Japanese Events in London

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Nov 17 2018 – Aug 31 2019 all-day World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium
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.[...]
May 23 – Aug 26 all-day 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[...]
Jun 5 – Jul 28 all-day Japan House, London
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10:00–20:00 Sundays & Bank Holidays 12:00–18:00 Admission Free *Opening hours may vary depending on events, so please check our website on the day of your visit This summer Japan House[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm 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[...]
Jun 21 – Sep 6 all-day Serpentine Pavilion
The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2019.
Jul 5 – Sep 2 all-day Pocko Gallery, 51A King Henry's Walk, Mildmay Ward, London N1 4NH
Visitors is an ongoing series of portrait characters by Ushiki Masanori, who is regarded as a cult figure in the art world of Japan and, much like his predecessors Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami, Ushiki’s[...]
Jul 11 – Sep 21 all-day Brunei Gallery, SOAS
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[...]
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre
Love Japanese films and passionate about manga? This special film season will satisfy both cravings! Manga is an art medium which has enjoyed widespread popularity both at home in Japan, as well as globally abroad,[...]
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Secret warehouse conversion in Whitechapel
A secret multi-course Japanese dinner with audio / visual experiences whilst meeting new people in an art gallery in east London. And you can bring your own booze x For this new concept we have[...]
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm TARA Arts
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[...]
Aug 10 all-day TBD
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[...]
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Aug 22 – Oct 27 all-day Japan House, London
Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa Exhibition at Japan House London This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his[...]
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day Arcola Theatre
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[...]
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Sep 10 – Sep 21 all-day Leyden Gallery, 9 Leyden St, London E1 7LE
The Leyden Gallery will hold a solo exhibition of the works of two Japanese artists, Jun Nishizaki and Hirofumi Kawamura. This event is part of our ongoing project to provide visitors with opportunities to explore[...]
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Trafalgar Square, London
London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 29 September 2019 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this[...]
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
May 11 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm The Japan Society
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[...]