Japanese Events – May 2012 日本のイベント、2012年5月!!!

6 May

Japanese Puppetry: Japanese Punch and Judy! – 10th May

Japanese puppeteers Ito Shiro and Katami Eimei perform three different segments – 1) Punch performed in English by Ito Shiro; 2) Kugutsu by Katami Eimei, and 3) Snow White, performed under Ito Shiro.

Where: The Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, London, N1 2D.

“Mitsuko Delivers” – Japanese Film – 11-24th May

“Mitsuko Delivers” is Yuya Ishii’s newest film and is a comedy which tells the story of a woman who’s alone, broke and pregnant. Her parents think she is in the USA living a good life when in fact she is in Tokyo searching for herself and which eventually leads her to the working-class alley where she grew up…

Where: ICA Cinema, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH

Yayoi Kusama – Talk by Francis Morris – 24th May

At this event, Frances Morris – Curator and Head of Collections (International Art) – at Tate Modern will venture into and explore Yayoi Kusama and her work.

Where: The Japan Foundation, 10-12 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5EH

Japanese Production of Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” – 29th May

Japanese director – Yukio Ninagawa – produces Shakespeare’s romance tragedy “Cymbeline”. Ninagawa’s previous works which he has directed include ” Hamlet”, “Coriolanus”, “Musashi”, and “Twelfth Night”. Cymbeline is a part of the World Shakespeare Festival taking place in London – produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for the London 2012 Festival.

Where: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Love, Miss Dezzy xxx

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