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Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017
Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama
Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture
Leaving Language in a Japanese Limousine
British Museum presents: Hokusai

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017   org

The 2017 edition of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, will showcase the best in both mainstream and independent anime and feature a host of Welsh premieres including Masaaki Yuasa's The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (pictured) and Shukou Murase's SF thriller Genocidal Organ – a real treat for fans of all kinds of animation!

Following the festival’s opening weekend at Chapter in Cardiff, a selection of the films will then be shown at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.


Date: 29 September 2017 - 28 October 2017
Venue:

Chapter, Cardiff: 29 September 2017 – 1 October 2017
Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 28 October 2017


For more information, please click here.

Image: The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (dir. Masaaki Yuasa, 2017)

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Tears and Laughter: Women in Japanese Melodrama   org

BFI presents, in partnership with the Japan Foundation, a season highlighting the female stars that shone in the melodrama of Japanese cinema's 'Golden Age'. The season features titles rarely screened in the UK, spotlighting the magnificent actors who starred in them - figures such as Kinuyo Tanaka, Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada and Hideko Takamine, who endure as beloved icons of Japanese cinema. 


Date: 16 October 2017 - 29 November 2017
Venue:

BFI Southbank, London


For full details of the programme and booking information, please visit the BFI website.

Public booking opens on 3 October 2017.

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Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture   JPsupported

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support the first institutional solo exhibition of Jiro Takamatsu to take place outside of Japan, presented by the Henry Moore Institute. Comprising over seventy sculptures, drawings and documents loaned from collection in Japan, USA and Europe, the exhibition celebrates the work of this leading figure of post-war art, tracing Takamatsu's artistic practice through his exhibition history.


Date: 13 July 2017 - 22 October 2017
Venue:

The Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH


For more information, please click here.

Jiro Takamatsu, documentary photography of 'Temporary Enclosure of Carioca Building Construction Site' (1971). Unidentiļ¬ed photographer. © The Estate of Jiro Takamatsu. Courtesy Yumiko Chiba Associates / Stephen Friedman Gallery / Fergus McCaffrey

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Leaving Language in a Japanese Limousine   JPsupported

A collateral programme for the Folkestone Triennial, the major exhibition Leaving Language in a Japanese Limousine comprises work by a number of contemporary Japanese artists spanning video, sculpture, painting, drawing and performance. Participating artists include Tatsumi Orimoto, Noe Aoki, Midori Mitamura and many more.


Date: 2 September 2017 - 22 October 2017
Venue:

The Metropole Gallery, Folkestone


For more information, please click here.

Image: Echo Tides - anti cool

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British Museum presents: Hokusai  

British Museum presents: Hokusai is a groundbreaking documentary offering an exclusive private view of the British Museum major exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave. Filmed in Japan, the US and the UK, the film focuses on Hokusai’s work, life and times in the great bustling metropolis of Edo, modern Tokyo. Using Ultra HD video technology and stunning close-ups, the film will reveal the extraordinary detail in the work of Hokusai on the big screen – a real feast for the eyes!

From Sunday, 4 June 2017, the film will be screened at a vast number of cinemas across the United Kingdom. To find your nearest venue, please visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hokusai/hokusai_cinema.aspx


Date: 4 June 2017
Venue:

Nationwide


Image: Clear day with a southern breeze ('Red Fuji') from Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji. Colour woodblock, 1831. © British Museum.

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