Japanese Events November 2022

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Suzugami Workshop Yoshinori Shimatani

November brings a wide range of Japanese events and festivals that will be held throughout the month. There will be plenty of Japanese lifestyle and culture workshops such as on the 3rd when Japan House will be holding a Japanese gift wrapping Furoshiki workshop and Japanese cake sampling along with whiskey tasting.

Starting the following day, Pantechnicon will be holding a Suzugami tin paper workshop from the 4th – 6th, and then there will be an Origami workshop at The Snooty Fox on the 19th & 24th. For those wanting to experience Japanese live music & art performances there’s the Ura Matsuri Festival at St. Margaret’s House on the 12th, and on the 20th Katsura Sunshine will be performing Rakugo in English along with Luca Cupani at Leicester Square Theatre.

If you’re a fan of Sake, there’s the Sake Supper Club at Pantechnicon on the 1st & 2nd, and Seasonal Sake Tasting – Autumn at West London Wine School on the 18th.

November 1st & 2nd: Sake Supper Club – Experience The Sake, Wine & Liqueurs Of Toyama

Sake Super Club – Gokayama Gassho-Zukuri Village
  • Date: Tuesday, November 1st & Wednesday, November 2nd 2022
  • Time: 19:30 – 22:00
  • Sake Super Club Experience: £120
  • Location: Sachi Private Dining Room at Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8LB

Discover unique sake, wine and umesky liqueur from Japan’s coastal region of Toyama during our second Sake Supper Club. Each of the drinks will be paired with delicious food by Sachi head chef Collin Hudston and Eldr head chef Jenny Warner.

Held in Sachi’s intimate private dining room and with just 20 places available, two of the five drinks will be paired with a course of Sachi’s refined Japanese cooking prepared by head chef Collin Hudston; while two others will showcase the Nordic cooking of the Eldr restaurant team led by head chef Jenny Warner.

For more information and booking, please check the Pantechnicon Sake Super Club Experience page.


November 1st – November 6th: Explore Toyama Prefecture

Toyama Pop-Up Shop
Toyama Pop-Up Shop
  • Date: Tuesday, November 1st – Sunday, November 6th 2022
  • Times: Monday – Saturday | 10:00 – 20:00. Sunday | 12:00 – 18:00
  • Entrance: Free
  • Location: Edit at Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8LB

In collaboration with Toyama craftspeople and artisans, at Edit will be a curated pop-up shop highlighting work by some of the region’s finest makers. Pick up a taste of Toyama to take home, with local specialty foods including roasted black rice tea, Hokuriku soy sauce, Himi udon noodles, yuzu juice, and black soy sauce ramen.

From local makers Edit will have ceramics, silk scarves, tableware, homeware, and stationary from artisans that include Matsui Kigyo, Kyung Duk Kim, Kisen, Shiki Kunimoto, Kobo Yamasen, Hayate Ozaki, Keijusha, Syouryu, Momentum Factory Orii, Nousaku, and Asaho Kamiya. There’s even something for dogs with beeswax and camellia oil cream for paw pads.

For more information, please check the Pantechnicon Explore Toyama Prefecture page.


November 3rd – Shop Experience | Christmas Late Night Shopping & Workshops

The Shop, Credit: ‘Japan House’
  • Date: Thursday, November 3rd 2022
  • Time: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Admission: Free (Just Drop In)
  • Location: The Shop, Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

Guests can browse their curated product collection after hours, including a variety of Christmas gift boxes, and will receive a 15% discount on all purchases.

The following workshops and demonstrations will also take place in The Shop:

*Whisky tasting (3 November) or sake tasting (1 December)

*Japanese-style Christmas dessert making demonstration

*Christmas card making workshop

*Traditional Japanese gift wrapping (furoshiki & tenugui) workshop

*Japanese cakes sampling

For more information, please check the Japan House Shop Experience page.


November 3rd: The Sound of Orin: Demonstration by Buddhist Bell Artisan Shimatani Yoshinori

Orin Bell Shimatani Yoshinori
Shimatani Yoshinori & an Orin Bell, Credit: Toyama Prefecture
  • Date: Thursday, November 3rd 2022
  • Time: 18:30 – 19:30
  • Admission: Free | Booking Essential
  • Location: The Hall, Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

If you’re interested in meditation, mindfulness, Buddhism or the incredible sound you can hear from Orin Buddhist bells, sign up to the Sound of Orin talk and demonstration at Japan House London. (Now fully booked)

Orin Bell Buddhist Temple
Orin Bell at a Buddhist temple. Credit: Toyama Prefecture

Orin brass bells, also known as keisu, are an integral part of many Buddhist ceremonies. When reading sutras, the priest will often sound the orin bell at the beginning to align the pitch of their voice with its tone. During the service the bells can serve different functions – they can be used to improve the focus and concentration of the practitioners or to soothe their minds. 

The talk and demonstration at Japan House is going to be led by Shimatani Yoshinori, a 4th-generation metal artisan from Takaoka. Located in Toyama Prefecture, Takaoka City has been famed for its metal craftsmanship since the early Edo period and has become a manufacturing centre of Buddhist altar fittings and ritual utensils.

For more information and booking, please check the Japan House What’s On page.


November 4th: Introduction to Sake Tasting

Japanese Sake Pouring
Introduction to Sake Tasting
  • Date: Friday, November 4th 2022
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Entrance cost: £40 per person (sold out)
  • Location: West London Wine School, located inside The Wine Cellars (access via the Big Yellow Storage Company entrance) 71 Townmead Road, Fulham, London SW6 2SG

The popularity of sake, Japan’s national beverage, is growing by leaps and bounds every year. This amazing fermented drink has over a thousand years of Japanese history and craftsmanship behind it, with styles and flavour profiles as complex and nuanced as anything in the wine or beer world and a comparable alcohol percentage to wine at around 15-16%.

Join the West London Wine School for an evening Introduction to Sake Tasting to start your journey of sake discovery. They will cover the basics of history, ingredients, production, and classifications, introduce the major styles and show you how to taste like a pro. You will also be able to enjoy six different styles of sake alongside cheese and nibbles to help enhance flavours and understand sake and food pairing concepts.

For more information, please visit the West London Wine School Introduction to Sake Tasting page.


November 4th – 6th: Suzugami Workshop with Yoshinori Shimatani

Suzugami Workshop Yoshinori Shimatani
Suzugami Workshop With A Buddhist Bell Artisan | Yoshinori Shimatani
  • Date: Friday, November 4th / Saturday, November 5th / Sunday, November 6th 2022
  • Time: 11:00 – 11:30 / 14:00 – 14:30 / 15:00 – 15:30 / 16:00 – 16:30
  • Suzugami Workshop Experience: £55
  • Location: Studio at Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8LB

Embellish your own piece of suzugami tin paper that can be shaped into new forms over and over again, under the guidance of Yoshinori Shimatani, one of less than ten orin singing bowl and bell artisans left in Japan. Choose from three patterns inspired by Japanese weather: arare (hail), samidare (rain), kazahana(snowflakes).

Suzugami tin plate
Suzugami Tin paper

There are just three places per sessions, meaning you’ll have the full attention of Yoshinori. He’ll also start the sessions with an introduction to orin, the sound of which is said to communicate with Buddha, and help brainwave activity move from a busy state to a calm and refreshed one.

For more information and booking, please check the Pantechnicon Suzugami Workshop page.


November 12th: Complimentary Matcha Tea Tasting & Demonstration

Matcha Tea Pantechnicon
Matcha Tea Tasting Pantechnicon
  • Date: Saturday, November 12th 2022
  • Time: 12:00 – 16:00
  • Matcha Experience: Free, but better to let them know you’re joining
  • Location: Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8LB

Join the Sayuri Tea team for a tasting of Everyday Organic Matcha and a demonstration of the art of whisking matcha – something which Japanese tea masters dedicate years to perfecting. You’ll be shown some key techniques to create a smooth and creamy bowl of usucha ‘thin’ green tea with an even, frothy layer, so you’ll be ready to make your own perfect bowl of green tea at home.

For more information, please check the Pantechnicon Matcha Experience page.


November 11th – 13th: Lower Stable Street Shotengai Market

Shotengai Market Aaron Hettey
Credit: Aaron Hettey
  • Date: November 11th – November 13th 2022
  • Time: 12:00 – 19:00 (Friday), 11:00 – 18:00 (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Admission: Free
  • Location: Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London

Shotengai in Japan date back hundreds of years and in many areas of Japan, these free markets become covered streets with small independent retailers that are often family run. You can find all kinds of stores at Shotengai but some of the most common are bakeries, street food, clothes stores and lifesyle shops. At Lower Stable Street at Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross, you can experience a traditional outdoor market Shotegai. You can find out more information about our experience at Shotengai market here.

Here is the full vendor list for October’s market:

Craft/Lifestyle

1. JP Books (only Fri and Sat) instagram.com/jpbooks_london/

2. Sansho Living instagram.com/sansholiving/

3. BUNGU Store instagram.com/bungustore/

4. Hanamizuki instagram.com/hanamizuki.london17/

5. Takako Copeland instagram.com/takakodraws/?hl=en

6. All its Forms instagram.com/allitsforms/

7. Ki:ts instagram.com/kits_londonshop/

8. Ifnotnow (only Sat and Sun) instagram.com/ifnotnow.co/

9. Kaoru Pottery instagram.com/kaoru.pottery/

Food

10. Okan (only Sat and Sun) instagram.com/okan_london/

11. Matchado (only Sat and Sun) instagram.com/matchado_london/

12. Tencha instagram.com/tencha.ldn/

For more information about the Shotengai market, please check the Beams & Co IG account.


November 12th: Ura Matsuri 2022

Ura Matsuri
Ura Matsuri Event Flyer
  • Date: Saturday, November 12th 2022
  • Time: 17:45 – 23:00
  • Tickets: £12 advance / £15 on the door
  • Location: St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road London, E2 9PL

Ura Matsuri is an annual festival of live performances and art installations by Japanese and other East Asian artists based in the UK. The aim of the festival is to support the participating artists with establishing their UK status, and to help build communication between the artists and the local community. It’s organised by the Ura Matsuri Collective who are mainly female Japanese artists and are part of the London based Japanese pop performance group “Frank Chickens”.

This year Ura Matsuri will have music, dance, street performances and installations featuring more than 40 artists at St Margaret’s House. You’ll probably recognise a number of these artists if you regularly attend Japanese festivals in London. Here is the full line-up:

Frank Chickens / Kamura Obscura / Beibei Wang / Zashiki Warashi / Akari Mochizuki and Mochi Band /  Hibiki Ichikawa and his shamisen ensemble / Mai Ngyen Tri / A Record of Living Beings – 生存記録 / Yuko Tsubame / Benshi Tomoko Komura / Chindon Ya

For more information and booking tickets, please check out the Eventbrite Ura Matsuri page.


November 13th: Japanese Market: Food & Crafts Yatai-mura in Tottenham

Japan Market Tottenham
Japan Market Food & Crafts in Tottenham
  • Date: Sunday, November 13th 2022
  • Time: 11:00-16:00 GMT
  • Participation cost: Free
  • Location: Downhills Park Cafe, N17 6PD

JAPAN MARKET in TOTTENHAM will be held for the first time in Downhills Park, Harringay. The event offers a great variety of traditional and contemporary Japanese attractions, including authentic foods such as sushi and yakisoba, and also sake tasting.

As well as these foodie delights, there will be ceramics, vintage kimono, furoshiki fabrics and manga, and even a range of onsen bath goods! Meanwhile, visitors will be able to enjoy live YOSAKOI Folk Dance performances and a mini workshop.

In recent years a thriving and friendly Japanese community has grown up in Tottenham, with Japanese artists and small businesses now based in the area. Japan Market will be a coming together for this community, although everybody from Tottenham and beyond is welcome to visit this family-friendly event with a village feel for lots of exciting Japanese experiences!

MARKET STALLS

🍣Japanese Hot Food & Sweets :

Sushi Heads (Karaage, Yakisoba and Japanese hot food) @sushiheads_n15 , HIDEN (Japanese Curry) @hidencurry, KINOME (Sushi) @kinomesushilondon, Gu Choki Pan (Japanese bakery) @guchokipan_london,

🍰Kichiya (Japanese Cakes & icecream) @kichiya_pastries, Sakura Junction (Wagashi traditinal sweets) @sakura_junction

A Kitchen (Natto, Koji and Japanese Fermented Food) @akitchen_uk

🍶Japanese Alcohols & Drinks: Wakaze (sake) @wakaze_franceShima (Canned sake drink)@shima.drinks

🍢Grocery: Starry Mart @starrymart

🍵Ceramics: Reiko Kaneko @reikokanekoceramics

📘Japanese Books, Comics & stationaries: JP Books @jpbooks_london

✂︎Paper Craft: Sato Hisao @sato_hisao_workbox

🎀Furoshiki Eco wrap cloth: Tamakurya @tamakuryaboutique

🌊Illustrations & Art prints: Natsuko Seki @natsko_seki, Edo Art @edoart.london

👘Vintage Kimono: Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage @furukiyokimonovintage

♨️Japanese bath products: ONSENbathtime @onsenbathtime

..and more stalls to be announced!

For more information and booking tickets, please check out the Japan Market Tottenham Eventbrite page.


November 16th: Japanese Etiquette for Travellers – Online (Zoom) Event

Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo
  • Date: Wednesday, November 16th 2022
  • Time: 20:00-21:00 GMT
  • Participation cost: Pay as you feel
  • Location: Online (Zoom) Event

Whether you have plans to visit Japan or are just interested in Japanese culture, join Japanese tutor Elly Darrah at this popular event to find out more about public transport in Japan, how to visit a shrine or temple, and how to behave at an onsen (hot spring) or sentō (public bath).

The event will follow a relaxed format with plenty of chances to ask questions, and at the end, there will be an interactive quiz for you to test your knowledge! No knowledge of Japanese is required to take part – all are welcome.

For more information and booking a place, please check out the IppoIppo Event page.


November 18th: Seasonal Sake Tasting – Autumn

Seasonal Sake Tasting – Autumn
  • Date: Friday, November 18th 2022
  • Time: 19:00 – 21:00
  • Entrance cost: £45 per person
  • Location: West London Wine School, located inside The Wine Cellars (access via the Big Yellow Storage Company entrance) 71 Townmead Road, Fulham, London SW6 2SG

Japan is famous for its four distinct seasons, which influence all aspects of life. Autumn is called the ‘season of appetite’ and is one of the most anticipated times of the year, with the harvest bringing in a bounty of seasonal ingredients – and some very special sakes for eager drinkers to pair them with!

One of the most famous fall styles is called hiyaoroshi: sake that is brewed in the depths of winter, then left to mature all through spring and summer after being temperature stabilized only once (instead of the usual two times) so that it develops deep flavour but still retains the zingy freshness of fresh-pressed sake. These limited-edition releases are highly anticipated by sake fans and sell out quickly every year. Only a handful of these special bottles make it the UK, but their sake tutor Sarah Stewart has secured some exclusive selections from overseas to show you the full range of hiyaoroshi and the other seasonal autumn sake styles.

This class will be great for everyone from sake novices to aficionados, and includes a tutored tasting of six autumnal sake, accompanied by fine cheeses and Japanese-influenced nibbles including a handmade seasonal wagashi (traditional Japanese sweet).

For more information and booking, please visit the West London Wine School Seasonal Sake Tasting page.


November 19th & 24th: Happy Origami Workshop

Happy Origami Workshop
  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 19th, 14:00 – 15:30 | Thursday, November 24th, 19:00 – 20:30
  • Admission: £12
  • Location: THE SNOOTY FOX, Canonbury, 75 Grosvenor Ave, Mildmay Ward, N5 2NN, London

This is a wonderful Origami experience where you will learn about Japanese traditions. Just by folding paper, you will be happy and calm and before long it will bring a smile to your face.

Japanese Origami artist Toshiko will be teaching you to fold beautiful flowers like tulips and lilies, kimono book marks, lovely gift & jewellery boxes and kawaii dress bunting.

Kurata Toshiko is a member of British Origami Society. She has worked with Christian Dior Fragrance in Selfridges & Penhaligon’s perfume company in Regent Street as a origami florist. She has also worked at The Handmade Fair in Hampton Court Palace, MSC cruise for the world origami voyage and Fedrigoni Italian paper company for London Design Week.

For more information and booking, please check the Happy Origami Workshop page.


November 20th: Kanpai Kurafuto – Japanese Craft Market

Kanpai London Kanpai Kurafuto
Kanpai Kurafuto at Kanpai London
  • Date: Sunday, November 20th 2022
  • Time: 13:00 – 17:00
  • Free Entry
  • Location: 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham, London SE15 3SN

Kanpai London are back with their second Autumn craft market where they will be welcoming this amazing line-up of incredible local producers, independent retailers and killer Japanese food:

🍵 Japanese Tea & Tea Ware @tencha.ldn

🎁 Japanese Kanzashi Accessories @hanamizuki.london17

👘 Vintage Kimono @furukiyokimonovintage

🍶 Japanese Ceramics @kaoru.pottery

🧢 Japanese Apparel @kaoriyatsumoto

🎀 Furoshiki Cloth Wraps @fukusa_london

🍢 Japanese Izakaya Food @kanpaikitchenpeckham
By chef @wright.chris 🔥🤤

Head down to KANPAI Sake Brewery, grab a glass of freshly brewed London sake, browse the stalls and get a bite to eat from their Japanese street food kitchen which include Karaage, Yakitori, and Okinawa corn dogs!

For more information, please check out the Kanpai London Instagram page.


November 20th: Katsura Sunshine and Luca Cupani

Rakugo in English: Katsura Sunshine
  • Date: Sunday, November 20th 2022
  • Time: 16:30
  • Tickets: £26.50
  • Location: Leicester Square Theatre

Rakugo is a nearly 400 hundred year old traditional Japanese form of verbal entertainment. On November 20th, Rakugo storyteller Katsura Sunshine will be teaming up with the brilliant stand-up comedian Luca Cupani, for one last show this year at the Leicester Square Theatre. We saw Katsura Sunshine on stage in July at HyperJapan and he was definitely one of the highlights of the festival. Katsura is often on Broadway in NYC so this is a good opportunity to see him on this side of the world in London.

To give a little preview of Katsura in action and what to expect, take a look at the YouTube video above. For booking tickets, please visit the Leicester Square Theatre website.


November 23rd: Japanese Taster – Online (Zoom) Event

Nihongo, Shutterstock
  • Date: Wednesday, November 23rd 2022
  • Time: 20:00-21:00 GMT
  • Participation cost: Pay as you feel
  • Location: Online (Zoom) Event

Interested in learning Japanese but not sure if it’s for you?

Join Elly Darrah at this Japanese Taster event designed specially for anyone looking to get a feel for what it’s like to learn the wonderful Japanese language.

During this event, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at writing your name in Japanese, introducing yourself, guessing the meaning of some Japanese-made English words, learning key facts about the Japanese language and exploring Japanese culture surrounding Christmas and New Year.

The event will follow a relaxed format with plenty of chances to ask questions, and no knowledge of Japanese is required to take part – all are welcome.

For more information and booking a spot, please check out the IppoIppo Event page.


November 26th: Snow Peak Autumn Festival

Shima Snow Peak
Shima Drinks Workshop at Snow Peak Autumn Festival
  • Date and Times: Saturday November 26th 10:00 – 19:00 | Sunday 27th Nov. 10:00 – 16:00
  • Admission: Free but booking is required
  • Location: Snow Peak Store, 16A Regent Street, St. James, London, SW1Y 4PH

The Snow Peak Festival is designed to bring the Snow Peak community together and show thanks and appreciation to their supporters. Over the course of two days, they will be releasing limited edition items and unique gifts on all purchases made at their London St James’s store. This will be the festival hub, a place to connect with other like-minded people and take part in a variety of unique free workshops and events including:

SAKE COCKTAIL MAKING WORKSHOP WITH SHIMA DRINKS (SATURDAY 13:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 17:00)

18+ Proof of age will be required to attend this workshop.

PARACORD WORKSHOP (SATURDAY 11:00 – 12:00 & 15:00 – 16:00) (SUNDAY 13:00 – 14:00)

IGT MASTER CLASS (SATURDAY 12:00 – 13:00) (SUNDAY 11:00 – 12:00)

TAKIBI TALK OVER JAPANESE SPIRITZ – SHOCHU (SATURDAY 17:00 – 18:00) (SUNDAY 14:00 – 15:00)

18+ Proof of age will be required to drink any alcoholic beverages.

ANODISING WORKSHOP (SATURDAY 10:00 – 19:00) (SUNDAY 10:00 – 16:00)

CHOPSTICK HISTORY AND ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP (SATURDAY 14:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 19:00)

All events and gifts are limited in capacity and availability and will be on a first come first served basis. Timings and availability may change at short notice.

For more information and booking a spot, please check out the Eventbrite page.


November 26th: Japanese Furoshiki Wrapping Workshop with Tamakurya

Barbican Furoshiki Workshop
Barbican Furoshiki Workshop
  • Date : Saturday, November 26th 2022
  • Time : 12:00 (Please arrive at 11:45 and staff will direct you to the workshop space.)
  • Workshop fee: £40 per person
  • Location: Barbican Shop, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Tamakurya Boutique is a forward thinking business partnership that fuses Japanese traditions, practices and creativity centred around the ancient Art of Furoshiki. They produce a range of up-cycled hair accessories from vintage kimono silks which are not impactful on the environment.

Founders, Takako & Maurya, are craft-loving mums who started our business ‘in the kitchen’ (玉厨) during our maternity leave on 2014. They both live by and bring their children up by the ‘Mottainai’ principle which simply means ‘not to waste’. Our goal is to share the Art of Furoshiki and to encourage people to think carefully and thoughtfully about what they waste everyday.

A Furoshiki is a single square of fabric which, when folded, becomes a functional and adaptable tool for wrapping, carrying and storing a wide variety of objects; from delicate glass bottles and gifts, to books and larger household objects. Furoshiki are a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to paper gift-wrap.

Workshop details:
– Includes a short history of Furoshiki and uses
– Practice a range of wrapping styles with different sized Furoshiki
– Ticket price includes one Furoshiki wrap for you to take home with you on the day to practice, and there will be other sizes & accessories available to purchase in the shop on the day.

Please note that this workshop will be standing, however if you would like a chair please let us know and we will make sure there are seating arrangements ready for you on the day.

For more information and booking, please check the Eventbrite Link.


November 27th: Design a Plate with Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Artist Keigo Kamide

Keigo Kamide Workshop Pantechnicon
Keigo Kamide Workshop Pantechnicon
  • Date: Sunday 27th November
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30
  • Suzugami Workshop Experience: £65
  • Location: Studio at Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8LB

Join Keigo for a workshop to create your own, unique plate. Using a Kutani porcelain plate from the family’s kiln in Japan, choose from a range of quirky KUTANI SEAL stickers illustrated by Keigo to make your own original design. Stick them as you like on the plate, and we will then fire it, so it becomes a permanent design. We’ll notify you when your plate has been professionally fired and ready for collection. Perfect as a personal Christmas gift, expected collection date is from Saturday 3 December.

Keigo Kamide’s family have been making pottery at the historic Choemon Kiln for six generations. He gave the family-owned business a new lease of life when he dared to make new motifs with one of their icons, the flute playing monk. View hand-painted pieces by Keigo in the Studio at Pantechnicon, including sake cups in the shape of ice cream cones, and teacups featuring a monk on a skateboard, on a BMX, as a DJ, and with a 1970s boombox stereo on his robe-clad shoulder. The widest range of Keio’s work every available in the UK, also includes teapots, plates, and Keigo’s own original take on Japan’s endearing maneki-neko lucky cats.

During the workshop, Keigo will also give a live drawing demonstration, where he’ll talk you through his design process. At the end there’ll be the chance to chat with Keigo over a glass of sparkling sake he is generously bringing over from Fukumitsuya brewery in his home prefecture of Ishikawa. Keigo has been collaborating with the brewery since 2020 to illustrate limited edition sake labels.

For more information and booking, please check out the Pantechnicon page.


Ongoing Monthly Japanese Events in November

The Carpenters’ Line: 1,300 years of Woodworking Mastery from Hida, Japan

The Carpenters Line Exhibition
Credit: Jérémie Souteyrat
  • Date: Thursday 29 September 2022 to Sunday 29 January 2023
  • Time: Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday, 12:00 – 18:00
  • Admission: Free but booking recommended
  • Location: Japan House London, 101-111 Kensington High St, London, W8 5SA

The Carpenters’ Line: Woodworking Heritage in Hida Takayama is an exhibition exploring the art of master woodworking from the well-known woodworking region of Gifu Prefecture in central Japan. The essence of Japanese craftsmanship can be seen through the story of an enduring woodworking heritage cultivated in the densely forested Hida region of Gifu prefecture.

There is an exploration of the raw materials of the Hida forests, the tools developed to work them, and the involvement of Hida craftsmanship in global furniture design of today.

Visitors to The Carpenters’ Line will be immersed in this craftworking legacy through a series of installations demonstrating the skill and innovation that runs as a continuous strand through Hida’s woodworking history, including woodcraft techniques & materials, technology & innovation, products, and the craftspeople of Hida themselves.

For more information, please visit the Japan House London Exhibition page.


Your reviews of Japanese Events November 2022

We hope you found our Japanese Events for November round up helpful and you’re able to check out some of these fantastic events! Please feel free to comment below on your experience if you were able to attend! This will give our readers a better idea of what to expect and may encourage them to join future events by the same organizers. Also if you’d like to submit information for your Japanese event coming up in December, please get in touch with us through our contact form.

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