Japan-related 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 11 all-day Cadogan Hall
The wildlife charity Born Free Foundation is thrilled to be working with internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor Panos Karan who performs Chopin’s 24 formidable, evocative and popular Études, while also speaking about his charity Keys[...]
Jun 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 12 – Jun 16 all-day Leyden Gallery
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[...]
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Comedy Pub
Please note to cover costs there is a £1 entry charge on the door. ミートアップの会場が変わります! 新しい会場は: The Comedy Pub , 7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE London, We’ll have our usual monthly Japanese social and[...]
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 20 – Sep 30 all-day Barbican
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[...]
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 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[...]
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The #MeToo movement swiftly spread from America to the UK in October 2017, with thousands of women sharing their stories of sexual abuse or misconduct on social media. The movement’s impact spread beyond the internet,[...]
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London, WC2A 3LJ
Admission free, Booking essential Despite the Japanese government’s commitment to creating a “society where all women shine”, progress in achieving this is still limited.  In 2017, Japan dropped to 114th place on the Global Gender Gap Index produced[...]
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[...]
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
On March 11 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the north-east coast of Japan, causing a massive tsunami. The scale of the damage was unprecedented. One of the key reconstruction activities has been supporting women’s[...]
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am Daiwa Foundation Japan House
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[...]
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Boston Music Room
Anivian Promotions presents: Crystal Lake live at Boston Music Room. Japanese metal outfit Crystal Lake return to London on 4th July 2018 for a one off headline show. Support comes from Napoleon, Carcer City, Of[...]
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 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[...]
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm The Comedy Pub
Please note to cover costs there is a £1 entry charge on the door. ミートアップの会場が変わります! 新しい会場は: The Comedy Pub , 7 Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE London, We’ll have our usual monthly Japanese social and[...]
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Penal Code of Japan: Sex without consent isn’t rape? Talk event with the first incorporated sexual assault survivors’ organisation in Japan In June last year (2017), the penal code regarding sex crimes in Japan[...]
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day Olympia, London
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Water Rats
Presented by Gig Connection and Japanese English Meetup Venue: The Water Rats, Kings Cross, London Doors: 7:30PM A Music Battle between various genres by Japanese musicians to heat up the Summer! Featuring Hibiki Ichikawa &[...]
Jul 17 2018 – Jan 27 2019 all-day The Victoria & Albert Museum
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,[...]
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm SWAY GALLERY LONDON
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[...]
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Daiwa Foundation Japan House
Be drawn into the faraway world of The Women of Ishikawa.  It is a selection of strange, hilarious, and tragic folk stories from the mountains of Ishikawa, brought over from Japan and performed by Doubtful Sound. The show[...]
Jul 29 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hammersmith Park, Japanese Garden
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,[...]
Jul 30 all-day SOAS, University of London
The Shakuhachi Symposium is an academic conference with​ on ​the ​one hand​, a narrow focus on the Japanese bamboo flute shakuhachi, but which, on the other, is broadly open to any research approaches to the[...]
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[...]
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm Sway Gallery London
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[...]
Aug 4 @ 5:15 pm Soho Hotel Cinema
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[...]