CURRENT EVENT: Essence of Kyoto – Sake × Umami 京の酒 × 京もの伝道師

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【3rd – 11th February 2023】 Pre-open: 3rd February 17:00-19:00 Tasting Event: 4th February 12:00-18:00 *No booking, welcome to walk-ins. Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan Kyoto is blessed with high-quality groundwater from the mountains surrounded in the area that flourish the food and drink culture and lead to traditional Japanese cuisine. The techniques and the taste of Kyoto cuisine such as Kyo-Kaiseki developed over the course of its history still attract many people. We invite you to enjoy our UMAMI selections; sake brewed with Kyoto’s unique yeast, various condiments, confectionary and many more, all made in Kyoto with a modern twist. 古都・京都 その歴史の中で培われた技術と、磨き続けられた味わいは今なお多くの人を魅了します。 京都には良質な水があり、四方に囲まれる山からくる地下水が京都の台所を支え、日本を牽引する食文化を発展させました。 都文化が継承され、今なお多くの人々から愛され、支えられる京料理。 今回、そんな“京都の食”において、独自の京都の酵母で仕込まれた世界初の発表の酒と、これまで発展してきた“食”を是非お愉しみください。 単品だけでなく、そのマリアージュも愉しみ、自分だけのマッチングや、その土地ならではの味わいを体感してください。 OPENING HOURS:Mon-Fri: 11am-7pmSaturday: … Read More

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Tale of Tokushima – JAPAN –

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【27th January – 10th February 2023】 Tokushima is a long-standing water city.Tokushima, a city of water for centuries, is home to the “Ai” culture, which has been integrated into people’s lives along with its history and continues to fascinate people with its beautiful harmony.The indigo produced in Tokushima is called “Awa Ai,” which has been spun from ancient times and attracts attention as a world-class “Japan Blue,” a color that symbolizes Japan.Tokushima, the “origin of indigo,” prospered thanks to “Awa Ai,” and its unique culture, including “Awa Odori” and “Ningyo Joruri” (puppet theater), was born, and still lives with indigo.In recent years, in addition to the indigo-dyeing techniques of Tokushima … Read More

PAST EVENT: SWAY GALLERY XMAS MARKET 2022 – ARTS AND CRAFTS

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【1st – 23rd December 2022】 We are delighted to announce the Sway Gallery Xmas Market returns this December with Japanese arts and crafts! Explore a wide range of hand crafted jewellery, accessories, ceramics, and artworks. If you are looking for one of a kind of gifts, head straight to Sway Gallery London! Looking forward to seeing you at our Old street store. An amazing line up of carefully selected unique gifts, all hand crafted by artists and designers: Charlotte ~ Martin Le Lapin Cookies Yukiko the Witch Kiramics La Maison NOZAKY M-nomi Miyu Kurihara MYSTIC FORMS SAKI OPENING HOURS 1st – 23rd DEC MON-FRI: 11:00 -19:00 SAT-SUN: 12:00-18:00 Free entry

PAST EXHIBITION: “Design calligraphy” by Ai Suzuki

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【3rd – 9th November 2022】 Over the past year, spectacular calligraphy art by Ai Suzuki has brought remarkable impressions to the audience in London. We have been proud to showcase afresh and this would be your last chance to see her artwork. This compact exhibition will be held in the art section of Sway Gallery London. Ai Suzuki Since Ai Suzuki was young, she loved to daydream. Whenever she saw a beautiful sky or flower or bird or even a little bug, she made space for it in her imagination and made up a simple story about it to amuse herself. She also enjoyed recalling the strange landscapes she encountered … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: ArigaTo The World

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【7th – 13th July 2022】 Bring your “Arigato(Gratitude)” message to connect the world in peace, love and hope. A special art event to decorate bamboo branches with “Arigato(Gratitude)” messages from all over the world, called “ArigaTo the World” will be held from 7th till 13th July 2022 at Sway Gallery London. The 7th of July is Tanabata Day in Japan. On this day Japanese people hang colourful decorations and strips of paper containing their wishes and hopes for the future on bamboo branches. In the Tanabata story, on the night of the 7th of July, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who were separated by the Milky Way, can meet only once a … Read More

PAST EVENT: Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun

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【8th – 31st March 2022】 This pop-up will be a release event for curator Manami Okazaki‘s new book, Japan’s Best Friend: Dog Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun by Prestel, one of the world’s leading publishers of art and design books. The book is a quirky, nose-to-tail survey of Japan’s love affair with dogs that explores why they have played such an important role in the country since ancient times, how they’re represented in traditional and contemporary culture alike, and which breeds are most distinctly part of the canine craze.From religious festivals and shrines that honor dog deities, to folklore, legends and icons, to famous art works, architectural … Read More

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