September 2010


1 September ongoing, online: Podcast on Anime 3000. Hear Zac Bertschy, Andrew Osmond and I talk about Satoshi Kon –  a celebration of his work and a lament for his loss.

24 September, London, UK: Barbican Japanimation, new season starts with Eureka Seven the Movie


UK residents only: Submissions for the Embassy of Japan’s annual Manga Jiman competition close 1 November 2010.

2-6 September, Melbourne, Australia: AussieCon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention

7 September-16 January 2011, London, UK: Elegant Accomplishments: The Art of Noh Performance at the V&A

9-12 September, Kyoto, Japan: Japan Media Arts Festival at KIMM and Kyoto Art Center – with a very cool website.

10-12 September, Bath, UK: International Aikido Seminar with Hiroshiro Saito Shihan

13 September-11 October, London, UK: ‘Cosmic Surfing’ – the art of Kengo Kito at the Japan House

14 September -12 December, Versailles, France: Murakami Versailles

16-19 September, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Game Show

18 September 2010, London, UK: Japan Matsuri 2010, free event for all the family

18 September-3 October, Tokyo, Japan: Asa! Let’s Do It Again, exhibition of works by Wataru Komachi inspired by manga of Yasuji Tanioka

18 September-11 October, Tokyo, Japan: Osamu Moete Moso, contemporary artists pay homage to Tezuka the moe pioneer at the Tokyo Anime Centre

18 September-7 November, Shizuoka, Japan: Robots and the Arts: Visual Images in 20th Century Japan, show with new Romanov Higa anime, limited edition DVD, art from Gundam, Eva, Astro Boy, Gigantor.

25 September-26 June 2011, Manchester, UK: China – Journey to the East, British Museum touring exhibition

26 September, Tokyo, Japan: Fan-Fun-Fantasista, comic show at Big Sight

28 September-5 October, Tokyo, Japan: She Saw Showa, exhibition devoted the the life and work of pioneering 96-year-old photojournalist Tsuneko Sasamoto

30 September-2 October, Cologne, Germany: Intercultural Crossovers, Transcultural Flows: Manga/Comics, conference in association with Kyoto International Manga Museum.


To 5 September, Tokyo, Japan: Mamoru Oshii and Magicians of Picture Creation, exhibition at Hachioji Yume Art Museum

To 5 September, York, UK: China – Journey to the East, British Museum touring exhibition

To 5 September, London, UK: Manga UK, exhibition of comics by British artists, Idea Store Whitechapel

To 12 September, Paris, France: Beat Takeshi Kitano: Gosse de Peintre, fab exhibition at Fondation Cartier.

To 12 September, Monaco: Kyoto-Tokyo, From Samurai to Manga, exhibition at Grimaldi Forum Monaco

To 12 September, London, UK: The Surreal House, intriguing mashup of exhibition and dreamscape at the Barbican Art Gallery

To 19 September, London, UK: Photographic exhibition of the 1910 Japan-British Expo, Fulham Palace Museum

To 24 September, online: open competition for the Japan Media Arts Festival 2011 awards and exhibition.

To 26 September, Tokyo, Japan: The Dawn of the Dinosaurs at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Roppongi Hills. About 80 skeletal and 23 replica models, free dino handbook, Friday night flashlight tours, fab 50th-floor views of Tokyo – sounds like a must-see!

To 26 September, Kyoto, Japan: Genealogy of the Figurine: from Dogu to Kaiyodo, special exhibition at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

To 27 September, Tokyo, Japan: Doraemon’s Scientific Future at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

To 3 October, Istanbul, Turkey: Japan Media Arts Festival 2010 at the Pera Museum.

To 8 October, London, UK: The Light – Portraits of the Hibakusha, Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Lecture day 7 October.

To 17 October, Tokyo, Japan: exhibition of works by Meiji/Showa painter Shoen Uemura

To 24 October, London, UK: Horrockses Fashions: Off The Peg Style In The 40s and 50s, Fashion & Textile Museum, London SE1.

To December, Bath, UK: Vionnet Dresses, divine confections from one of the greatest fabric technicians in Western costume history, at the Museum of Costume. Also Photographing Fashion – British Style in the 1960s.

To Spring 2011, Preston, UK: Embellished: The Art of Fabulous Fabrics, an astonishing collection of clothes, hangings and other textile treasures from the 1700s to the present, including many previously unseen, at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

To 26 June 2011, Tokyo, Japan: Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace hosts exhibition documenting the struggles of wartime sex slaves. Open Wed-Sun, call 03-3203 4633 for times, info.

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