This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.

If you are organising a suitable event that you would like to see listed on this calendar, please get in touch with us here.

(Note: The Embassy of Japan does not accept any responsibility for the events registered, or any loss or damage resulting from the events registered in the calendar or from any reliance placed on the information in the Events Calendar. With the exception of those events with explicit support of the Embassy of Japan, the inclusion of an event in the Events Calendar does not amount to an endorsement by the Embassy of Japan or the Government of Japan of any event or organisation.


Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Corvid-19, some events are being cancelled at short notice. As such, the information presented here may not be the most up to date. We suggest that you contact the organisers of events directly to confirm if the event is planned to go ahead as scheduled.



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Season of Culture




From 5 August 2020
Japan House London

A stunning display of kimono by contemporary textile artist, and founder of the HIROCOLEDGE brand, Takahashi Hiroko can be seen in the windows and on the Ground Floor at Japan House London throughout August......more>>



1 August - 27 September 2020

Pure Land Japanese Garden, Nottinghamshire

The lantern-lit evening garden honours an ancient and venerable Japanese tradition.......more>>



29 September - 11 October 2020

Espacio Gallery, London

LOOP is an informal co-operative of artists with a background in print. LOOP has presented some of the best in new printmaking through yearly exhibitions since 2005.......more>>



From 17 August 2020


Inspired by the tradition of ‘the Goze’ – blind female travelling performers of medieval Japan – Extant, the UK’s leading company of visually impaired artists, launch a multimedia online production of Flight Paths commissioned by The Space........more>>



1-30 eptember 2020

Sway Gallery London,

Having braved the massive and ongoing challenges, we need a little something to treat ourselves this autumn. While the offer out there ranges from cutting edge spiritual cleanses to goofy household trinkets.....more>>



26 & 27 September 2020

The UK’s biggest free showcase of Japanese culture returns in 2020. Now in its 12th year, the UK’s biggest free Japanese event Japan Matsuri should have taken place on Trafalgar Square with food stalls, martial arts, performance and more....more>>

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