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


English Afternoon Tea

Known as the Pudding Queen, Hannah Miles is the author of more than 25 baking books and was a finalist on the television competition MasterChef. In April, the lawyer-turned-baker will be visiting from the UK to host afternoon tea at the Barakura English Gardens in Nagano. Join her in welcoming spring in Japan’s first English garden.

City Nagano
Date 20–25 April
Address Barakura English Garden
5047 Kuridaira, Kitayama, Chino-shi, Nagano-ken 391-0301
Phone 0266-77-2019
Price ¥5,000

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Future and the Arts:
AI, Robotics, Cities, Life—
How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow

An international project supported in part by a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, this exhibition comprises more than 100 works in five distinct sections. Themes include: neo-metabolism architecture; possible designs of future cities; lifestyle and design innovations; and the ethical issues of human augmentation.

City Tokyo
Date Until 29 March
Address Mori Art Museum
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150
Phone 03-5777-8600
Price ¥1,800


This film by Scottish director Simon Hunter stars English actress Sheila Hancock CBE and tells the story of an 83-year-old woman pursuing her lifelong dream of climbing Scotland’s Suilven mountain after the death of her husband. Edie won the Juried Narrative Prize at the Berkshire International Film Festival and the International Narrative Prize at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2018.

City Tokyo
Date 24 January–31 March
Address Cine Switch Ginza
4-4-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
(Also showing at other locations.)
Phone 03-3561-0707
Price Various