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

Film

Hampstead

The film Hampstead is a 2017 British drama written by Robert Festinger and directed by Joel Hopkins. The film stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow.

City Tokyo
Date From 21 April
Schedule Various Times
Address Cine Switch Ginza
(Among other locations)
Hata Bldg.
4-4-5 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3561-0707
Price Adults: ¥1,800

More events

exhibition

The Exhibition of Peter Rabbit’s World

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, the Akita Museum of Art is holding a Peter Rabbit exhibition. Peter Rabbit derives from a picture drawn on a letter originally sent to the son of a friend of Potter. Visitors will have the opportunity to examine Potter’s life and the origins of the timeless world of Peter Rabbit.

City Akita City
Date 14 July– 17 September
Schedule
Address Akita Museum of Art
1-4-2 Nakadori,
Akita City, Akita Prefecture
Phone 018-853-8686
Price ¥800
Ballet

Swan Lake

The Royal Ballet’s new Swan Lake will be broadcast live in cinemas.
Liam Scarlett’s new production is the company’s first in 30 years. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

PHOTO: © ROH, 2018.PH. BY BILL COOPER

City Tokyo
Date From 24 August
Schedule
Address TOHO Cinemas Hibiya
(among others)
2-3-1 Nihonbashi-muromachi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 050-6868-5060
Price ¥3,600
Film

Finding your feet

On the eve of retirement, a middle-class, judgemental snob discovers her husband having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman.

PHOTO: © FINDING YOUR FEET LIMITED 2017

City Tokyo
Date From 25 August
Schedule
Address Cine Switch Ginza
(among others)
Hata Bldg. 4-4-5 Ginza,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3561-0707
Price ¥1,800
Film

Breathe

For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. It stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander.

PHOTO: © 2017 BREATHE FILMS LIMITED, BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

City Tokyo
Date From 7 September
Schedule
Address Kadokawa Cinema Yurakucho
(among other locations)
Yomiuri Kaikan 8F,
1-11-1 Yurakucho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-6268-0015
Price ¥1,800
Music

London Symphony Orchestra

It was big news last year when conductor Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE returned to Britain from the Berlin Philharmonic, to take up the post of music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. To be played at this concert are Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 Anxiety Age, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer; Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D major; and Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major by Sibelius.
PHOTO: © DOUG PETERS

City Tokyo
Date 24, 25, 29 September
Schedule
Address Suntory Hall
1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Phone 0570-069960
Price From ¥9,000
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