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Japan 2014: Kyoto

Japan 2014: Kyoto

After two nights in Nagoya, it was time to continue my journey and do some more work. I went to Kyoto for two nights, stayed in two different hotels, and visited a whole bunch more hotels for work. My time in Kyoto was about 90% work, but I still found time for a little bit … Continue reading

Theatre Review: Siro-A

Theatre Review: Siro-A

I went to the theatre last night and now I’m going to try to review what I saw, but I’m still a little lost for words to be honest. I hoped that after a day Siro-A’s performance at the Leicester Square Theatre would have sunk in and I would have found a way to describe … Continue reading

Japan in London, March and April

Japan in London, March and April

As always, there’s a lot of Japan-related stuff going on in London at the moment, especially with the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami coming up on March 11th. Here’s a quick list of a few things that I’m particularly interested in. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide though! If … Continue reading

Ninagawa’s ‘Cymbeline’

Ninagawa’s ‘Cymbeline’

‘Epic’ is the only word I can use to describe Yukio Ninagawa’s Cymbeline at the Barbican. The story, the cast, the set, the music… epic. In fact, since I saw the play last week, I’ve been searching for more words to use in order to write this post, but I’ve been struggling. Sitting right up … Continue reading

Kugutsu: That’s the way to do it!

Kugutsu: That’s the way to do it!

Out of curiosity I went along to the Little Angel Theatre in Islington tonight to see a Japanese puppet show… and it was the best night out I’ve had in a long time! Kugutsu – An Evening of Japanese Puppetry featured two masters of kugutsu (Japanese puppetry): Shiro Ito and Eimei Katami, who had come to England … Continue reading