We welcome back the legendary films from the greatest animation house on the planet, STUDIO GHIBLI. From it's humble beginnings with Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind to When Marnie Was there, we will have all these classics, courtesy of Studiocanal.
Modern Japanese bento have become an art from, known as ‘Chara-Ben’. There will be a new theme for this class announced every month, designed by Alice and based on popular characters, any special requests and seasonal variations.
The Heal's Building 196 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7LQ
From 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Join Japanese artist, Miyu Kurihana, who creates beautiful hand-painted ceramics featuring intricate patterns to learn all you need to know about brush painting. Miyu will teach you how to use the traditional Chinese and Japanese blue and white porcelain brush techniques that you can then use to paint your own ceramic tile in the workshop.
Professor Kaz Oishi from the University of Tokyo and some of his postgraduate students will be visiting SOAS to give short presentations on Japanese art and culture in the 1980s. They would like to exchange views and socialise with people who are interested in Japanese culture and history.
Goze is a term referring to visually-impaired female musicians who travelled Japan playing shamisen. After World War II, with the expansion of the welfare service for disabled people and the enhancement of education for visually impaired people, Goze came to be recognised as relics of the pre-modern times. With the passing of Haru Kobayashi (1900-2005), who was known as the “last Goze”, the culture of Goze, once maintained by visually-impaired people, disappeared from Japanese society in the 21st century. Is it right for Goze culture to be forgotten completely?
Dr Alan Cummings from SOAS's Department of East Asian Languages and Culture returns to for another workshop translating Japanese poet Karan Kurose, the Japanese poet, monk and TV poetry show judge. Kurose writes Tanka, often including many elements from the poetic form’s 1300 year history in same poem, using archaic terminology alongside slang derived from online communities.
Come and learn Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing using indigo, the most magical blue in the world. Learn the basic binding and stitched techniques and then design your own pattern before dyeing your piece in the indigo vat. You’ll walk away not only with a stylish bag, but also the knowledge and skills to dye other fabrics at home. Imagine all the other things you can dye!