The Japan Society
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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

14/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

14/07/2021

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. In this online workshop participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

12/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Where the Wild Ladies Are by Aoko Matsuda

12/07/2021

Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of traditional ghost stories by one of Japan’s most exciting writers.

07/07/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata

07/07/2021

For the Film Club in July we invite you to watch one of the finest examples of J-horror, the emotional and atmospheric Dark Water directed by Hideo Nakata in 2002.

23/06/2021ARCHIVED Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

23/06/2021

We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions on Golf and other outdoor sports, The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will go ahead as planned this year. The Tournament will be held at Essendon Country Club.

14/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

14/06/2021

Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn is a collection of 28 stories inspired by Japanese folk tales. The stories span a wide range of genres, from fantastical ghost stories to love stories with a twist.

02/06/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Ugetsu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

02/06/2021

Celebrating the first year anniversary of the Film Club, we invite you to watch a poetic and tragic period drama by one of the absolute masters of Japanese cinema, Ugetsu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1953.

13/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Cooking with Seaweed - the mineral-rich sea vegetable with Atsuko Ikeda & Clearspring

13/05/2021

Japan Society is delighted to partner with Clearspring and London-based chef Atsuko Ikeda to offer members a special online workshop on how to cook with seaweed.

11/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Boro (fabric reparing) Workshop

11/05/2021

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. In this online workshop participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

10/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams by Lady Sarashina

10/05/2021

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams is a unique autobiography written by an anonymous writer known only as Lady Sarashina, born in AD 1008.

05/05/2021ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura

05/05/2021

For the Film Club in May we invite you to watch the confronting and haunting film The Ballad of Narayama directed by Shohei Imamura in 1983.