Perspective: Kai-shaku is an exhibition showcasing new works produced by London-based emerging architects, designers, and creators who are fascinated by Japanese culture and its influences on the rest of the world.
Kyoto is famous for their beautiful and delicate wagashi - Japanese traditional artisan confectioneries. Join Wagashi Specialist, Chieko Smith, to learn hands-on techniques of delicate Japanese Nerikiri confectionery making.
Aida Makoto is a Japanese contemporary artist known for his provocative work. From mountains of dead salarymen, a blender full of young women, and harakiri (ritual suicide), his highly skilled workmanship shared with Japanese traditional paintings appear grotesque at first, but they tend to carry the scathing message towards contemporary culture and society.
Welcome to ZW's newest transformation... Taiko and Flute. Akinori Fujimoto and Mikey Kirkpatrick have been composing and performing together for 15 years, developing a unique, raw sound rooted in folk musics from around the world, drum and flute traditions, evoking otherworldly atmospheres, rhythms, melodies and soundscapes. Come and see us at our central London residency at Ginza Onodera. £10 entry, includes a free drink!
Kochi Prefecture, once known by the feudal name of Tosa, lies along the Pacific coast of Shikoku in the South of Japan. With over 1000 years of sake making history, this region showcases the liveliest sake culture with pure mountain water, long hours of sunshine, unique rice varieties and original ginjo yeasts. Visit us in store at Panton Street and Ichiba to sample from 5 different breweries. Join us on Wednesday to meet the makers of each brewery.
This month we are taking inspiration from Tania Bruguera’s Hyundai Commission and its themes of migration and movement with an eclectic mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops, pop-up talks and street food.
The 3rd London East Asia Film Festival opens on 25th October 2018 and brings the box office hits, latest releases by East Asia's most prominent directors in the strand, LEAFF's Official Selection. Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's latest feature, YOCHO will also be screened as a UK premiere.