Japanese Events in London

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Jun 7 – Jun 13 all-day Sway Gallery
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,[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm William Morris Gallery
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[...]
Jun 22 – Aug 5 all-day Japan House London
“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[...]
Jun 28 – Jul 16 all-day Sway Gallery London
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[...]
Jul 6 – Sep 16 all-day Camden Arts Centre
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[...]
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day Olympia, London
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix Gallery
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[...]
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm TOTO London Concept Store
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[...]
Sep 13 – Sep 28 all-day Sway Gallery
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[...]
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm IKLECTIK
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[...]
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm Victoria Miro, Wharf Road
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[...]
Oct 12 – Dec 15 all-day The Brunei Gallery, SOAS
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[...]
Nov 2 – Nov 22 all-day Sway Gallery
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[...]
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
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[...]
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.[...]
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day Royal Opera Arcade
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[...]
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm Sway Gallery
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[...]
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm Sway Gallery
“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[...]
Jan 10 – Jan 29 all-day Sway Gallery
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[...]
Jan 18 – Jan 27 all-day White Conduit Projects
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
Apr 1 – Jun 30 all-day Japanese Gallery Kensington
Music in Ukiyo-e figured in many ways – through the act of listening or playing, or through music’s place in relation to a depicted character, perhaps a theatre actor or a geisha. These prints illustrate[...]
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 14 – Jul 13 all-day Dorothy Circus Gallery
The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls. The intense dialogue between[...]
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[...]
Sep 5 – Nov 21 all-day Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
The first showing of the Japanese artist Erika Kobayashi in the UK. The exhibition explores her family history strangely intertwined with the discovery of uranium, radioactivation, invention of atomic bomb, and Sherlock Holmes. Erika Kobayashi[...]
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 17 – Sep 21 all-day Leyden Gallery
The series of exhibitions which focus on beauty of Japanese artworks will be held at Leyden Gallery in East London, where the central place of the contemporary arts. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see[...]