The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

UK arts events in Japan

Art

Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s to the Present

British artist Bridget Riley gained recognition beginning in the 1960s for her abstract paintings that employ geometric patterns in order to produce optical sensations. This exhibition presents more than 30 paintings that span her career. This is the first full-scale exhibition of Riley’s work in Japan in 38 years.

PHOTO: FROM HERE, 1994 OIL ON LINEN 156.2 X 227.3 PRIVATE COLLECTION © BRIDGET RILEY 2018, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/ LONDON.

City Chiba
Date 14 April-26 August
Schedule 9:30am–5pm
Closed Mondays (except 16 July), closed 17 July
Address Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
631 Sakado, Sakura, Chiba
Phone 050-5541-8600
Price Adults: ¥1,300
Film

Victory House

The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Michael Gambon.

PHOTO: © PATHE PRODUCTIONS LIMITED, RELIANCE BIG ENTERTAINMENT(US) INC., BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE AND BEND IT FILMS LIMITED, 2016

City Tokyo
Date From August 11
Schedule Various times
Address Musashino-kan Shinjuku
(Among other locations)
Musashino Bldg. 3F, 3-27-10
Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3354-5670
Price Adults: ¥1,800
Film

Peter Rabbit

Live-action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.

City Tokyo
Date From May 18
Schedule Various times
Address TOHO Cinemas Hibiya
(and other locations)
1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone 050-6868-5068
Price Adults: ¥1,800