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Regional Diversity

Japan House works to present the unfamiliar and surprising aspects of Japan, introducing artists and displays from lesser-known regions and cities to constantly delight its visitors with something new. Discover digital artists from Tōhoku, dyeing workshops from Kyoto or woodwork from Gifu Prefecture below.

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Sudo Reiko Square tile

Stories | Sudō Reiko

Kokeshi Square tile

Stories | Kokeshi - Japanese Wooden Dolls

Festival Clothes from Tohoku recreated after the Great East Japan Earthquake square

Quick Reads | Festival Clothes from Tōhoku recreated after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Discover Make Your Own Tanabata Decorations

Activity Sheets | Make Your Own Tanabata Decorations

Tamamushi nuri lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai Square tile

Quick Reads | Tamamushi-nuri – lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai

Online Event The History of Sakai in Conversation with Simon Kaner and Sakai City Museum Square tile

Recorded Events | The History of Sakai: in Conversation with Simon Kaner and Sakai City Museum

Online Event The Making of Ainu Indigenous People of Japan Panel discussion Square tile

Recorded Events | The Making of ‘Ainu: Indigenous People of Japan’ – Panel discussion

Hokkaido Kutchan Zaborin Square tile

Video Stories | Hokkaido Kutchan Zaborin

Akita Prefecture Nyuto Onsen Tsurunoyu Square tile

Video Stories | Akita Prefecture Nyuto-Onsen Tsurunoyu

Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Tawaraya Ryokan Square tile

Video Stories | Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Tawaraya Ryokan

Ishikawa Prefecture Yamashiro Onsen Beniya Mukay Square tile

Video Stories | Ishikawa Prefecture Yamashiro-Onsen Beniya Mukayu

Oita Prefecture Yufuin Kamenoi Villa Square tile

Video Stories | Oita Prefecture Yufuin Kamenoi Villa

Nara Prefecture Yoshino Yoshino Cedar House Square tile

Video Stories | Nara Prefecture Yoshino Yoshino Cedar House

Tokyo Ginza MUJI HOTEL Square tile

Video Stories | Tokyo Ginza MUJI HOTEL

Kagoshima prefecture Kirishima mountain range TENKU Square tile

Video Stories | Kagoshima prefecture Kirishima mountain range TENKU

Kanagawa Prefecture Odawara Enoura Observatory Square tile

Video Stories | Kanagawa Prefecture Odawara Enoura Observatory

Shizuoka Prefecture Shuzenji Asaba Square tile2

Video Stories | Shizuoka Prefecture Shuzenji Asaba

Seto Inland Sea Cruise Ships Guntu Square tile

Video Stories | Seto Inland Sea Cruise Ships Guntu

Mie Prefecture Shima Peninsula Amanemu Square tile

Video Stories | Mie Prefecture Shima Peninsula Amanemu

Kagoshima Prefecture Myoken Onsen Gajoen Square tile

Video Stories | Kagoshima Prefecture Myoken-Onsen Gajoen

Gunma Prefecture Minakami Hoshi Onsen Square tile

Video Stories | Gunma Prefecture Minakami Hoshi-Onsen

Create your own New Year card nengajo Square tile

Activity Sheets | Create your own New Year card (nengajō)

Tango Chirimen Square tile

Stories | Tango Chirimen

Akabeko Square tile

Stories | Akabeko

Takahashi Hiroko Square tile

Stories | Takahashi Hiroko

Window Research Institute Square tile

Stories | Window Research Institute

Lacquerware Square tile

Stories | Lacquerware

Dogs Square tile

Stories | Dogs and Japanese Cultures

Japanese Wine Square tile

Stories | Japanese Wine

Biwako Pearls Square tiles

Stories | Biwako Pearls

Nara and the Silk Roads Square tile

Stories | Nara and the Silk Roads

Iwami Kagura Square tile

Stories | Iwami Kagura

Oigen Square tile

Stories | OIGEN

Rice Square tile

Stories | Rice

Hida Sangyo Square tile

Stories | Hida Sangyo

Paper Square tile

Stories | Washi

Sake Square tile

Stories | SAKE 'Nihonshu'

Hot Spring Square tile

Stories | Hot spring (Onsen) 

Kumade Square tile

Stories | Kumade

Tsumiki Square tile

Stories | TSUMIKI by More Trees

Metalworkers Square tile

Stories | Metalworking in Tsubame-Sanjo

Gyokusendo Square tile

Stories | GYOKUSENDŌ

Mokushikko Tokeshi Square tile

Stories | Mokushikko TOKESHI

Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten Square tile

Stories | Shibata Yoshinobu Shoten

Making Nuno Square tile

Interviews | Making Nuno – textile, curation and design

Immersive Design A Talk by WOW Square tile

Recorded Events | Immersive Design - A Talk by WOW

Mizuochi Ryoichi Square tile2

Video Stories | Mizuochi Ryoichi - Metal Craftsman

Gyokusendo Metal Craft Square tile

Video Stories | Gyokusendō - Metal Craft

Hiba wood from Aomori Prefecture Landing page banner

Quick Reads | Hiba wood from Aomori Prefecture

Anime in Fukushima Square tile

Quick Reads | Anime in Fukushima

Riku Cafe bringing communities together in Rikuzentakata Square tile

Quick Reads | Riku Café – bringing communities together in Rikuzentakata

Mashiko a town famous for pottery Square tile

Quick Reads | Mashiko – a town famous for pottery

Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Quick Reads | Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

Biology of Metal Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Quick Reads | Biology of Metal: Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

Hokkaido Kushiro Wetland Lake Toro Kushiro River Square tile

Video Stories | Hokkaido Kushiro Wetland Lake Toro & Kushiro River

Okayama Prefecture Okayama Korakuen Square tile

Video Stories | Okayama Prefecture Okayama Korakuen

The Making of The Lost Textile of Ryukyu In Conversation with Tsuchie Makiko and Sudo Reiko Square tile

Recorded Events | The Making of 'The Lost Textile of Ryukyu': In Conversation with Director Tsuchie Makiko and Textile Designer Sudō Reiko

Online Event The World of Saito Seiichi Creative Action for the Future Square tile

Recorded Events | The World of Saitō Seiichi – Creative Action for the Future

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series III Exploring Tango Chirimen Scenario Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series III: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Scenario

Online Event Kibiso Textile Sustainability in Yamagata Workshop Visit Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Kibiso - Textile Sustainability in Yamagata: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series II Exploring Tango Chirimen Surface Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series II: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Surface

Online Event KYOTO Design Lab Series Exploring Tango Chirimen Structure Square tile

Recorded Events | KYOTO Design Lab Series: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Structure

Online Event Tango Chirimen Factory Visit Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Tango Chirimen: Factory Visit & Conversation

Online Event Textile Innovation from Sudo Reiko Talk Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko: Talk & Conversation

Online Event MAKING NUNO at Japan House London Online Panel Discussion Square tile

Recorded Events | MAKING NUNO at Japan House London: Online Panel Discussion

Online Event Tohoku Craftsmanship Kokeshi Workshop Visit Square tile

Recorded Events | Tōhoku Craftsmanship – Kokeshi Workshop Visit

Online event Gyokusendo Workshop Visit and Conversation Square tile

Recorded Events | Gyokusendō: Workshop Visit & Conversation

Kokeshi square

Activity Sheets | Design Your Own Kokeshi