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The Grammy Museum Unveils X Japan Founder Member Yoshiki Exhibit And World Tour Announced

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Opening night hosted by comic book legend Stan Lee!

Yoshiki Grammy MuseumOn February 19th, the GRAMMY Museum unveiled their Yoshiki exhibit which puts the influential rock icon’s signature crystal piano, flamboyant wardrobes, and other items on display. The exhibition explores Yoshiki’s fascinating career and follows the museum’s unique collection on Ringo Starr. Yoshiki is the first Asian artist to be honored with an Read more…

Art Exhibition: Kabuki – Japanese Theatre Prints

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Come face to face with Kabuki theatre’s most famous characters!

Miya, from the series Tokaido gojusan-tsugi no uchiVenue: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Date: 4th October 2013 – 2nd February 2014

The opening up of Japan to the rest of the world after Commodore Perry’s 1853 visit sparked a craze in the West for Japanese art and design. Called Japonisme it began in the late 1850s and peaked with and after what is considered by some the most pivotal event in the history of Japanese art in the West; the exhibition of Sir Rutherford Alcock’s collection of Read more…

Japan Promotes Its Events Industry In Thailand

August 14, 2013 1 comment

Japan aims to revive it’s economy through hosting Asian and International events!

Japan Events in BangkokSingapore, 12 August 2013 – Japanese MICE exhibitors are returning to IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific with the largest delegation from the country since 2010.

Comprising of Convention Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs), corporate companies and hospitality chains, the Japan cluster includes Read more…

Netsuke Exhibitions In London And Budapest

July 5, 2013 4 comments

All great art should evoke reaction and the netsuke in these collections certainly are evocative!

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Invented in 17th century Japan netsuke are miniature sculptures carved in a variety of mediums such as ivory, wood and bone that were used to secure the cords attached to small boxes, sagemono (the most popular of which were called inrō) which were hung from the sash, or obi, of a kimono and in which were 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…

Exhibition: The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition London

“Photography is the art of visually carving out a primary moment and making it eternal!” His Excellency Mr Keiichi Hayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the UK

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionMarch 2013 marks the second anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated eastern Japan. To celebrate the nation’s courage and international support the Asahi Shimbun, widely regarded as one of Japan’s most respected daily newspapers, and Mitsubishi Corporation have come together to host the Great East Japan Earthquake Press photo Exhibition which 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…

Two Years After: Remembering The Devastation And Celebrating Hope

February 14, 2013 1 comment

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition Comes to London in March!

The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo ExhibitionPresented by The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation

The Asahi Shimbun and Mitsubishi Corporation will co-host The Great East Japan Earthquake Press Photo Exhibition in London from Tuesday 5 until Sunday 17 March. The exhibition was held in three Asian cities during 2012: Bangkok, Jakarta and Seoul. Now, the 2013 exhibition marks the second anniversary of the 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…

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…

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: “What is Ukiyo-e?” – ICN Gallery London

April 4, 2012 14 comments

Brilliantly coloured woodblock paintings executed in a technique known as nishiki-e!

Dates: 05 – 28 April 2012 (Closed Sundays)

ICN Gallery proudly presents to you a series of exhibitions that centres on the theme of ukiyo-e. This exhibition, which is the first in the series, serves as an introduction to ukiyo-e that will hopefully enable visitors to better understand its historical origins and Read more…

Art Exhibition: Keiko Masumoto “Kitsch Kōgei” – ICN Gallery London

February 29, 2012 7 comments

ICN gallery proudly presents Kitsch Kōgei by artist Keiko Masumoto from 05 – 31 March 2012. 

For a long time in Japanese applied arts, the ideas towards “art” and “craft” have been kept separate. However there are some artists who break the mold, and ICN Gallery is pleased to present one of them, Keiko Masumoto.

Using high ceramic craftsmanship, her works include everyday Japanese items such as decorative plates, vases, and tea ceremony instruments. But she breaks the relationship between Read more…

Interview: Award Winning Artist Gen Miyamura At ICN Gallery “Image Langue: Linear Code”

January 28, 2012 11 comments

“Image Langue: Linear Code” ICN gallery 19 January – 22 February 2012

The latest exhibition at the ICN gallery in London entitled “Image Langue: Linear Code” is perhaps the most intriguing so far. Award winning contemporary artist Gen Miyamura presents an innovative definition to his Bokusho (abstract expressionist calligraphy) art works as the alphabet and attempts to give Sho (calligraphy) new meaning.

It may at first sound like a complicated Read more…

Exhibition: Gen Miyamura “Image Langue: Linear Code” – Modern Calligraphy

January 17, 2012 5 comments

ICN gallery presents IMAGE LANGUE: Linear Code by Gen Miyamura from 19 Jan. – 22 Feb 2012..

Miyamura creates a world of readable abstractions with lines, dots and ink for this international debut exhibition. One of the visionary modern Japanese calligraphy artists of his generation, Gen Miyamura is a pioneer of new image creation by combining an understanding of Sho (calligraphy) as art with his unique view and Japanese calligraphy aesthetics. This exhibition will premiere new artworks from his “Image Langue (2010)” project where the Bokusho-style of calligraphy is given Read more…

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