ASJ June Meeting:
On the 400th Anniversary of Japan-British Relations: The Arrival of the English in June 1613, and what Happened Thereafter
The Asiatic Soceity of Japan (ASJ) will hold its June Meeting.
Speaker: Prof. Timon Screech (SOAS, University of London).
Professor Timon Screech is Professor of the History of Art and Head of the School of Arts at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the University of London.
He has published some dozen books on Edo visual culture, and his field-defining work, Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan, was published in 2012.
Professor Screech is currently working on the history of the English East India Company and is co-chair of the Japan400 Organising Committee.
Date and Time: Monday, 10th June 1830 hrs
Place: Yushodo Co., Ltd., (6F 27 Sakamachi, Shinjuku-ku)
Price: Non-ASJ members JPY1,000 Please pay at the venue
Reservation: Please send an e-mail, with your name and number of attendees to the ASJ office (email@example.com) beforehand.
For further information, visit the ASJ website (http://asjapan.org/). All are welcome to attend this special lecture.
Harry Potter : The Exhibition
Harry Potter fans in Japan will soon have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard’s world of Harry Potter.
The Exhibition is hosted at the Mori Arts Centre Gallery in Roppongi Hills.
The blockbuster exhibition has been experienced by over two million fans in the world. Visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. Guests can enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle ball, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair!
Dates: Sat 22nd Jun–Mon (National holiday) 16th Sep
Place： Mori Arts Centre Gallery (Roppongi Hills)
General: Early Reservation JPY2,200, Advanced JPY2,300, Regular JPY2,500
University Student Early Reservation JPY1,700, Advanced JPY1,800, Regular JPY2,000
Junior High/High School Early Reservation JPY1,200, Advanced JPY1,300, Regular JPY1,500
4 Years - Primary student Early Reservation JPY 700, Advanced JPY 800, Regular JPY1,000
Early reservation tickets are available at any Lawson store from March 23 to April 30.
The Advanced ticket sales start on May 1st at any Lawson stores and must be purchased a minimum of 2 days prior to visit.
Contact for tickets: Lawson Ticket Office Tel: 0570-000-777 (10:00-20:00) Other inquiries Hello Dial Tel: 03-5777-8600
Official Website www.harrypotterexhibition.jp
© Warner Bros.
Present: Harry Potter(tm): The Exhibition Weekday Free Ticket 5 pairs (10 persons) (equivalent 25,000 yen in total) Complimentary ticket that you can enter anytime on weekdays (Not available on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and August 13-16) No reservation required. We may ask you to wait in line at the entrance in case of crowds.
To apply, please give your name and phone number to the JBS Secretariat by post by 10th June.
Japan X Scotland Festival 2013
The Scotland Festival has been held annually in each of the past 5 years and this year it has been changed to “Japan X Scotland Festival”, which is a cultural exchange event between Japan and Scotland. There will be performances like bagpipes and Japanese drums, Scottish and Japanese dances.
Participants will also enjoy Scottish food and drinks as well as Japanese “Sake” and local dishes.
For further details please visit Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba’s website http://hakubacortina.jp/event/.
A special discounted price for the bus tour is offered to the JBS members; JPY 20,800 (including bus fee from Tokyo/Yokohama, 1 night accommodation. Regular price JPY21,800) Please contact the person in charge at Hotel Green Plaza as below.
Dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday, 30th June
Place: Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba
Reservation: Hotel Green Plaza Sales Dept Mr Kanemoto/Ms Yamamoto
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 03-5155-7301
Exhibition: Natsume Soseki and Arts
Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) was known for his intimate knowledge of British and Japanese art and there is an exhibition focusing on his favourite artists, such as William Turner, John Everett Millais, Ito Jakuchu, and Watanabe Kazan, which were described in Soseki’s novels and art reviews. Soseki’s own paintings will also be exhibited.
Dates: 14th May through 7th July
Place: The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts Exhibition Room 1,2,3,4
Price: Adult JPY1,500 Students JPY1,000(high school and university) Free for students under Junior high
Official Website http://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/event/soseki/
夏目漱石 肖像写真 画像の転載・コピーの禁止
Composium 2013 The Music of Harrison Birtwistle
Sir Harrison Birtwistle, a British composer, will come to Japan as a judge of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award, which is an international composition award to encourage young composers.
At the “Composium 2013” concert, Birtwistle’s music will be performed for the first time in Japan. An award-winning British violinist, Daniel Hope, will play “Violin and Orchestra”.
Programmes: Birtwistle: An Imaginary Landscape for brass, percussion and double basses (1971), Concert for Violin and Orchestra (2009-2010), Exody for Orchestra (1997)
Time and Date: 1900 hrs on Thursday, 23rd May
Place: Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial
Price: JPY2,700 (Regular price JPY3,000), Students JPY1,000
Reservation: A special discounted price is offered for JBS members.
Please call Tokyo Opera City Ticket Centre and mention that you are a JBS member.
Tel: 03-5353-9999 (10:00-18:00 Closed on Mondays)
Composium 2013 Website http://www.operacity.jp/concert/compo/2013/
Theatre Play: Othello
Setagaya public theatre presents a contemporary drama based on Shakespeare’s “Othello” in Japanese, with Toru Nakamura as Othello and Yu Yamada as Desdemona.
Session: Sunday, 9th – Sunday, 23rd June
Place: Setagaya Public Theatre
Price: S Seats JPY6,500, A Seats JPY5,000
NGS Garden Tour
A tour to the UK will be held by the NGS Japan. There will be many visits to beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds, Devon, Winchester etc.
For further details please contact Ms Taniguchi. (Tel:03-3782-8977 Fax:03-5749-2322)
Dates: Sunday 30th June through Monday 8th July
Price: JPY398,000 (excl. fuel surcharge)
NGS Japan Website www.ngs-jp.org
Kingswell Open Garden & Rose Concert
A charity concert will be held at Kingswell Garden in Yamanashi, Japan.
Date and Time: Sunday 26th May from 1500 hrs
Place: Kingswell Garden www.kingswell.co.jp
Price: JPY3,000 (Garden admission and Concert)
Contact: Ms Taniguchi / NGS Japan (same as above)
Exhibition： Francis Bacon
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Francis Bacon (1909-1992) spent most of his life in London, which he used as a base for his international artistic activities. He has been categorized alongside Picasso as one of the archetypal painters of the 20th century. Timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of his death, this exhibition will also take the form of a themed exhibition focusing on the "body," which was extremely important to Bacon, and comprise three "chapters" that attempt to trace the changes in his expressive style. Despite the fact that various museums around the world have managed to stage Bacon exhibitions, for the last 30 years Japan has not witnessed a solo exhibition of his work. Website http://bacon.exhn.jp
Session: Friday, 8th March – Sunday, 26th May
Place: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Ticket: JPY1,500(1,300)、University Students JPY1,100(900)、High School Students JPY700(500) *（advanced ticket）
A draw will be made for 5 pairs of invitation tickets. To apply, please give your name and phone number to the JBS Secretariat by post by 1st March.
《ジョージ・ダイアの三習作》 1969 年 ルイジアナ近代美術館
© The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS 2012 Z0012
Film: The Royal Ballet
Enjoy a magnificent performance by the Royal Ballet at a cinema in Tokyo with dynamic sound. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House.
To check the cinema and performance schedule, please visit http://www.theatus-culture.com/movie/
Wed 23 Jan Giselle
Wed 20 Feb Romeo and Juliet
Fri 29 Mar Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland*
Wed 10 Apr The Sleeping Beauty
Wed 22 May La Fille Mal Gardee
Price: JPY2,500 *Live performance JPY3,000
Scottish Country Dance Lesson
St. Andrew Society members get together once a month for Scottish country dance lessons. Do please come along and join the fun, learn some new steps and of course meet new friends. We have a small bar where beer & wine can be bought for 500 Yen. Whisky lovers will also be delighted to know that we feature a different fine Scotch malt every session so a great opportunity to broaden your palate too.
For more details and booking, please visit the meetup website.
Place: ANA Intercontinental Hotel
Date: Once a month (Thursday 19:30-21:30)
Study Group on Newsweek Magazine
Mr. Takeshi Hara (a JBS Member) would like to invite society members to a study group on Newsweek magazine.
If you wish to join the group, please contact the Secretariat by telephone or e-mail.
Objectives: To promote friendship among members through discussions and exchange of views on timely issues using the Newsweek magazine, etc.
Takeshi Hara graduated from Georgetown Univ. Graduate School. He worked for Mitsui and Co. and retired in 1992. He has been a JBS member since1967.
Time and Date: 1100 – 1230 hrs on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Place: JBS Office meeting room (2F Fuji Bldg. Room 213, 3-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tel: 03-3211-8027)
Price: JPY 1,000 (copy and postage)