Japan Matsuri, London, September 2018

japan matsuri 2018, 10th anniversary illustration

London’s very own and much loved festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – takes places every year in September in Trafalgar Square. In its 10th year and a regular fixture in the London calendar, this energetic annual event brought people together to enjoy an amazing day of Japanese food, music, dance and so much more. We participated this year as well with our collection of original anime cel-ga and woodblock prints.

Woodblock printing, an overview

Many of the visitors who come to the Japanese Gallery Kensington are surprised to hear that all of our stock consists of original artwork and that the bulk of it is antique. Considering that we mostly carry works on paper, this is not surprising. Due to the materials that are used to produce woodblock prints, […]

Samurai Art Expo, Utrecht, 15-17th June 2018

Samurai Art Expo celebrated the best of Japanese Samurai Arms, Armour and fine art at Jaarbeurs event venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Journalists, art collectors, Japanese culture fans and the public were invited to the expo, which was a unique new international antiques exhibition of Japanese art, illustrating the history and culture of Samurai-era Japan, organised by a team of experts from Asia, Europe, and Americas.

Katsushika Hokusai exhibition and event at Embassy of Japan in the UK, London, June 2017

冨嶽三十六景 尾州不二見原 Fujimigahara in Owari Province (Bishū Fujimigahara), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)

This year saw the opening of several exhibitions dedicated to the great master Hokusai around London. We were honoured to take part in an exhibition organised by the Embassy of Japan in the UK with a selection of woodblock prints by Hokusai from our collection.