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Display: The Geometrist
by Tomoko AZUMI

Until 10 January 2019

Japan House London

Pop-up display of beautiful and complex polyhedra made from Takeo paper, and created in collaboration with designer Tomoko AZUMI.

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New Year Display

Until 10 January 2019

Japan House London

To celebrate the beginning of 2019 Japan House London has a display of objects to signify good fortune for the year ahead.

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Japan in Landscape – Watercolour Paintings exhibition by Matthew Phinn

11 January – 29 January 2019

Sway Gallery London

This exhibition is a collection of watercolour paintings celebrating the diversity and beauty of Japanese landscape. Matthew integrates Japanese brushwork and aesthetics with a traditional English water colour technique.

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Artist Talk: Mari Katayama

24 January 2019

Royal Society of Arts, London

In the photographic self-portraits of Mari Katayama, the artist’s body features prominently, surrounded by painstakingly arranged objects, both in intimate settings or set against vast landscapes....

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Van Gogh & Japan: The Provence year by Martin Bailey

30 January 2019

Asia House, London

Van Gogh specialist, Martin Bailey, will talk about his discoveries about the artist's period in Provence - with a particular emphasis on his love for Japanese prints.

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EXHIBITION: The inkblot looked like me – by Susumu Matsuura

30 January – 28 February 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Susumu Matsuura’s theme is “humans”, and most of his work expresses human emotions. He is interested in looking at the two-sided nature of human beings, who harbour both positive feelings and greed...

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February Half Term: an Egypt and East Asia celebrationEVENT TITLE 1

9, 10, 12 February 2019

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Celebrate the launch of our new Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries with a packed half term programme of exciting cultural demonstrations and activities.

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INNERVISIONS by AKIKO BAN

14 February - 25 February 2019

Sway Gallery London

The Sway Gallery London is pleased to announce Innervisions, an exhibition by Akiko Ban, a Japanese interdisciplinary artist based in London.

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MANGA JIMAN Competition

19 February - 29 March 2019

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT

Exhibition and award ceremony of MANGA JIMAN Competition.

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Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto – with Matthew McKelway

28 February 2019

Rudolf Steiner House, London

n 1798 the painter Nagasawa Rosetsu painted an image of five hundred disciples of the Buddha (arhats) on a piece of paper approximately one-inch square. The painting, which was rediscovered in the last decade,...

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Painted Poems - 絵詩 – by Rie Takeda

1 - 18 March 2019

Sway Gallery London

The Sway Gallery London is proud to present a carefully curated selection of artworks by the Japanese artist and calligrapher, Rie Takeda, taken from her Painted Poems series.

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PERFORMANCE The Art of Amezaiku: Japanese Sugar Sculpting Demonstration & Talk by TEZUKA Shinri

3 March 2019

Japan House London

Amezaiku is the centuries-old Japanese craft of sculpting sugar into intricate works of edible art. For the amezaiku craftsman, speed and precision are key: sugar paste is heated until soft and pliable, and then quickly and finely crafted into shape by hand and with special U-shaped Japanese scissors (nigiri-basami) before the mixture cools and hardens again.

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Demonstration: Amezaiku artist Shinri Tezuka

4 March 2019

Le Cordon Bleu London

Amezaiku artist Shinri Tezuka will join for a demonstration at Le Cordon bleu on the Japanese traditional sugar art that he has become world renowned for.

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Private View: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

5 March 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese artist Shuhei Yamada to the UK public.

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EXHIBITION: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

6 March - 8 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese artist Shuhei Yamada to the UK public.

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Talk on Kimono & Workshop

12 March 2019

Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Talk by Dr Saeko Yazaki and Workshop. Co-organised by University of Glasgow and Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh.

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Kimono fashion show

18 March 2019

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh

Kimono fashion show by collaborating with Tartan.

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Artist Talk: untitled yet' by Shuhei Yamada

19 March2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

Shuhei Yamada will be discussing the ideas and inspiration behind his work which is on display at the Foundation. In his early works, which include photography and video footage....

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Third Thursday Lectures: Thinking about Late Hokusai

21 March2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

“Our exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, held at the British Museum and Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka in the summer and autumn of 2017, proposed that the older the artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) became, the more powerful and sublime was his art....

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Master - An Ainu Story – by Adam Isfendiyar

22 March - 10 April 2019

Sway Gallery London

Through a series of photographs and interviews taken by Adam Isfendiyar over a two year period, 'Master - An Ainu Story' tells the life story of an Ainu man - Kenji Matsuda, who grew up being discriminated against in his homeland because of his Ainu heritage.

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Private View: Jake Tilson, Finding Tsukiji

27 March 2019

White Conduit Projects, London

London-based artist Jake Tilson is presenting a series of new works from an ongoing project about Tokyo’s famous fish market, Tsukiji, at White Conduit Projects. Finding Tsukiji showcases a large display of ten photo books....

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Sakura in Fukushima

2 April - 11 April 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Photography exhibition of winners' works from Fukushima cherry blossom photo contest.This event will be co-organised by NHK Fukushima and the Embassy of Japan in the UK.

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Private View: Explore the Japanese collection at the British Library

3 April 2019

British Library, London

Did you know that British Library is the home of more than 400 manuscripts and 4,000 printed works created before the Meiji Restoration? Among the highlights of the Japanese collection are the 8th-century Hyakumantō darani, the oldest example of printing in Japan...

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Living Colours: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations

5 April – 19 May 2019

Japan House London

This exhibition explores the work of the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka Dye Workshop in Kyoto. The Japanese have long had a deep appreciation of colour and a close relationship with their natural surroundings and the changing of the seasons...

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Private View: JIZAI by Haruo Mitsuta

16 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Private View is an opportunity to have a first look at the works of the acclaimed Japanese artist Haruo Mitsuta. Dr Clare Pollard, University of Oxford, will give an introduction to Jizai Okimono during the evening.....

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Lifelines: the Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

16 April – 6 October 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Oxford

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable artistic career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese print artist based in Canada. 40 joyful woodcuts created over six decades demonstrate the remarkable innovation and variety of her work.

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EXHIBITION: JIZAI by Haruo Mitsuta

17 April - 14 May 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Mitsuta is the only contemporary artist who makes Jizai Okimono (“articulated animals”) – flexible animal figures made from metal pieces, which can replicate the movements of the original animals. Originally they were made by armourers in the late Edo and the Meiji period....

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TATSUYA DONKAI Photo exhibition 【SPIRIT OF KYOTO】

8 - 12 May 2019

Arthill Gallery, London

'Development of technologies has made the world very convenient. On the other hand, I feel the world has been becoming flat under the name of “globalization”. There is a thing Kyotoites have maintained even in such a changing era...'

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Artist Talk: Haruo Mitsuta in conversation with Giuseppe Piva and Manuela Moscatiello

10 May 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Mitsuta is the only contemporary artist who makes Jizai Okimono (“articulated animals”) – flexible animal figures made from metal pieces, which can replicate the movements of the original animals. Originally they were made by armourers in the late Edo and the Meiji period......

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Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan & the Craft Tradition

15 May – 5 August 2019

Location

15th May 2019 JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. Brantwood Coach House.

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Manga Exhibition and a round table talk (TBC)

23 May 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Manga Exhibition and a round table talk.

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The Citi exhibition Manga

23 May - 26 August 2019

British Museum

Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.

 

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Flower and Kimono Show for the Purpose of International Artistic and Cultural Exchange

16 June 2019

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

"For the last seven years we have held a flower show twice a year in England and have opened a new workshop for Japanese flower arrangement...

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“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie”
The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni.

11 July - 21 September 2019

Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

The artist’s first exhibition outside Japan of Lacquer works by the contemporary craftsman Koyanagi Tanekuni in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.

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NARA  faith and renewal(tentative)

3 October - 24 November 2019

British Museum, London

This exhibition will display masterpieces of Buddhist art preserved for 1300 years in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan. It will publicize the history and culture of Nara which laid the foundation of Japan, through international exchanges via the Silk Road.

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Taki Katei – Japanese Paintings

4 October 2019 - 13 April 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

In 2019 National Museums Liverpool will host the first-ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the Japan 2020 Cultural Olympiad.

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