The Japan Society

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:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

06/06/2024ARCHIVED Exploring Japan: A Diplomatic Journey with Ambassador Paul Madden

06/06/2024

We are delighted to welcome Paul Madden CMG FRGS, former Ambassador to Japan, to discuss his favourite experiences in Japan.

05/06/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice by Yasujiro Ozu

05/06/2024

Join us for our film club in June where we will discuss another classical masterpiece by Ozu Yasujiro, The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice.

03/06/2024ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (3 June)

03/06/2024

The Japan Society is pleased to present a Japanese woodblock printing workshop led by London-based artist, Hiroko Imada.

01/06/2024ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (1 June)

01/06/2024

The Japan Society is pleased to present a Japanese woodblock printing workshop led by London-based artist, Hiroko Imada.

09/05/2024ARCHIVED OKASHI – Special Private View with Michael Hoppen

09/05/2024

The exhibition illustrates an eclectic understanding of Japan’s visual identity by including photographs, vintage textiles, rich colourful avantgarde theatre posters, woodblock shunga prints and unusual objects, such as Netsuke and Harigata, contextualising the gallery’s interest in Japanese culture.

08/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Craft in Crisis: Wajima Lacquerware and the Impact of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake

08/05/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to partner with Circle of Japanese Art London to host a zoom lecture by Masami Yamada, Curator in the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

03/05/2024ARCHIVED Yoi Kawakubo and Nao Matsunaga: Time Capsule – Artists’ Talk

03/05/2024

The exhibition Yoi Kawakubo and Nao Matsunaga: Time Capsule at Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix introduces the work of two contrasting Japanese contemporary artists whose works encompass photography, ceramics and works on paper.

01/05/2024ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT - The Japan Society Film Club: Evil Does Not Exist directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi

01/05/2024

Join us online to discuss Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s enigmatic ecological drama Evil Does Not Exist (2023).

25/04/2024ARCHIVED Un/Masked: Gallery Talk with Naoto Yoshida

25/04/2024

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a gallery talk by documentary photographer and journalist Naoto Yoshida, whose first UK exhibition, Un/Masked is currently on show at the Aperture Gallery.

25/03/2024ARCHIVED Katazome Dyeing Artists and the Mingei Movement in Post-war Japan

25/03/2024

This lecture reviews the work of textile artists Samiro Yunoki (1922~2024) and Keisuke Serizawa (1895~1984) and their involvement with the Mingei movement.