PAST EVENT: JAPANESE CHRISTMAS MARKET 2020

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【3rd – 23rd December 2020】 Our festive market is back!  Join us in-store throughout December as we reopen with a curated collection of select Japanese goods for all your holiday shopping needs.  Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, browse a variety of handcrafted ceramics, homeware and art by Japanese artists, alongside tea, sake, little stocking fillers and more.  For that extra special gift, we’re thrilled to present artisanal handmade jewellery by seven of Japan’s most exciting designers; all exclusive to Sway Gallery London. ARAWA The concept for ARAWA’s jewellery is inspired by the kanji 顕, from the creator’s name.  It has many meanings – noble, outstanding or distinguished, … Read More

[POSTPONED] EVENT: Autumn Bijoux – Japanese finest –

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jewellery pop-upedit.3; 2-30 November Participating artisans: Arawa, C/T, NISSHODO, Ripplyrill ARAWA Now in my fifth year, I am a self-taught brand using my own specialist techniques and knowledge to create unique jewellery; my customers often liken my pieces to talismans, worn to protect and charm. I’d been looking to exhibit my work overseas for some time. Many of my pieces have dual-faced designs, with two different sides that can be worn. The beauty of the Japanese word “yureru” (ゆれる), or “swaying” in English, often inspires me. So, it’s a wonderful coincidence to be collaborating with Sway Gallery. The concept for the jewellery is inspired by kanji 顕, taken from the … Read More

[POSTPONED] EXHIBITION: CROSS OVER Japanese Art Collective Vol. 27

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【3rd – 12th November 2020】 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬. CROSS OVER was established in August 2017 by PEDDY POT (Yashiro Hiroyuki), who at the time was active in creating and exhibiting graphic art at Southeast Asian and East Asian international art exhibitions and art fairs. He established the new art group separate from the exhibitions he had been participating in with the goal of making exhibiting art in foreign countries, which is often seen as difficult, more accessible to all kinds of artists. As an international art exhibition group mainly active in Asian countries, CROSS OVER … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Tayu Tau – pop up show by SAKI&Bitches

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【19TH -31ST October 2020】 Caring about health of our customers and staff, we will be adhering to the social distancing measure guidelines. Following the very well-received exhibition ‘Hana Machi’ at Sway Gallery in 2018, SAKI&Bitches is back, this time with the Tayu Tau pop-up show (‘Tayu Tau’ たゆたふ translates to ‘float’ in old Japanese).  Tayu Tau will feature new original paintings, as well as various art prints, greeting cards and stickers by SAKI. The new original artworks,  in the form of delicate wood paintings, are all inspired by SAKI’s lifetime art theme –  Yoshiwara’s “Oiran” – Edo / Tokyo’s Courtesan. Oiran’s lives, despite often being short and tragic, have gone … Read More

PAST EVENT: Autumn bijoux – Japanese finest –

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jewellery pop-up edit.2; 1-31 October Participating artisans: A:, Ainsel, Little Branch, tukusi A: A: is a jewellery brand founded by two creators born and raised in an old part of Tokyo associated with craftsmanship. It was established in 2010 in Akihabara, Tokyo, after its founders completed the apprenticeship in metal carving under an accomplished jewellery artisan.Their concept “Humour for design” narrates stories from everyday life with motives such as food, cutlery and tools adorning their jewellery.The brand name “A:” originates from the exclamation “Ah!” that we use when impressed or surprised (the colon following the letter is here to indicate that the preceding vowel is long). The artisans, therefore, create … Read More

PAST EVENT: Autumn bijoux – Japanese finest –

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jewellery pop-upedit.1; 1-30 September Participating artisans: atelier mozu, GINNEZU, Greenford and YouRuMaru atelier mozu Atelier mozu was founded in a small studio in Tokyo in 2010. Wild flowers and grasses are the main motifs inspiring the work of this jewellery maker. The aim of atelier mozu’s creations is to reenact the vitality of the plant world which we encounter unexpectedly in our everyday life. The artisan would be delighted if, once you have worn his jewellery, you could feel a little closer to the world of plants. WEBSITEINSTAGRAM GINNEZU Tomoaki Yamazaki was born in 1970, at Hachioji city, Tokyo. He had worked at an atelier as a craftsman for more … Read More

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