Japanese Events in London

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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,[...]
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[...]
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 16 all-day Chatime Piccadilly Circus 25-27 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 7EG
This winter, Chatime is partnering with Sanrio for the Taiwanese bubble tea brand’s first collaboration ever: a Hello Kitty exclusive making its debut on Friday 16th November. 2 Hello Kitty x Chatime drinks have been[...]
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day Olympia, London
Hyper Japan returns with a winter event at Olympia, London!
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 17 all-day The Royal Society London
The Experience Japan Exhibition aims to introduce the growing range of study and research opportunities available in Japan. This year,12 Japanese education institutions and several Japan-related organisations will be attending to provide information on degree[...]
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[...]
Nov 24 all-day TK Trading
Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 Time: 10am-3pm Venue: 1st floor, Unit4 (Located in front of TK Trading shop) TK Trading is a Japanese food shop in North Acton. We offer Japanese-style bento, sushi and sandwiches[...]
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm Sway Gallery
RISING FROM THE EAST – AESTHETICS OF JAPAN A group exhibition of unique and creative Japanese artists, curated by Artrates DATES: 26-30 November 2018 Mon-Fri → 11:00-19:00 Late Opening Thu 29 Nov → 11:00-20:00 PARTICIPATING[...]
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[...]
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm Blackheath Halls
Taiko Meantime’s latest show “Resonance” explores the concept of resonance through Japanese Taiko: how the vibrations of one instrument affects another, how the exuberance of a single player energises the whole group, and how the[...]
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 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[...]
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm All Bar One
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: All Bar One , 108 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HD There is good space to chat to people[...]
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[...]
Dec 21 – Dec 23 all-day PLAYGROUND LONDON
Vintage Kimono Dealer Furuki Yo-Kimono and Japanese Folk craft shop Bungu Store, two of London market traders from Japan both have very much love and respect for authentic Japanese handwork. They are presenting 3 days[...]
Jan 1 – Feb 28 all-day
We are now inviting schools in the UK to apply to be part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Planting Project in the UK, a project to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the UK. Schools[...]
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm All Bar One
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: All Bar One , 108 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HD There is good space to chat to people[...]
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 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 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
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Daiwa Foundation Japan House
The Japanese Portland Garden is a traditional Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon. The Garden, which was designed in 1963, covers 12 acres and has eight separate garden styles. The Garden was created to provide the[...]
Feb 9 all-day [Exact location, TBD]
Are you interested in making the move to Japan? Come along to Gaba’s Information Seminar in Birmingham on February 12th, 2019 to find out more! • Teach quality, customized 1 to 1 adult English lessons[...]
Feb 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 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm All Bar One
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: All Bar One , 108 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HD There is good space to chat to people[...]
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm SWAY GALLERY LONDON
AKIKO BAN: Innervisions DATES: 14th – 25th February 2019 PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 13th February 18:00 – 20:00 (Please contact us via info@sway-gallery.com if you wish to attend) ARTIST TALK: Saturday 23rd February 15:00 – 16:00[...]
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm c/o Ark Oval Primary Academy
I would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning a traditional martial art from Okinawa to join us in our new dojo based in Croydon. My name is Ciara and I have been[...]