Private View: Karen Knorr, Once Only Only Once

Sunday 20 January 2019

Karen Knorr will be showing in London at White Conduit Projects for the first time standing screens made in Japan this year from her series Monogatari, which she has worked on since 2012. Once Only Only Once was made in Kyoto in 2018 and exhibited in the Daitoku-ji complex in Obai-in temple in April 2018 as free standing Byobu screens and combined with photographs printed on rice paper.

The Importance of Cultural Diversity. A long-term comparative perspective between prehistoric Japan and Britain – with Junzo Uchiyama

Monday 21 January 2019

Focusing on cultural similarities in prehistoric Britain and Japan, this lecture will discuss the reasons why human beings have changed their lifeways throughout the history, creating cultural diversity.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 February 2019

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.

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Friday 8 February 2019

The Japan Society is pleased to offer a small group of members the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea and chat with director Keisuke Yoshida, preceding a Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme screening and Q&A of his film Thicker Than Water (2018).

Japan Society Book Club: The Gossamer Years. The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan by Michitsuna no Haha

Monday 11 February 2019

The Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian is the English translation of Kagerō Nikki (lit. the Mayfly Diary), a work of classical Japanese literature that falls under the genre of nikki bungaku or diary literature.

‘Come and Sing’ Japan Society Choral Workshop

Sunday 24 February 2019

Following a popular and successful event in 2015, the Japan Society is delighted to present ‘Come and Sing’, a second Japan Society Choral Workshop led by Jonathan Gregory, Director of the UK-Japan Choir and Orchestra and Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

Japan Securities Summit

Monday 4 March 2019

A distinguished array of speakers from the Japanese market, government and central bank will discuss the latest developments in the Japanese securities market.

Japanese Conversation Group

Tuesday 5 March 2019

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.

Japan Society Book Club: The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro by Edogawa Ranpo

Monday 11 March 2019

The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro presents four stories by Edogawa Ranpo’s recurring character, the great detective Akechi Kogoro.

Can a ‘Religion’ Be Translated as ‘Culture’? Tenrikyō’s Cultural Activities in Its Propagation in France – with Masato Kato

Monday 18 March 2019

Masato Kato is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, SOAS University of London. He received a PhD (2018) from SOAS upon completing his doctoral research on the negotiation of cultural identity of Tenrikyo in relation to its propagation in France.

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