Japanese Events in London

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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[...]
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 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 26 @ 7:00 pm Leicester Sq Theatre
Since storming the Fringe in the noughties Gamarjobat (pronounced Ga-ma-jo-bat) have become one of the few acts that can truly claim to be a global sensation, having performed in 36 countries, from Broadway to China,[...]
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm IKLECTIK
A floor strewn with beer cans, bits of scrap metal, ceramic bowls, curious, miscellaneous electronics and wires: a collection of sundry things to make sound. Tetsuya Umeda, Dirty Electronics and Tim Shaw create a series[...]
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm Theatre503
The Art of Gaman is a stunning new play. It was a finalist in the American Playwriting Foundation’s prestigious Relentless Award. Tomomi, a young Japanese woman stands at the hull of a ship staring out[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm Theatro Technis, NW1 1TT
Comedy about two Japanese girls who come to London to study English. Back-breaking stuff for their host family which has to bow to their every needs.
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 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 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[...]