Looking for ways to enjoy Japanese culture in London and enhance your language studies? Check out our latest tips! 


Origami Opera

Fancy something a bit different? Try Origami Soundscapes & The Crane, a multi-media origami and music performance. Taking place on the 23rd and 24th of August, this fusion event will showcase two pieces of work by Verity Lane, drawing on her experience of 10 years living in Japan. The show combines Japanese traditions with modern music, dance and animation. The performances take place at Arcola Theatre in Dalston and tickets start from £12.

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Art Exhibition

From 22nd August, Japan House will be holding an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s most famous children’s book illustrators and authors. Mitsumasa is best known for his beautiful picture books, which tell stories through illustrations rather than words. The exhibition displays some incredible pieces of work, features a reading library with many of his books and introduces the audience to Japanese language. Entry is free!

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Manga Film Weekend

On the 27th and 28th July, the British Library will be hosting the Japan Foundation as part of their summer season. Join them for a weekend of Japanese cinema, with a programme of movies based on manga stories. Tickets are £8 and can be bought in advance online.

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Check out our Library!

Did you know that we have a special foreign languages section for students in our library? From easy-readers and novels to grammar manuals and vocabulary activities, the books are free for our students to use. Why not visit the library and study or take a Japanese book home today? 
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