The Japan Society Review

The Japan Society Review is published on a bimonthly basis. Each issue covers a selection of Japan-related books and films, as well as theatre and stage productions. Its purpose is to inform, entertain and encourage readers to explore the works for themselves.

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09 Oct 17
Close-knit directed by Ogigami Naoko

Close-knit directed by Ogigami Naoko

Review by Roger Macy

Using a pioneering story-line, Close-knit flatters its audience and has been well-received at several international film festivals this year.

06 Oct 17
Mukoku directed by Kumakiri Kazuyoshi

Mukoku directed by Kumakiri Kazuyoshi

Review by Roger Macy

Film adaptation of the novel of Fujisawa Shu set in the world of the kendo martial art.

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.

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