Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Art that Speaks: Meiro Koizumi

Meizo Koizumi is best recognised for this exploration of the boundaries between the private and the public spheres, as well as the blurring of the lines between objective and subjective memories of his participants, especially those we may perceive as heroic. His distinguished approach is demonstrated in his video work Confessions (2014), in which he […]

Imamura Shohei: How to Win Fans and Influence People in the Postwar Japanese Studio System – with Jennifer Coates

Imamura Shohei: How to Win Fans and Influence People in the Postwar Japanese Studio System – with Jennifer Coates

Imamura Shohei’s first four films have received significantly less academic and critical attention than his work from 1960 onwards. Stolen Desire (Nusumareta yokujo, 1958), Ginza Station (aka Lights of Night, Nishi Ginza eki mae, 1958), and Endless Desire (Hateshinaki yokubo, 1958), made at Nikkatsu Studios, have been largely dismissed, with My Second Brother (Nianchan, 1959) […]

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition 2018

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 8th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan. The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study […]

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Kumi Matsuo – Piano Recital

Programme: 1) Gaspard de la nuit: Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand: (A suite of pieces for solo piano by Maurice Ravel ) 2) Impromptu No. 3 Op.51 in G-flat Major – F. Chopin (1810 – 1849) 3) Prélude, Chorale and Fugue FWV 21 – C. Franck (1822 – 1890) Biography: Kumi Matsuo was […]

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

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 from human senses, Anzai attempts to disrupt the way we unconsciously and passively perceive “representation”, by creating a state where […]

The Expression of Youth: Japanese Street Fashion in Post-War Culture

The Expression of Youth: Japanese Street Fashion in Post-War Culture

Thanks to its uniqueness, Japanese street fashion has made a name for itself in the couture world and has enjoyed global attention. Subcultures such as Cosplay, Lolita, and Gothic Lolita have been capturing imagination of people not only in Japan, but across America, Europe and the rest of Asia since the end of the 20th […]

SOMETHING NEW – Yuta Segawa Ceramics Solo Exhibition

SOMETHING NEW – Yuta Segawa Ceramics Solo Exhibition

The Sway Gallery London is proud to introduce Yuta Segawa, an incredibly talented Japanese ceramicist based in London. “In this installation, I will gather together three hundred of my miniature pots, as well as exhibit little painted pots. I have crafted scores of pots every day since 2013, always keeping miniature pots at the heart […]

London Korean Film Festival 2018

London Korean Film Festival 2018

The London Korean Film Festival 2018 will run from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with the annual UK Tour. The festival will feature an in-depth Special Focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse […]

Japan Room Lecture: The Curious Case Of Japan Leads To Deep Revelations About Money

Japan Room Lecture: The Curious Case Of Japan Leads To Deep Revelations About Money

How weak is macroeconomic theory? Japan has terrible macroeconomic numbers (by leading nation standards) yet a high quality of life. This contradiction drags macroeconomics, monetary policy, taxation, and politics under a spotlight. In this talk, Professor Michael Mainelli intends to draw on the work of his Long Finance movement, along with the work of Professor […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club