The Japan Society
Events

Past Events

The Japan Society runs more than 80 events per year providing opportunities for members and others interested in Japan to meet, learn and exchange ideas and experiences. Our archive of Past Events below shows events we have offered in previous months starting from 2020.

A list of events from previous years can be downloaded in pdf:

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

21/10/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - A Curator’s Journey through Objects: In Conversation with Rosina Buckland

21/10/2021

The Japan Society is delighted to welcome our members and friends to a special online event with Dr Rosina Buckland, Curator of the Japanese Collections at the British Museum.

01/08/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Soundscapes of Contemporary Japan with Mat Eric Hart and Nick Luscombe

01/08/2021

What can we learn about culture, society and environment through sound? In this special online talk, artist and sound recordist Mat Eric Hart and DJ, field recordist and broadcaster Nick Luscombe will take us on an auditory journey across Japan.

21/07/2021ARCHIVED ‘The Witches of the Orient’: An Online Discussion with Film Director Julien Faraut

21/07/2021

In 1964, the Japanese women’s volleyball team won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The “Witches of the Orient” (Tōyō no Majo) was the nickname given by the mass media to this legendary team of women, the best female volleyball team in the world, with an uninterrupted run to 258 victories up until 1966.

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20/03/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop

20/03/2021

In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

20/02/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop

20/02/2021

In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

12/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: From Japan with Love – Virtual Tour at Sotheby’s London

12/10/2020

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to an online private tour of the exhibition and concurrent online auction, From Japan with Love, in Sotheby’s first-ever auction dedicated to prints, multiples and photographs by Japanese contemporary artists, which celebrates and explores their global influence.

10/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE TALK - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

10/10/2020

In this special talk, photographer Yukari Chikura will share behind the scenes insights into the stories captured in her photographs which were taken during a restorative pilgrimage to document the 1,300-year-old ceremony, known locally as Zaido.

03/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop

03/10/2020

In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

08/09/2020ARCHIVED Online Talk - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

08/09/2020

The Japan Society is pleased to announce a special online talk on Katagami with researcher Mamiko Markham, Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) Zoë Hendon, and practitioner Sarah Desmerais.

13/08/2020ARCHIVED Japan Literatures of Remembering. A Panel Discussion on Fiction, Poetry and Anime

13/08/2020

The discussion will reflect on the transformations of Japanese identity in literature, exploring themes of time, memory and diversity. We are fortunate to be joined by Mimi Hachikai in Japan who will be reading her poetry alongside her translator Kyoko Yoshida.