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…