APRIL 2019

Theatre & Music

Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta concert

1 April 2019

Southbank Centre, London

A concert of classical music played by middle and high school young people from Fukushima. Programme includes Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 and Beethoven Coriolan Overture.

Art & Design

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.

Art & Design

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...

Art & Design

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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6 April 2019

Moving Pictures Cinema@MERCATOMETROPOLITANO, London

South Social Film Festival is happy to partner with THE GREAT BRITAIN SASAKAWA FOUNDATION to celebrate JAPAN. Japan is a country renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, anime, video gaming and rich cuisine.

Theatre & Music

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra The sixth Europe Tour 2019

12th, 13th, 14th Apirl 2019

Cadogan Hall(London), Town Hall(Leeds), Usher Hall(Edinburgh)

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen are planning Europe tour in April 2019, which will be the first Europe tour in 13 years for JPO. It will be the first time for the orchestra to visit Finland, and other visits include cities in Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

Art & Design

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.....

Art & Design

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.

Academia & Science

Book Launch: The Ghost of Namamugi

17 April 2019

Daiwa Foundation, London

In 1862 a British merchant was killed by samurai, in uncertain circumstances, at Namamugi – a quiet village near Yokohama. One year later, a British fleet bombarded the port of Kagoshima in response, reducing much of the city to ash....


Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law   愛と法

17 April 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Kazu and Fumi are running a law firm in downtown Osaka. The two male lawyers are partners not only in business but also in marriage. People showing up at the firm for advice are faced with various problems such as being in a sexual minority, child protection issues, the lack of official family records or being the subject of lawsuits. ...

Art & Design

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....


HEAL’S × GIFU Japanese Craft Market

30 April - 19 May 2019

HEAL’S, London

Gifu Prefecture is located at the centre of Japan. The Prefecture has flourished as a creative place for products since the olden times by utilizing its abundant and majestic nature and clear streams.

Art & Design

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.

Art & Design

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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