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【29th November – 23rd December 2021】 We are thrilled to announce that the Sway Gallery Xmas Market is back this festive season! You will find an array of unique gifts from Japan including the ever-popular brand Ginnezu launching a new, adorable animals jewellery collection.Many other jewellers taking part in our Xmas Market will be debuting their works in the UK this December. We will be waiting for you with a wide range of carefully selected Japanese crafts and looking forward to seeing you in Old Street! BENIR Fascinated by moon, starts and constellations, I create jewellery which embodies my memories and feelings. A creative process triggered by a motif is … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: Metamorphoses of Water by Hiroko Imada

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【30th October – 27th November 2021】 2021 has been a remarkable year for Imada. After a year-long wait, the Hollywood film ‘Fast and Furious 9’ premiered in June and her painting was in the key scene of the film. She also created 2 installation works during June and July at the Wave Coventry and Coventry Cathedral. During the summer, she was working on creating a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing and its process was recorded to create a short film to run at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ which runs from 30 September 2021 to 30 January 2022 at the British Museum. For this exhibition, … Read More

PAST POP-UP EVENT: Japanese Kokeshi, Tohoku and beyond

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【28th September – 15th October 2021】 This pop-up will be a release event for curator Manami Okazaki‘s new book, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: The Woodcraft and Culture of Japan’s Iconic Wooden Dolls by Tuttle, one of the foremost publishers of Japan culture books.Sway Gallery has an exclusive on these books and will be the first place in the world to have copies! Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, hand carved from Japanese woods such as dogwood, maple and zelkova. These days there are many contemporary kokeshi styles but the dolls are traditionally made in hot-spring towns in the Tohoku region in the north of Japan’s main island of Honshu.Originally a children’s toy made … Read More

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