Calling all rock fans, this is a competition you will not want to miss. VAMPS, the Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will return to the UK for a one-off headline show on March 28th at KOKO, Camden and Japan Centre have 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs!
On 11th March 2014 it will be exactly three years since the devastating Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami [東北地方太平洋沖地震] destroyed part of north-eastern Japan. This event changed people’s lives in just one moment and resulted in large-scale loss of lives, with many others displaced and made homeless. Over the past few years Japan Centre and our generous customers have donated over £27,000 to the relief effort helping those effected get back on their feet. This year we will again place donation boxes at our checkouts from 4th March, the proceeds of which will go directly to the continuing relief effort.
This year many events are taking place over the coming months to raise money and / or awareness for continued support to the devastated area, below we detail them.
Christmas is coming early! For the next week Japan Centre is spreading the love for Japanese food and culture across the globe with an awesome hamper prize!
To learn how to be in with a chance to win this awesome hamper read on…!
Experience the works of Japanese master artist Katsushika Hokusai as you’ve never seen them before! “Re-created” using state-of the-art digital technology by award-winning scientist and author Dr. Shinichi Fukuoka in the new Hokusai Exposed exhibition at the The Old Truman Brewery, London, you can see Hokusai’s famous Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji as they may have looked when they were first printed. What’s more Japan Centre are giving you the chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to this ace exhibition!
Explore the parallels between modern Japanese manga comics and the historic world of shunga erotic art in a special lecture event at the British Museum on Friday 1st November. Entitled ‘Shunga into manga?’ it will be chaired by Nicole Rousmaniere (British Museum) with Exhibition Curator Timothy Clark, Nobuko Anan (Birkbeck, University of London), and Paul Gravett (writer, journalist and comics expert). Whether you’re a manga fan, Shunga appreciator or just want to expand your mind with amazing Japanese art, this is not to be missed!
He’s back and better than ever! Once more Japan Centre has teamed up with 3A Entertainment to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to see Japanese rock guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei (Kill Bill and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas soundtracks) at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday 9th November.
What’s more this London concert will feature a special state-of-the-art visual presentation, as well as an amazing performance band including Toshiyuki Kishi (abingdon boys school), Steve Eto (DEMI SEMI QUAVER), Tony Grey (Trio Project) and Zachary Alford (recording and performance artist with David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and more).
Win Tickets Plus 25% Off The British Museum Exhibition ’Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art’
This autumn the British Museum are kindly offering Japan Centre customers 25% off the price of tickets to see their exciting new exhibition Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art 3 October 2013 – 5 January 2014. We also have a pair of exhibition tickets to give away to one lucky couple, see below for how to enter.
To celebrate Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill at Stratford East Picturehouse from August 9th, Japan Centre together with Stratford East Picturehouse are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to see the film on a day of your choosing! Make an afternoon of it by stopping by our umai by Japan Centre store in the Great Eastern Market, where you can find all your usual Japan Centre favourites, before settling down and immersing yourself in the amazing world of Ghibli.
To celebrate the release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, in cinemas August 2nd, Japan Centre are giving you the chance to win the complete Studio Ghibli DVD collection, which includes Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Arrietty and many more! What’s more, 4 lucky runners up as well as the winner will also receive a From Up On Poppy Hill merchandise pack including a diary and dream charm. Sweet!
Yes, that’s right the UK’s biggest weekend long J-Culture party is back! From the Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July, Hyper Japan will transform Earl’s Court London with Japanese cuisine, traditions and “A hadouken force punch of pop culture“, whoa!
Of course Japancentre.com will be there with snacks, manga and treats galore! We love Hyper Japan so much, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to Hyper Japan for Saturday 27th July. So, if you want to get in on the action, here’s how to enter!