JULY 2019

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....

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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.

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.


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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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.

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.

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..

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

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.


IWC awarded Sake tasting

Early July 2019

Embassy of Japan 101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7J

An annual tasting event with IWC awarded Sake.

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

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.

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.

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