Japanese Events in London

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Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Spitalfields
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[...]
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm Union Chapel
The Opening Gala Concert of the World Shakuhachi Festival. 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[...]
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day Goldsmiths, University of London
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[...]
Oct 6 all-day The Old Church
The third edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest, a day event exploring the relationship between music and haiku poetry, comes back to London for the second time after our first show in October last year.[...]
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm IKLECTIK
Naming herself after the tako – that is, octopus – bar she runs in Sapporo, capital of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido, electronic musician and singer Otaco is one of the most vibrant new artists[...]
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm IKLECTIK
Mayuko Hino resumed her music activity in 2011 after a pause of 10 years for the study of Chinese medicine. Prolific as a live performer, Hino is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control[...]
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 28 @ 8:00 pm IKLECTIK
World premier of Island Island is the new collaborative album from Japanese electronic musician Phew and Ana da Silva. A bracing odyssey in industrial noise, Island is full of absorbing textures, tactile beats, and a[...]
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Hundred Years Gallery
Japanese composer and musician Chie Mukai for a solo concert of er-hu, voice, and dance. Born in Osaka, Chie Mukai studied music under Takehisa Kosugi at Bi-Gakko in Tokyo. She started playing the er-hu and[...]
May 4 @ 8:30 pm IKLECTIK
Multi-instrumentalist/composer lives in Tokyo, Japan. -Drone abstract harsh noise made up of layers of analog synthesisers with beats. She started playing piano when she was a small child and in her teenage years she was[...]
May 15 @ 7:30 pm IKLECTIK
BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely[...]
May 17 @ 7:30 pm IKLECTIK
BUTOH RESIDENCY offers three days of live performances, films and a workshop that see Japanese and European musicians, dancers and artists working together to advance the global recognition of Butoh – both as a uniquely[...]
Jul 14 all-day CAFE OTO
Sunday 14 July 2019, 2pm Tujiko Noriko + Isambard Khroustaliov – Matinee Sunday 14 July 2019, 8.30pm ‘Kuro’ – Film Screening Close-Up Very pleased to welcome musician, singer, songwriter and filmmaker, Tujiko Noriko to OTO[...]
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[...]