Exhibitions

Image galleries for Japan House London current and past exhibitions can be found here. So far Japan House London exhibitions have explored subjects such as architecture, paper, metalworking, manga, illustration, 3D printing, prototypes, botanical dyes and the language of Japanese colour combinations. Talent presented has included Sou Fujimoto, Ishigami Junya, Urasawa Naoki, Hara Kenya, Anno Mitsumasa, Misawa Haruka, Yoshioka Sachio and his daughter Yoshioka Sarasa. Explore the exhibitions folder to find out more. 

Japan House hosts its first digital art exhibition from 21 November 2019 – 22 March 2020. WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade presents two immersive installations by visual design studio WOW. In Tokyo Light Odyssey guests are surrounded by a dramatic, 360-degree omnidirectional movie of urban Tokyo; while POPPO offers a digital encounter with the folk crafts of rural Yamagata Prefecture in Japan's north.  

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From 22 August - 27 October 2019 Japan House presented an exhibition focusing on the prolific storytelling of award-winning picture book illustrator Anno Mitsumasa. The exhibition marked the first ever display of Anno’s work in the UK. 

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The This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI exhibition (5 June – 28 July 2019) at Japan House provided an immersive encounter with the popular art form of manga through focusing on the work of much-loved artist Urasawa Naoki.

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Running 5 April - 19 May 2019, this exhibition revealed the Japanese appreciation of colour and sensitivity to the changing seasons, shining a spotlight on Yoshioka Sachio and his daughter Sarasa, guardians of the tradition of natural dyeing. 

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From 16 January - 17 March 2019, Prototyping in Tokyo: Illustrating design-led innovation explored the potential of prototypes to act as a link between cutting-edge technology and society, offering us a glimpse into the structures and textures of the future. The exhibition showcased the work of Professor Yamanaka Shunji and his team at the University of Tokyo. 

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Between 13 November - 24 December 2018, SUBTLE: Delicate or Infinitesimal offered the ultimate exploration of Japanese minimalism and the delicate art of paper. Curated by Hara Kenya, SUBTLE intends to reawaken our sense to the limitless possibilities of what can be done with fine paper.

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The Biology of Metal: Metal Craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo exhibition at Japan House London put the spotlight on the extraordinary skills of ordinary people. The exhibition presented the innovative craftsmanship of some of Japan’s most talented metalworkers between 6 September – 28 October 2018.

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SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE, was the inaugural exhibition at the Japan House London Gallery. The exhibition, alongside Architecture is Everywhere - a display in The Shop demonstrating how architecture can be found within everyday objects - explored the innovative works of one of Japan’s most influential contemporary architects, Sou Fujimoto.

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