Akira Kurosawa & His Influence

1st June – 8th July

British Film Institute, Southbank

In his centenary year, Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) continues to win admirers and inspire homage. The British Film Institute are presenting a season of the director’s finest films, complemented by a selection of films testifying to his enduring influence abroad.

One of his most influential and famous films, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), is widely regarded even in the West as one of the greatest films ever made. It follows the story of a group of samurai who are hired by local farmers to combat thieves stealing their crops. It’s definitely worth the watch if you can handle sitting in one place for 3 hours!


For those who are not in the know, Japan Centre has launched a new brand for its sushi and hot deli food.

Using expert, professional staff and delicious ingredients our deli food is handmade on the premises daily and is as fresh as it can possibly be. Variety is important to us and our unique ability to make in store allows us to meet our customers’ ever changing needs with an innovative and evolving menu. There’s also more seating indoors than before and additional outdoor seating.