JANUARY 2019
 

Art & Design

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.

Art & Design

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. 

Art & Design

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.

Art & Design

Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City

12 January – 12 May 2019

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Featuring original woodblock prints from Bristol’s collection, this exhibition explores the sophisticated urban culture of Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries, from fashion and day trips to geisha and the kabuki theatre.

Business

PROTOTYPING IN TOKYO: ILLUSTRATING DESIGN-LED INNOVATION

16 January - 17 March 2019

Japan House London

Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating design-led innovation presents the innovative designs created by world-renowned design engineer and Professor at the University of Tokyo, YAMANAKA Shunji.

Business

World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival in Japan Launch Reception

17 January 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Reception for the 14th World's Original Marmalade Awards & Festival in the UK and for the launch in Japan.

Business

Talk: Industry-academia partnerships: collaborations between UK universities and Japanese enterprises

17 January 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

Collaborations between industry and academia have been crucial in contributing to industrial innovation. These partnerships, however, involve parties with differing interests, business models and cultures, creating challenges for both academia and industry...

Academia & Science

Avant-Garde Calligraphy between Postwar Japan, Europe, and the United States

17 January 2019

Weston Room, Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

As the French theoretician of abstract art Michel Seuphor wrote in 1962, “in the 1960s, every abstract painter is fascinated by the East, dreams of visiting Japan, perhaps to find the delights of Japanese calligraphy.” This talk is dedicated to the artists who launched and fuelled this fascination....

Academia & Science

The Importance of Cultural Diversity. A long-term comparative perspective between prehistoric Japan and Britain – with Junzo Uchiyama

21 January 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

The most distinct characteristic of human beings is our ability to create various cultures. While genetic studies have confirmed that modern humans are biologically a species which emerged a relatively recent 200,000 years ago....

Theatre & Music

Composing for Ninagawa: A Talk by Yasuhiro Kasamatsu

21 January 2019

Kings Place, London

Yasuhiro Kasamatsu is Japan’s acclaimed composer who has a wide-ranging repertoire from chamber music, to opera, to musicals....

Film

Book Launch: On Kurosawa: a Tribute to the Master Director

24 January 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

In a recent BBC poll of 208 film critics from over 40 different countries, two of the four top-ranking films were directed by Akira Kurosawa....

Art & Design

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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Born in Okinawa

25 January 2019

Japan House London

Celebrating the UK premier screening of Born Bone Born as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019, join us for an evening dedicated to Okinawa, Japan’s tropical southern paradise.

Theatre & Music

Music, inspired by drama ~World of Yasuhiro Kasamatsu~

27 January 2019

The Grosvenor Chapel, London

A special concert on Yasuhiro Kasamatsu's music pieces including the second movement from String quartet No.4, “Sone-zaki” for string quartet, based on Bunraku (Japanese traditional puppet theater).

Academia & Science

Talk: Portland Japanese Garden: An American Interpretation of a Japanese Artform

28 January 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Japanese Portland Garden is a traditional Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon. The Garden, which was designed in 1963, covers 12 acres and has eight separate garden styles..

Art & Design

Private View and Artist Talk: The inkblot looked like me – by Susumu Matsuura

29January 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...

Art & Design

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.

Art & Design

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...

Academia & Science

School visit to celebrate the UK-Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020 and to highlight Japanese culture in Wales

31 January 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

A special event for local school children to experience Japanese culture first hand; Japan of the past, present and future.

And More

Cherry Trees for Schools

Until 28 February 2019

Cherry Trees for Schools, The Japan Society, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP

We are now inviting schools in the UK to apply to be part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Planting Project in the UK, a project to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the UK.

Business

University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until 30 June 2019

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a six month long campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan for 2019 and beyond.

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