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Japan Research Centre

Japan Research Centre

The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region. 

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2013

January

February

27/02/13

March

13/03/13

April

19/04/13
30/04/13

May

02/05/13
  • Sake Tasting
  • Several types of Japanese Sake tasting with Japanese music AFTER FIVE, which encourage book enthusiast and non-book enthusiasts to come and have a look at the new exhibition at Brunei Gallery.

08/05/13
  • Text and Image in Japanese Books
  • This workshop will focus on examining the relationship between text and image in a variety of Japanese genres. The workshop is in conjunction with the SOAS exhibition of ‘1000 Years of the Art of Japanese Books’ from the Tenri Library.

09/05/13
  • Calligraphy
  • Nobu Takeuchi and others
  • Nobu Takeuchi and others present your name in Japanese.  If you wish, why not have a go and learn how to do it yourself.

10/05/13
  • Grammar of Mimetics
  • Mimetic or “sound-symbolic” words in Japanese (giongo/giseigo/gitaigo) constitute a significant lexical category.

18/05/13
  • Gagaku and Japanese Tea ceremony
  • Dr Hughes (SOAS), Mr Shimizu (Tenri University) and Master Mineko Miura
  • Gagaku - Dr Hughes (SOAS) and Mr Shimizu, the head of Tenri cultural centre in Koln present Gagaku, the oldest surviving orchestra in the world.
    Japanese tea ceremony – Enshuryu School presented by Master Mineko Miura from Holland.  

23/05/13

June

08/06/13
  • Origami
  • Mr Masa Takeuchi
  • Mr Masa Takeuchi, Central St. Martin graduate, presents the art of Origami

13/06/13
  • Origami
  • Mr Masa Takeuchi
  • Mr Masa Takeuchi, Central St. Martin graduate, presents the art of Origami

15/06/13
  • Calligraphy
  • Nobu Takeuchi and others
  • Nobu Takeuchi and others present your name in Japanese.  If you wish, why not have a go and learn how to do it yourself.

19/06/13
20/06/13
  • Origami and Calligraphy
  • Nobu Takeuchi and Masa Takeuchi
  • Nobu Takeuchi and others present your name in Japanese.  If you wish, why not have a go and learn how to do it yourself.

22/06/13

July

04/07/13
  • Strains of Odyssey (天心の譜): Oguri Ken’ichi: Special Talk & Film Screening
  • Kayoko Hosokawa (Executive Producer)
  • The JRC and Japan Society are pleased to present a special screening of Strains of Odyssey, a film that chronicles the power of music to restore confidence in individuals and communities. We are delighted to welcome the film’s executive producer, Kayoko Hosokawa, who will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.

September

19/09/13
  • Japan and Britain, 1613: Parallels and Exchanges
  • The conference will address the history of Japan and Britain in and around the year 1613. Both countries were undergoing massive cultural, religious and political transformations at the time, and it is instructive to look at their respective systems of restructuring and recreation in parallel and comparatively.

October

02/10/13
23/10/13

November

13/11/13
27/11/13

December

11/12/13