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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【24th January – 5th February 2022】 Sway Gallery is ushering the new 2022 with another exciting artist from Japan – Hinata! Hinata has been strongly influenced by the Slavic cultures the rusticity of which mingles with the delicate nature of the Japanese art as well as the ever-present kawaii elements in her work. This exhibition is, also, your last chance to see Ai Suzuki’s and Akatsuki’s art, introduced to the UK audience by the Sway Gallery in 2021. The participating artists this time include: Hinata NishiAi SuzukiAkatsukiTakeshi YamaoYukiko the Witch This small-scale exhibition will take place in the art section of Sway Gallery. 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟, … Read More


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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

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