Japan-related Events in London

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Kimono x Komono きもの x こもの by MIYABI & PETIT KIMONO 7-13 June 2018 The history of kimono, the national costume of Japan, dates back to ancient times, and techniques such as spinning a cocoon,[...]
Sway Gallery
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
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16 June to 23 September 2018 Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm; free Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s foremost contemporary artists. Through his work he explores the concept of time, incorporating original material[...]
William Morris Gallery
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“Creating architecture is like planting seeds of the future” ‒ Sou Fujimoto ‘SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE’, is an exhibition held in collaboration with Tokyo’s TOTO GALLERY・MA. Seen for the first time in the[...]
Japan House London
Jun 28 – Jul 16 all-day
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Thu.28th /June – Mon.16th /July 2018 Private view Thursday 28th / June 18:00 – 20:00 Please rsvp: https://bit.ly/2IvUPTo *Stencil Workshop on Saturday 30th / June from 11:00 till 14:00 70-72 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AN[...]
Sway Gallery London
Jul 6 – Sep 16 all-day
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Following her residency at Camden Arts Centre in 2016, Yuko Mohri returns with a new installation that orchestrates relations between electromagnetic force-fields, patterns of light moving through water and a reconfigured Yamaha reed organ from[...]
Camden Arts Centre
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Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix has announced a joint exhibition by contemporary Japanese artist duo Ryoko Aoki and Zon Ito. The two independent artists started collaborating in 2000, and this will be the first time they will[...]
Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm
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From the 10th to the 21st of September 2018, Asa+Yu will present a kinetic art installation in the English capital. Asa+Yu is a collaborative group based in Tokyo and London. It delivers several projects related[...]
TOTO London Concept Store
Sep 13 – Sep 28 all-day
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Hana Machi – by SAKI&Bitches DATES: 13-28 Sep 2018 PRIVATE VIEW: 13 Sep 18-20 In a celebration of heritage and the power of a woman’s sexuality, ‘Hana Machi’ is an intimate exhibition by Japanese-born, London-based[...]
Sway Gallery
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A floor strewn with beer cans, bits of scrap metal, ceramic bowls, curious, miscellaneous electronics and wires: a collection of sundry things to make sound. Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics and Tim Shaw create a series[...]
IKLECTIK
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
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THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE, a major exhibition of new works by Yayoi Kusama, will take place across the Wharf Road galleries and waterside garden. The exhibition will feature new paintings, including[...]
Victoria Miro, Wharf Road
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Starting the 12th October and running until 15th December, Adam Isfendiyar will be holding a photography exhibition about the life of an Ainu (indigenous people of Japan) man in Hokkaido. He has been working on this[...]
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
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SOMETHING NEW – Yuta Segawa Ceramics SOLO EXHIBITION DATES: 2nd – 22nd November 2018 PRIVATE VIEW: 1st November 18:00 – 20:00 RSVP https://bit.ly/2pqlU2C The Sway Gallery London is proud to introduce Yuta Segawa, an incredibly[...]
Sway Gallery
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The works presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden[...]
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Nov 17 2018 – Aug 31 2019 all-day
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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
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day
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Maak, the UK’s leading auction house devoted to modern and contemporary ceramics, presents their 2018 sale with a dedicated auction of fine Sake Ware. ‘The Art of Sake’ brings to the market a collection of[...]
Royal Opera Arcade
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NORIYUKI MISAWA Solo Exhibition -A Japanese Shoemaker’s Crazy Creations- Dates: 3rd – 7th December 2018 Late Opening: Thursday 6th December 11:00 – 20:00 (Drinks will be served from 17:00, RSVP https://bit.ly/2Rw6Igi) Noriyuki Misawa is one[...]
Sway Gallery
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm
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“I’m with you” by So Fujii and Natsuki Tsukagoshi DATES: 12th – 22nd December 2018 PRIVATE VIEW 13th December 18:00 – 20:00, RSVP https://bit.ly/2Tce7mR Following the great success of ‘The Pets You Love’ by illustrator[...]
Sway Gallery
Jan 10 – Jan 29 all-day
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JAPAN IN LANDSCAPE by Matthew Phinn DATES: 11th – 29th January 2019 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday, 10th January, 18:00-20:00; Artist talk at 19:00 RSVP: https://bit.ly/2SfO8cI MATTHEW PHINN X TRAVELER’S COMPANY Traveler’s Company workshop event in collaboration[...]
Sway Gallery
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Karen Knorr Once Only, Only Once Works from Kyoto Photographs and standing byobu screens made by Kyoto Artisan Opening on 18th January Show will continue to Sunday 27th January
White Conduit Projects