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History of Video Games
The Subculture Archives, 1-3 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PB
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We are bringing over 50 games to London, a curated selection of the 1980's and 1990's Arcade Classics - Original vintage machines, with game titles like Outrun, Track and Field, After Burner, Joust, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pac Man and so much more! (see our facebook page for full list)
Yuzen is the Japanese traditional craft of silk dye-resist painting. It was originally used to decorate kimono and obi (sash) and has been practised for centuries. Typically, artists draw mainly on natural and seasonal iconography for inspiration, using the elements too, in combinations that often comprise water and skies, flowers and leaves.
The Extraordinary Untold Story of James Bond and Japan
13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP
From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
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For a James Bond locale, exotic Japan fits the bill nicely with sliding doors and ninjas, high-tech gadgetry and interesting options for expendable henchmen. Yet for Ian Fleming Japan offered more than literary background colour.
Nakama's Japanese Language & Culture Exchange London
155 Bishopsgate London
From 06:30 pm to 11:59 pm
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Like us Nakama, you probably have a natural and unexplainable interest in Japan.
Beginners Shibori - Itajime
Craft Central The Forge, 397-441 Westferry Road Isle of Dogs London E14 3AE
From 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
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Come and learn Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of resist dyeing using indigo, the most magical blue in the world. Learn how to use kikko folding and clamping before dyeing your piece in the indigo vat. You’ll walk away not only with a stylish bag, but also the knowledge and skills to dye other fabrics at home. Imagine all the other things you can dye!
新年会2018!Japanese New year Party w/ Music +18
Zigfrid von Underbelly of Hoxton, 11 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
At 07:00 pm
[新年会2018!Japanese New year Party w/ Music +18]
24Jan
Sushi Workshop Supperclub
The Avenue Cookery School 3 Enterprise Way London SW18 1FZ
From 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Emulate the sushi making masters by making your own sushi at our Sushi Class! Dreaming of freshly made Japanese sushi? Our fun and hands-on Sushi Class will teach you how to make your own without the eye-watering price tag so you can impress your friends and family with your very own authentically home-made Japanese sushi at home!
27Jan
Sake Masterclass
Sake no Hana 23 Saint James's Street London SW1A 1HA
From 10:15 am to 02:30 pm
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Starting with tea at 10.15am, this half-day masterclass offers an introduction to the history and production of Japan’s national drink, with a particular focus on how and when to drink it. Guests will try a selection of different sakes, and the masterclass will include lunch. They will also receive a gift bag on departure, including a small bottle of sake and a traditional Japanese kikichoko ‘snake eye’ sake cup.
02Feb
(Un)true Colours Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema
03Feb
Amigurumi Animals Workshop
Knit with Attitude, 127 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0PH
From 11:00 am to 02:00 pm
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Learn to Crochet in 3D to make your own animals or other creatures! Amigurumi is the japanese art of crochet stuffed toys and dolls, that are created by working in the round to create 3-dimensional shapes.
TALK: YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA AND FRANK BRANGWYN (by Libby Horner)
Ondaatje Theatre (Works on Paper Fair), Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2QJ
From 02:30 pm to 03:30 pm
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SPEAKER - Libby Horner
Japanese Supper Club
Splendour & Sparkle, 38a Fox Lane, N13 4AL London, United Kingdom
From 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
We are returning to Starfish for a fabulous night of food, drink and live music. After a split vote, Renima was the first person to respond and have the final say, and we are having Japanese.
05Feb
Esprit D'Air at The Underworld / Tokyo Taboo, Stereo Juggernaut
Underworld Camden, 174 Camden High St, London NW1 0NE
From 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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Reformed in 2016, DIY and self-signed rock/metal band Esprit D'Air perform their new album Constellations back-to-back on their biggest headline tour yet. Live at The Underworld Camden on 5th Feb 2018.
06Feb
21st Century Shinto Studies
13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP
From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
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This event launches two books from the new Bloomsbury Shinto series (Series Editor: Fabio Rambelli, University of California, Santa Barbara): A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital by Mark Teeuwen and John Breen, and Shinto, Nature and Ideology in Contemporary Japan: Making Sacred Forests by Aike Rots.
10Feb
Mindful Origami Workshop
The Heal's Building 196 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7LQ
From 11:00 am to 01:00 pm
Join Artist and Designer, Emily Dawe, for this exclusive introduction to Mindful Origami at Heal’s Tottenham Court Road.
J-Fashion Valentines Meet up
Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7
From 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm
(Pre) Valentines day Meet up for all lovers of Japanese fashion. From Lolita to Fairy Kei. Decora to Gyaru, come along and meet like minded people. Make new friends and see good ones.
11Feb
MOE Doki Kyun Valentine's
Cafebar Nécco, 54 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
From 12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Okaerinasaimase, Goshujin-sama, Ojou-sama!
13Feb
日英ミートアップパーティー £1 Entry
The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxendon Street, Piccadilly, London SW1Y 4EE
From 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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Please note to cover costs, there is a mandatory £1 Entry on the door.
16Feb
Anime & Cosplay Party 2018 - London
229 Great Portland St London W1W 5PN
At 11:00 pm
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Join London's BIGGEST celebration of all things Anime, Manga & Cosplay!
17Feb
Bookbinding 1: Pamphlets, Stab Bindings & Concertinas
London Centre for Book Arts Britannia Works, 56 Dace Road Fish Island / Hackney Wick London E3 2NQ
From 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
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Suitable for complete beginners.
Natsumi Japanese Film Event
1001cafe 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
From 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm
People don’t know about REAL Japan because we haven’t conveyed. We want to convey, no, we have to do it. So, NOW, we will tell you what is the Japanese by Japanese movies.
24Feb
Ceramic painting workshop
The Heal's Building 196 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 7LQ
From 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Join Japanese artist, Miyu Kurihana, who creates beautiful hand-painted ceramics featuring intricate patterns to learn all you need to know about brush painting. Miyu will teach you how to use the traditional Chinese and Japanese blue and white porcelain brush techniques that you can then use to paint your own ceramic tile in the workshop.
26Feb
University of Tokyo Social Evening
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, London WC1H 0XG
From 07:30 pm to 09:30 pm
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Professor Kaz Oishi from the University of Tokyo and some of his postgraduate students will be visiting SOAS to give short presentations on Japanese art and culture in the 1980s. They would like to exchange views and socialise with people who are interested in Japanese culture and history. 
27Feb
Hands of Goze: the Tactile Culture of Visually Impaired People in Modern Japan
13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP
From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm
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Goze is a term referring to visually-impaired female musicians who travelled Japan playing shamisen. After World War II, with the expansion of the welfare service for disabled people and the enhancement of education for visually impaired people, Goze came to be recognised as relics of the pre-modern times. With the passing of Haru Kobayashi (1900-2005), who was known as the “last Goze”, the culture of Goze, once maintained by visually-impaired people, disappeared from Japanese society in the 21st century. Is it right for Goze culture to be forgotten completely?