Art & Design

JAL FOUNDATION The 16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020

1 October 2019 - 29 February 2020

Throughout the UK

Haiku in English contest applicable for children under the age of fifteen. The 16th contest’s theme is ‘Sports’.

Art & Design

Private View: The Post-Anthropocene by Inose Naoya

3 October 2019

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

The Private View was a chance to have a first look at the exhibition The Post-Anthropocene by the London-based Japanese artist Inose Naoya.....

Art & Design

Artist Talk: Inose Naoya

3 October 2019

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

The artist Inose Naoya will discuss his work and exhibition The Post-Anthropocene.....

Art & Design

The Post-Anthropocene by Inose Naoya

3 October - 1November 2019

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the London-based Japanese artist Inose Naoya to the UK public....

Art & Design

NARA  faith and renewal(tentative)

3 October - 24 November 2019

British Museum, London

This exhibition will display masterpieces of Buddhist art preserved for 1300 years in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan. It will publicize the history and culture of Nara which laid the foundation of Japan, through international exchanges via the Silk Road.

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Kodōsai Cultural Event

4 - 6 October 2019

Holiday Inn Basildon, Basildon

A weekend of Japanese cultural workshops delivered to the public in Basildon, Essex. This years event will see Shodo (calligraphy) workshops, Kyujitsu (archery), Cosplay, Japanese language, Ikebana and various traditional martial arts demonstrations.


Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival

4 - 6, 19 - 20 October 2019

Chapter, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival is the only annual event which showcases the best of Japanese animation in Wales.

Art & Design

Taki Katei – Japanese Paintings

4 October 2019 - 13 April 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

In 2019 National Museums Liverpool will host the first-ever exhibition of Taki Katei’s work outside Japan as part of the Japan 2020 Cultural Olympiad.

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Discover Japan

5 October 2019, 14 March 2020

World Museum, Liverpool

At World Museum in Liverpool, alongside a presentation of works by Taki Katei, Japan Society North West will organise: Shamisen playing, Awa Odori dancer, Tengu Taiko, Liverpool Jujitsu, Samurai Armour presentation, Shodo, ...

Art & Design

Part Seen, Part Imagined

5 October – 1 December 2019

Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Part Seen, Part imagined brings together new and existing work by a number of artists and designers based in Scotland who have all formed their own relationships with Japanese tradition and culture in their practice, ...


The Travel Convention 2019

7 - 9 October 2019

Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, Tokyo, Japan

ABTA is delighted to announce that Tokyo, Japan will be the destination for the 2019 Travel Convention. JNTO, JATA, ANA, Prince Hotels & Resorts to host Travel Convention 2019.


Art & Design

Kimonos: a portrait of a Japanese family

9 - 31 October 2019

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Presented within the Mackintosh Suite of the House for an Art Lover visitor attraction the exhibition places the kimonos (some 20-30) into the context of the Japanese influence on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret Macdonald.

Theatre & Music

Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming London Piano Recital 2019

16 October 2019

St James's Church, London

Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming returns to London for a special one off piano recital.

Art & Design

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

18 October - 3 November 2019

Strutts North Mill Museum & Visitor Centre, Belper

Artist Seiko Kinoshita is creating an illuminated lantern walk through the historic Clusters housing in Belper, alongside a contemporary textile installation which will be in the fascinating basement of the North Mill – we can’t wait for this!


The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival

24 - 27 October 2019

Battersea Park, London

JNTO is exhibiting at The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival, which is the UK's only winter sports event.

Theatre & Music

Megumi Fujita Piano Recital, Complete 24 Etudes by Frédéric Chopin

27 October 2019

St John’s Smith Square, London

Leading pianist of her generation, Megumi Fujita has forged a varied and solid career spanning four decades. She has toured internationally and recorded extensively both as a soloist and a chamber musician being a member of the critically acclaimed Fujita Piano Trio.

Art & Design

The Big Draw Japan 2019

27 October 2019

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan

The Big Draw Festival, founded in the UK, takes place every year and, since its launch in October 2000, this annual, international celebration of drawing, which brings people together under the banner ‘drawing is a universal language’, takes place in over 25 countries, involves over 1000 events and has encouraged over 4 million people back to the drawing board.


The twinning of the two World Heritage Sites Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle

October 2019

Himeji Castle, Japan

Following the successful signing of the Memorandum of understanding between the Mayor of Himeji Mr Iwami and the Mayor of Conwy Cllr Samantha Cotton, The formal signing of the twinning between the two castles is due to take place in October 2019.


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


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

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

Anno's Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

22 August – 27 October 2019

Japan House London

This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his picture books, with few or no words, published from the late 1960s onwards....

Art & Design

Museum of the Moon - coinciding with Tsukimi

16 September - 6 October 2019

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones and it will be with us from Monday 16 September to Sunday 6 October.

Art & Design


17 September - 3 November 2019

Upfront Gallery, Cumbria

Sumi-e, suiboku-ga and photographs of a journey around Japan visiting beautiful and mysterious Shinto shrines....

Art & Design

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Giant spiders, dancing skeletons, winged goblins and hordes of ghostly warriors are among the subjects depicted in this display of striking 19th century woodblock prints, drawn from the Ashmolean Museum’s rich collection of Japanese art.

Art & Design

Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

An exhibition of Japanese watercolours and prints from Derby Museums’ own collection, including works made by two of Japan’s most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (c.1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Art & Design

Inside/Out: Jiro Takamatsu and Keiji Uematsu in conversation

30 September - 29 November 2019

Royal Society of Sculptors, London

This exhibition of work by Jiro Takamatsu (1936-1998) and Keiji Uematsu (b.1947) will bring post-war Japanese sculpture associated with the influential Mono-Ha (School of Things) to a wider audience.


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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