Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Urban, Natural, Human - exploring Japan on screen

The Inland Sea + short

Sun 12 December 2021

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English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Entrance to a Japanese house with pagoda roof and trees surrounding the doorway.

The Inland Sea

Urban, Natural, Human is a touring programme curated by Day for Night, exploring Japanese architecture, design and landscape.

With its core themes of the built and natural environments in contemporary Japan, the programme reflects on regeneration, recovery and creativity, framed through historical, current and future contexts. The project also takes on a fresh relevance in light of the pandemic, as we adapt and rethink our relationship to space, collective gathering and the built environment around us, pointing to broader discourses concerning our place as humans in an ever-changing world.


Dir. Lucille Carra, US 1991, 56 mins, doc

Inspired by author and film scholar Donald Richie’s memoir of journeys through the islands of Japan’s Inland Sea published in 1971, The Inland Sea is an eye-opening voyage based on a parallel trip undertaken by Lucille Carra twenty years later. Capturing images of hushed beauty and meeting people who still carried on the fading customs that Richie had observed, the film is infused with Richie’s own narration from his travelogue, together with a score by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu.

Short: The Naoshima Plan, "The Water"

courtesy of Sambuichi Architects, 6 mins

Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. /

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6:00pm — 7:15pm




Tickets: £6 / £4

Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee


English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available