JUNE 2019
 

Art & Design

URASAWA Naoki Live Drawing Performance

3 June 2019

Japan House London

Watch internationally acclaimed manga artist URASAWA Naoki make the finishing touches to Japan House London’s upcoming exhibition ‘This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI’ during a special large-scale live drawing performance on one of our tokonoma glass booths.....

Theatre & Music

KIMURA Shunsuke x Kit DOWNES: Yokobue and Jazz Piano Performance

3 June 2019

The Hall, Japan House, London

Japanese transverse flute performer KIMURA Shunsuke is joined by award-winning jazz pianist Kit DOWNES for an evening of cross-cultural musical collaboration at Japan House London.....

Art & Design

'Japanese Should to English Could?' - Sansho Living x Aoyama Flower Market Pop Up at Sway Gallery

3 - 7 June 2019

Sway Gallery London

Sansho Living is proud to showcase unique and beautiful Japanese ceramics and homeware, including flower vases, fruit bowls and lampshades all suitable for everyday western lifestyle....

Academia & Science

Pump It Up!

4 June 2019

Howden Park Centre, Scotland

It is a school project which all high schools in West Lothian participate. Children will create a new idea/product with Heat Pump....

Academia & Science

Japanese Culture Educational Visit

4 June 2019

Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend

Pupils from across the UK are invited for a visit at the Sony manufacturing facility based in Pencoed.

Art & Design

Talk: WIRED in Conversation with URASAWA Naoki

5 June 2019

Japan House London

Japan House is collaborating with WIRED for a special event with internationally acclaimed manga artist URASAWA Naoki on Wednesday 5 June 2019 at Japan House London..

Business

Sake Tasting at British Museum Late
Manga: colour and style

5 June 2019

The British Museum, London

Japan House London, in collaboration with DASSAI, will be hosting sake tasting at a free Friday Late at the British Museum, celebrating Japanese manga, art, fashion and design......

Art & Design

Touring Exhibition: This is Manga – the Art of URASAWA Naoki

5 June – 28 July 2019

Japan House London

This summer Japan House London presents an exhibition on the popular form of Japanese illustrated literature - manga - through the work of internationally acclaimed manga artist, URASAWA Naoki....

Theatre & Music

Tsugaru-Shamisen Performance by OHNO Keisho

6 June 2019

The Hall, Japan House, London

Immerse yourself in the strong and energetic sounds of Tsugaru-shamisen with a special concert by accomplished player OHNO Keisho.....

Art & Design

EXHIBITION:Everything Comes in Waves by Kentaro Yamada

6 June – 26 July 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada to the UK public. Everything comes in waves is his first solo exhibition in London....

Theatre & Music

All Talking All Singing All Drawing! URASAWA Naoki Live in Concert

7 June 2019

The Hall, Japan House, London

As part of the opening celebrations for Japan House London’s new exhibition ‘This is MANGA – the Art of URAWASA NAOKI’, join us for a special one-man show featuring multi-talented manga legend URASAWA Naoki.....

Art & Design

URASAWA Naoki Book Signing

7 June 2019

The Shop, Japan House London

To celebrate the opening of Japan House’s new exhibition ‘This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI’, join us for a rare opportunity to meet a modern manga master, with a special book signing featuring internationally acclaimed manga artist URASAWA Naoki......

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Sakura Festival in Leeds VOL.3

8 June 2019

Leeds Kirkgate Market, Leeds

"We would like to introduce Japanese culture through stage performance, food, and culture experience booth especially by featuring ‘traditional side’ of Japan and ‘present-day’ or ‘modern side’ of Japan..."

Art & Design

A Selection of Works from ‘The Song of Koumi’ to be Exhibited in Mayfair

10 - 22 June 2019

54 The Gallery, London

This exhibition of Richard Hoare’s recent work will include a room of works selected from the collection ‘The Song of Koumi‘ that was exhibited at The Koumi-Machi Kougen Museum of Art in Nagano Prefecture, Japan - September and October 2018.

Academia & Science

JSPS-Crick Symposium on Gut Tissue Circuits

11 June 2019

Francis Crick Institute, London

This symposium will bring together researchers from across the fields of immunology, neuroscience, and microbiology, and will focus on how intestinal homeostasis is maintained by the gut tissue circuits. 

Business

The 5G Global Race: Where do Japan and the UK stand?

11 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The global race towards the next generation of computer and phone networks, known as 5G, has already begun. 5G is expected to support a future of robots, autonomous vehicles...

Business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – The Role of the Private Sector

12 June 2019

Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc, London

2019 marks four years since the United Nations (UN) member states unanimously agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and planet by 2030. Otherwise known as the Global Goals, the SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.....

Academia & Science

York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium on "New-Concept Spintronic Devices"

12 - 14 June 2019

University of York, York

A symposium on new concept spintronic devices to disseminate results obtained through the JSPS-EPSRC-DFG-funded Core-to-Core programme. 

Academia & Science

UK-Japan University Dialogue 2019

12 - 14 June 2019

London & Manchester

As the UK and Japan agree to forge a new strategic alliance, there are strong prospects for greater collaboration between the Japanese and UK higher education sectors....

Art & Design

Fading into Shapes and Patterns by Yasunobu Shidami

12 - 27 June 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

This exhibition is inspired by traditional Japanese designs seen in historical artefacts.

Art & Design

Editing Manga: NAKAGUMA Ichiro in Conversation with Nicole ROUSMANIERE

13 June 2019

Japan House London

One important yet lesser known aspect of the manga industry is the editing process. Many manga artists are followed step by step by dedicated editors who have been appointed by their publishing houses and establish a close and mutual relationship with them during the development of the story on the page...

Art & Design

What makes a good manga artist?

14 June 2019

British Museum, London

Acclaimed Manga Editor Nakaguma Ichirō joins British Museum Curator Nicole Rousmaniere alongside award-winning British Manga artists Shangomola Edunjobi and Elena Vitagliano, to discuss the importance of human expression and rights in the creation of manga, as well as the question ‘What makes a good manga artist?’

Art & Design

Hikari Shimoda: Stand Up, Saviour

14 June – 13 July 2019

Dorothy Circus Gallery, London

The colourful and disarming artworks by the Japanese pop painter Hikari Shimoda will intertwine with the emotional and poetic Street Art by the Italian Millo, filling up Dorothy Circus Gallery’s walls.

Theatre & Music

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… - SKY PIECE TO JESUS CHRIST

15 June 2019

Howard Theatre, Cambridge

In Sky Piece To Jesus Christ (1965/2019), a group of musicians play a score, whilst another group of performers begin to wrap medical gauze around each member of the orchestra along with their instruments, as well as the conductor.

Art & Design

Dorozome (mud dyeing) Talk & Workshop with Dye Garden Tour

15 June 2019

The Pavilion. The Horniman Museum, London

Amami Oshima is an island in the Ryūkyū archipelago, southern Japan. It is renowned for Oshima tsumugi, a kimono cloth dyed by dorozome (mud-dyeing), an ancient technique that gives a unique black colour to textiles.....

Art & Design

YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR… - SKY PIECES

15 June - 6 October 2019

The Heong Gallery, Cambridge

Demonstrating Yoko Ono’s use of the ‘sky’ since the early 1960s, the exhibition Sky Pieces will fill The Heong Gallery with pieces of the sky, featuring over thirty works, ...

Art & Design

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...

Academia & Science

Family Firms as Institutions: Cultural reproduction and status maintenance among multicentenary shinise in Kyoto

17 June 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

Shinise are firms that have survived for more than a century (often for three or four), have retained ownership within the family, and focus on traditional line of business such as sake brewing, confectionery, temple ornaments or textiles....

Business

Britain and Europe – Post-European Union Elections Analysis, Lunchtime Lecture with Professor Anand Menon

19 June 2019

Presentation Suite, Mizuho House, London

We are delighted to welcome Professor Anand Menon, to brief Japan Society members in this extremely timely event. Following the European Union elections held between 23 – 26 May, Anand Menon will share his views on the future of Brexit and the wider European Union....

Art & Design

Talk: URASAWA Naoki - Artist as Explorer: A talk by Helen MCCARTHY

19 June 2019

Japan House London

Combine your visit to Japan House London’s URASAWA Naoki exhibition ‘This is MANGA’ with an evening lecture on the artist by leading UK anime and manga writer Helen MCCARTHY

Art & Design

Third Thursday Lecture: Manga at the British Museum

20 June 2019

Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

This talk gives a behind the scenes look at the creating of The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ (23 May to 26 August 2019) currently on display in the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery at the British Museum. Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling that employs the power of line to literally draw the reader into the story....

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

21 June 2019

King Edward's Witley School, Surrey

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Academia & Science

Depicting the future of AI through Art

21 June 2019

London South Bank University, London

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a major topic of interest not only among policymakers and in the business world, but also in the arts. As AI becomes increasingly embedded into our society, the traditional boundaries between humans and technology will be less clear. The exhibition AI....

Academia & Science

Digital technology as a bridge between art and society

21 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The rapid evolution of digital technology is re-shaping traditional ways of practising both science and art. Technology provides an interception point that brings together these fields, generating beneficial interactions that support innovation and transformation. We would like to invite you to explore from the perspectives of both art and science how emerging digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, are expected to impact our societies....

Theatre & Music

Okinawan Music Concert -A Preview Okinawa Day 2019-

21 June 2019

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, London

London Okinawa Sanshinkai, which is based at SOAS, have invited performers from Okinawa (and elsewhere) to participate in Okinawa Day.

Business

Japan House Sake Bar at British Museum Screening of 'My Neighbour Totoro'

21 June 2019

The British Museum, London

This summer the Japan House London sake bar will be popping up at the British Museum for four Studio Ghibli film screening events, starting with 'My Neighbour Totoro' on 21 June 2019....

Academia & Science

Nihongo Cup 2019

22 June 2019

Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford

Nihongo Cup, the Japanese Speech Contest for Secondary School students, is accepting applications across three categories: Key Stage 3, Pre-GCSE Key Stage 4/5, and Post GCSE Key Stage 4 and 5...

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Okinawa Day 2019

22 June 2019

Spitalfields, London

"Our mission for Okinawa Day 2019 is to introduce Okinawan culture further in the UK and enrich the existing relationship between Okinawa and the UK which has been established through our previous Okinawa Day events..."

Art & Design

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

22 June - 29 September 2019

The White Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing....

Academia & Science

Europe Goes to Tokyo

24 June 2019

University of Nottingham, Nottingham

A challenge event for Year 9 and 10 students learning French, German and Spanish and introducing them also to Japanese. Theme will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

And More

Season of Culture – National Assembly of Wales Senedd Event

25 June 2019

National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

Organisation in Wales that have a connection with Japan via cultural, business, manufacturing, educational, sporting, tourism, exchange groups, etc.

Academia & Science

The spread of hate speech

25 June 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

This seminar will look at the patterns of hate speech in the UK and Japan, exploring the form that hate speech takes, the challenges in eradicating it and the limitations of current measures....

Art & Design

Our Road to Recovery: Revitalising Sendai Through Lacquerware

25 June 2019

Japan House London

Eight years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, the largest major earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, which triggered a tsunami of a scale said to occur only once in a thousand years and was followed by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station....

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Our Road to Recovery: A Café Building Communities in Rikuzentakata

26 June 2019


Japan House London

Eight years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, the largest major earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, which triggered a tsunami of a scale said to occur only once in a thousand years and was followed by the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station...

Art & Design

Writing Women: Reviving Kana Shodo (‘Woman-Hand’), a Forgotten Female Script; Lecture & Demonstration by Kaoru Akagawa, Master of Japanese Calligraphy

26 June 2019

Senate House, London

A rare opportunity to see an ancient female script–one created mainly by and for woman–come to life!

Film

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

26 - 30 June 2019

The Soho Hotel & Prince Charles Cinema, London

Come and enjoy a prelude to summer with us by immersing yourself in our feel-good comedy film season!...

Film

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

27 June 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit Tokyo to see their children and grandchildren...

Art & Design

Connections: An exhibition of Japanese ceramics

27 June – 20 July 2019

Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London

This special group exhibition features five Japanese ceramists – Ikuko Iwamoto, Hiro Takahashi, Kaori Tatebayashi, Yo Thom and Motoko Wakana – who bring the craft and aesthetic of Eastern ceramics to British studio pottery.

Theatre & Music

THE鍵KEY PROJECT

27 June, 3 - 4 August 2019

London

THE鍵KEY: a site-specific, dramatic musical work by Francesca Le Lohé, inspired by Junichiro Tanizaki’s ‘The Key ’(1956) shall make its UK premiere at Tête à Tête Opera Festival in August 2019.

Art & Design

Artist Talk by Nobuko Tsuchiya

28 June 2019

Impact Hub King's Cross, London

Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist best recognized for her eclectic sculptures, seemingly freely assembled almost entirely out of discarded scraps of familiar household objects such as plastic tubing, disused cables, mop buckets and even a disused bath tub. Having studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arte in Florence and Goldsmiths...

Theatre & Music

The Green Chorus 31st Annual Concert

29 June 2019

Hinde Street Methodist Church, London

The Green Chorus is a Japanese women’s choir formed about 40 years ago in Golders Green, London. We have been a regular participant of Japan related events, such as Japan Festival and the Southbank Centre choir events, indtroducing Japanese music to UK.

Art & Design

Classical Arts x Digital Technologies

29 June 2019

Japan House London

Currently on display in the Citi exhibition Manga at the British Museum, 'Yōkai Hikimaku' is a kabuki theatre curtain painted by the famous artist KAWANABE Kyōsai (1831-1889), featuring various Japanese demons called yōkai...

Academia & Science

Japan Orientation:An introduction to the study of Japan and its place in the world

29 June - 13 July 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

This international undergraduate summer school is dedicated to the study of Japan and its role in world.

Business

University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until December 2020

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan.

Art & Design

Music in Ukiyo-e

1 April - 30 June 2019

Japanese Gallery Kensington Ltd., London

Japanese Gallery Kensington presents a collection of Ukiyo-e featuring musical instruments and those who were part of the world of entertainment. Prints by Utamaro Kitagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Chikanobu Yoshu, amongst others, offer and insightful view into the world of traditional music and its importance in the visual culture of Japan during the Edo and Meiji periods.

Art & Design

Exhibition: Samurai : Ancient warriors of Japan

6 April - 13 July 2019

Buckinghamshire County Museum, Buckinghamshire

Exhibition of a private collection of historical Japanese arms and armour, from the 16th – 19th century, as well as some stunning modern swords by accredited high level swordsmiths.

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.

Art & Design

Fragments of Japan

2 May - 14 June 2019

Gill Wing Jewellery, London

Gill Wing Jewellery celebrates Japanese design in their new exhibition “Fragments of Japan” in their Islington gallery on Upper Street, from 2nd May until 14th June. Sculptural brooches and unique earrings by three female Japanese jewellers are amongst the highly collectable and wearable art pieces in this special showcase.....

Art & Design

Refracting Light

9 May - 9 June 2019

Eames Fine Art Gallery, London

An exhibition of new works by artist Sophie Layton. Using traditional Japanese printmaking techniques and inspired by blown glass, these works represent an exciting juncture in the artist’s career.

Art & Design

Common Cause: John Ruskin, Japan & the Craft Tradition

15 May – 5 August 2019

Brantwood, home of John Ruskin

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.

Academia & Science

Camden and Kagoshima Partners in the Making of Modern Japan Exhibition

20 May - 9 June, 12 -26 June

Five Pancras Square, Swiss Cottage Library, London

....Now, the story is being celebrated in a fascinating and colourful new exhibition, ‘Camden and Kagoshima – Partners in the Making of Modern Japan’, at Pancras Square Library until Sunday 9 June and Swiss Cottage Library, from 12 to 26 June.

Art & Design

MANGA JIMAN: IN RETROSPECT

21 May – 28 June 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

This exhibition looks back over 12 years of the competition and celebrates the stories of the winning artists who have gone on to even bigger and brighter achievements.

Art & Design

The Library: LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga 

22 May - 31 August 2019

Japan House London

This display explores the various ways in which gender and sexuality are portrayed in Japanese manga culture. Exhibited works include ‘the god of manga’ TEZUKA Osamu’s 'Princess Knight' (Ribon no kishi) which depicts a cross-dressing female knight......

Art & Design

The Citi exhibition Manga

23 May - 26 August 2019

British Museum, London

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

Art & Design

The Citi exhibition Manga: Programme of Events

23 May - 26 August 2019

British Museum, London

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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