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【Mon 18th – Tue 26th June 2018】 Since March 2018 Sway Gallery welcomed a new addition to the collection of beautifully crafted Japanese items: JAPANESE SAKE, in other words NIHONSHU [The drink of Gods and one of the cultural heritages of Japan] In celebration of the brewing tradition, imbedded into Japanese culture for over 2000 years, we would like you to join us during this week, to sample, experience and enjoy the craftsmanship of various Japanese sake makers. Our selection offers old and traditional, new and modern types of sake. Some of the lines are available in the UK for the first time. And during this event, especially selected sake … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Kimono x Komono きもの x こもの

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【7th -13th June 2018】OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday 7th June 6pm – 8pm The history of kimono, the national costume of Japan, dates back to ancient times, and techniques such as spinning a cocoon, dyeing and weaving have been passed on from time immemorial. Unfortunately nowadays kimonos are used only during special events. MIYABI and PETIT KIMONO transformed, stitch by stitch, the kimonos that belonged to their ancestors generation after generation into small cute objects and mini-kimono, inspired by Japanese seasons, Japanese food and Japanese traditions. They have successfully exhibited in Japan and in Paris, and this is their first solo exhibition in the UK. ABOUT MIYABI (Masako Ishihara・mother) She has been … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Tukuru – Japanese design and made

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【22nd – 24th MAY 2018】 Events Press Brunch: Tuesday 22 May. 11am – 1pm **An exclusive viewing of TUKURU and chance for you to meet all three makers over Japanese tea and nibbles. RSVP essential via:** Private view: Tuesday 22 May. Sake based cocktail served between 18:00pm – 20:30pm Drinks receptions: Wednesday 23 May 18:00pm – 20:30pm Maker demonstrations – Free entry 22 May 4pm to 5pm // Naori Priestly Modular Origami demonstration Naori Priestly will demonstrate using paper folding techniques to make 3D structure with paper. 23 May 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm // Ikuko Iwamoto The Dotty-decoration by Ikuko Iwamoto Ikuko Iwamoto will decorate the cup by … Read More

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