Japanese Events in London

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Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami @ Serpentine Pavilion
Jun 21 – Oct 6 all-day
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami @ Serpentine Pavilion
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.
Visitors by Ushiki Masanori
Visitors by Ushiki Masanori @ Pocko Gallery, 51A King Henry's Walk, Mildmay Ward, London N1 4NH
Jul 5 – Sep 2 all-day
Visitors by Ushiki Masanori @ Pocko Gallery, 51A King Henry's Walk, Mildmay Ward, London N1 4NH
Visitors is an ongoing series of portrait characters by Ushiki Masanori, who is regarded as a cult figure in the art world of Japan and, much like his predecessors Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami, Ushiki’s[...]
“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie” The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni
“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie” The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni @ Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Jul 11 – Sep 21 all-day
“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie” The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni @ Brunei Gallery, SOAS
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[...]
EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa
EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa @ Japan House, London
Aug 22 – Oct 27 all-day
EXHIBITION: Anno's Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa @ Japan House, London
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[...]
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Erika Kobayashi: His Last Bow
Erika Kobayashi: His Last Bow @ Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
Sep 5 – Nov 21 all-day
Erika Kobayashi: His Last Bow @ Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
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[...]
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The Japan Society Book Club 7:00 pm
The Japan Society Book Club @ The Japan Society
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Japan Society Book Club @ The Japan Society  | London | United Kingdom
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[...]
Japan Tide
Japan Tide @ Leyden Gallery, 9 Leyden St, London E1 7LE
Sep 10 – Sep 21 all-day
Japan Tide @ Leyden Gallery, 9 Leyden St, London E1 7LE
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[...]
Japan Tide presents Jun Nishizaki Exhibition
Japan Tide presents Jun Nishizaki Exhibition @ Leyden Gallery
Sep 10 – Sep 14 all-day
Japan Tide presents Jun Nishizaki Exhibition @ Leyden Gallery
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. First week will be an oil painting[...]
The London Japanese Language Meetup 7:00 pm
The London Japanese Language Meetup @ All Bar One
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The London Japanese Language Meetup @ All Bar One | England | United Kingdom
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[...]
Anime’s Human Machines
Anime’s Human Machines @ The Barbican
Sep 12 – Sep 25 all-day
Anime's Human Machines @ The Barbican
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,[...]
Japan Centre Panton Street 2nd Birthday
Japan Centre Panton Street 2nd Birthday @ Japan Centre, Panton Street
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Japan Centre Panton Street 2nd Birthday @ Japan Centre, Panton Street
Join Japan Centre at Panton Street For Celebrations & Savings With 3 days full of fun events and exclusive savings in store, don’t miss your invite to the 2nd birthday of Japan Centre Panton Street this[...]
Japan Tide presents Hirofumi Kawamura
Japan Tide presents Hirofumi Kawamura @ Leyden Gallery
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day
Japan Tide presents Hirofumi Kawamura @ Leyden Gallery
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[...]
Japanese avant-garde and experimental film festival 日本アバンギャルド映画祭
Japanese avant-garde and experimental film festival 日本アバンギャルド映画祭
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Japanese avant-garde and experimental film festival 日本アバンギャルド映画祭
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[...]
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in English) 2:00 pm
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in English) @ VSF Wine Education
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in English) @ VSF Wine Education
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[...]
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in French) 2:00 pm
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in French) @ VSF Wine Education
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SSA Introductory Sake Professional (in French) @ VSF Wine Education
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[...]
WSET Level 1 Award in Sake + Mirin-Making Class
WSET Level 1 Award in Sake + Mirin-Making Class @ VSF Wine Education
Sep 29 all-day
WSET Level 1 Award in Sake + Mirin-Making Class @ VSF Wine Education
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[...]
Japan Matsuri 10:00 am
Japan Matsuri @ Trafalgar Square, London
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Japan Matsuri @ Trafalgar Square, London
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[...]