‘Japan House’ opens in Kensington

As set out on its website Japan House is the new [opened  Friday 22 June 2018] cultural home of Japan in London.  It presents  Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology, and helps an  appreciation of all things  Japanese.  Part of a global initiative led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are two other Japan Houses, one  in Los Angeles, USA,  and one in  São Paulo, Brazil. Helpful  welcome comments by many, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan,  here.

Japan House London’s opening day, Friday 22 June 2018 , was celebrated by an interactive procession of flowers , designed by Azuma Makoto, through the streets and green spaces of Kensington.

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Located on London’s Kensington High Street, Japan House is a great way to get to know more about Japan.  Well worth a visit.

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Japan House, Kensington High Street / Derry Street.  “The new cultural home of Japan in London”.  Opened 2018.  .Website here. 

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Exhibition of work of Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto at Japan House.

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Japan House. Exhibition of the work of Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto from 22 June to 05 August 2018.     Exhibition Title  is ” Futures of the Future”.

Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto also designed  the 2013 Summer Pavilion in Kensington Gardens. It was very popular and much admired.  More on the dezeen.com website here. You can also see 2018’s  Summer Pavilion by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo  on this blog here. 

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2013 Summer Pavilion in Kensington Gardens by Sou Fujimoto.

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