Coming to London is a remarkable exhibition from Prism Print International, showcasing the work of 32 important print artists from 6 countries, including Japan. Always on the hunt for Japan related events in London,  we at Japan Centre are delighted to be supporting Distinct Impressions. Read on to find out more about this exciting event for all art lovers and Japanophiles alike…

In the heat of midsummer, throughout Japan, a mysterious, otherworldly group descends upon these isles in hordes. Nope, it isn’t tourists flocking to climb Mt. Fuji – it’s the spirits of the dead. Obon may be Japan’s festival of the dead, but it’s far from being all doom and gloom. Here are the top 5 things you need to know to get your head around Obon…

京つけもの もり

Do you love tsukemono? Pickles in Japan are a vital yet often underrated aspect of Japanese cuisine – and the foodies here at Japan Centre can’t get enough of them. So our pickles are being thoroughly tickled by the arrival of some of Japan’s best tsukemono, straight from Kyoto. Let’s take a look at what makes this colourful selection so very special…

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Legends in their field, Shibanuma have been producing top quality soy sauce since 1688- that’s over 300 years! Now these experts are putting on a special exclusive event with Japan Centre on Saturday May 16th. If you consider yourself a foodie and are curious to learn more about Japanese cuisine, this is an event you cannot miss…