Quick Reads

Dip into our collection of quick reads to discover something new about Japan.

Ryukyu Dance Performances from Okinawa by Kugani2

Ryūkyū Dance - the unique performing arts of Okinawa

Sogetsu Ikebana Demonstration and Display

Sōgetsu Ikebana - an avant-garde approach to Japanese floral design

Kawanabe Kyosai blending classical painting with satirical ukiyo e2

Kawanabe Kyōsai - blending classical painting with satirical ukiyo-e

Carving the Divine Film Screening at Dalkeith Palace2

Carving the Divine - Buddhist sculptors of modern-day Japan

Japan House London Film Season Windows on Mifune2

Mifune Toshirō - an exploration of the actor’s legacy through his most iconic films

Chado the Japanese Way of Tea2

Chadō, the Japanese Way of Tea, from its origins to today

Aizu Momen2

Aizu momen - colourful and durable cotton fabric from Fukushima Prefecture

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

Festival Clothes from Tōhoku recreated after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Aizome Indigo Dyeing Workshop Visit Conversation with Higeta Tadashi2

Aizome Indigo Dyeing from Mashiko

The Rugby World Cup in Kamaishi a driving force for recovery Square tile

The Rugby World Cup in Kamaishi – a driving force for recovery

Anime in Fukushima Square tile

Anime in Fukushima

Riku Cafe bringing communities together in Rikuzentakata Square tile

Riku Café – bringing communities together in Rikuzentakata

Mashiko a town famous for pottery Square tile

Mashiko – a town famous for pottery

SPREAD creative team behind the Tsubame Sanjo Factory Festivals design Square tile

SPREAD: creative team behind the Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival's design

Oscillating Neutrinos the Universe Square tile

Oscillating Neutrinos & the Universe

The Japanese Toilet and Omotenashi Talk by TOTO Square tile

The Japanese Toilet and Omotenashi: Talk by TOTO

Spotlight on Japanese designer Misawa Haruka Square tile

Spotlight on Japanese designer Misawa Haruka

Biology of Metal Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Biology of Metal: Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame Sanjo Square tile

Japanese blade craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

Colour Combinations and The Tale of Genji Square tile

Colour Combinations and The Tale of Genji

Airvases the possibilities of paper Square tile

Airvases: the possibilities of paper

Shomyo Japanese Buddhist Sutra Chanting from the Temples of Nara Square tile

Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist Sutra Chanting) from the Temples of Nara

Graphic design in Japan Square tile

Japanese Graphic Design

LGBTQ+ Diversity in Manga Square tile

LGBTQ+: Diversity in Manga

Takahashi Mizuki Square tile2

Takahashi Mizuki: international contemporary art curator

Kagura Sacred Dance from Kasuga Taisha Square tile

Kagura (Sacred Dance) from Kasuga Taisha

Hiba wood from Aomori Prefecture Landing page banner

Hiba wood from Aomori Prefecture

Prototyping in Tokyo Illustrating design led innovation Square tile

Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating design-led innovation

Natural washi dyeing demonstration by Yoshioka Sarasa Square tile

Natural Washi Dyeing with Yoshioka Sarasa

Society 5.0 A new model for an ageing society Square tile

Society 5.0 – A new model for an ageing society?

Yoshioka Tokujin Square tile2

Yoshioka Tokujin: the leading designer behind the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic torches

Wrapping with tenugui Square tile

Wrapping with Tenugui (Thin Cotton Cloth)

Face coverings by HIROCOLEDGE Square tile

Face coverings by HIROCOLEDGE

Varieties of Japanese Tea Square tile

Types of Japanese Tea

SOU FUJIMOTO FUTURES OF THE FUTURE Square tile

SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE

Japanese New Year traditions kites and kumade Square tile

Japanese New Year traditions: kites and kumade

Tamamushi nuri lacquer craft revitalizing Sendai Square tile

Tamamushi-Nuri – Lacquer Craft Revitalizing Sendai

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