The Japan Society
Events

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:

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

12/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE EVENT: From Japan with Love – Virtual Tour at Sotheby’s London

12/10/2020

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to an online private tour of the exhibition and concurrent online auction, From Japan with Love, in Sotheby’s first-ever auction dedicated to prints, multiples and photographs by Japanese contemporary artists, which celebrates and explores their global influence.

10/10/2020ARCHIVED ONLINE TALK - Zaido: Documenting a 1,300 year old ceremony

10/10/2020

In this special talk, photographer Yukari Chikura will share behind the scenes insights into the stories captured in her photographs which were taken during a restorative pilgrimage to document the 1,300-year-old ceremony, known locally as Zaido.

03/10/2020ARCHIVED Online Katazome (Stencil Dyeing) Workshop

03/10/2020

In this workshop, participants will make a katazome-printed silk square suitable for a head or neck scarf. The workshop is suitable for any level of design or textile printing experience.

08/09/2020ARCHIVED Online Talk - Katagami Stencils: Historical Influence and Contemporary Practice

08/09/2020

The Japan Society is pleased to announce a special online talk on Katagami with researcher Mamiko Markham, Head of Collections at the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA) Zoë Hendon, and practitioner Sarah Desmerais.

13/08/2020ARCHIVED Japan Literatures of Remembering. A Panel Discussion on Fiction, Poetry and Anime

13/08/2020

The discussion will reflect on the transformations of Japanese identity in literature, exploring themes of time, memory and diversity. We are fortunate to be joined by Mimi Hachikai in Japan who will be reading her poetry alongside her translator Kyoko Yoshida.

04/08/2020ARCHIVED The Spirit of Animism and Story Making in Manga: 2-Session Workshop with Fumio Obata

04/08/2020

In this workshop, Manga artist Fumio Obata will introduce examples of anthropomorphism in visual culture and manga in Japan, and discuss how plants in particular can successfully be given human characteristics. Workshop participants will learn how to create their own characters and devise a short manga story.

12/05/2020ARCHIVED Japan through a Photographer’s Lens: in Conversation with Frederic ArandaARCHIVED 写真家の眼を通して見る日本 -フレデリック・アランダ氏を迎えて

12/05/2020

In this online meeting multi award-winning fashion and portrait photographer Frederic Aranda will share his love for Japan and its culture, through conversation and his work.

ファッション写真や肖像写真で数々の受賞歴を持つフレデリック・アランダ氏を迎え、日本を旅する中で出会った人々について話を伺うオンラインイベントを開催します。

01/03/2020ARCHIVED Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

01/03/2020

During this special workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving, developed in Japan during the late Sixties by Misao Jo (1913-2018).

06/02/2020ARCHIVED Buddhism and Japan – Private View

06/02/2020

The Japan Society is delighted to invite members and friends to a private view of the 'Buddhism' exhibition at the British Library with Hamish Todd, Head of East Asian Collections .