From Art To Food: How To Be Japanese In London


Whether you’re looking to explore the magnificent Japanese art, wanting to understand the meaning behind looking at things differently, or looking for some Japanese culture, there is plenty that London has on offer for you.

Classic art: Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum for a walk through Japanese art history. From ceramics to woodwork, you will be amased by the amount of craft that was put into their art.

Literature: Yukio Ninagawa, a renowned Japanese theater director with a specific affection for Shakespeare’s works, will be the focus of Yuriko Akishima’s talk that will explore the director’s achievements. Akishima will explore Shakespeare’s literature through Ninagawa’s vision.

Culture: On September 25th, Trafalgar Square will become a slice of Japan. The Matsuri Cultural Festival returns for its 8th edition bringing amazing Japanese food, music, dance and many other cultural activities.

There are many other activities available for Japanese expats or lovers of the Japanese culture. From Urban Food Fest to Outsider Art, from Shakuhachi Music to Japanese Society Book Club, you can find an array of upcoming events here. Moreover, the Japan Foundation in London and the Japan Society host a handful of cultural events, as well.