NOVEMBER 2019
 

Business

Ippodo Matcha Tea Tasting in Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain

1 & 2 November 2019

Japan House London

On Friday 1 November and Saturday 2 November, The Stand in The Shop at Japan House London holds a special event for visitors to taste Ippodo matcha green tea, specially prepared in Yumiko Iihoshi porcelain for this occasion....

Art & Design

Japanese Ink Painting Course – Ink Landscapes

1, 8, 15, 29 November 2019

Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London

Learn the foundation of how to paint traditional Japanese ink landscape, known as paintings of 'mountains and water'. This mixed level course will take you step by step into the appreciation of the landscape as a place in one's heart.....

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Talking about Japanese Food

1 November 2019 - 31 March 2020

Japan House London

What do we talk about when we talk about Japanese food? 
Starting 1 November 2019 Japan House London presents a new library book display focusing on Japanese food, curated by Haba Yoshitaka...

Academia & Science

Go! Gender Go! Japan: Media Narratives of Identity

2 November 2019

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

The University of Manchester in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University and the Economic and Social Research Council bring to the audience media narratives of gender & identity in Japan.

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Japanese Cultural Festival

2 November 2019

Brighthelm Centre, Brighton

This one day event will take place in a central location in Brighton with the aim of celebrating unique Japanese culture through music, performance, food and taster language lessons.

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Bristol Japan Cultural Showcase 2019

3 November 2019

Ashton Court Manor, Bristol

We are providing you Japanese cultural showcase and activities for attendees to enjoy....

Academia & Science

JANET FORUM 2019 "Demographic Change and Higher Education in the Global Context"

4 & 5 November 2019

Embassy of Japan in the UK, University College London, London

Under the theme of "Demographic Change and Higher Education in the Global Context", we are planning to hold public lectures on super-aging societies and....

Business

World Travel Market London

4 - 6 November 2019

ExCel London, London

JNTO is exhibiting at World Travel Market London, which is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals.

Theatre & Music

OUTLANDS PRESENTS: ​ENS​Õ​ SONE - IMPATV & QUJAKU With special guests group A (presenting a new AV set)

6 - 14 November 2019

Various in the UK

OUTLANDS ​experimental music touring​ ​network present an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band ​Qujaku​ and UK visual artists​ IMPATV​....

Academia & Science

Sixth Form Japan Day 2019

7 November 2019

SOAS University of London, London

The Japan Society, in association with Ritsumeikan University (UK) and SOAS, is pleased once again to invite Sixth Form students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community....

Academia & Science

Japanese in Britain – Wasurena-gusa Oral Histories

7 November 2019

Japan House London

In this event, supported by the Japan Association in the UK, Japan House London presents the Wasurena-gusa Project. It is an ongoing collection of oral histories, which explores the journey of Japanese youth who headed abroad in search of new adventures in the 1960s and 1970s...

Film

Japan Sings! – Japanese musicals at QUAD - Derby

7 - 9 November 2019

QUAD, Derby

As part of the British Film Institute’s national season of musicals, QUAD-Derby’s regular Asian movie night Satori Screen will be screening 5 Japanese musicals over three days....

Art & Design

Cosmogenesis by Hiroe Saeki

7 November 2019 - 31 January 2020

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to host Hiroe Saeki’s first UK solo show. Hiroe Saeki’s work inhabits a liminal zone on the edges of the perceivable:....

Art & Design

Can museums promote regional revitalization?

8 November 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Museums can play an important part in transforming local areas, helping to rejuvenate towns and cities by creating new jobs, boosting local tourism efforts, engaging in outreach programme and changing the image and atmosphere of an area....

Theatre & Music

2019 Autumn UK Noh Tour by “Passion in Stillness”

8, 9, 10, 13 November 2019

Scotland & London

Join us for a performance & workshop presented by Noh Masters from Japan and get a rare glimpse of 14th century classical Japanese theatre in Munenori Takeda's "Passion in Stillness", coming soon to The University of Stirling.

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Doki Doki The Manchester Japanese Festival

9 - 10 November 2019

Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester

An event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture to raise awareness of Japanese Culture in the Manchester and around the UK and to support the charity Aid for Japan.

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Christmas at Chatsworth

9 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 (closed on 24, 25, 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020)

Chatsworth, Derbyshire 

Discover lands afar at Chatsworth this Christmas, following in the footsteps of explorers Phileas Fogg and Amelia Earhart. Our guides will lead you on a festive adventure around the globe as you travel from a Nordic winter wonderland, through blossom trees in Japan....

Art & Design

Nobuko Tsuchiya: 30 Ways to Get to the Moon

9 November 2019 - 1 March 2020

MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales

From 9 November 2019 to 1 March 2020 MOSTYN is hosting a major exhibition of the work of the internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Nobuko Tsuchiya. This new body of work is showing for the first time in Wales....

Theatre & Music

Minyo Crusaders @ Jazz Cafe

11 November 2019

Jazz Café, London

Debut UK live performance from Japan’s Minyo Crusaders - a big band like no other who combine distinctive min'yō vocals with grooves that join the dots between cumbia, Ethiopian jazz, Thai pop, Afro funk and reggae.

Business

Panel Discussion: Japan-UK Growth Opportunities

11 November 2019

Japan House London, London

Get advice on how to grow your business in Japan in this networking and discussion event exploring Japan-UK trade opportunities....

Academia & Science

The Technology Revolution in Education

11 November 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Recent technological innovations have enabled the proliferation of new educational tools and created new ways to deliver educational content globally. ...

Academia & Science

Panel Discussion: Art and Political Censorship in Japan

12 November 2019

Thenga Café, London

Join us for a panel discussion where special guests will discuss the issues of freedom of expression, censorship and self-censorship in the arts in Japan, in response to the shutdown, earlier this summer, of the After ‘Freedom of Expression?’ section of the Aichi Triennale...

Business

Bilingual Public Speaking Club

13 November 2019

Nomura International plc, London

Following the successful events in August and October, the Japan Society and the Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC) are delighted to invite you to another session of the first bilingual Japanese-English public speaking club in the UK. ...

Art & Design

Fogscape #03238 Installation at Lumiere Durham 2019

14 to 17 November 2019

Riverside Between Fulling Mill & Framwellgate Bridge

The Japan Foundation is delighted to support this collaborative installation piece as part of Lumiere Durham 2019!....

Academia & Science

National Memories and Norms in International Politics in East Asia

15 November 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Since World War 2, East Asia has experienced dramatic and complex political and economic transformations. Problems associated with emotions, memories, and narratives of the past – particularly those relating to the War and to Japanese colonisation of other countries in the region...

Theatre & Music

Imaginary Solutions

15 November 2019

The Horse Hospital, London

Imaginary Solutions is a new collaboration between the Tokyo-based Butoh dancer and martial artist Takahiro Tomatsu, and the acclaimed London-based experimental music ensemble ARCO, led by composer/performer Neil Luck.

Academia & Science

Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019

15 - 17 November 2019

Olympia London, London

The Language Show London is a language event for those who offer products and services ot language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors a chance to learn about Japanese language and culture. We will be running Japanese language tasters, talks and an information stand!...

Art & Design

Portrait of Nature Vol.2 - Myriads of Gods - Nobuyuki Kobayashi Photography Exhibition

15 – 29 November 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

After the successful solo exhibition in the UK (March 2017), Nobuyuki Kobayashi reintroduces the Japanese sense of beauty and the connection to nature through the brand new series of photography masterpieces.

Business

Sake Tasting: Award-Winning Urakasumi Brewery Sake at The Shop

16 November 2019

Japan House London

On Saturday 16 November, drop into The Shop to enjoy a free tasting of Urakasumi sake from one of Japan's top-ranking breweries.....

Art & Design

The Sake Vessel - Contemporary Interpretations

16 November - 4 December 2019

The Stratford Gallery, Stratford on Avon

The Stratford Gallery is delighted to announce that it will be holding an international Sake ware exhibition this coming November.

Academia & Science

Why does Japan still use ‘orphanages’ rather than family-based foster care and adoption? – with Michael Rivera King

18 November 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

In contemporary Japan, approximately 85 per cent of children in alternative care are placed in large institutions. This contrasts with global discourse, encapsulated in the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, and with practice in most OECD countries...

Art & Design

Unexpectedly You

18 - 24 November 2019

54 gallery, London

You are invited to join us and view new ink paintings, monotype prints and fired ceramic tiles by Talia LeHavi.

Film

Call for Dreams + Q&A

20 November 2019

Everyman King's Cross, London

The UK Jewish Film Festival 2019, our 23rd edition, runs from 6 to 21 November at 12 cinemas across London. We then screen highlights on tour in 15-20 cities across the UK until 12 December. The UK Jewish Film Festival is a BAFTA qualifying festival, showing 90 films from around the world at more than 150 screenings....

Art & Design

THE NEW LOOK OF TEA

20 November 2019 - 10 January 2020

Embassy of Japan, London

THE NEW LOOK OF TEA reflects on and re-examines the culture of tea in Japan, known as sadō, culminating in the suggestion of a new, modern way of enjoying Japanese tea.

Art & Design

Third Thursday Lectures: The Expression of the Four Seasons in Japanese Paintings

21 November 2019

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

The Japanese climate is customarily represented by four distinctive seasons. Over the centuries, Japanese people have appreciated paintings with subjects of those four seasons; some are depicted on byōbu (folding screens) and kakejiku (hanging scrolls) formats.....

Art & Design

WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade

21 November 2019- 22 March 2020

Japan House London

Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation at Japan House London, WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade....

Business

Katsu Curry Pop-up by Akira at Japan House

21 - 23 November 2019

Japan House London

Between Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 November, Akira restaurant will be serving bowls of lunchtime katsu curry for take away on the ground floor of Japan House London for just £5.

Theatre & Music

Lunchtime Recital: “Japan in the West, the West in Japan”

22 November 2019

City, University of London, London

A lunchtime recital exploring responses to the piano by contemporary Japanese composers, and responses to the influence of Japan by Western composers, including music by Tōru Takemitsu, Oliver Knussen and Claude Debussy, alongside a new commission.

Art & Design

Immersive Design: A Talk by WOW

22 November 2019

Japan House London

Coinciding with the opening of Japan House London’s latest exhibition WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade, WOW Director Kudō Kaoru and Technical Director Satō Hiroki offer an exclusive insight on its two interactive installations, ‘Tokyo Light Odyssey’ and ‘Poppo"...

Art & Design

Shosha: Shinto Calligraphy Workshop with Kasuga Taisha and Niukawakami Shrine

22 November 2019

Japan House London

There are multiple rituals performed at Shinto shrines to wish for people’s happiness and security or peace and prosperity. Purification is an essential aspect that always takes place before these rituals are performed...

Academia & Science

Experience Japan Exhibition 2019

23 November 2019

The Royal Society, London

Japanese universities and Japanese language schools will be attending the event to provide information on their international programmes, as well as about the various research opportunities and other options open to international students...

Art & Design

Sumi-E: Japanese Brush Painting, Part 1

23 November 2019

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, London

Learn the ancient art of creating Japanese ink pictures, or Japanese brush painting – Sumi-e.

Art & Design

Shakyō: Buddhist Calligraphy Workshop with Yakushi-ji

23 November 2019

Japan House London

The practice of tracing a sacred scripture (sutra), or shakyō, is considered a way to obtain merit in Buddhism. Since ancient times, it has been thought that merit is obtained by simply seeing a sutra and even more by reading one aloud.

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YOKIMONO JAPANESE XMAS MARKET

24 November 2019

The Factory, London

On Sunday 24 Novenber 11am-6pm, YOKIMONO JAPANESE MARKET is presenting a Japanese-themed Christmas market and cultural event at The Factory, Dalston, East London.

Art & Design

Artist Talk: Hiroe Saeki in conversation with Ito Ogawa

26 November 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Hiroe Saeki’s work inhabits a liminal zone on the edges of the perceivable: monochromatic explorations of the subject of beauty in nature, delicate drawings with a weightless quality, sparse compositions evoking traditional aesthetics....

Theatre & Music

Ongaku Kyogen Scrooge – Dicken’s A Christmas Carol as Japanese Kyogen with Chamber Ensemble –

27 November 2019

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Music Kyogen Scrooge, produced by Noriko Kawamura, is an innovative theatrical production that combines Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Japanese traditional comedy play Kyogen, and contemporary music.

Academia & Science

How Japan sees China

27 November 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

What does China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) mean for Japan? On the one hand, China’s infrastructure investments in Asia, Africa, and Europe pose challenges to Japan’s political and economic influence...

Theatre & Music

A Reading Performance of Pearl and Dagger at The Other Palace

29 November 2019

The Other Palace, Studio, London

Pearl and Dagger is a new musical inspired by the Japanese folktale  A Story of Oki Island, which can originally be found in Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan, written in 1906 by Richard Gordon Smith, a British naturalist...

Business

Sake Tasting Events at The Shop

29, 30 November 2019

Japan House London

Combine your visit to our new WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade exhibition with a series of free Japanese sake tasting events at Japan House London. The Shop at Japan House London welcomes visitors to taste sake from various brewers to warm you up...

Sports

Rugby and the Olympics Special Exhibition

29 November 2019 - 31 August 2020

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham

The unique exhibition showcases the leading role that Rugby Union has played in the birth of the modern Olympic movement. ....

Art & Design

Sumi-E: Japanese Brush Painting, Part 2

30 November 2019

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, London

Improve your Sumi-e techniques and deepen your spiritual understanding through exercises to develop the learning in Part 1 of this course.

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......

Film

A season of Japanese Cinema

8 September 2019 - 23 February 2020

Altrincham Little Theatre, Altrincham


In autumn 2019/winter 2020, Altrincham Little Theatre will be hosting a season of Japanese Cinema. Following the success of our recent Italian Film Seasons, we will be joined by regular presenter Maggie Hoffgen, who will introduce the films and lead a discussion session after each screening for anyone who wishes to join in.....

Art & Design

Shrines

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

Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton

Come with us on a journey to explore the ‘floating worlds’ of Japan through woodblock prints from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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.

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

Nara: Sacred Images from Early Japan

3 October - 24 November 2019

British Museum, London

Nara, in the Yamato region of Japan, was the country’s capital from AD 710 to 784 – and the cradle of traditional Japanese culture. This special display runs in two rooms: the Asahi Shimbun Displays (Room 3) have treasures from Hōryūji, one of Japan’s oldest Buddhist temples, dating between the AD 600s and 700s.....

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.

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, ...

Art & Design

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

9 October - 27 November 2019

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, London

Learn to make Japanese woodblock prints, first in black and white, then in colour. This course includes extensive introduction to the materials and methods used in this form of printmaking.

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!

Academia & Science

Oral Histories: Wasurena-gusa Project Film Screening

21 October - 24 November 2019

Japan House London,

Video screening of exclusive interviews with Japanese people who came to the UK and decided to remain, from young travellers and creatives to expatriate businessmen and small business entrepreneurs...

Academia & Science

The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students open for applications!

29 February 2020

Great Hall, Kings' College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

We are delighted to announce that the 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is open for applications! 

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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