UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Kimono x Komono きもの x こもの

Kimono x Komono  きもの x こもの by MIYABI & PETIT KIMONO 7-13 June 2018 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 … Read More

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: Tukuru – Japanese design and made

【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: info@sway-galle … Read More

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Miyu Kurihara – Solo Exhibition

Miyu Kurihara【3rd – 19th May】 Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 7pm, Sat (19 May only): 11am – 5pm Private View 3rd May 6-8pm Miyu is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. She draws upon her heritage when cre … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition

Akiko DuPont 【12th – 25th April】 Opening Hours : Mon – Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat (21 April only) 12pm – 6pm Opening Reception: 12 April : 6 – 8pm; to book you place, please click here. The world of Jiji … Read More

PAST EVENT: JAPANESE TATAMI ROOM 畳 by FUTON COMPANY

【4th – 10th April 2018 (including Saturday 7th April)】 This time, in collaboration with Futon Company, Sway Gallery London has replicated the comfortable and sacred space that a tatami room represents. You can pop in to … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: TOKYO 東京 – ORDINARY PEOPLE IN TOKYO STREETS

Gerard Touren 【15th – 28th March】 Opening hours: MON-FRI 11 AM-7 PM Opening reception: 15 March THU 6PM-8 PM   « In the streets of Tokyo, I did my best to engage with a population so different from all that I knew u … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: THE ART OF MT. FUJI – FROM HOKUSAI TO HASUI

Various【8th February – 12th March】 Private View: Thursday 8th January, 18:00-20:00 Supported by UKiYO REPUBLIC The tallest mountain of Japan, Mount Fuji, could be seen from almost anywhere in Edo, the capital of Ja … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: THE PETS YOU LOVE – AN ILLUSTRATION EXHIBITION

So Fujii 【1st – 6th February】“I drew someone’s pets in this exhibition because I wanted to share feelings through my illustrations. People who keep pets have various emotions, like happiness, joy, sometimes frustra … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: SERENE, THE WORLD OF YUZEN

Svetlana Wheeler 【11th – 25th January】 The reception: 11th January, 18:00-20:00 Book your ticket here: goo.gl/CmHQUD Yuzen is the Japanese traditional craft of silk dye-resist painting. It was originally used to de … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: SASHIKO REFLECTION

Jakob Kaye 【17th November – 22nd December 2017】 Sashiko meaning ‘little stab’ is a traditional stitching technique originating from Northern Japan. The practise evolved as a domestic rural craft during the Edo era in a t … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: JAPAN IN WINTER

Tiger Tanuki – Malene Wagner【9th – 14th November 2017】 Reception: Thursday 9th November, 18:00 – 20:00 The exhibition explores winterscapes by a range of renowned print artists, including shin hanga artist Tsuchiya … Read More

PAST EVENT: Japan in Winter – Comforting consumption of Japanese art & Sake

Tiger Tanuki & Ukiyoripublic 【11th November 2017】 We all need something to warm up our body and soul in this transitional time of the year, don’t we? That is why we prepared the Japanese ART & SAKE event to … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: THE BEAUTY OF INEFFICIENCY – KANA ART –

Kaoru Akagawa 【5th October – 8th November 2017】 Reception: Thursday 5th October, 18:00 – 20:00 As Charles Chaplin has depicted in his film, anything inefficient was banned in ‘Modern Times’. Such was the fate … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: AUTO[MA]TION

Damien Borowik 【5th – 29th September 2017】 Reception: Thursday 7th September, 18:00 – 20:00 Book your ticket here: Eventbrite “Ma (間) is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as gap, space, pause or … Read More

PAST EVENT: KOCHI SAKE FESTIVAL

DATE: 11th – 23rd SEPTEMBER 2017 We have another edition of sake festival in collaboration with Sam Sake at Sway Gallery! This time you can taste and purchase sake from Kochi prefecture, between the 11th and the 23 … Read More

PAST EVENT: Discover Japanese Green Tea!

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 kn … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Daydreaming – A Japanese motion

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 Isl … Read More

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

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 … Read More

PAST EVENT: Kyushu Sake & Shochu Festival

Special event 【10th – 22nd July 2017】 Japan has a long history of Buddhism and religious mythology: having derived many from other Asian cultures. One popular belief is that there is a God in everything, and this e … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Glorious Imperfection – the kintsugi drawings

David Davies [6th – 28th July 2017] Glorious Imperfection – the kintsugi drawings Private view: Thursday 6th July, 18:00 – 20:00 – Book your ticket here In the West, when a piece of ceramic gets b … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Cross Culture – A Ceramics Selling Exhibition

Various [16th – 29th June 2017] Four ceramic artists from Japan, the UK and Italy explore aspects of Japanese art and culture through their work. Each artist, all from different backgrounds, is drawn towards a part … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: A History Of The Japanese Print

Various – Curated by Tiger Tanuki [4th May – 10th June 2017] Tiger Tanuki presents a unique sales exhibition, tracing the history of the Japanese print from the classic ukiyo-e of the Edo period (1615-1867) to the … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: PikaPika at Home – Japanese Accents for London Living

Various [5th – 29th April 2017] Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, the selling exhibition will showcase contemporary art and interior objects that are inspired by Japan and created in London. Featured … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Portrait of Nature ~ Myriads of Gods

Nobuyuki Kobayashi [16th – 28th March 2017]   Portrait of Nature ~ Myriads of Gods Nobuyuki Kobayashi is a Japanese photographer who creates unique platinum palladium photo prints of nature. Kobayashi uses pla … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: 心 Kokoro Heart Le Coeur

Misako Okuyama 【24th – 31st Jan 2017】 In this exhibition, Dr Misako Okuyama represents various 心こころ’Kokoro’ in kanji, hiragana, katakana, and the Latin alphabet (English and French) using Japanese mineral pai … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Mr Dile Crocodile said hello hello

Kaoru Shimada 【5th – 21st Jan 2017】 Mr. Dile Crocodile is a crocodile. But he has his own pride as a British gentleman. He was born in the Nile, on the edge of the river, but came to London by accident when he was … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: HEI/SAY POP

Group exhibition 【22nd Nov – 22nd Dec 2016】 OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 24 November 2016, 6:00-8:00PM SWAY GALLERY is proud to present a three-person exhibition, ‘HEI/ SAY POP’ featuring Keita Miyazaki, Shigetoshi Furu … Read More