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Summer Explorers! Japanese Anime Screenings
Voices from the Past: Shadows of War in Japanese Cinema new
Current Location (Fellswoop Theatre)
Takehisa Kosugi: SPACINGS

Summer Explorers! Japanese Anime Screenings   org

This summer the Japan Foundation have organised a day packed full of special anime film screenings, all of which can be enjoyed on the big screen! 

11:30am: Anime for Everyone! (Recommended for ages 2+)
KOMANEKO – The Curious Cat

1:00pm: Anime Goes Underground (Recommended for ages 8+)

2:10pm: Anime Meets (Recommended for ages 10+)
Negadon: The Monster from Mars
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek

4:15pm: Retro Anime (Recommended for ages 8+)
Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie
Featuring an intro by Japanese anime expert Helen McCarthy

Date: 1 August 2015 from 11.30am

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus or Green Park

To download the flyer, please click here



These screenings are free to attend but booking is essential. To book a place, please visit:

Main image (from top to bottom): Negadon: The Monster from Mars (© Jun Awazu/CoMix Wave Films) (part); KOMANEKO - The Curious Cat (© amis de Komaneko) (part); Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (© TATSUNOKO PRODUCTION Co., Ltd.) (part); Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (© YAMATOWORKS/D.I.C) (part)

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Voices from the Past: Shadows of War in Japanese Cinema   org

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a war which ended in Japan in August 1945. Since then traces of the war have been prevalent in the arts of Japan right through to today, and cinema is by no means an exception.

Reflecting on life back then, the Japan Foundation has put together a selection of rarely screened films set before, during and after the Second World War, produced by filmmakers, such as Kazuo Kuroki and Yoji Yamada, who strived to depict the experiences of those directly affected by the conflict in different ways.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015
6:30pm The Face of Jizo
Directed by Kazuo Kuroki / 2004 / 99mins / Colour / English subtitles
Thursday, 13 August 2015
6:30pm Eclair
Directed by Akio Kondo / 2011 / 105min / English Subtitles
Saturday, 15 August 2015
11:00am Song of the Spring Horse
Directed by Seijiro Koyama / 1987 / 110mins / Colour / English subtitles

Barefoot Gen
FILM CLUB - featuring introduction and discussion chaired by Nick Walker
(Rochester Kino)

Directed by Mori Masaki / 1983 / 83mins / Colour / English subtitles 

3:20pm Kabei: Our Mother
Directed by Yoji Yamada / 2008 / 133mins / Colour / English subtitles 
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
6:30pm Ah, My Voiceless Friends
Directed by Tadashi Imai / 1972 / 106mins / Colour / English subtitles 
Thursday, 20 August 2015
6:30pm Best Wishes for Tomorrow
Directed by Takashi Koizumi / 2008 / 110mins / Colour / English subtitles 
Saturday, 22 August 2015
11:00am A Boy’s Summer in 1945
Directed by Kazuo Kuroki / 2002 / 118mins / Colour / English subtitles 
1:30pm Children of Nagasaki
Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita / 1983 / 127mins / Colour / English subtitles 
4:00pm Ashita (Tomorrow)
FILM CLUB - featuring introduction and discussion chaired by Jasper Sharp
Directed by Kazuo Kuroki / 1988 / 105mins / Colour / English subtitles 

Date: 11 August 2015 - 22 August 2015

Goethe-Institut London
50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH

For details of how to reach the venue, please click here

To download the flyer, please click here


These screenings are free to attend but booking is essential.
To book a place, please visit:

Main image, clockwise from top: BEST WISHES FOR TOMORROW (© 2007 "Best Wishes for Tomorrow" Film Partners) (part), KABEI: OUR MOTHER (© "KABEI ・・Our Mother" Film Partners all rights reserved) (part), SONG OF THE SPRING HORSE (part); BAREFOOT GEN (part)

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Current Location (Fellswoop Theatre)   JPsupported

The Japan Foundation is pleased to support performances of Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada’s Current Location, performed by the award-winning British company Fellswoop Theatre. The immersive piece of theatre written in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was originally presented by the company as a work-in-progress performance at the Japan Foundation in early 2014 and has since been performed in London, Bristol and Madrid. The play will next be presented as part at Summerhall, Edinburgh, in a series of performances developed specifically for the venue's 2015 festival.

Date: 17 August 2015 - 30 August 2015

Summerhall, Edinburgh

For more information, please click here.
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Takehisa Kosugi: SPACINGS   JPsupported

The Ikon Gallery present the first major exhibition by Japanese composer and artist Takehisa Kosugi. Kosugi was a pioneer of experimental music in Japan in the early 1960s and is considered to be one of the most influential artists of his generation. The exhibition will feature three of the artist’s sound installations, involving everyday materials and radio electronics, and interacting with wind, electricity and light.

Date: 22 July 2015 - 27 September 2015

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

For more information, please click here.

Image: Takehisa Kosugi. Interspersion for Light and Sound, 2000 (detail). Audio generator, light pulse generator, piezo transducer, LED, sugar, plastic container. Courtesy the artist.

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