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

17/02/2024ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada


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

09/02/2024ARCHIVED Special Film Club: Tea & Screening with Director Tetsu Maeda in partnership with Japan Foundation


The Japan Society is pleased to offer a small group of members the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with director Tetsu Maeda, preceeding a Japan Foundation screening and Q&A of his film Do Unto Others (2023).

30/01/2024ARCHIVED Daido Moriyama – Special Private View with Curator Clare Grafik


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a special private view of Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective with Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery.

06/01/2024ARCHIVED New Year’s Calligraphy Workshop


Suitable even for complete beginners, in this workshop you will learn how Japanese characters were developed, discover different styles of writing, and be guided in the techniques for writing Japanese with a brush.

30/11/2023ARCHIVED Hiroshi Sugimoto Exhibition – Guided Tour


The Japan Society is delighted to invite members to a guided tour of Hiroshi Sugimoto at Hayward Gallery, the largest survey to date of the internationally renowned artist.

23/11/2023ARCHIVED ONLINE LECTURE - Japanese Photography since 1945, with Dr Lena Fritsch


Based on her book Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945, Dr Lena Fritsch surveys modern Japanese photography, looking at the work of Moriyama, Sugimoto, and other major figures.

23/11/2023ARCHIVED Talk and Exhibition Tour - Entering the Halls of the Chiyoda Palace


With access to antique books as well as original Ukiyoe prints on the theme of Chiyoda Palace Inner Quarters, a small group of Japan Society members are guided by curators, David Wertheim and Wojtek Doria, to the exhibition that is articulated around a set of magnificent triptychs by Chikanobu Toyohara (1838-1912) depicting life in the ancient women's quarters of the shogunal castle.

18/11/2023ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada


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

26/08/2023ARCHIVED Contemporary Ainu Life and Music: Pre-performance Talk with OKI


In this special event, Japan Society members and friends are invited to join the explorative folk musician, OKI with wife, Rekpo and son, Manaw in conversation with Dr Eiko Soga before their performance at St Marys Music Hall, London.

12/08/2023ARCHIVED Private Tour - Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan


Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan is an exhibition celebrating the rich culture of prehistoric Japan. Through a number of exquisite objects, some seen for the first time outside of Japan, the exhibition tells the story of Japanese settlements and stone circles of the middle and late Jomon periods, roughly the same time that Stonehenge was built and used.