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Book Review: Another Kyoto By Alex Kerr With Kathy Arlyn Sokol

September 12, 2017 2 comments

An enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future!

Another Kyoto book coverAlmost a follow up to his ‘Lost Japan’ the book is a written record of conversations between Alex Kerr and his colleague and friend the author Kathy Arlyn Sokol on their visits to various sites around Kyōto. As Kerr points out the various sections delve into and expound three major influences; South East Asia, China and Japan. It takes an “off the beaten path” look at what he has seen many times before, picking up on the details that usually go unnoticed when visiting temples and shrines. More casual in style than Kerr’s previous publications his chatty style makes this guide very accessible even if the information that it contains is much more Read more…

JAPAN CUTS: Festival Of New Japanese Film Announces Full Slate Of NY Premieres

July 9-19, 2015 at Japan Society

JAPAN CUTS logoExpanded 9th Edition Boasts Nearly 30 Features, Dozens of Shorts,

Classic Restorations and Most Special Guests Ever!

New York, NY – North America’s largest festival of Japanese Read more…

Two Years After: Remembering The Devastation And Celebrating Hope

February 14, 2013 1 comment

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes to London in March!

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionPresented by The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation

The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition in London from Tuesday 5 until Sunday 17 March. The exhibition was held in three Asian cities during 2012: Bangkok, Jakarta and Seoul. Now, the 2013 exhibition marks the second anniversary of the Read more…

Taiko Drummer Kumiko Suzuki To Give Free Performance At Kokoro Exhibition

June 21, 2012 1 comment

Free addmission!

On Saturday 23rd June from 15.30 at The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court within the grounds of Somerset House in London, professional Taiko drummer and member of The Sounds of Japan (a collection of professional and established Japanese musicians and performers), Kumiko Suzuki will be giving a free live performance to celebrate the exhibition Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III which Read more…

Lecture: Lesley Downer – The New Japan and the Last Samurai

Monday 18 June 2012 at 6.45pm 

The Oriental Club Stratford House 11 Stratford Place London W1C 1ES

Free – booking recommended

A pay bar is available before the lecture Please note: Oriental Club rules require gentlemen to wear jacket and tie Read more…

Lecture: Zen – Its Practice and Philosophy for Everyday Life

April 23, 2012 3 comments

26 April 2012, 6:45pm

The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

In this talk, the Reverend Sokun Tsushimoto, a Zen master of the Rinzai School and qualified medical doctor, will provide insight into the essence of Zen, its traditional practices and discipline. He will also discuss his role as both clinician and priest in the context of birth, aging, sickness and death.

Zen is one of the main schools of Buddhism and originally came to Japan from China in the 13th century. Over time, a Read more…

Globe To Globe Festival: Chiten Theatre Company Performs Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”

April 20, 2012 1 comment

Tuesday 22 May 2012 from 7.30pm

Join the Japan Society at the Globe Theatre for Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, performed by Chiten Theatre Company, and get £10 off the best seats in the house! This is a rare opportunity to see this exciting Kyoto-based company, directed by Motoi Miura, one of Japan’s most imaginative artists. Working together with actors, stage designers, lighting artists and others, Chiten performances explore the Read more…

They Will Rock You! Queen Tribute “Queer” First-Time Live UK Gig

January 24, 2012 6 comments

Tie your mother down and get ready, Freddie for an electrifying homage to arguably the greatest rock group of all time!

One of Japan’s hottest new Queen tributes prepares  for a set of explosive shows in London this February. Two very special Queen tribute nights will take place at the Pipeline in Liverpool Street London on Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 February. Both nights will feature live sets from one of Queen’s premier Japanese tribute bands, Queer.

Entry is £5 with an advance ticket or Read more…