Japan-related Events in London

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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.[...]
Music in Ukiyo-e
Music in Ukiyo-e @ Japanese Gallery Kensington
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Music in Ukiyo-e @ Japanese Gallery Kensington
Music in Ukiyo-e figured in many ways – through the act of listening or playing, or through music’s place in relation to a depicted character, perhaps a theatre actor or a geisha. These prints illustrate[...]
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[...]
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‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ Pop-up craft shop and Japanese Bonkei class using moss balls and flower arrangement
‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ Pop-up craft shop and Japanese Bonkei class using moss balls and flower arrangement @ Sway Gallery at Old street
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day
‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ Pop-up craft shop and Japanese Bonkei class using moss balls and flower arrangement @ Sway Gallery at Old street
Sansho Living is proud to showcase unique and beautiful Japanese ceramics and homeware, including flower vases, fruit bowls and lampshades all suitable for everyday, western lifestyle. On Thursday, 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead[...]
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Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada 9:30 am
Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada to the UK public. Everything comes in waves is his first solo exhibition in London. Yamada is interested in the encounter[...]
Private View: Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada 6:00 pm
Private View: Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Private View: Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada @ Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Private View is a chance to have a first look at the exhibition Everything comes in waves by the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada. This is Yamada’s first solo exhibition in London. Yamada is[...]
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The Japan Society Book Club 7:00 pm
The Japan Society Book Club @ The Japan Society
Jun 10 @ 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
Jun 11 @ 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[...]
Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour
Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour @ Dorothy Circus Gallery
Jun 14 – Jul 13 all-day
Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour @ Dorothy Circus Gallery
The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls. The intense dialogue between[...]
Okinawa Day 2019 10:00 am
Okinawa Day 2019 @ Spitalfields, London
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Okinawa Day 2019 @ Spitalfields, London
“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events.[...]
Tokyo Kitchen 2.0 7:00 pm
Tokyo Kitchen 2.0 @ Kanpai London Sake
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm
Tokyo Kitchen 2.0 @ Kanpai London Sake
The ultimate Anglo-Japanese experience… Following the raving success of our first Tokyo Kitchen series, we’ve teamed up again with Michelin-trained chef Paul Frost to curate a super fine multi-course sake paired Japanese culinary experience not[...]
Yokimono Japanese Market 12:00 pm
Yokimono Japanese Market @ The Factory Dalston
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yokimono Japanese Market @ 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[...]