JULY 2019
 

Academia & Science

The role of design in a new digital era

1 July 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Over the past 35 years, information has become increasingly digitalised, and this has also transformed the realm of design. In the digital era, design plays a crucial role in creating a more resilient, resourceful and sustainable society....

Sports

Our Road to Recovery: The Rugby World Cup – A Driving Force for Recovery in Kamaishi

1 July 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

Our Road to Recovery: An Anime Studio in Fukushima

2 July 2019

Japan House London

In 2014, producer, director and screenwriter ASAO Yoshinori established the animation studio Fukushima Gainax (now known as Gaina Co., Ltd.) with the aim of reinvigorating his home prefecture Fukushima which had been severely damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The studio has since brought many tourists to the region through its animations which introduce the appeal of Fukushima and Tohoku to the world, and accompanying manga and animation museum......

Art & Design

Kansai Yamamoto: More is more

3 July 2019

V&A Dundee, Scotland

One of the most renowned fashion designers of our time joins us for an exclusive talk.....

And More

Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference

3 July 2019

the University of Leicester

 

On Wednesday 3rd of July, Year 5 pupils from various schools in Leicestershire will take part in a day of sports and Japanese culture to celebrate the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of the Leicestershire Young Ambassador Japan Conference,....

Art & Design

Artist talk: Kentaro Yamada in conversation with Mark Rappolt

4 July 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The artist Kentaro Yamada will be discussing his work and exhibition Everything Comes in Waves with Mark Rappolt, the Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia....

Art & Design

Manga: colour and style

5 July 2019

British Museum, London

Come to the Museum for a free Friday Late celebrating Japanese manga, art, fashion and design to celebrate the Citi exhibition Manga at the British Museum (23 May-26 August 2019).

Business

Sake Tasting at British Museum Late
Manga: colour and style

5 July 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

Kaku Hayashi at International Ceramics Festival

5 - 7 July 2019

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

The Japan Foundation is proud to be supporting the appearance of Kaku Hiyashi at International Ceramics Festival. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1978, she quickly rose to become one of Japan's leading ceramicists.....

Art & Design

A Drunk Pandemic

5 - 21 July 2019

Victoria Station Tunnels, Manchester

Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists brought together by MIF and Contact, Tokyo’s Chim↑Pom are building a temporary brewery underneath Manchester Victoria Station.

Art & Design

Visitors by Ushiki Masanori

5 July - 2 September 2019

Pocko Gallery, London

Visitors is an ongoing series of portrait characters by Ushiki Masanori who is regarded as a cult figure in the art world of Japan and much like his predecessors, Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami, Ushiki’s aesthetic centres around diverse themes of childhood and contemporary media.

Theatre & Music

Avex Recital Series 2019 HONJOH Hidejiro Shamisen Recital

6 July 2019

Wigmore Hall, London

Bringing world class Japanese classical artists to London’s iconic Wigmore Hall, the Avex Recital Series has proved highly popular.

Art & Design

BASARA: A Talk by Kansai YAMAMOTO

6 July 2019

Japan House London

Dive into the creative world of internationally acclaimed fashion icon Kansai YAMAMOTO during this special talk at Japan House.......

Business

DASSAI Sake Tasting

6 & 7 July 2019

The Shop, Japan House, London

On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 Japan House London will present two tutored tastings of DASSAI – a sake series hailing from Asahi Shuzo brewery in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan........

And More

Japanese Star Festival Tanabata

7 July 2019

The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath

We plan to hold a one-day Festival at The Museum of East Asian Art on Sunday 7 July 2019 to cerebrate Japanese Star festival, Tanabata.

And More

Tanabata: Japanese Star Festival

7 July 2019

National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Celebrate Tanabata with a magical family afternoon at National Museum of Scotland.

Business

IWC awarded Sake tasting

8 July 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

An annual tasting event with IWC awarded Sake.

Art & Design

An exhibition of three Japanese ceramicists

9 - 17 July 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

The first British showing of two self-taught Japanese ceramicists alongside the return of a firm favourite, Shinichi Sawada, resulting in an exciting exhibition opportunity.

Art & Design

Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound

11 July 2019

Asia House, London

Shinichi Ishizuka is an award-winning manga artist who uses his personal experiences and pursuits to inspire the subject matter of his works. Together with his editor, Katsuki Dai (who has edited a number of manga magazines and worked with top manga artists), Ishizuka has created a wildly popular graphic series BLUE GIANT and BLUE GIANT SUPREME...

Art & Design

“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.

Film

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD with Q&A from star Harumi Shuhama

12 July 2019

Prince Charles Cinema, London

POMdemonium comes to the PRINCE CHARLES CINEMA!
HARUMI SHUHAMA the "POM" star of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, will be in attendance for a one-off screening plus after-talk at the Prince Charles Cinema on Friday, July 12th....

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HYPER JAPAN FESTIVAL

12 - 14 July 2019

Olympia London, London

HYPER JAPAN is the largest and only comprehensive exhibition and sale show in the UK where visitors can experience all the attractions of Japanese culture, cuisine, products and services at the same time.

Business

Mercian Koshu Wine Tasting

13 July 2019

Japan House, London

This koshu white wine is from Chateau Mercian’s winery in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, which sits in the foothills of Mt Fuji. Its complex array of flavours and aromas include apricot, apple, rose, vanilla and Darjeeling – all derived from eight months of maturation in oak barrels.......

Business

Gastropolis Kobe Fair in London

13 - 26 July 2019

Japan Centre-Piccadilly circus, Japan Centre Ichiba-Westfield London, London

Kobe's Food & Beverage Fair introducing famous sake, rice, roasted seaweed, sauces, and other products all from native Kobe.

Art & Design

The Chief, The Missionary, His Wife & Her Brother

13 July - 2 November 2019

Hertford Museum, Hertford

Discover the amazing family of the Hertford Museum founders and their fascinating lives amongst the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, North Japan......

Art & Design

Manga Innovations: Talk by Paul GRAVETT

18 July 2019

Japan House London

Combine your visit to Japan House London’s manga exhibition This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI with an evening lecture on the development of the art form by international comics art expert Paul GRAVETT......

Academia & Science

JET programme predeparture orientation and reception

19 July 2019

Embassy of Japan, London

Travel advice and Japanese language sessions followed by a reception with invited guests.

Art & Design

Japanese tableware pop-up by MADE IN JAPAN TABLEWARE at Sway Gallery

19 - 30 July 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

For the first time Made In Japan (MIJ) tableware will be coming to London to introduce their Japanese collections, ranging from Dining plates, Serving platters and Ramen bowls to Glassware, Cups and sauce dishes for affordable price!

Art & Design

The myriad worlds of manga - GOLDEN KAMUY

20 July 2019

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling, one full of opportunities to engage and extend people’s understanding of the world. Golden Kamuy, currently one of the most popular manga in Japan and increasingly read internationally, reveals a dramatic and inspiring storyline replete with cultural diversity, violence, adventures of survival, love and heart-warming laughter....

Theatre & Music

SCORED IN SILENCE

20 & 21 July 2019

Ovalhouse, London

"Scored in Silence” is an intimate new solo digital performance artwork for 40 people that unpacks the untold tales of Deaf hibakusha – survivors of the A-Bombs that fell in Hiroshima in 1945.

Academia & Science

Japan Youth Challenge 2019

20 - 27 July 2019

University College London

Applications are now open for the Japan Youth Challenge 2019.
Hosted at UCL (University College London), the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge (UJYC) brings together pre-university students from the UK and Japan in a 10-day summer school programme. We are currently looking for 50 British students to join their Japanese counterparts..

Film

Japan Youth Challenge 2019: Screening of short documentary Imphal 1944

23 July 2019


UCL Medical Sciences, London

The Japan Youth Challenge are proud to present a public screening of the short documentary Imphal 1944. This documentary tells the story of Japanese veteran Masao Hirokubo and the Battle of Imphal, a key turning point of the East-Asian Theatre in World War Two......

Academia & Science

Dragon Bones, Sacred Pillars and Holy Tombs: Some Archaeological Observations on Traditional Japanese Religion – with Professor Simon Kaner

22 July 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

The onbashira festival takes place every six years in the area around Lake Suwa in Nagano prefecture. It involves the cutting down of huge cedar trees which are then ridden down the steep mountain slopes, eventually being set up in the sacred precincts of the Suwa Grand Shrine...

Academia & Science

Wavell Shoei Schools Summer Exchange Hosted by The University of Winchester

24 - 27 July 2019

University of Winchester, Hampshire

Summer Exchange Camp over 4 days with a variety of activities.

Art & Design

Japanese Museums, Talk by Sophie RICHARD

25 July 2019

Japan House London

n conjunction with the publication of ‘The art lover’s guide to Japanese museums’ in July 2019, Japan House is hosting a talk on Japanese museums by its author, art historian and researcher Sophie RICHARD.......

Theatre & Music

Sushi Girls

25 - 27 July 2019

Theatro Technis, London

Comedy play about two Japanese students who come to study English and their adventures in London and relationship with British host family.

Academia & Science

Flintshire Optec Japanese Youth Exchange Trust

25 July - 17 August 2019

Flintshire, North Wales, UK; Murata, Miyagi prefecture, Japan

This is a cultural & educational youth exchange programme between the County of Flintshire, North Wales and the Town of Murata, in the Miyagi prefecture of Japan.

Academia & Science

Japan's Economic Diplomacy

26 July 2019


Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Faced with wide-ranging challenges in the global economy, including trade tensions and increasing calls to reform the WTO, the world needs strong leadership to uphold the multilateral trading system....

Academia & Science

Japan Youth Challenge 2019: UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium

26 July 2019

University College London

The UCL Japan Youth Challenge will culminate in the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium. This event will bring together industry profressionals, academics, and athletes to discuss the importance of AI and robotics in the field of accessibility. Part one of the symposium will focus on the current state of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Part two will focus on accessibility in other areas....

Academia & Science

Manga Speaks Japanese!

CANCELLED

27 July 2019

Bronte Room, British Library, London

Do you like manga? Are you interested in language? If so, why not come join our free interactive session on Japanese used in manga on 27th July!. We’ll be talking about the linguistic features of manga, such as the varied and ubiquitous onomatopoeia that appear in manga and how a character’s region.....

Art & Design

What is Manga? Drawing Workshop by KUTSUWADA Chie

27 July 2019

Japan House London

During the final weekend of the exhibition This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI, Japan House London invites guests and aspiring mangaka to a beginner’s manga class led by UK-based artist KUTSUWADA Chie......

Academia & Science

Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship 2019

27 July - 17 August 2019

University of East Anglia, Norwich

The Centre for Japanese Studies at the UEA is hosting an intensive three-week postgraduate level fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage.

Film

Film Screening: The Manga Master

30 July 2019

Japan House London

Following your visit to Japan House London’s This is MANGA exhibition, learn about one of the artform’s early pioneers with a special film screening of ‘The Manga Master’....

Art & Design

Draw Your Own Manga Page: Workshop by Elena VITAGLIANO

31 July 2019

Japan House London

Encouraged by the interest and curiosity that the exhibition This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI has elicited in our guests, Japan House London continues to explore manga with a two-hours drawing class led by international manga artist Elena VITAGLIANO......

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

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.

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.

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....

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....

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.

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

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....

Art & Design

Connections: An exhibition of Japanese ceramists

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.

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.

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