Japanese 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
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
Jun 12 – Jun 16 all-day
12:00 am
When the cultural organisation Japan Tide approached Leyden Gallery with the concept of an exhibition of promoting older Japanese women artists (all in their 70s) it was a perfect match as Leyden Gallery has for[...]
Leyden Gallery
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
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
Jun 20 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
A series of gigs featuring artists from Japanese underground scenes responsible for genre-defining music over the past 40 years. From the ground breaking electronics of Yellow Magic Orchestra to the sonic arts of Ryoji Ikeda[...]
Barbican
12:00 am
“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 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
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
11:00 am
Free event; booking essential The calligrapher and artist Misuzu Kosaka has produced striking, highly original art works that have been incorporated into book designs, restaurant decors and commemorated major events. In this event, her calligraphy[...]
Daiwa Foundation Japan House
Jul 6 – Sep 16 all-day
12:00 am
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
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 17 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day
12:00 am
A display of textiles and paper samples from the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto. The display is accompanied by four short films about Yoshioka Sachio, the fifth generation head of the workshop,[...]
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
11:00 am
Pop-up shop, talk and exhibition by Manami Okazaki, the author of Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love. Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls that are predominantly made in rural hotspring villages in the Tohoku region. Originally a[...]
SWAY GALLERY LONDON
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12:30 pm
No booking required – just turn up on the day! An afternoon of Japanese live music, family activities and Japanese food to celebrate the regeneration of the Japanese garden in Hammersmith Park! Expect taiko drumming,[...]
Hammersmith Park, Japanese Garden
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
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm
11:00 am
UKIYO-E AND IMPRESSIONISTS Opening event: 2nd August 2018, from 6pm till 8pm Dates: 3rd – 31st August 2018 in collaboration with Japanese Gallery Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, is one of the most significant influences on[...]
Sway Gallery London
5:15 pm
From anime to 70’s horror, drama to eye-opening documentaries, discover something for everyone with our brand new season of free Japanese cinema screenings. NHK WORLD-JAPAN Double Bill (Part 1) 5.15pm (English Subtitles) A Tale of[...]
Soho Hotel Cinema
2:15 pm
From anime to 70’s horror, drama to eye-opening documentaries, discover something for everyone with our brand new season of free Japanese cinema screenings. Summer Wars 2.15pm (suitable for ages 12+) Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009, 114min[...]
Courthouse Hotel Cinema
2:15 pm
From anime to 70’s horror, drama to eye-opening documentaries, discover something for everyone with our brand new season of free Japanese cinema screenings. Only Yesterday 2.15pm (English subtitles, PG) Dir. Isao Takahata, 1991, 118min Office[...]
Soho Hotel Cinema