Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Come and enjoy a prelude to summer with us by immersing yourself in our feel-good comedy film season! From wacky time-travel to ancient Rome (Thermae Romae) and a musical extravaganza set in feudal Japan (Princess Raccoon), to a slapstick twist on the film noir genre of the 60’s (Murder Un-Incorporated) – our annual Pre-Summer Explorers season aims to […]

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya  at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing. Her enigmatic sculptures resemble minimalist mechanisms devoid of function, primitive robots, or curious experiments.  She begins by collecting materials she is intuitively attracted to […]

Okinawa Day 2019

Okinawa Day 2019

“Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events. We are also keen to reach an ever-larger UK audience to participate in future Okinawa related events and to create […]

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles. In Japan, Kyoto is the city with the highest proportion of century-old firms which maintain a high social […]

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… – SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… – SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

In Sky Piece To Jesus Christ (1965/2019), a group of musicians play a score, whilst another group of performers begin to wrap medical gauze around each member of the orchestra along with their instruments, as well as the conductor. Performed by students from Anglia Ruskin University and conducted by Dr Paul Rhys, Senior Lecturer in […]

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls. The intense dialogue between their artworks highlights their unique representation of adolescence and modern youth.  The Japanese artist Hikari Shimoda paints using bright colours […]

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

This summer Japan House London presents an exhibition on the popular form of Japanese illustrated literature – manga – through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki. The exhibition immerses visitors in the iconic Japanese art form and introduces Urasawa’s ideas from inception through development, with more than 400 original drawings and storyboards […]

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

‘Japanese Should to English Could?’ – Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

On Thursday 6th June 2019, Sansho Living will lead a seminar The Beauty of Imperfection to introduce the participants to the philosophy of traditional Japanese aesthetics wabi-sabi, which promotes the acceptance of transience and imperfection.  The head florist at Aoyama Flower Market will guide the Flower Arranging and Bonkei Classes, on four different dates, at […]

Reiwa – a new era in Japan

Reiwa – a new era in Japan

Japan will enter into a new era of ‘beautiful harmony’ from 1 May, a day after Emperor Akihito abdicates and is succeeded by his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito, ending the imperial era Heisei. Since the Gengo system began in the 7th century, the country has adopted almost 250 eras. This one, however, will be […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club