Current events (14)
Robert Frank (b.1924, Zurich) is one of the preeminent gures of twentiethcentury photography.
Location: Bunkamura Le Cinéma and more
«The Price of Desire» recounts the complex relationship between the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, and the Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray.
Location: Bunkamura Le Cinéma, Tokyo and more
Acclaimed Swiss lm «Nichts Passiert» directed by Micha Lewinsky won Best Screenplay at the Swiss Film Award 2016, and is now on screens for the first time in Japan.
Location: K's cinema, Tokyo and more
Turning Beethoven's Ninth Symphony into a choreography? Maurice Béjart did it in 1964, and his company Béjart Ballet Lausanne performed the masterpiece in Tokyo in 2014.
Location: Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho and more
This stop-motion movie, the first feature-length film directed by the Swiss director Claude Barras, is finally screening in Japan. It was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards and earned many other distinctions.
Location: Shinjuku Piccadilly and more
After their successful tour in 2014, Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE returns to Japan for a second time along with two other likeminded Swiss bands, HYPOCRAS and ABINCHOVA.
Location: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka
The E.G. Bührle Collection in Zurich is one of the world's most highly regarded private art collection.
Location: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Swiss design director David Glaettli has been invited by the Sumida City administration to develop "Sumida Contemporary", a design project aimed at supporting and promoting the Sumida district.
Location: Ginza Loft, Tokyo
Art Fair Tokyo is the largest art fair in Japan bringing together works from antiquities to contemporary art.
Location: Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
"Kyogen-Opera", a mix of Japanese traditional comic theatre Kyogen and opera, has been performed for the last 15 years in Japan and Europe.
Location: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka
Yann Becker, a Swiss photographer based in Japan since 2010, exhibits the photos of his own personal Japan:
Location: Gallery Koto in Kyoto
The Tokyo Engeki Ensemble, directed by Akiko Komori, will present "Biedermann und die Brandstifter" ("The Firebugs"), a classic theater play by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch (1911 –1991) in a new translation by Koki Matsuu.
Location: Brecht-Raum, Tokyo
Past events (200)
To provide an opportunity for children of all backgrounds and their family to enjoy classical music, the Waku Waku concert has been organized by students and teaching staff of the Kagawa University since 2007.
Location: Sunport Hall Takamatsu, Kagawa
The Swiss Klezmer Band «Cheibe Balagan» is back in Japan, two years after their first appearance.
Location: YAMAHA Ginza, Tokyo
Founded in 1629, the Musikkollegium Winterthur is one of the oldest orchestras in Europe.
Location: Sumida Triphony Hall, Symphony Hall
Swiss Conductor Philippe Jordan, currently a musical director of both the Opéra national de Paris and the Wiener Symphoniker, has established himself as one of the most gifted and exciting conductors of his generation.
Location: Yokohama, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Fukui, Hyogo, Tokyo
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (BBL) and the 10th year of Maurice Béjart's death.
Location: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Dr. Marcel Junod was an ICRC-delegate who organized and provided medical support for the city of Hiroshima after the atomic explosion.
Location: iroshima Prefectural Cultural Center Hall, Hiroshima
Marking 60 years since the death of Swiss composer Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957), known for his many lieder and for his friendship with Hermann Hesse, a series of memorial concerts are organized by Japanese musicians, including pianist Makiko Takeo who studied at the Zurich University of the Arts(ZHdK).
Location: Toppan Hal, Suginami Koukaidou
The Montreux Jazz festival is recognized as one of the most important and renowned jazz festivals in the world.
Location: Yebisu The Garden Hall, Tokyo
Touring and attracting worldwide audiences, the Swiss performance duo “Compagnia BACCALA” joins the Matsue’s Forest Theatre Festival 2017.
Location: Matsue city, Shimane
Swiss artist Daniel Hellmann joins the 7th «Smart Illumination Yokohama», which fuses eco-friendly technology and art.
Location: Zou-no-hana Terrace Park and more venues, Kanagawa
The free jazz / improvised electronic band Superterz consists of Swiss brothers Marcel (guit/drums/synth) and Ravi (electronics/synth) Vaid, accompanied by Swiss Simon Berz (drums/DIY instruments) and Japanese Koho Mori (performance/DIY instruments).
Location: SuperDeluxe & Pit Inn, Tokyo, Urbanguild, Kyoto and more venues
The Swiss photographer Pierre Rossier is known as a pioneer of Japanese photo history. Swiss researcher Philippe Dallais has created a unique 3D exhibition to exhibit Rossier’s ancient photos from the Bakumatsu period (1858-1862).
Location: Nara Prefectural Library and Information Center, Nara