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Wallpaper says: In Bernard George’s Grade II listed, Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, a new £15m cultural and retail centre trumpets Japan’s ability to craft both function and beauty. Japan House London follows outposts in Los Angeles and São Paulo, each designed under the guidance of chief creative director Kenya Hara. read more
Suitcase Magazine says: Exciting news for Japan obsessives: alongside Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, London has been chosen as one of the three locations where Japan House, a hub for enhanced cultural understanding and exchange, has decided to put down roots. The House’s main goals? To share the varied and ever-changing facets of Japanese culture with the public and to strengthen the country’s links with the UK. read more
Culture Whisper says: Spanning all three floors of Kensington's former Art Deco department store Derry & Toms, Japan House London has finally thrown open its doors to the public. Europe's one and only Japan House, championing Japanese creativity, design, art, food and technology, plays host to The Stand coffee bar serving delicious Matcha Tea and Iced Hojicha Lattes, a large exhibition gallery, a gorgeous lofty retail space, and, most importantly, the new flagship Akira restaurant. read more
Country and Townhouse says:The first and only Japan House in Europe has been in the making for just over a year, and we can’t wait to get our first peek inside what is sure to be one of the hottest cultural destinations on the London scene. A global project funded by the Japanese Government, Japan House aims to provide visitors with an authentic experience of the best art, design, gastronomy, innovation and technology from the country. read more

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