Japan-related Events in London

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JIZAI by Haruo Mitsuta 9:30 am
JIZAI by Haruo Mitsuta @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm
JIZAI by Haruo Mitsuta @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the unique works of the acclaimed Japanese artist Haruo Mitsuta to the UK public. Mitsuta is the only contemporary artist who makes Jizai Okimono (“articulated animals”) –[...]
Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan
Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan @ World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium
Nov 17 2018 – Aug 31 2019 all-day
Brave Blossoms: the History of Rugby in Japan @ World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium | England | United Kingdom
Explore the full history of the birth and evolution of rugby union in Japan, from 1866 when Yokohama became the site of the oldest rugby club in Asia, to being awarded Rugby World Cup 2019.[...]
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Yuko Araki 8:30 pm
Yuko Araki @ IKLECTIK
May 4 @ 8:30 pm
Yuko Araki @ IKLECTIK
Multi-instrumentalist/composer lives in Tokyo, Japan. -Drone abstract harsh noise made up of layers of analog synthesisers with beats. She started playing piano when she was a small child and in her teenage years she was[...]
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London Craft Week: Japanese Ceramic Painting with artist Miyu Kurihara 11:00 am
London Craft Week: Japanese Ceramic Painting with artist Miyu Kurihara @ Couverture & The Garbstore
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
London Craft Week:  Japanese Ceramic Painting with artist Miyu Kurihara @ Couverture & The Garbstore
Notting Hill located concept store Couverture & The Garbstore is proud to host London based artist Miyu Kurihara for an exclusive, one-off workshop. Guests will hear how the artist established her art career and has[...]
The Japan Society Book Club 7:00 pm
The Japan Society Book Club @ The Japan Society
May 13 @ 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[...]
The London Japanese Language Meetup 7:00 pm
The London Japanese Language Meetup @ The Comedy Pub
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The London Japanese Language Meetup @ The Comedy Pub | 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: The Comedy Pub , 7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE London, We’ll have our usual monthly Japanese social and[...]
BUTOH Residency DAY 1 – Butoh Techno 7:30 pm
BUTOH Residency DAY 1 – Butoh Techno @ IKLECTIK
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
BUTOH Residency DAY 1 - Butoh Techno @ IKLECTIK
BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely[...]
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 2 – Mushimaru Fujieda + Aya Ogawa + Pascal Savy 7:30 pm
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 2 – Mushimaru Fujieda + Aya Ogawa + Pascal Savy @ IKLECTIK
May 17 @ 7:30 pm
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 2 - Mushimaru Fujieda + Aya Ogawa + Pascal Savy @ IKLECTIK
BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely[...]
4-Day Sake Course + Sake Brewery Visit @ VSF Wine Education x Kanpai Sake Brewery
4-Day Sake Course + Sake Brewery Visit @ VSF Wine Education x Kanpai Sake Brewery @ VSF Wine Education + Kanpai Sake Brewery
May 18 – May 26 all-day
4-Day Sake Course + Sake Brewery Visit @ VSF Wine Education x Kanpai Sake Brewery @ VSF Wine Education + Kanpai Sake Brewery
Learn everything about saké in a saké brewery in action, right in London! VSF Wine Education is joining hands with Kanpai Sake Brewery (the UK’s first sake brewery) to run this course that will provide[...]
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP 1:00 pm
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP @ IKLECTIK
May 19 @ 1:00 pm
BUTOH RESIDENCY DAY 3 – BUTOH WORKSHOP @ IKLECTIK
WORKSHOP Mushimaru Fujieda Workshop on “Natural Physical Poetry” accompanied by Aya Ogawa
Macoto Tezuka (son of OSAMU TEZUKA) film screening and Q&A 3:30 pm
Macoto Tezuka (son of OSAMU TEZUKA) film screening and Q&A @ Prince Charles Cinema
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Macoto Tezuka (son of OSAMU TEZUKA) film screening and Q&A @ Prince Charles Cinema
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985) with Q&A from director Macoto Tezka – England Premiere Rocky Horror meets Phantom of the Paradise with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more,[...]
Zodiac Film Club presents: Audition
Zodiac Film Club presents: Audition @ The Castle Cinema
May 21 all-day
Zodiac Film Club presents: Audition @ The Castle Cinema
This May Zodiac Film Club invites you to come in out of the sun and watch one of the original J-horrors with us. Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999) tells the story of Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a[...]
Manga マンガ
Manga マンガ @ The British Museum
May 23 – Aug 26 all-day
Manga マンガ @ The British Museum
Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Manga is a visual narrative art form that has become a multimedia global[...]
Ikebana – The art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, FREE Exhibition and Demonstration
Ikebana – The art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, FREE Exhibition and Demonstration @ One Hoe Street
May 24 – May 25 all-day
Ikebana  – The art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, FREE Exhibition and Demonstration @ One Hoe Street
IKEBANA, also known as KADO is the Japanese art of flower arrangement with the origin of tradition dates back to the 6th Century. Ohara School of Ikebana England Chapter is delighted to host the Ikebana[...]
ichiko aoba qp European Tour 2019 5:00 pm
ichiko aoba qp European Tour 2019 @ Babel Art House
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ichiko aoba qp European Tour 2019 @ Babel Art House
Japanese singer-songwriter Ichiko Aoba coming back to London as ichiko aoba qp European Tour 2019! ICHIKO AOBA Born on 28 January 1990. She started playing guitar at the age of 17 and debuted her first[...]