Japanese Events in London

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Oct
14
Sat
2017
Butikku – Japanese boutique @ Butikku
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm
Butikku - Japanese boutique @ Butikku | England | United Kingdom

Butikku is Europe’s only dedicated retailer of contemporary luxury Japanese clothing brands. Our new shop is located just off of Regent Street in the heart of the West End.
Come and browse hundreds of exclusive designs from a host of leading independent Japanese designers.
This season we’ve expanded beyond womenswear with a small selection of unisex clothing and a new contemporary art gallery.

(See our blog for more details…)

Nov
16
Thu
2017
VINTAGE KIMONO POP-UP SHOP by Furuki Yo-Kimono @ White Conduit Projects
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm
VINTAGE KIMONO POP-UP SHOP by Furuki Yo-Kimono @ White Conduit Projects  | England | United Kingdom

Vintage Kimono Pop-Up Shop by Furuki Yo-Kimono

Dates: 16th – 19th November 2017
Place: White Conduit Projects, 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, London N1 9EL

Hundrets of colourful, full of patterns vintage kimono just arrived from Japan!

Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcases the world of vintage & antique kimono.

The main collection of her kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.

This is her only pop-up shop before the Christmas and a rare opportunity to experience her kimonos closely for a longer period (Usually my stall is only open once a month or less in the Spitalfields Market).

Make the most of the vintage kimono world here!

Dates; 16 – 19th November 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

Place: White Conduit Projects (http://whiteconduitprojects.uk/)
(Japanese Gallery near Angel tube station / Chapel Market)
Address: 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, London N1 9EL
Nearest Tube Station: ANGEL

OPENING HOURS: 12-7pm ( Thursday 16th late opening til 8.30pm, Sunday 19th 12-6pm)

Facebook Page: Furuki Yo-kimono Vintage (https://www.facebook.com/Furuki-Yo-Kimono-Vintage-106213022775427/
)
Instagram; furukiyokimonovintage (https://www.instagram.com/furukiyokimonovintage/)
Contact Email: info@sugarandson.co.uk

FREE ENTRANCE

Jan
28
Sun
2018
The Little Mochi Man, a play for 4 – 7 year olds @ Various London & UK - wide Locations
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – May 30 @ 12:00 pm

The Little Mochi ManA THOUSAND CRANES http://athousandcranes.org.uk/
in association with artsdepot
PRESENTS

The Little Mochi Man
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY VICKY IRELAND FOR CHILDREN AGED 4-7 AND THEIR FAMILIES
DESIGN BY MILA SANDERS     MUSIC BY JULIAN BUTLER
WITH PERFORMERS
HARUKA KURODA AND NATSUMI KURODA

Join little Mochi Man on his adventures as he travels from the snowy mountains of Hokkaido, to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

Inspired by the traditions of Shogatsu (Japanese New Year celebrations) and with ‘origami’ puppets, animation and especially composed music, this is the perfect introduction to Japan for young children.

The Little Mochi Man is performed by CBeebies and CBBC regular Haruka Kuroda and Natsumi Kuroda, written and directed by award winning Children’s theatre director Vicky Ireland.

Made possible Design is by Mila Sanders with music and animation by Julian Butler. It is produced by A Thousand Cranes n association with artsdepot, and is supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Vicky Ireland is a writer and director of children’s theatre and was awarded the first MBE for services made to Children’s Theatre. She was Artistic Director at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon for 18 years and presented TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years and will be back at Polka this summer to direct her acclaimed production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Double Act www.vickyireland.com

A Thousand Cranes was founded in 2006 by performer Kumiko Mendl and writer, director Vicky Ireland to bring the many fascinating stories and cultures of Japan to UK audiences and the company has performed throughout the UK and abroad.

A Thousand Cranes were made Artistic Associates of artsdepot in 2009.

28-Jan
Watermans, Brentford
watermans.org.uk
020 8232 1010

03-Feb
Half Moon Theatre, Limehouse
halfmoon.org.uk
020 7709 8900

04-Feb
artsdepot, N.Finchley
artsdepot.co.uk
020 8369 5454

09 – 11 Feb
the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath
theatreroyal.org.uk
01225 823409

17-Feb
Lincoln Japan Festival, Lincoln
japanfestival.co.uk
01522 539977

18-Feb
Birdhouse,Grimsby
birdhousetheatre.co.uk
01472 323111

24-Feb
Birmingham Hippodrome
birminghamhippodrome.com
0844 338 5000′

03-Mar
Nuffield Southampton Theatres Campus
nstheatres.co.uk
023 8067 1771

04-Mar
Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich
greenwichtheatre.org.uk
0208 858 7755

10-Mar
The Cockpit, Marylebone
thecockpit.org.uk
020 7258 2925

11-Mar
Cambridge junction, Cambridge
junction.co.uk
01223 511511

17-Mar
The Courtyard, Hereford
courtyard.org.uk
01432 340555

23 – 25 March
Polka Theatre, Wimbledon
polkatheatre.com
020 8543 4888

12-May
Stratford Circus Art s Centre, Stratford
stratford-circus.com
020 8279 1080

20-May
The Civic, Barnsley
barnsleycivic.co.uk
01226 327000

23 -27 May
Little Angel Theatre, Islington
littleangeltheatre.com
020 7226 1787

30-May
Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
salisburyp layhouse.com
01722 320333

* Call Charges apply

Admission: Each venue will have their own ticket pricing

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Jidori opens new Covent Garden site complete with private karaoke room @ Jidori
Feb 27 all-day
Jidori opens new Covent Garden site complete with private karaoke room @ Jidori | England | United Kingdom

The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston have announced that they will open a second site in Covent Garden on Tuesday 27th February. As well as bringing the popular Japanese small plates and skewers to central London, the restaurant will have a new extended menu and a karaoke room for private parties.

Apr
19
Thu
2018
VINTAGE KIMONO Pop-up shop in Islington @ White Conduit Projects
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
VINTAGE KIMONO Pop-up shop in Islington @ White Conduit Projects  | England | United Kingdom

Hundreds of colourful, full of patterns vintage kimono just arrived from Japan!
Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcase the world of vintage & antique kimono.

The main collection of my kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese tradition. This time collection includes kimonos from Japnanese imperial / samurai families, Wartime propaganda kimono, “boro” ( farmers work wear & textiles).

Most kimono can be unisex, reversible and very much wearable for many occasions. Some materials and techniques used in vintage kimono are hard to find in modern kimono or are much higher in price, because of the exquisite workmanship involving much greater time and effort. Vintage kimono can be regarded as wearable works of art. The most important thing is to just enjoy wearing kimono.

This is her second pop-up shop in the White Conduit Projects gallery and a rare opportunity to experience antique kimonos closely for a longer period (Usually my stall is only open occasionally in the Spitalfields Market).

Make the most of the vintage kimono world here!

May
25
Fri
2018
MCM Comic Con London @ Excel London
May 25 – May 27 all-day

London MCM Expo 2018‘MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television, Gadgets, Clothing and Toys.

We aim to put on the best consumer shows for the modern pop-culture market. Our show floors are packed full of activity from live eSports matches and cosplay celebrations to experiential opportunities inspired by the movies and brand new releases of your favourite games to play.
On top of all that we have the awesome Comic Village area for independent comic artists, VidFest for upcoming YouTube stars, PopAsia to revel in all things Asian inspired and Memorabilia, our collector haven. Our theatres also play host to exclusive screenings and panels of special guests, all whom take part in photograph sessions and signings throughout the weekend.
MCM Comic Con is THE destination event to celebrate all things pop-culture, it is not to be missed by any geek, nerd, cosplayer, or fan boy and girl!’

Dec
21
Fri
2018
JAPANESE GRANDMA’S CHRISTMAS POP-UP @ PLAYGROUND LONDON
Dec 21 – Dec 23 all-day
JAPANESE GRANDMA'S CHRISTMAS POP-UP @ PLAYGROUND LONDON

Vintage Kimono Dealer Furuki Yo-Kimono and Japanese Folk craft shop Bungu Store, two of London market traders from Japan both have very much love and respect for authentic Japanese handwork. They are presenting 3 days pop-up shop just before Christmas! You’ll find a variety of goods inspired by Japanese grandmas’ closet & drawers, and grandpas’ old workshop …

[ITEMS] VINTAGE KIMONO, FOLKWEAR & TEXTILES, HANDCRACTED PAPER & CARDS. KOKESHI DOLLS, LANTERN, MASKS, and more..

DATA: Fri 21st Dec; 13-19.00 Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Dec; 11-19.00

About Us;

Furuki Yo-Kimono
Vintage Japanese kimono dealer Sonoe Sugawara handpicks circa 1920-60‘s pre & post war / art-deco period kimono, folk & workwear and textiles. She has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the world’s leading fashion brands and film industries. On occasion her stall is in the Spitalfields antique market on Thursdays.
(Find more @furukiyokimonovintage on instagram.com or Furuki Yo-Kimono on Facebook.com )

Bungu store
Japanese Artist Ouka Ueno has honed her expertise in using and sourcing Japanese art materials and tools for many years. After her passion for Folk Arts and Folk Tales dragged her into the MINGEI (Japanese Folk Art) world, she started to collect items which have more cultural and traditional meaning directly from artisans and introduced them to her London stall in Broadway Market every Saturday.
(Find more information on bungustore.com or @bungustore on instagram.com )

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Yokimono Japanese Market @ The Factory Dalston
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yokimono Japanese Market in The Factory Dalston

Yokimono Japanese Market in The Factory Dalston

YOKIMONO (meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese) are proudly presenting a Japanese-themed market and cultural event in Dalston, East London. There will be plenty on offer, all made in Japan, or produced by Japanese artists and craft makers in London. As well as a wide variety of market stalls, there will also be live performances featuring Japanese TAIKO drummers and other demonstrations.

Come and explore and enjoy traditional and contemporary Japanese arts and crafts, food and culture

The event is free entry and family friendly.

Japanese Food & Sweets:

Sushi Heads

https://www.instagram.com/sushiheads_n15/

Aun restaurant

www.aun-restaurant.com

Hifumi

www.hifumi.co.uk

Taiko Drum Performance: 

FUGU

https://www.instagram.com/fugu_taiko/

Arts & Crafts: 

Bungustore

https://www.instagram.com/bungustore/

Edoart

https://www.instagram.com/edoart.london/

The Tsubaki

the-tsubaki.com

Ceramics: 

Ikuko Iwamoto

www.ikuko.space

Reiko Kaneko

www.reikokaneko.co.uk

Satsuki Otoyama (Kintsugi ceramic repairing)

https://www.instagram.com/satsukinnikun/

Vintage Kimono:

FurukiYo-Kimono Vintage

https://www.instagram.com/furukiyokimonovintage/

Paintings & Illustrations: 

Saki & Bitches

www.sakiandb.com/

Natsko Seki

www.natsko.com/

Clothing and accessories:

Tamakurya Boutique

(furoshiki eco wrap demonstrations)

https://www.instagram.com/tamakuryaboutique/

Shepherds London

https://www.instagram.com/monpe_shepherds/

Chizuko Kimura (kimono fabric craft)

Kimonobaby

https://www.instagram.com/kimonobabyuk/

Manga Art: 

froggymanga.com

Please check the latest information on our Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/yokimono_japanese_market/

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Monograph – Japanese supper club @ Secret warehouse conversion in Whitechapel
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Monograph - Japanese supper club @ Secret warehouse conversion in Whitechapel

A secret multi-course Japanese dinner with audio / visual experiences whilst meeting new people in an art gallery in east London.
And you can bring your own booze x

For this new concept we have hired an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from Whitechapel station to host our most ambitious Japanese dining experience with the feeling of a trip to Tokyo and where sounds and images blur the line between real and unreal.

About the menu

The dinner will start with a watercress salad with sesame dressing. The creamy, sweet and nutty dressing is made by blending sesame seeds, rapeseed oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar.
The smokiness and umami of katsuobushi (bonito flakes) adds complexity to the dish.

We will then be serving the square-shaped, incredibly silky and firm Sanuki udon with an umami-rich dashi broth, citrus-marinated Scottish smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds.

The following course will be a fresh contrast of textures, featuring soft tofu, grated ginger and katsuobushi.
A refreshing summery dish that we find works particularly well after the richness of the udon.

The last course will be a selection of Japanese sweets: matcha dorayaki (the Japanese interpretation of the pancake, filled with green tea powder custard), chocolate mochi (a thin layer of glutinous rice enclosing a chocolate ganache) and aka daifuku (a glutinous rice cake filled with anko, a sweet azuki bean paste)

Menu

Watercress salad with sesame dressing

Udon noodles with smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds

Soft tofu with grated ginger and katsuobushi

Matcha dorayaki, chocolate mochi, aka daifuku

Dietary requirements
We cater for most allergies and dietary requirements,
please let us know your requirements on the booking form.

Drinks
The event is BYOB, feel free to bring your favourite drinks.

Location
Our current space is an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from both Whitechapel and Aldgate East station.
The address will be provided at the time of booking.

Time
Doors for the 7PM event open at 6:30PM
Doors for the 9PM event open at 9PM
We recommend to arrive as soon as the doors open to fully experience the event.

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Teach 1-to-1 English in Japan *August 2019 UK Recruiting Event* @ TBD
Aug 10 all-day
Teach 1-to-1 English in Japan *August 2019 UK Recruiting Event* @ TBD

Looking to experience something new in 2019? Why not try teaching English in Japan?
Gaba Corporation is the leading one-to-one English language school in Japan, with 44 locations spread across the major cities. Instructors have the benefit of a flexible schedule which they design monthly, with no minimum or maximum number of lessons needing to be taught each month. Our clients are motivated adults with varying goals and interests, and there is a large focus on development for Instructors in the form of different workshops and mentorship. Career opportunities are also available. Teaching English in Japan with Gaba is a great opportunity to live in the exciting culture of Japan and gain some valuable professional experience at the same time.
We are looking for applicants who possess the following:
• Solid people skills
• Good command of the English language
• Ability to work independently
• Desire to live and work in Japan
• TEFL/ TESOL certification or ESL experience preferred
Testimonials from current instructors available to watch at our website.
If you are living in or near any of the following locations, please come along to one of our Information Seminars in August 2019 to meet a recruiter and learn more about Gaba:
• Manchester – August 8th (evening)
• London – August 10th (daytime)
If you are not able to attend our Recruiting Event, you may still apply for a position to come to Japan to teach with GABA through our website.