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15 Nov 17
The Art of Shiguchi. Japanese Joinery on Display by Takishita Yoshihiro

The Art of Shiguchi. Japanese Joinery on Display by Takishita Yoshihiro

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

This book contains essays and illustrations on shiguchi, the carefully worked joins that mantain united the pillars and beams of minka houses.

20 Sep 17
Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave

Hokusai Beyond The Great Wave

Review by Sir Hugh Cortazzi

A valuable reminder of the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum as well as insights into Hokusai’s life and work.

11 Sep 17
Japanese Taiko performed by Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers

Japanese Taiko performed by Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers

Review by Laurence Green

This CD serves as an excellent introduction to the taiko drumming, but also a reminder of the richness of sound that can come from the instrument.

28 Jun 17
Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan by Gitte M. Hansen

Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan by Gitte M. Hansen

Review by Charlotte Goff

Through careful examination of media, Hansen explores normative femininity and the issues surrounding it in contemporary Japan.

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