Japanese Events in London

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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.
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Spitalfields, London
“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events.[...]
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm Kanpai London Sake
The ultimate Anglo-Japanese experience… Following the raving success of our first Tokyo Kitchen series, we’ve teamed up again with Michelin-trained chef Paul Frost to curate a super fine multi-course sake paired Japanese culinary experience not[...]
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Factory Dalston
YOKIMONO (meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese) are proudly presenting a Japanese-themed market and cultural event in Dalston, East London. There will be plenty on offer, all made in Japan, or produced by Japanese artists and[...]
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The artist Kentaro Yamada will be discussing his work and exhibition Everything Comes in Waves with Mark Rappolt, the Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia. Yamada is interested in the encounter between material history and[...]
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 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[...]
Jul 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[...]
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[...]
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day Olympia, London
HYPER JAPAN 2019 will bring the best of Japan to London, celebrating J-culture with traditional and contemporary exhibitors and performances, food and drink, and unique shopping opportunities.
Jul 12 @ 8:45 pm Prince Charles Cinema
HARUMI SHUHAMA the “POM” star of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, will be in attendance for a one-off screening plus after-talk at the Prince Charles Cinema on Friday, July 12th ———————- The film opens in[...]
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[...]
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day British Library, Knowledge Centre Theatre
Love Japanese films and passionate about manga? This special film season will satisfy both cravings! Manga is an art medium which has enjoyed widespread popularity both at home in Japan, as well as globally abroad,[...]
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm Secret warehouse conversion in Whitechapel
A secret multi-course Japanese dinner with audio / visual experiences whilst meeting new people in an art gallery in east London. And you can bring your own booze x For this new concept we have[...]
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm TARA Arts
SHAKESPEARE’S MASTERPIECE GETS A POWERFUL JAPANESE REVIVAL It is 1860, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Othello is an Ainu, one of the indigenous people of northern Japan. He falls in love with a[...]
Aug 10 all-day TBD
Looking to experience something new in 2019? Why not try teaching English in Japan? Gaba Corporation is the leading one-to-one English language school in Japan, with 44 locations spread across the major cities. Instructors have[...]
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
Aug 13 @ 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[...]
Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm St Andrew's Leytonstone
Enjoy this rare opportunity to have a FREE evening taster session with a true old-school master and historian of AUTHENTIC martial arts of feudal Japan. Absolute beginners and all skill levels welcome. Later in the[...]
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm TBC
Enjoy this rare opportunity to train with a true old-school master and historian of AUTHENTIC martial arts of feudal Japan. DATE: 17 August FEE: £65 VENUE: East London – TBC This summer we will be[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Sep 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[...]
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 10 @ 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[...]
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Trafalgar Square, London
London’s very own festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returns on Sunday, 29 September 2019 in Trafalgar Square in the centre of the city. A regular fixture now in the London calendar, this[...]
Oct 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[...]
Oct 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[...]
Nov 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[...]
Nov 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[...]