Japan House is the new cultural home of Japan in London. Presenting the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, it deepens our appreciation of all that Japan has to offer. Part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are two other Japan Houses in Los Angeles and São Paulo. 🇯🇵
Japan House aims to provide a forum for creative and intellectual exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, by inviting guests from all backgrounds and with a variety of interests to explore, interact with, and immerse themselves in Japan’s rich and diverse culture.
Located on London’s Kensington High Street, the experience is an authentic encounter with Japan, engaging and surprising even the most knowledgeable guests.
Take in the cultural sights and sounds of HYPER JAPAN, taste some Japanese eats and of course, get your hands on unique Christmas gifts! 🇯🇵 ⛩
Your one-stop experience for all things Japanese in London. Take in the festive atmosphere with family and friends, and share your passion for J-culture!
Learn about Japanese traditional culture, and enjoy live performances from various artists. Savour everything from sake to sushi and sweets. Try crafts or watch martial arts. Learn some Japanese, or get travel advice about your trip to Japan!
Unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. Fall in love with Japan, or simply discover something quirky, new and cool. This year, HYPER JAPAN has something for everyone, no matter what your age or passion.
The festival is transforming the Tobacco Dock space into a unique celebration of music, food, drink, fashion and technology, drawing inspiration from both the traditional and future of Japan.
Expect a sensory overload as the music, smells, sights and tastes of this intriguing and exciting culture transport you to another world! With well-known performers, exhibitors, a food festival, and creative workshops to experience, HYPER JAPAN is the ultimate event for those eager to discover new, exciting trends and certified Japanophiles alike!
🇯🇵 Fancy something futuristic with a nod to nostalgia? Taking to the HYPER JAPAN live stage will be self produced chiptune songstress TORIENA, who writes, sings, programs and produces her own music using two Game Boys!
🇯🇵 Want to give it a go yourself? Sign up to the Chiptune workshop, hosted by local artist Shirobon and featuring TORIENA, where you can learn how to use your retro gaming device to create something magically musical.
🇯🇵 Want something a little edgier? 3-person unit REOL will also be taking to the stage to deliver their signature electronica sounds. For something different try KAIEN – a musical performance unit bringing together dance, technology, video, and 3D holograms for a truly unique experience. Meanwhile KIRIE combines dance, music, and calligraphy to express traditional Japanese myths and stories using modern artistic techniques.
🇯🇵 Looking for an interactive work of art? Tokyo Rickshaw incorporates a group of talented, eye catching acrobats, bringing a real rickshaw for people to clamber in to!
A visual spectacular, the festival will once again bring the events annual fashion show to life, showing off the very best in Kawaii style. For those with a penchant for manga or anime, the COSTest cosplay competition and COSParade showcase will evoke some impressive Japanese character inspired costumes that are not to be missed.
For those seeking out the more traditional side of Japan, guests can try their hand at doing calligraphy, origami and making authentic kokeshi dolls. Ideal for those who enjoy crafting with a twist!
Finally, foodies will not be disappointed. This year the festival takes their culinary offering to a new level, bringing London’s Urban Food Fest to the show for the very first time! The hippest street-food vendors this side of Shoreditch are rocking up at the Tobacco Dock with their charming retro food trucks.
Indulge and discover new food creations, fusing East and West with delicious effect. Fancy a Japanese inspired tipple? The Sake Experience 2017 will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake from big international brands, all the way to smaller, niche producers. Don’t forget to pop by the MIO Station to pick up a bottle of their sparkling sake!
The venue for the Rugby World Cup will move from England to Japan, where the tournament is due to be held in 2019.
Creative artists, craftspeople, chefs, sporting figures and other people representing the best of Japan will be gathering in London at the end of October to convey the values of the nation to a worldwide audience.
Presentations involving various topics will be given by many illustrious individuals who very rarely come together on the same stage.
Inviting you to immerse yourself in the essence of Japan in London this autumn, taking in a feast of live art, Japanese cuisine and Sake, and a whole range of other Japanese treats.
Days and times:
Sat 24th October, Cultural food 11:30am ~ 3:30pm
Sun 25th October, Technology with heart 1:00pm ~ 4:00pm
Mon 26th October, Timeless creation 1:00pm ~ 3:00pm
Tue 27th October, Social innovation 12:00am ~ 19:30pm
Wed 28th October, Sport for Tomorrow 1:00pm ~ 3:00pm
Thu 29th October, Visit Japan 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Visitors to Hokusai Exposed are immersed in the works of the great Japanese Master, Katsushika Hokusai, “re-created” using state-of the-art digital technology, as well as the vibrant 3D streets and pleasure districts of Edo, 18th century Tokyo. The world of ukiyo-e style woodblock prints will be brought to life in a unique event which engages all the senses and is the first showcase of the “re-create” concept outside of Japan.
Hokusai was selected by Life magazine as one of the most important 100 people in the past 1000 years, and he has had far reaching influence. A host of artists, including Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet, van Gogh, Lautrec, and Gauguin bear his thumbprint, while composers including Debussy, Stravinsky and Satie also translated the inspiration stirred by the art of Hokusai into their music. His mark can also be felt in influential Japanese pop culture movement today, such as manga and anime.
ICN gallery is contemporary art gallery based in London that actively seeks to showcase and share with the UK public upcoming & young contemporary artists from Japan and other Asian countries.
Current Exhibition: Goldfish Salvation by Riusuke Fukahori
Artist Riusuke Fukahori’s London debut exhibition “Goldfish Salvation” transforms ICN gallery into the world of goldfish. When struggling with artistic vision, Fukahori’s pet goldfish became his inspiration and ever since his passion and lifelong theme. His unique style of painting uses acrylic on clear resin which is poured into containers, resulting in a three-dimensional appearance and lifelike vitality. This exhibition features twenty new painting works by this leading Japanese contemporary artist.
From 2 September to 25 October Britain’s most talked about contemporary art project takes over Selfridges London with its fourth and most ambitious project yet.
Exhibition #4 celebrates not only the artists and their work, but the important collaborative role played by the studios where they work. Museum of Everything has selected some of the best studios around the world from Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia to Japan and North America.
The museum will also launch The Workshops of Everything, an initiative to create studios for artists with disabilities across Britain. Other events include talks, screenings and an Intelligence Squared debate with leading museum directors, cultural thinkers and artists.
The show is located in the heart of London, occupying 15,000 square feet in the Selfridges building.
John Speirs’ new exhibition is immersed in Japanese culture, The Pillow Book Revisited draws on the Japanese Pillow books which where erotic books that contained a collection of notebooks and poetry that have been collated to show a period of someone’s life documented on Japanese woodblock prints.
To raise money for the disaster in Japan a whole gang of performers and DJs have come together to put on this special night and raise as much money as possible. There will a variety of live acts and a mix of DJs on demand.
Sophy Robson and her nail chicas will be providing free manicures between 22:30 – 00:00
Hosted by Jamie Howard (laughing Boy), Mighty Moe (Heartless Crew) and Little Man
Mighty Moe (The Heratless Crew)
Clement Marfo and The Frontline
The Heat Wave
The Bang Bang Djs
Livin’ Proof DJ’s
Tim and Barry
Lakey and DJ bandooloo
Get down and raise money for the victims of Japan and do it while you bust a move
This Sunday do some shopping, get your nails done and help people in Japan. Today at Wah Nails all money raised will go to charity. If you want to help this is a great way to contribute towards the cause. Spread the word.
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