March 2010


30 March, Barbican, London: Japanimation, Sky Crawlers, Cinema 1, 9 p.m.


Manchester, UK: Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, re-opens. Meanwhile you can check out their resources online.

2-11 March, various UK venues: dazzling Japanese taiko group Kodo on tour

5-21 March, Belfast, Edinburgh, Bristol: Girls on Film, Japan Foundation touring film programme

12 March-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.

13 March, London, UK: Riche Robes and Stuffes, study day on European dress and textiles 1300-1600 at the Victoria and Albert Museum

18-21 March, London, UK: Stitch & Craft Show at Olympia.

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

25-28 March, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo International Anime Fair, huge trade show with public access 27-28 March.

25-28 March, Birmingham, UK: Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, exhibition and fair, retailers, displays and contests.

25-28 March, Brighton, UK: World Horror Convention 2010 – first time outside the USA since its foundation in 1991.

26-28 March, Northampton: Kitacon 2 – anime convention

27 March, London, UK: Underwear: Craving, Collecting and Caring – study day at the Victoria and Albert Museum


To 11 April, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Japanese Sashiko Textiles.

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

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