The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

29/04/2021ONLINE EVENT - Onigirazu Cook Along

29/04/2021

Onigirazu is a modern take on Japanese rice balls or onigiri. Instead of the usual triangle, it is shaped into a flat rectangle, almost like a sandwich. Wrapped in nori seaweed and easily adaptable to whatever filling takes your fancy, onigirazu is easy to make and is perfect for picnics in the spring and summer seasons.  

05/05/2021ONLINE 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.

10/05/2021ONLINE 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.

11/05/2021ONLINE 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 suitable for beginners participants will learn how to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage and how to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work.

14/06/2021ONLINE 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.

23/06/2021Japan 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. The format will be Stableford.

12/07/2021ONLINE 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.

09/08/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

09/08/2021

Published in 2017, Pachinko, the second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee, is an epic historical novel following a Korean family who eventually immigrates to Japan.

13/09/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Man by Keiichiro Hirano

13/09/2021

Keiichiro Hirano’s A Man has all the trappings of a gripping detective story: a bereaved wife, a dead man whose name belongs to someone else, mysterious coded letters, a lawyer intent on uncovering the truth.

11/10/2021ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: Essays in Idleness and Hojoki by Kenko and Chomei

11/10/2021

Written by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, these two works on life's fleeting pleasures each show a different world-view.