For the first time ever at Japan Expo Paris, Japanese Gallery Kensington will present a collection of Original Japanese Animation Cels in exclusivity at our stand (Hall 5A, D149). These ‘Cel-ga’(celluloids) are original hand-produced items that come from anime companies and were used in the production of the shows. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of your favourite anime, including some rare items from Studio Ghibli, Dragon Ball, Hunter x Hunter and others. We can guarantee the authenticity of all items purchased, as they are sourced directly in Japan either from the production studios themselves or certified dealers.
Japanese Gallery Kensington presents a collection of ukiyo-e featuring musical instruments and those who were part of the world of entertainment. Prints by Utamaro Kitagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Chikanobu Yoshu, amongst others, offer an insightful view into the world of traditional music and its importance in the visual culture of Japan during the Edo and Meiji periods.
In collaboration with Barbican, London, we shared some of our cel-ga, books and woodblock prints published in the Edo period that had a direct impact on manga as we know it today. The exhibition is currently on tour and will be exhibited at The Design Society in Shenzhen, China from March to June 2019. We will continue to publish exhibition updates and documentation on our website.
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.