Japan-related Events in London

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Jun 7 – Jun 13 all-day Sway Gallery
Kimono x Komono きもの x こもの by MIYABI & PETIT KIMONO 7-13 June 2018 The history of kimono, the national costume of Japan, dates back to ancient times, and techniques such as spinning a cocoon,[...]
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[...]
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 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.[...]
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm VSF Wine Education
Saké is a versatile beverage that can complement food just as well as wine. It is also an excellent drink to be enjoyed on its own. No wonder, then, that this national drink of Japan[...]
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 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Studio47 Kingsgate Workshops
This is an exciting opportunity to use the rare Japanese natural dye, Kakishibu, whilst learning a basic Shibori technique and create an original tote bag! Kakishibu is a traditional Japanese dye made from tannin extract[...]
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 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[...]
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Linnean Society of London
It’s super easy to get started with making books at home, and there’s loads to explore once you get going. In this two hour workshop you will learn how to make a simple book using[...]
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 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[...]
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
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 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[...]