The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

19/08/2024The Importance of Being an Anesan: Women in the Yakuza


This lecture will explore the often-overlooked contributions of women within the yakuza, from supportive roles played by wives (anesan) and partners to the rare but significant involvement of women in leadership.

09/09/2024Creating the Mingei Film Archive Project: Craft, History and Preservation


The Mingei Film Archive is an ongoing project to locate, restore and preserve films on the history of craftsmanship in Japan and beyond. For this lecture, filmmaker and potter Marty Gross will share with us how the Mingei Film Archive was created and developed showing films by Bernard Leach and other craftpeople in Japan.