Buddhism, Shingon and Tendai, joining voices to sing the highly ornamented, meditative shômyô chants. In this ritual performance, known as bugaku-hôe, they are joined by the gagaku musicians of the Tokyo Gakuso Ensemble. Directed by Prof. Toshiro KIDO. Tickets: £ 10 (£5 concessions). To book e-mail: centres@soas.ac.uk; tel 020 7898 4892

There will be hourly presentations by EPSON of their PiezoGraph inkjet printing technology showing how the material in the exhibition were produced in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre from 11.00hrs, with the last presentation starting at 18.00hrs.