Japan-related Events in London

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Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
London Okinawa Sanshinkai is back at Spitalfields this summer for Okinawa Day! This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Okinawa Day with special guests from Japan xx Join us to celebrate Okinawan classical[...]
Spitalfields
7:00 pm
The Opening Gala Concert of the World Shakuhachi Festival. The World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 brings together many of the world’s best performers of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, from all continents. It presents, at[...]
Union Chapel
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
The World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 brings together many of the world’s best performers of the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, from all continents. It presents, at highest level, a broad cross-section of traditional and contemporary[...]
Goldsmiths, University of London
12:00 am
The third edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest, a day event exploring the relationship between music and haiku poetry, comes back to London for the second time after our first show in October last year.[...]
The Old Church
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
7:30 pm
Naming herself after the tako – that is, octopus – bar she runs in Sapporo, capital of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido, electronic musician and singer Otaco is one of the most vibrant new artists[...]
IKLECTIK
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Mayuko Hino resumed her music activity in 2011 after a pause of 10 years for the study of Chinese medicine. Prolific as a live performer, Hino is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control[...]
IKLECTIK
Nov 17 2018 – Aug 31 2019 all-day
12:00 am
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.[...]
World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium
8:00 pm
World premier of Island Island is the new collaborative album from Japanese electronic musician Phew and Ana da Silva. A bracing odyssey in industrial noise, Island is full of absorbing textures, tactile beats, and a[...]
IKLECTIK
12:00 am
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[...]
PLAYGROUND LONDON
7:30 pm
Japanese composer and musician Chie Mukai for a solo concert of er-hu, voice, and dance. Born in Osaka, Chie Mukai studied music under Takehisa Kosugi at Bi-Gakko in Tokyo. She started playing the er-hu and[...]
Hundred Years Gallery
May 4 @ 8:30 pm
8:30 pm
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[...]
IKLECTIK
7:30 pm
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[...]
IKLECTIK
7:30 pm
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[...]
IKLECTIK