Japanese Events in London

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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 21 – Oct 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[...]
Aug 1 – Aug 28 all-day SWAY Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION: 1 August Thu 18:00-20:00 RSVP: info@sway-gallery.com SPECIAL OPENING: 3 August Sat 12:00-18:00 VMR – Vanessa Milito Rodriguez – is an Italian-Colombian artist born in Milan, Italy. She has become fascinated with the traditional[...]
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[...]
Aug 25 @ 2:30 pm Foyles Bookstore
Legendary manga artist Keiko Takemiya gives an exclusive talk this August! Keiko Takemiya is arguably one of the most influential manga artists in Japan. Starting her career as an artist in late 1960 while still[...]
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 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Tickets are now on sale for JAEFF 2019: Nation! This year’s festival will be held at the Barbican Centre, Close-Up Film Centre and MetFilm School from Friday 20 September through Sunday 22 September. JAEFF 2019: Nation will see five feature-length[...]
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 3 @ 7:30 pm CAFE OTO
CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT: YUKA FUJII : LIKE PLANETS CINE-PHOTO (UK PREMIERE) £12£10 Advance £8 MEMBERS Tonights presentation celebrates the joint opening of an exhibition of photography by Yuka Fujii at the Pocko Gallery, together with[...]
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[...]
Nov 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[...]
Dec 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[...]
Jan 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[...]
Feb 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[...]