PAST EVENT: ๐‰๐€๐๐€๐๐„๐’๐„ ๐€๐‘๐“๐’ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐‚๐‘๐€๐…๐“๐’ โ€“ ๐‚๐‡๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐“๐Œ๐€๐’ ๐Œ๐€๐‘๐Š๐„๐“ ๐€๐“ ๐’๐–๐€๐˜ ๐†๐€๐‹๐‹๐„๐‘๐˜ ๐‹๐Ž๐๐ƒ๐Ž๐

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ใ€2nd – 20th December 2019ใ€‘ Join us this December for Christmas shopping and celebration at Sway Gallery London! Browse through a wide variety of jewellery, accessories and ceramics,as well as artworks, all carefully handcrafted by Japanese artists. Some of the pieces cannot be found anywhere outside of Japan! A selection Japanese tea and sake, homewares and vintage kimonos, as well as cute and funny stocking fillers, all available through December at Sway Gallery! Look out for the flyers from the event, if you fancy a free tin of genuine matcha green tea! (more details on the flyer) SWAY GALLERY OPENING TIMES:Mon-Fri 11:00 -19:00Saturday: 12:00-18:00Sunday: closed FREE ENTRY ๐Ÿ™‚

PAST EXHIBITION: Portrait of Nature Vol.2 – Myriads of Gods – Nobuyuki Kobayashi Photography Exhibition

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[15th -29th November 2019] PRIVATE VIEW: 14th November 2019 Thu 18:00-20:00 RSVP: EVENTBRITE After the successful solo exhibition in the UK (March 2017), Nobuyuki Kobayashi reintroduces the Japanese sense of beauty and the connection to nature through the brand new series of photography masterpieces. He interprets the philosophy of Shintoism, which conveys a belief that gods dwell in all of the existing things – rocks, trees, mountains. Explaining the Japanese sense of beauty and the close and almost intimate connection to nature, he attempts to answer if such relationship still exists in the modern age.    Nobuyuki Kobayashi A Japanese photographer who creates unique platinum palladium photography prints of nature, … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: BEYOND VAGUENESS – Aesthetics of Japan – A group exhibition of unique and creative Japanese artists, curated by Artrates

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ใ€24th โ€“ 29th October 2019ใ€‘ LATE OPENING: 24th October Thu 18:00-20:00RSVP: EventbriteSPECIAL OPENING: 26th October Sat 12:00-18:00 The Japanese are sometimes said to be vague. โ€œRead the airโ€ a phrase they often use, which means to be able to understand the situation without words. Communicating subtleties of mood is part of Japanese custom, and you can even see this in their literature and art. There are many Japanese artists who feel uncomfortable with clearly expressing themselves with words, which is a contrast to Western culture. The attitude that accepts the ambiguity and its status is associated with Zen Buddhism; to accept things as it is and to observe them with … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Kintsugi – All That is Broken is Not Lost by Reiko Kaneko

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ใ€4th – 21st October 2019ใ€‘ PRIVATE VIEW: 3rd October Thu 18:00-20:00 RSVP: Eventbrite SPECIAL OPENING: 5th October Sat 12:00-18:00 *๐Š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ ๐ข ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž!*You can have your own broken pottery repaired by the acclaimed, Stoke-on-Trent based Japanese artist, Reiko Kaneko! ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ฌ (๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ@๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ-๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ) ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ, ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ซ๐จ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฌ; ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฑ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ฌ, for quicker quotation. In this exhibition Reiko Kaneko presents an exploration of kintsugi and of imperfection. The practice of ceramics provide ample opportunities to examine breakages  and keep the mind open to its beauty. The world is not made up of perfect squares and circles but are instead pitted, broken and … Read More

PAST EVENT: INTO THE CITY OF NARA, ROOTS OF JAPAN – Pop Up at Sway Gallery’s Concept Store

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INTO THE CITY OF NARA, ROOTS OF JAPAN – Pop Up at Sway Gallery London WHERE: Sway Gallery’s Concept StoreDATES: 30th September – 11th October 2019 From the birthplace of Japanese history and culture โ€œNaraโ€, traditional and modern goods produced by 17 local manufactures will be showcased at Sway Gallery London from 30th September to 11th October 2019! Nara was the capital of Japan 1,300 years ago, and it still preserves its history, while continuing to thrive within the industry of the modern age. It is a city that preserves some of Japan’s most treasured cultures and crafts. For the first time, Nara Prefecture’s statue of Buddha, a national treasure … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Land of the Rising Cat โ€“ Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

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ใ€ 6th September โ€“ 27th September 2019 ใ€‘ SPECIAL OPENING: 7th and 21st September, 12:00-18:00 Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese woodblock prints! The event is a collaboration between Manami Okazaki, Japanese culture maven and author of Land of the Rising Cat: Japanโ€™s Feline Fascination, which will be released and sold on the opening night, and Tiger Tanuki, Japanese art dealer and curator. Manami introduces a unique selection of traditional folk crafts from across Japan, ranging from wooden kokeshi dolls to porcelain manekineko (lucky cats). Tiger Tanuki … Read More

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