Japan House London | Kensington Cultural Centre
Japan is frequently referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun.
So it’s probably a good thing that it’s brought a little of it over to London this summer.
It’s come in the form of Japan House, a “cultural and creative crossroads” that already has outposts in LA and São Paolo. Taking up residence in a gorgeous Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, it’s packed in a restaurant (a contemporary Japanese number called AKIRA from esteemed chef Akira Shimizu), a gallery (featuring a rolling roster of exhibitions from esteemed Japanese artists), an events space, a library, a retail offering, and more.
Premiering in the gallery is an exhibition by Sou Fujimoto called Futures Of The Future, held in collaboration with Tokyo’s Toto Gallery, and seen for the first time in the UK – the exhibition explores the innovative works of one of Japan’s most influential contemporary architects.
Looks like his star is rising too.
NOTE: Japan House is open daily – you can find out more at their website right HERE.
Japan House London | 101-111 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA
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