An Evening in Japan

A taste of Japan in the heart of Kew.

I dream of exploring Japan one day but enjoying a night of Japanese culture in the surroundings of Kew Gardens will settle my wanderlust for now and you can enjoy it as well at their autumn festival. The main focal point of is this beautiful installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota titled ‘One Thousand Springs‘ it features 5,000 haikus suspended in a web of red threads in the centre of the Temperate House.

The temperate house is also hosting a traditional chalk garden, six varieties of Japan’s national flower, the chrysanthemum and soundscapes but Japanese sound designer Yosi Horikawa. The perfect way to immerse yourself into a snapshot of Japanese culture. If you’re after even more head to the Marianne North Gallery to see her beautiful paintings or head out on the Momijigari trail.

The Mr and I took my mum to the Japan after hours event they hosted which was filled with music, dance and Sake tasting. Sadly they are all finished for the month but I always keep my eyes peeled for the next one as I never find them disappointing!

The autumn festival is on until 30th

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