Anime’s Human Machines

Anime’s Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity. Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological […]

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

WORKSHOPS(a) Tuesday 10 September – 10.30am -1.30pm(b) Tuesday 10 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm(c) Wednesday 11 September – 10.30am-1.30 pm(d) Wednesday 11 September – 2.00pm-5.00pm Please specify which date/time you would like to participate when booking.The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Janine, who has kindly offered these workshops to Japan […]

Naomi Kawase: In Focus at the Open City Documentary Festival

Naomi Kawase: In Focus  at the Open City Documentary Festival

The Japan Foundation is proud to partner with Open City Documentary Festival on screenings of a selection of works by critically-acclaimed Japanese director, Naomi Kawase. The director herself will be in attendance. Date: 8 September 2019 – 9 September 2019Venue: The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, London W1B 2HW and Curzon Soho Cinema, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, […]

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition DATES: 6 – 27 September 2019SPECIAL OPENING: 7 & 21 September, 12-6pm  Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese […]

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy

English Rakugo at St Peter’s Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo. He has performed Rakugo at organisations such as Japan International Cooperation Agency, UNESCO Association, and United Nations University. The performance includes:What is Rakugo? (Eiraku)Miso Beans (Panda)Praising a Child (Koraku)Bamboo screen show (Nus & Nagami)Tenshiki (Ichirin)Otanoshimi (Eiraku) Date: 1 […]

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Keiko Takemiya is arguably one of the most influential manga artists in Japan. Starting her career as an artist in late 1960 while still a teenager, her fame rapidly grew to stardom. This reached a new height in the 1970s when she became a seminal member of “the Fabulous Year 24 Group” – a new wave […]

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

Origami Soundscapes X The Crane

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 Japanese traditions with a uniquely avant-garde twist. A brand-new performance project with music, stories and concept by Verity Lane, Origami Soundscapes: Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon explores ancient symbolism and Japanese birdsong, […]

EVENT: Tenugui Wrapping Workshop

EVENT: Tenugui Wrapping Workshop

On Friday 23 August Japan House London wrapping expert will showcase the art of Japanese wrapping techniques at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. In Japanese culture, wrapping is not simply a means of masking the object from the recipient, but an art form in itself. Sophisticated methods of wrapping in Japan began in the […]

EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

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 picture books, with few or no words, published from the late 1960s onwards. The display illustrates the story of Anno Mitsumasa’s life and creative journey, features a reading library with many of […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club