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 bringing a little of it over to London this summer.
It’s going to come in the form of Japan House, a “cultural and creative crossroads” that already has outposts in LA and Sao Paolo. It’s going to take up residence in a gorgeous Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, into which it’ll pack 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.
The plan is to open up on June 22nd, premiering in the gallery with 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 due to open on June 22nd 2018. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at their website right HERE.
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