April 2010


19-21 April, London, UK: Look for me on the events listing in the Comic & Graphic Novel Pavilion at the London Book Fair

28 April, London, UK: Japanimation, Death Note Relight at the Barbican


10-11 April, Toulon, France: Mang’Azur, anime/manga convention, guests Yuuki Obata, Pocket Chocolate, Noob, Florent Chavouet

14-18 April 2010, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany: Nippon Connection, festival of Japanese film and culture, now with added Crispin Freeman.

17-18 April, Pieksämäki, Finland: BakaCon, anime/manga convention

25 April, Sandbach, Cheshire, UK: Raku class at The Potter’s Barn. Learn to make and fire pottery using traditional Japanese methods. Other dates also offered for raku-making.

28 April, Milton Keynes, UK: Anime/Manga Day at Central Library.


To 11 April, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Japanese Sashiko Textiles. (Note: this exhibition will open in Plymouth from 31 July to 26 September 2010.)

To 11 April, The Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA: Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection – fabulous chance to see one woman’s personal collection of much-loved Japanese classics from the 1960s to the present.

To 2 May, San Francisco, USA: Drawing the Sword: Samurai in Manga and Anime, exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum

To 31 June, Japan Society, New York: Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection. The Royal Academy’s 2009 show crosses the Atlantic.

To 4 July, London, UK: Quilts 1700-2010 at the V&A, a major exhibition on the history, art and craft of quilts

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