Don’t miss F:east Japan this weekend 7th – 8th June at Japan Centre Piccadilly. This weekend long event sees the store taken over by delicious food stalls, free craft workshops, food demonstrations and an amazing prize draw to win a trip for two to Japan courtesy of JAL and JRpass.com, as well as more fantastic prizes! For more event info and details on how to enter see the F:east Japan website.
Japan Centre have 2 pairs of tickets up for grabs for YOSHIKI CLASSICAL 29th May, London Royal Festival Hall. Read on to see how you could be in with a chance to win!
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Japanese cinematic masterwork An Autumn Afternoon (秋刀魚の味) at Southbank BFI, plus a copy of the new poster for each winner! Read on to learn more about this amazing movie and how to enter for your chance to see it.
Are you a Kumamon fan? Maybe you just love cute characters or tasty food? Either way there is something for all in this week’s Kumamon competition! To find out how you could be in with a chance to win just read on…
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!