PAST EVENT: Discover Japanese Green Tea!

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Japanese green tea 【6th September 2017】 What is it exactly after all? Nowadays we see so many different kinds of Japanese tea in every corner of London, from superfood matcha latte to genmai cha. However, do we really know what they are exactly and how to use them, not only for making a cup of tea? During 1 hour long session, a Japanese tea expert from Japan, Mrs. Noriko Sonoda, the Director of ‘Sonoda Chaho Hoko-en’ will make a personal introduction to the world of Japanese tea. She will reveal some of the secrets of green tea and introduce you to some very practical knowledge, including the difference in benefits between … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Daydreaming – A Japanese motion

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Morgan De Laporte 【15th – 31st August 2017】   Morgan de Laporte is a French photographer focused on street and travel photography. Mixing analogue and digital tools, he shows here his journey around Honshu Island. This series of photographs explore the Japanese rythmes of life. Travelling through the gigantic mazes of Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama, always in the spectator’s position. He captures the workers and dreamers of Japan’s sprawling megalopolis; frozen moments of cities in constant movement and its inhabitants who snooze and feed these never-sleeping giants. A journey that also takes him to the more peaceful life in the snowy mountains of Nikko and Nagano, where nature – the … Read More

PAST EVENT: Vintage Kimono Pop-Up Boutique by Furuki Yo-Kimono

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Furuki-Yo Kimono 【3rd – 12th August 2017】 Sway Gallery London is delighted to present Sonoe Sugawara, a London-based vintage kimono dealer and owner of Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage, which showcases the world of vintage & antique kimono. The name is a play on the Japanese expression, Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage (ふるきよきもの) which means ‘good old things’. Sonoe has been collecting vintage kimono for years and has become a source for Western kimono lovers including designers of some of the world’s leading fashion brands. The main collection of her kimonos are from 1920-30s pre-war period known in Japan as the Taisho period and Japanese Art Deco period when Western modernism mingled with Japanese … Read More

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