Yasujiro Ozu

Celebrate one of cinema’s greatest masters
at the British Film Institute, Southbank.
1 January – 27 February.

Yasujiro Ozu: The finest Japanese director of all time?

Celebrating Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, the BFI will release two of the Japanese master’s greatest films, Tokyo Story and Late Autumn, in cinemas nationwide. Ozu’s Tokyo Story opens in cinemas nationwide on 1 January 2010.

The BFI Southbank will be presenting a comprehensive retrospective of Yasujiro Ozu’s films together with a number of more recent films in which his influence is discerned.

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Delivery In Time For Christmas

The office will be closed on 24th to 28th & 31st Dec and 1st to 3rd Jan. We will reply to any email enquiries as soon as we are back in the office. Please note orders may take a little longer to process than usual during the Christmas period.

Courier – UK
Please place your order no later than Monday 14th December (choosing substitute or remove as your stock option).

Royal Mail – UK Destinations
Please place your order no later than Tuesday 8th December (choosing substitute or remove as your stock option). *Please note Japan Centre recommends using our courier delivery service as we cannot be held responsible for the Royal Mail Christmas postal service!*



Sukiyaki is a hot pot style meal cooked with thinly sliced cuts of meat and vegetables in a sweet soy flavoured sauce. Just as tasty served as a vegetarian dish without meat, Sukiyaki is a versatile meal that is ideal for those cold winter nights. Similar to Shabu-Shabu, it’s a socialale dish that can be cooked in the centre of the dinner table.


So now that you have tasted some Japanese snacks, read a Japanese comic and listened to the current popular J-Pop bands, you feel you are ready to take the next step and travel to Japan to experience first-hand everything that Japan can offer!

Visiting Japan can be a daunting thought due to the long distance travel, the cultural and language barriers and not to mention the cost, doesn’t everyone say that Japan is the most expensive country in the world?

Still interested? Good, here is some information to help that dream trip to Japan be as smooth as possible. Oh, and grab a cup of green tea before you start, it’s going to be a long one!