Current events (15)
The finely curated book «Swiss Design Stories» is a new initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan with the aim to promote awareness of Swiss design in Japan. It documents human encounters and artistic exchanges between Japan and Switzerland in the eld of design and architecture
Location: Available at selected cultural institutions in Japan
Asia’s first international documentary Fi lm festival, the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) travels to Tokyo, showcasing selected titles from its 2017 program.
Location: K’s Cinema, Tokyo
This group exhibition looks at how art deals with both the major catastrophes that strike communities, as well as personal tragedies, and the role art can play in recovery.
Location: Mori Art Musem, Tokyo
ENSO ANGO is a new concept that combines five dispersed hotels that function as one; all five lie in the bustling center of Kyoto between the major arteries of Gojo and Shijo Street.
Location: ENSO ANGO, Kyoto
Mayuko Akimoto, a graduate from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and winner of numerous international ute competitions is invited to perform at Kioi Hall in Tokyo as part of a recital series for rising talents.
Location: Kioi Hall, Tokyo
Initiated in 2011 by a community of musicians from all over Europe, music festival Match&Fuse matches bands from di erent countries and ‘fuses’ them together to let new works and original sounds emerge.
Swiss music band Schnellertollermeier was founded by drummer David Meier, bassist Andy Schnellmann, and guitarist Manuel Troller during their time at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Location: Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo
Led by Swiss conductor, singer and organist Romain Mayor, the Ensemble Post-Scriptum is invited by Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation to an exchange and a joint concert in Japan.
Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo / Owari City Segiyama Hall, Mie
The photo exhibition «sand & salt» by Swiss photographer Jon Erwin Staeheli documents the mining dumps of a potash mine in France.
Location: Gallery Tosei-sha, Tokyo
Exhibition ; Concert
For over 40 years, Oita city has been hosting the world’s largest wheelchair marathon competition, and this year again Swiss champions are participating.
Location: Oita city, Oita
The Hiroshima International Film Festival focuses on positive and inspirational Films from all around the globe.
Location: NTT CRED Hall and other venues in Hiroshima, Hiroshima
No Square is a Swiss jazz quartet founded in July 1994 by bass player André Hahne together with saxophonist Mathieu Durmarque, drummer Lionel Friedli and pianist Michael Haudenschild.
Location: Tokyo, Yokohama
Past events (248)
Exhibition ; Concert
As one of the Host Towns of Switzerland on the road to the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Tokyo 2020, Fukushima city will welcome a series of Swiss events.
Location: Several venues in Fukushima City, Fukushima
On the heels of its latest album «Danse» released by ECM in 2017, the Colin Vallon Trio returns to Japan three years after its sensational rst Japan Tour in 2015.
Location: Osaka, Tokyo
The Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival invites visitors to experience the spirit of product making in Tsubame-Sanjo, a region of Niigata renowned for its steel craftsmanship. The «Swiss Design Kiosk» will be featured at the Festival of Regions section, introducing Swiss daily design items.
Location: several venues in Sanjo & Tsubame city, Niigata
United by the meaning of their name, the 16 member-cities of the "Newcastles of the World Alliance" come from 14 di erent countries, including the city of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
Location: several venues in Shinshiro city, Aichi
Based in Switzerland, Swedish bass player Björn Meyer has been a member of the Swiss minimal groove collective Ronin together with Nik Bärtsch.
Location: Niigata, Kanazawa, Kashiwa, Yokohama, Tokyo
Switzerland-based Russian pianist Dmitri Demiashkin and the Japanese piano duo A&K (Atsuko & Keiko Ikuta who both studied in Geneva) have a joint piano concert, performing Dvořák, Chopin, Ravel, Gavrilin, Khachaturian and Liszt.
Location: Lutheran Ichigaya Center Music Hall, Tokyo
Composed of Jan Galega Brönnimann (Switzerland; contra alto-/bass clarinet, soprano sax), Prince Moussa Cissokho (Senegal; kora, vocals, talking drum) and Omri Hason (Israel; percussions, hang, kalimba), the JMO trio is back to Japan for a long-awaited second tour.
Five Pound Pocket Universe (5PPU) is a Jazzcore project founded in 2016 by Swiss musicians Michel Barengo (composition, drums), Andi Bissig (tenorsax, samples, ef ects) and Valentin Baumgartner (guitar, prepared guitar, ef ects).
Location: several venues in Japan
Swiss violinist Laurence Kayaleh has been performing internationally ever since her early career.
Location: JT Art Hall Affinis, Tokyo
Switzerland-based singer Lauren Newton works at the intersection of contemporary classical music, avant-garde jazz and performance, using her voice, body and presence as instruments for artistic exploration.
Location: several venues in Japan
The purpose of this exhibition is to outline moments and gures of Swiss visual arts in the second half of the 20th century.
Location: Sky Campus of the Osaka University of Arts, Osaka
Swiss photographer Daniel Schwartz presents the glacier as a place of remembrance – confronted by loss and thus exposing the past – and at the same time, as a stage that reveals the future as it recedes.
Location: USM Showroom in Marunouchi, Tokyo