January 2011


Last call: British Haiku Awards close 31 January 2011, rules and entry details here.

Early warning: Kodansha’s 5th Morning International Comic Competition closes 31 July 2011. Rules in English here, previous winners here.

7 anime cons are listed at Animecons.com for the month, all in the USA.

21-29 January, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival.


To 2 January, Austin, USA: IkkiconMEWcon is also running in  Portland, USA.

To 10 January, Masuda, Japan: Robots and the Arts: Visual Images in 20th Century Japan, show at the Iwami Art Museum with new Romanov Higa anime, limited edition DVD, art from Gundam, Eva, Astro Boy, Gigantor.

To 16 January, London, UK: Elegant Accomplishments: The Art of Noh Performance at the V&A

To 23 January, Tokyo, Japan: Mizuki World Exhibition – Shigeru Mizuki works at Hachioji Yume Art Museum

To 30 January, Masuda, Japan: Cristobal Balenciaga – exhibition devoted to the god of fashion design at the Iwami Art Museum

To 6 February, London, UK: Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion, exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, curated by Akiko Fukai of the Kyoto Costume Institute.

To 20 February, Tokyo, Japan: National Museum of Modern Art has a major exhibition of Dolls from its collection

To 6 March, London, UK: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, unmissable exhibition at the British Museum

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, Manchester, UK: China – Journey to the East, British Museum touring exhibition

To 26 June, 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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