Art & Design

Anno's Journey: In and Around the Ancient Capital

22 August – 26 September 2019

Open weekdays 9.30am - 5.30pm, closed weekends.

The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

020 7465 6500

© Works courtesy of Mori no naka no ie, Anno Mitsumasa Art Museum, Wakuden



Anno Mitsumasa is one of Japan’s most fêted artists, who has captured the imagination of audiences in his home country and further afield for more than 50 years. The prize-winning artist is most famous for his illustrations, which have appeared in numerous picture books and children’s publications.

This exhibition focuses on a series of watercolours portraying the picturesque views of Kyoto and its surroundings painted by the artist in homage to the genre of 16th century screen paintings depicting the scenery of the then capital of Japan.

More of Anno’s works including picture books, illustrations and paper cuts are on display in the exhibition Anno's Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa at Japan House London until 27 October 2019. For more information, please visit their website here.

Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.