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!
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…!
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).
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!
In preparation for the UK’s biggest weekend long J-Culture party Japan Centre is combining forces with Hyper Japan and holding a Japan Centre x Hyper Japan collaborative event at our Westfield Stratford store 12pm – 6pm on Saturday 13th July!
Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London is presenting a remarkable new production – Anjin: the Shogun and the English Samurai, which will be performed from 31 Jan 2013 – 9 Feb 2013. Japan Centre has a pair of tickets for one lucky winner to go and see the show!
Up for grabs we have ‘The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck & God in a Coin Locker’, directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (Fish Story) and available on DVD from January 14th, as well as ‘The Woodsman & the Rain’ directed by Shuichi Okita, the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Film Festival and available on DVD from January 28th.
Both are really excellent Japanese films with great casts and high international acclaim. We have three copies of both films to give away to three competition winners. Check the details below to learn a bit more about the movies and how to enter.
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) in a special one-off show at the Roundhouse, Camden on Tuesday 18th December 2012, doors 7pm.