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Off The Beaten Path: Dream Destinations In Rural Japan

April 9, 2014 2 comments

Nature’s work of art!

Copyright. Garden At The Adachi Museum of ArtWhen hitting up popular tourist destinations in Japan, it’s possible you may have a good time. But bumping into other tourists every five seconds may take you out of the experience of being abroad. Or if you’re headed back to Japan for a repeat trip, it could be you’ve seen all the usual tourist spaces. Regardless of the reason, some individuals just desire to see areas of Japan that are free of tourism and Read more…

MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memotabilia – NEC – 22-23 MARCH 2014

Birmingham Comic Con to host UK’s first showing of ‘Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day’

MCM_ComicCon_Birmingham_h_000Anime and manga fans rejoice! Bandai Namco Games will be giving visitors to this weekend’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con the first UK showing of the unique anime and videogame package, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, as well as a hands-on with epic manga-based fighter JoJo’s Read more…

Namco Bandai Games UK Announce Biggest Eever Line-Up For MCM London Comic Con

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

MCM BandaiDate: 25th-27th October 2013

Venue: London Excel Royal Victoria Dock

Critically acclaimed Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles to lead the charge at this year’s MCM London Comic con at Read more…

Art Exhibition: Seijiro Niwa “The Way Of Mending Holes” ICN Gallery London

Artist Talk  “Frame and picture story”: May 4 14:00 – 15:30

ICN GalleryICN gallery proudly presents “the way of mending holes” by artist Seijiro Niwa from May 2 – 25 2013.  

NIwa has been consistently producing photos and 3D works under the theme of picture boundary and human eyesight’s end. The exhibition will feature his latest 2D and 3D works.  Read more…

Art Exhibition Review: Works On Nature & Dance/Movement By Hiroko Imada

March 21, 2013 6 comments

Expressive moods in colour!

Hiroko Imada art exhibition Riverside Studio GalleryRiverside Studios Gallery London - 16 March – 7 April 2013

On Monday, 18 March Diverse Japan attended a private viewing of the exhibition Works on Nature & Dance/Movement by Japanese artist Hiroko Imada, which is being held at the Riverside Studios Gallery in London from 16 March until 7 April (see foot of post for opening times). The exhibition is registered with Read more…

HYPER JAPAN 2013 Tickets Now On Sale!

Date: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July 2013
Venue: Earls Court Two, Earls Court, London

Hyper Japan 2013HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, is back for 2013. Diverse exhibitors, stores, performers and fans will once again come together to bring the very best of contemporary and traditional Japan to the heart of London. Since the first HYPER JAPAN in 2010, there have three subsequent events, each one more popular than the Read more…

Art Exhibition: Works On Nature & Dance/Movement By Hiroko Imada

February 15, 2013 1 comment

Press release

(Image: © Hiroko Imada)

Date: 10am – 10pm, Sat 16 March – Sun 7 April 2013

Venue: The Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London, W6 9RL

Japanese artist Hiroko Imada is a graduate of the Slade, and has been living and working in London for over 20 years. She is a member of Palace Wharf Studios, and has drawn much artistic stimulation from its prime riverside location. Read more…

Event Coverage: Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

December 19, 2012 7 comments

The UK’s biggest J-culture event!

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas 10If Christmas is a time for giving then Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas, which was held on November at Brompton Hall, Earls Court London gave in abundance by way of a spectacular line-up that surpassed the previous event Hyper Japan 2012 Spring, with many of the live acts performing in the Read more…

Improvising within Tradition: Artist Nao Matsunaga And Musician Hibiki Ichikawa Join Forces For A One-Off Special Event

November 21, 2012 4 comments

Date: 6 December 2012 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Location: Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London, NW1 4PQ,

As part of Nao Matsunaga’s art exhibition My Primal Memory at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, which started 19 Oct and ends 13 Dec 2012, highly-respected master Tsugaru Shamisen player Hibiki Ichikawa will give a live performance at the special event Improvising within Tradition. Both Matsunaga and Hibiki’s practices stem from training in traditional Read more…

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas – 3 Days Of J-Culture Fun & Excitement At Earls Court London

November 20, 2012 16 comments

Ding dong merrily on high, Hyper Japan Christmas 2012 is coming!

Date: 23 – 25 November 2012

Venue: Brompton Hall, Earls Court, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA

There are only a couple more days to go before the biggest UK J-culture event Hyper Japan opens its doors Read more…

Art Exhibition: Mai Miyake “Dead Angle”

October 3, 2012 3 comments

Date: 4th – 27th October

Venue: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH

ICN gallery is proud to presents “Dead Angle” by artist Mai Miyake who has been chosen as one of the 10 female artists who are active in the Japanese contemporary art world. This is her first solo exhibition in the UK. What is the remarkable of her work is the use of Classic literature formats and Read more…

Japan Matsuri 2012 Trafalgar Square London

September 29, 2012 1 comment

When: Saturday 6 October 2012
Time: 11:00 – 21:00

The much-loved JAPAN MATSURI returns to London on SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER and this year it’s in Trafalgar Square in the centre of London. This dynamic annual event brings the Japanese community and Londoners together to enjoy Japanese food, music, dance and much more. Its new venue in Trafalgar Square will offer a fantastic chance to experience Japan in the Read more…

ICN Gallery: First Solo Exhibition In UK By Notable Designer Kouichi Okamoto

September 11, 2012 1 comment

Also appearing at Victoria and Albert Museum and Japan Foundation!

ICN Gallery proudly presents a live performance, a talk show and the first solo exhibition in UK by Kouichi Okamoto, a designer with international acclaim who has reputation in various fields including the arts, music and design.

This time, during the London Design Festival 2012, ICN gallery will introduce work including “musical table” and Read more…

Gallery Talk: “Japanese Landscape Prints: Then & Now” Ukiyo-e Pop

August 15, 2012 1 comment

Part of the Ukiyo-e & Contemporary Japonism exhibition!

Location: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH London

Date: Thursday 16 August from 7-8pm

Dr. Monika Hinkel’s last talk for the Read more…

Art Exhibition: “Ukiyo-e Pop” – Ukiyo-e & Contemporary Japonism At ICN Gallery London

July 19, 2012 4 comments

Location: ICN gallery 96-98 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH

Date: 5th July – 8th September 2012

Traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints and contemporary manga illustration combine for a must-see exhibition at the ICN gallery in London.

A fabulous selection of works from the masters of landscape printings Read more…

Anime Weekend At BFI Southbank With Preview Of From Up On Poppy Hill

May 21, 2012 5 comments

The BFI Southbank is open to all!

Tickets: £10.00 – BFI members are entitled to a discount on all tickets.

From June 8 – 10 BFI Southbank will once again hold its biennial weekend showcasing the best in recent anime. Anime is comparatively new to Western audiences – although Read more…

Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) Master Shoho Teramoto & The Enso Of Zen

May 15, 2012 4 comments

Japanese calligraphy is an art-form that can reveal the depth of enlightenment and the personality of the artist!

Many of us are familiar with Japanese calligraphy.  Although we may not know the meaning of a particular character, its formation is instantly recognisable as being a symbol of the Far East which in itself is just a communication tool.  However, as the calligrapher forms a spiritual union with his/her brush and ink it then becomes known as ‘Shodo’, meaning to express the Read more…

Art Exhibition: Lya Nagado “Still Life” ICN Gallery London

May 11, 2012 7 comments

Exhibition: 10 May- 23 June 2012 at 96 Leonard Street; London EC2A 4RH

ICN gallery is pleased to present Lya Nagado’s first solo exhibition “Still Life”. Her most recent series takes the viewer to a journey of life mediation through portraits of dolls.

Nagado possesses an extraordinary creative harmony that allows her to construct forms that fully adapts to the mystery and Read more…

Art Exhibition: Masaktsu Kondo “Whenever I Am Silent” – All Visual Arts Gallery London

April 21, 2012 2 comments

All Visual Arts – 2 Omega Place London N1 9DR 

Open 4th May – 31st May 2012 

All Visual Arts are proud to introduce an exhibition of paintings by acclaimed Japanese artist, Masakatsu Kondo. Whenever I am Silent is a meditation on the artifice of nature, exploring the space between the perceived and the real, occupying AVA’s large warehouse space in King’s Cross with a series of compelling landscapes. The exhibition includes a wide range Read more…

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