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Kew’s Heritage Trees: private tour with artist Masumi Yamanaka

Kew’s Heritage Trees: private tour with artist Masumi Yamanaka

Japan Society members are invited to a private tour of Kew’s Heritage Trees: Paintings by Masumi Yamanaka, in the company of the artist. This exhibition brings together 40 paintings of rare trees – superlative specimens, each with their own unique value – by Yamanaka, one of Kew’s resident botanical artists. Kew boasts trees that are […]

British Kendama Open

British Kendama Open

The British Open championships for the Japanese skill-toy. Kendama is deceptively simple, highly addictive, and great fun. Come along and have a go, join in, or just watch the pros battle it out for the title. Several different divisions, and fun games too. Saturday is an outdoor « Social day », with the main competition […]

Japanese for Juniors: Learn Japanese through Stamp-Making!

Japanese for Juniors: Learn Japanese through Stamp-Making!

Have you or your children ever wanted to study Japanese but were unsure where to start? Why not learn a little Japanese together while learning all about Japanese stamps and having a go at making your own! Personal seals and stamps (hanko) are an important part of Japanese culture, found everywhere from business to art. […]

Japan Day 2015

Japan Day 2015

Japan Day is an annual event organised to raise money for Helping Hands for Japan, a disaster relief non-profit organisation, as well as to share particular aspects of Japanese culture with our local community. The day will involve performances by Taiko drummers, demonstrations of aikido, an idol dance group, yosakoi dancers and a sword troupe, […]

London K-Drama Screenings

London K-Drama Screenings

This is the first joint event between the Korean Cultural Centre UK and London Korean Drama Club to introduce pilot episodes of newly broadcast K-dramas to UK audiences. The selection for this coming year will cover a broad spectrum to appeal to all, as well as allowing innovations in the K-drama industry to be showcased. […]

Japanese Conversation Group

Japanese Conversation Group

Standard Admission £5.50 (£1 Discount for: Japan Society members/ Students/ Regulars) 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. They begin at 6.30pm with a pay-as-you-go bar, and finish around 11.00pm. […]

Sketches from the Poem Road (after Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North)

Sketches from the Poem Road (after Basho’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North)

Collaborative exhibition of drawings and poems by Isao Miura & Chris Beckett, exploring the legacy of Matsuo Basho’s masterpiece Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North), its enduring power as a model of travel-writing, and the influence of haibun and haiku in British poetry today. Isao Miura is a painter & sculptor […]

The 14th Hina Matsuri 2015

The 14th Hina Matsuri 2015

There will be ‘Japanese Experience’ corners from 1:00pm with kimono, origami, Japanese calligraphy and Japanese sweets. Then performances from 2:30pm, including Taiko (Japanese drumming) by local children and adults, and the singing of Japanese songs. The event is free for all, regardless of their backgrounds. Free admission Date: 28 February 2015, 1pm – 3.30pm Venue: […]

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