Japanese Events in London

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The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2019.
Serpentine Pavilion
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The artist’s first exhibition outside Japan of Lacquer works by the contemporary craftsman Koyanagi Tanekuni in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. There will be a Study Day on lacquer with specialist lectures, workshop, and gallery talks[...]
Brunei Gallery, SOAS
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Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa Exhibition at Japan House London This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his[...]
Japan House, London
Sep 5 – Nov 21 all-day
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The first showing of the Japanese artist Erika Kobayashi in the UK. The exhibition explores her family history strangely intertwined with the discovery of uranium, radioactivation, invention of atomic bomb, and Sherlock Holmes. Erika Kobayashi[...]
Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
Sep 10 – Sep 21 all-day
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The Leyden Gallery will hold a solo exhibition of the works of two Japanese artists, Jun Nishizaki and Hirofumi Kawamura. This event is part of our ongoing project to provide visitors with opportunities to explore[...]
Leyden Gallery, 9 Leyden St, London E1 7LE
Sep 12 – Sep 25 all-day
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Japanese animation has embraced robotics, cybernetics and artificial intelligence as major themes. More interestingly, it uses these themes to explore complex moral and social questions: humanity’s responsibility for its actions, response to the other, greed,[...]
The Barbican
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The series of exhibitions which focus on beauty of Japanese artworks will be held at Leyden Gallery in East London, where the central place of the contemporary arts. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see[...]
Leyden Gallery
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Tickets are now on sale for JAEFF 2019: Nation! This year’s festival will be held at the Barbican Centre, Close-Up Film Centre and MetFilm School from Friday 20 September through Sunday 22 September. JAEFF 2019: Nation will see five feature-length[...]
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The Introductory Saké Professional course is the first step to entering the saké sommelier world. This course represents a unique opportunity for saké enthusiasts or front-of-house staff to further their understanding of saké from its[...]
VSF Wine Education
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The Introductory Saké Professional course is the first step to entering the saké sommelier world. This course represents a unique opportunity for saké enthusiasts or front-of-house staff to further their understanding of saké from its[...]
VSF Wine Education
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For individuals new to saké study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of saké. You will explore the main types and styles of saké through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining[...]
VSF Wine Education
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
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London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 29 September 2019 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this[...]
Trafalgar Square, London
Oct 2 – Oct 13 all-day
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The 63rd BFI London Film Festival has announced its full programme, which includes several notable films from Japan, including Takeshi Miike’s upcoming FIRST LOVE, a romantic story set against a yakuza backdrop. BFI lists films[...]
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The artist Naoya Inose will discuss his work and exhibition The Post-Anthropocene with Dr Lena Fritsch, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford). The new geological era the Anthropocene,[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm
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The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Naoya Inose to the UK public. The new geological era the Anthropocene, which means “the age of humanity”, defines the epoch we live[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
4:00 pm
The Private View was a chance to have a first look at the exhibition The Post-Anthropocene by the London-based Japanese artist Naoya Inose. The new geological era the Anthropocene, which means “the age of humanity”,[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
7:30 pm
CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT: YUKA FUJII : LIKE PLANETS CINE-PHOTO (UK PREMIERE) £12£10 Advance £8 MEMBERS Tonights presentation celebrates the joint opening of an exhibition of photography by Yuka Fujii at the Pocko Gallery, together with[...]
CAFE OTO
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Please note to cover costs there is a £1 entry charge on the door. ミートアップの会場が変わります! 新しい会場は: All Bar One , 108 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HD There is good space to chat to people[...]
All Bar One
7:15 pm
“Four striking works align, taking the audience on an exploration of reflection, purification, self and identity. Together we navigate an energetic path that illuminates the significance of our connection as human beings through unspoken word.”[...]
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Lilian Baylis Studio
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Join us on the second Monday of each month for the Japan Society Book Club. The intention is simple: to explore the themes of the book, express personal opinions on the style and content, discuss[...]
The Japan Society