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Dave Clough

Architectural Photographer, Dave Clough Photography in Rockland

West of Japan, East of Europe

PRESENTED ON APR 26, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 146

Bruno Taut (4 May 1880 – 24 Dec 1938) was a prolific German architect who has written three influential book-length appreciations of Japanese culture and architecture. “West of Japan / East of Europe“, a collaboration between Architect Marcos Capitanio and photographer Dave Clough, is devoted to exhibiting the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyu Hyuga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. Both exhibition and exhibit hallmarks a sincere cross-cultural exchange achieved through the deep ponderings of spatial proportions, sentiments and materiality!

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Inspire Japan Update

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.
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EU-Japan Fest Japan

BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Saeki Takako represents the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, and in her presentation she talks about the organization's cultural activities and programs in Europe, as well as the current 20th anniversary celebrations. (in English)

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Baseball's East and West

BY MATT SCHLEY
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Matt Schley, a baseball fan, talks about the differences between Japanese baseball and American baseball. The rules are mostly the same, but the culture is different. This includes things like sacrificial bunting and cute beer-selling girls. He also talks about some of the unique characteristics of several stadiums in Japan.

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Orandajima HouseĀ 

BY MARTIN VAN DER LINDEN
@ VOL 119 ON NOV 26, 2014

Tokyo-based architect Martin van der Linden (van der Architects) takes us on a tour of one of his latest projects, the Orandajima House, an after-school facility and community centre in Yamada-machi, a small town on the cost of Northern Japan that was almost completely destroyed after the tsunami of March 2011.

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe

BY HIROMI AIHARA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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An Introduction to Japan House London

BY MICHAEL HOULIHAN
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Michael Houlihan provides an overview of what Japan House London is in 20 objects -- sounds like a tough gig, right? Just watch and you will see that Michael's passion for all things Japanese shines through as he gives a PechaKucha that is a complete delight!

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Designing Japan House London

BY HIROYUKI ISOBE
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Hiroyuki Isobe, unveils the design for the interior of Japan House, and what a wonder it is!

Located in the heart of central London, the aim is of Japan House is to be a living window into Japan’s culture of excellence and beauty expressed through its traditions, modernity and appetite for the new.

We can't wait to visit!

 

 

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A fantastical illustration for Japan House London

BY NATSKO SEKI
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Natsko Seki wows the audience with the delightful details of her artist’s interpretation of what Japan House could bring to London.

 Natsko's art work gives an imaginative insight into what visitors may be able to experience at Japan House London.

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An Architectural Connection: Brazil and Japan

BY PEDRO BRANCANTE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

In a Embassy-wide effort to promote a "Brazilian Lifestyle" idea in Japan, and to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries, Pedro Brancante and his wonderful team has been promoting a series of cultural events - from musical concerts to graffiti interventions. He takes on a grander scale, sharing with us the amazing experiences and stories gathered from organizing four fantastical Brazilian architecture shows in Japan.