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,[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
Aug 5 @ 2:15 pm Courthouse 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. Summer Wars 2.15pm (suitable for ages 12+) Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, 2009, 114min[...]
Aug 11 @ 2:15 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. Only Yesterday 2.15pm (English subtitles, PG) Dir. Isao Takahata, 1991, 118min Office[...]
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm Courthouse Hotel Cinema
Our popular Summer Explorers free film season returns! From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan’s mega hit TV drama, we have something to suit all ages and tastes. His Master’s[...]
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm Regent Street Cinema
Our popular Summer Explorers free film season returns! From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan’s mega hit TV drama, we have something to suit all ages and tastes. Chieri and[...]
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day Kings College London, Close Up Film Centre, Barbican Cinema
  Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2018: Youthquake 21-23 September 2018 Kings College London, Close Up Film Centre, Barbican Cinema This edition of JAEFF, in partnership with The Japan Foundation, riffs off the Oxford Dictionary’s[...]
Oct 10 – Oct 21 all-day
An epic 225 features from 77 countries screened in London over 12 days. BFI London Film Festival website here. Thanks very much indeed to Asian Movie Pulse – who have listed all the Asian films[...]
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.[...]
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 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[...]
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 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[...]
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,[...]