The textile arts of a country can reveal so much about its culture and society. The exchanges of materials, the flow of ideas and advances in technology all help us to understand more about the social and economic changes within history.

Over time, the Japanese mastery of weaving, dyeing, embroidery and stitching techniques has created a rich and assorted array of decorated textiles.

This exhibition at the Embassy of Japan explores the influence of Japanese textiles in the UK today through the work of eight prominent textile artists. See the featured artists section for their profiles.

Ticket Bookings

To book your free ticket, click on the options below. The exhibition is open weekdays, 10am - 4.45pm.






Bookings for future dates will be available soon.

Guidelines for visitors

• If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or have done within the last 14 days, we kindly ask you to delay your visit to the Embassy of Japan until it is safe to do so.

• Visitors to the Embassy are required to book their visit in advance.

• London is currently at Tier 2 COVID alert level. Please only visit the Embassy with members of the same household or support bubble.

• In line with UK Government regulations, we ask visitors to check-in via the official NHS Covid-19 app through QR code posters on display inside the venue.

• Please use the hand sanitiser on arrival.

• Designated routes are in place and we ask that you maintain a distance of 2m from fellow visitors.

• Please note that the toilets are not accessible during this period.

• Whilst inside the Embassy building, visitors are asked to wear face coverings unless they are exempt from doing so.

• Should you have any questions, please contact us by email exhibition@ld.mofa.go.jp.