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.
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.
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.