Perspective: Kai-shaku is an exhibition showcasing new works produced by London-based emerging architects, designers, and creators who are fascinated by Japanese culture and its influences on the rest of the world.
Kyoto is famous for their beautiful and delicate wagashi - Japanese traditional artisan confectioneries. Join Wagashi Specialist, Chieko Smith, to learn hands-on techniques of delicate Japanese Nerikiri confectionery making.
Aida Makoto is a Japanese contemporary artist known for his provocative work. From mountains of dead salarymen, a blender full of young women, and harakiri (ritual suicide), his highly skilled workmanship shared with Japanese traditional paintings appear grotesque at first, but they tend to carry the scathing message towards contemporary culture and society.
The 3rd London East Asia Film Festival opens on 25th October 2018 and brings the box office hits, latest releases by East Asia's most prominent directors in the strand, LEAFF's Official Selection. Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest feature, YOCHO will also be screened as a UK premiere.
Each year, LEAFF collaborates with Asian film festivals to bridge the cultural gap between East and West. For this year’s Festival Focus, we are delighted to partner with Nara International Film Festival (Festival Director Naomi Kawase). LEAFF presents a selected selection of Nara-tive and Nara-wave titles.