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Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

The Japan Foundation is delighted to welcome Hideo Furukawa, a dynamic and compelling Japanese contemporary writer. Furukawa is an admirer of Haruki Murakami and is acknowledged by many in the Japanese literary world as the successor to the literature giant’s legacy, but due to his eagerness to experiment and the diversity in his works he […]

Life is Sweet – Japanese inspired desserts by Suzue Aoyama-Curley

Life is Sweet – Japanese inspired desserts by Suzue Aoyama-Curley

We are delighted to welcome pastry chef Suzue Aoyama-Curley for a very special demonstration and tasting of her wonderful desserts inspired by Japan. Award-winning Suzue Aoyama-Curley has created afternoon teas at world-renowned London hotels, Claridges and The Savoy. During her time in the UK, she has seen Japanese ingredients such as sansho pepper and miso […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN Christmas will bring a festival of light to London this November, presenting an exhibition of lighting installations which blend traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. Featuring illuminations often seen at Japanese “matsuri” festivals, the installations will include the stunning work of contemporary Japanese artists Tadaharu Kawamura and Teppei Hayakawa. Date: 24 November […]

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

We are excited to host some of our esteemed guests for LEAFF this year. From directors to actors and artists, flying across the world to be a part of our Film Festival, we welcome 14 directors and 7 actors and actresses! The Festival not only focuses on celebrating East Asian Cinema in all its glory, […]

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art

This workshop will kick-off a research-based investigation into how contemporary Japanese arts have been shaped by political forces, from wartime militarism to the ‘neoliberal world order’. In so doing, it will look to identify the processes of atomization of society through art forms. The focus of the workshop is on empirical examples of internalized art […]

London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea

London Korean Festival 2017 with Feel Korea

As part of Korea/UK 2017-18 the London Korean Festival offers breath-taking stage performances from Korea’s oldest traditions to the latest K-Pop hits.

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

London Korean Film Night: Burmese On The Roof (2016)

In the industrial suburb of Masoek we find three foreign workers sharing a prefab hut built on their factory’s rooftop. This documentary offers a gaze into their lives, shifting its focus away from issues often associated with immigrants, taking a look at their personalities and everyday existence instead. Through very concise interviews, their plans and […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club