Reimagining Japanese craft traditions in the modern age – Shinichiro Hashiguchi

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Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Japan Society and Chelsea College of Arts (CCA) are delighted to welcome award-winning Osaka-based architect, Shinichiro Hashiguchi, for this special lecture. In it Hashiguchi will be discussing his practice and the ways he has been working with skilled crafts people and their companies to explore new ways to give life to the products they create.

Kokedama workshop – Create a moss ball plant

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Friday 28 April 2017

In this kokedama workshop, participants will learn how to create their own moss ball plant which they can take home afterwards. All supplies are included.

Japanese Conversation Group

Brewmaster pub

Tuesday 2 May 2017

The Japanese Conversation Group provides a friendly and informal atmosphere for Japanese speakers of all nationalities to come together and speak Japanese. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.

Japan Society Book Club: Horses, Horses, In the End the Light Remains Pure by Hideo Furukawa

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Monday 8 May 2017

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure is a multifaceted literary response to the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that devastated northeast Japan on March 11, 2011.

A dialogue between fire and clay: pottery and the appeal of the anagama kiln – an evening with Kazuya Ishida, potter

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Thursday 11 May 2017

In this lecture, Japanese potter Kazuya Ishida will discuss the attraction of pottery through an introduction to his work to the anagama kiln.

The Meiji Ensoniment: Conflicting Ears and the Decision to Change Japanese Musical Culture – Jonathan Service

Dr Jonathan Service

Monday 15 May 2017

In this talk, Jonathan Service will explore the radical transformation in music-theoretical knowledge that took place in Meiji Japan.

Japan Room Lecture: The Colourful Festivals of Kyoto

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

This lectures covers the major matsuri held in the City of Kyoto, some of the lesser-known festivals and a few of the more unusual festival held every year.

Dogs Without Names – film screening and Q&A with director and contributors

dogs without names

Wednesday 31 May2017

We are delighted to welcome director Akane Yamada to the UK for this special screening of her moving docu-drama on animal adoption centres and shelters around Japan.

Trooping the Colour 2017 – Special Seats at the Major General’s Review

Trooping The Colour

Saturday 3 June 2017

The Society has once again applied for seats for the dress rehearsal for the Queen’s birthday parade.

Behind the Scenes at Hankyu Department Store’s celebrated British Fair

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Monday 5 June 2017

Join us for an evening discussing Hankyu’s British Fair concept and the image of British culture among the Japanese consumer.

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