The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

13/07/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: The Little House by Kyoko Nakajima

13/07/2020

The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at.

14/07/2020Online Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

14/07/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will learn a brief history and origins of Boro, and they will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage, how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work; practice using visible repair to enhance and strengthen textiles; applique and reverse applique techniques will be shown.

04/08/2020Japanese Conversation Group

04/08/2020

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.

05/08/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Film Club: Kwaidan directed by Masaki Kobayashi

05/08/2020

Do you love Japanese cinema? Do you miss Japan and want to see it at least on screen? Join us for the Japan Society Film Club. For this summer session, we invite you to watch in advance 'Kwaidan' (Masaki Kobayashi,1964) and then join us to chat online about the film and Japan in an informal atmosphere.

10/08/2020Japan Society Book Club: No-no Boy by John Okada

10/08/2020

Placed in the post-World War 2 setting of a Japanese-American student, Ichiro Yamada. Returning home from University he faces social unacceptance and marginalisation for his non-participation in the war.

01/09/2020Japanese Conversation Group

01/09/2020

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.

14/09/2020Japan Society Book Club: The Frolic of the Beast by Yukio Mishima

14/09/2020

Inspired from the classic Noh play ‘Motomezuka’, The Frolic of the Beast follows the university student Koji after having been discharged from prison. The plot gradually develops into a strange love story.

06/10/2020Japanese Conversation Group

06/10/2020

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.

12/10/2020Japan Society Book Club: The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata

12/10/2020

With the ethereal tone and aesthetic styling characteristic of Kawabata’s prose, The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige.

03/11/2020Japanese Conversation Group

03/11/2020

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.