Japan-related Events in London

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Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
Japanese Gallery Kensington
May 23 – Aug 26 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
The British Museum
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
9:30 am
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[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Jun 14 – Jul 13 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
Dorothy Circus Gallery
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
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[...]
The Factory Dalston
6:00 pm
The artist Kentaro Yamada will be discussing his work and exhibition Everything Comes in Waves with Mark Rappolt, the Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia. Yamada is interested in the encounter between material history and[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
7:00 pm
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
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
The Comedy Pub
12:00 am
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
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
SHAKESPEARE’S MASTERPIECE GETS A POWERFUL JAPANESE REVIVAL It is 1860, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Othello is an Ainu, one of the indigenous people of northern Japan. He falls in love with a[...]
TARA Arts
12:00 am
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[...]
TBD
7:00 pm
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
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
The Comedy Pub
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day
12:00 am
Grimeborn Opera Festival 8pm 23rd August 3pm 24th August 8pm 24th August Origami and music. A multi-media opera installation. Verity Lane‘s two-part project draws on her 10 years’ experience of living in Japan, exploring classical[...]
Arcola Theatre
7:00 pm
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
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
The Comedy Pub
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
The Comedy Pub
7:00 pm
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
7:00 pm
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
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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[...]
The Comedy Pub