Japanese Events in London

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Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Spitalfields
London Okinawa Sanshinkai is back at Spitalfields this summer for Okinawa Day! This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Okinawa Day with special guests from Japan xx Join us to celebrate Okinawan classical[...]
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The #MeToo movement swiftly spread from America to the UK in October 2017, with thousands of women sharing their stories of sexual abuse or misconduct on social media. The movement’s impact spread beyond the internet,[...]
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London, WC2A 3LJ
Admission free, Booking essential Despite the Japanese government’s commitment to creating a “society where all women shine”, progress in achieving this is still limited.  In 2017, Japan dropped to 114th place on the Global Gender Gap Index produced[...]
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
On March 11 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the north-east coast of Japan, causing a massive tsunami. The scale of the damage was unprecedented. One of the key reconstruction activities has been supporting women’s[...]
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am Daiwa Foundation Japan House
Free event; booking essential The calligrapher and artist Misuzu Kosaka has produced striking, highly original art works that have been incorporated into book designs, restaurant decors and commemorated major events. In this event, her calligraphy[...]
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Daiwa Foundation Japan House
Be drawn into the faraway world of The Women of Ishikawa.  It is a selection of strange, hilarious, and tragic folk stories from the mountains of Ishikawa, brought over from Japan and performed by Doubtful Sound. The show[...]
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[...]
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm Daiwa Foundation Japan House
Despite facing discrimination and prejudice in Japan, the indigenous Ainu people have maintained their own culture and art. The Ainu have developed their art through their everyday life and it has its own unique value[...]
Oct 6 all-day The Old Church
The third edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest, a day event exploring the relationship between music and haiku poetry, comes back to London for the second time after our first show in October last year.[...]
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm IKLECTIK
Naming herself after the tako – that is, octopus – bar she runs in Sapporo, capital of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido, electronic musician and singer Otaco is one of the most vibrant new artists[...]
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
The works presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden[...]
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Event part of the exhibition: Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai 7 November-5 December 2018, Monday–Friday 9.30am–5pm, Admission free Private View: Tuesday 6 November 2018, 6-8pm Admission free, booking essential On the occasion of his artist[...]
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm IKLECTIK
Mayuko Hino resumed her music activity in 2011 after a pause of 10 years for the study of Chinese medicine. Prolific as a live performer, Hino is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control[...]
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 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 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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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 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 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[...]