Japanese Events in London

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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.[...]
Mar 12 – Mar 31 all-day The Peacock
As the Japanese taiko drumming troupe make their way back to London, they bring with them the Odaiko drums. These traditional drums, used in Shinto rituals, weigh over half a tonne each, and require exceptional[...]
Mar 17 all-day VSF Wine Education
Like sushi and sashimi? Why not take our one-day sake course to understand the different styles of saké and get top tips to pair your Japanese dishes with the right saké? We’ll also teach you[...]
Apr 1 all-day Moyses Stevens Battersea
London’s newest flower school is up and running at the world famous Battersea Power Station. With classes available for all ages and abilities, a session with one of our experienced, fully qualified instructors is an[...]
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[...]
Apr 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[...]
Apr 9 @ 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[...]
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the unique works of the acclaimed Japanese artist Haruo Mitsuta to the UK public. Mitsuta is the only contemporary artist who makes Jizai Okimono (“articulated animals”) –[...]
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 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Couverture & The Garbstore
Notting Hill located concept store Couverture & The Garbstore is proud to host London based artist Miyu Kurihara for an exclusive, one-off workshop. Guests will hear how the artist established her art career and has[...]
May 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 14 @ 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[...]
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[...]
May 18 – May 26 all-day VSF Wine Education + Kanpai Sake Brewery
Learn everything about saké in a saké brewery in action, right in London! VSF Wine Education is joining hands with Kanpai Sake Brewery (the UK’s first sake brewery) to run this course that will provide[...]
May 19 @ 1:00 pm IKLECTIK
WORKSHOP Mushimaru Fujieda Workshop on “Natural Physical Poetry” accompanied by Aya Ogawa
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Prince Charles Cinema
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985) with Q&A from director Macoto Tezka – England Premiere Rocky Horror meets Phantom of the Paradise with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more,[...]
May 21 all-day The Castle Cinema
This May Zodiac Film Club invites you to come in out of the sun and watch one of the original J-horrors with us. Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999) tells the story of Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), a[...]
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[...]
May 24 – May 25 all-day One Hoe Street
IKEBANA, also known as KADO is the Japanese art of flower arrangement with the origin of tradition dates back to the 6th Century. Ohara School of Ikebana England Chapter is delighted to host the Ikebana[...]
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Babel Art House
Japanese singer-songwriter Ichiko Aoba coming back to London as ichiko aoba qp European Tour 2019! ICHIKO AOBA Born on 28 January 1990. She started playing guitar at the age of 17 and debuted her first[...]
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day Sway Gallery at Old street
Sansho Living is proud to showcase unique and beautiful Japanese ceramics and homeware, including flower vases, fruit bowls and lampshades all suitable for everyday, western lifestyle. On Thursday, 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead[...]
Jun 5 – Jul 28 all-day Japan House, London
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10:00–20:00 Sundays & Bank Holidays 12:00–18:00 Admission Free *Opening hours may vary depending on events, so please check our website on the day of your visit This summer Japan House[...]
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada to the UK public. Everything comes in waves is his first solo exhibition in London. Yamada is interested in the encounter[...]
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The Private View is a chance to have a first look at the exhibition Everything comes in waves by the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada. This is Yamada’s first solo exhibition in London. Yamada is[...]
Jun 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[...]
Jun 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[...]
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[...]
Jun 21 – Sep 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.