The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

08/06/2020ONLINE EVENT - Japan Society Book Club: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women by Junichiro Tanizaki

08/06/2020

Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She’s lost everything: her home, status, and respectability. Yet the only thing she longs for is Lily, their cat.

23/06/2020Online Hitomezashi Sashiko (one stitch) Workshop

23/06/2020

In this online workshop, led by Rob Jones, participants will be introduced to a variety of Sashiko patterns, and will focus on Hitomezashi Sashiko (one-stitch sashiko) where the pattern emerges from the alignment of single stitches made on a grid.

30/06/2020Online Boro (fabric repairing) Workshop

30/06/2020

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.

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.

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.

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.