The Japan Society

Upcoming Events

25/06/2022Sumida River in Sign Language


Sumida River in Sign Language brings the natural and human worlds together in a drama of physical gesture and facial expression. Performed by deaf, unmasked actors, the play is suffused with the life of the river: pines bending in the wind, flocks of Miyako birds and mist swirling in from the bay.

25/06/2022 - 26/06/2022Yokimono Japanese Market

25/06/2022 - 26/06/2022

YOKIMONO JAPANESE MARKET presents a Japanese-themed market and cultural event at The Factory, Dalston, East London. YOKIMONO means ‘good things’ in Japanese. Traders will be offering; delicious Japanese food & sweets, vintage Kimono, ceramics & Kintsugi, Ukiyoe & old woodblock prints, illustrations, stationary & cards, books & comics clothing & kidswear, jewellery and  much more – all made in Japan or produced by Japanese artists in London. As well as a wide variety of market stalls, there will be performances from Japanese musicians, live demonstrations of Kimono dressing, Furoshiki eco-wrapping, and calligraphy workshops! 

05/07/2022 - 09/07/2022The Woman Who Eats Babies and other tales from Yamanashi with traditional music

05/07/2022 - 09/07/2022

Doubtful Sound presents a new theatre performance based on folktales from Yamanashi, Japan. Architects inspired by a bridge of monkeys, cursed women licking the sick, a shop keeper who hates the number four, adulterous housewives, arguing mountains, and a grave digging, dead-baby-eating woman - these are the tales of the merchant centre of Yamanashi.

06/07/2022 - 09/07/2022Don Quixote at Sadler’s Wells

06/07/2022 - 09/07/2022

Birmingham Royal Ballet are bringing their new production Don Quixote to Sadlers Wells. Japanese dancers Momoko Hirata and Miki Mizutani take the roles of Kitri and Mercedes. Book your tickets now for an explosion of Spanish sunshine,  spectacular dance and vivacious comedy.

09/07/2022A Suffolk Sakura


A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings by Emma Green from The ‘Cherry’ Ingram Blossom Residency plus launch of a new collection of Suffolk Sakura Silk Scarves from Jenny Nutbeem’s Textile & Natural Dye Residency - printed with 2022 cherry blossom gathered from trees growing at the farm. Guests of Honour: Naoko Abe & Joji Hirota. Seasonal salads and refreshments will be served. RSVP to :

16/07/2022Japan Fest - Derby


Japan Fest is a brand-new event organised by Otaku World in association with QUAD. Besides performances, film, and anime, activities will include workshops, Japanese arts and crafts plus authentic handmade food and Japanese inspired drinks. Japan Fest is open to all ages, adults, children and especially for families on a day designed to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

16/07/2022Summer Concert


UK-Japan Music Society in collaboration with St George’s Chapel Windsor Castle, presents a 30th Anniversary Summer Concert. Music by Handel, Byrd, Bach, Elgar, Kasamatsu, Stanford, Japanese songs, Reiwa Carol, and others.

21/08/2022Japanese Festival x Anime Convention


Enjoy a day fully immersed in Japanese culture in Retford, Nottinghamshire, with a wide array of activities and performances including crafts, art, food & drink, music and more!

26/08/2022 - 29/08/2022International Festival of Glass: Expanding Horizons

26/08/2022 - 29/08/2022

Four days showcasing the dynamic world of glassmaking by the world’s greatest glass artists with high-quality exhibitions, international masterclasses, artist demonstrations and presentations, including the flagship British Glass Biennale exhibition. The 2022 festival will explore contemporary glassmaking Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan.