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5 November 2015

Embassy of Japan, London

Four sisters from the Takezawa Family gather for the first time in a long while upon learning their seventy-year-old father has a mistress and a love child. The quartet decides against letting their old mother know about it, and takes the opportunity to reveal their own problems to each other......more>>



17 September - 23 October 2015

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Kouichi Tabata’s first UK solo show explores drawing beyond line- and mark-making, tending towards the painterly. His paintings of still-life subjects are sequenced into animations as a kind of ‘still footage’, leading to an exploration of the dimensions between different layers of meaning in which these opposing forces operate........more>>



14 October 2015

The Swedenborg Society, London

Tattooing holds a controversial place in modern Japan. With roots in the darker side of Edo period merchant and artisan society, Japanese tattoo art has from its earliest days been associated with fringe culture and the criminal underworld of the Yakuza......more>>



10 & 11 October 2015

SOAS, University of London, London

The aim of this symposium is to give insight into the changing boundaries and concepts of ‘art’ in Japan and East Asia. We hope especially to illuminate the exchanges and dialogues that took place among the artists of Japan and other East Asian nations......more>>



10 October 2015

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Kotatsu, the only one Japanese animation festival will be screening the very best in Japanese Anime, our market place will be open to the public with our favourite stalls offering a taste of Japan including manga......more>>


Until 21 November 2015

Gallery Oldham, Manchester

Display of Satsuma Ceramics, to celebrate 150 years since three of the Satsuma students arrived in Oldham. Part of the Satsuma 150 celebrations......more>>

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