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Japan Day

Japan Day

Japan Day is Japan Society North West’s FREE all-day festival celebrating the many fascinating aspects of Japanese culture. This year it is the turn of the large and impressive Liverpool Guild of Students to host this increasingly popular festival, which attracted nearly 2,000 people last time it was held in Liverpool at Hope University’s Creative […]

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

Tanabata is the Japanese festival that celebrates the coming together of two stars, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th month. This year, join us at Kew Gardens to enjoy workshops, activities and performances marking this ancient summer celebration. Try your hand at Japanese calligraphy […]

HYPER JAPAN Festival

HYPER JAPAN Festival

HYPER JAPAN Festival is your one-stop experience for all things Japanese this summer. Take in the festival atmosphere with family and friends, and share your passion for whichever is your favourite facet of J-culture! Enjoy the latest videogames, anime or manga, the best of everything kawaii as well as entertainment like live stage performances of […]

Japanese and English storytelling in Birmingham

Japanese and English storytelling in Birmingham

We are delighted to present Kataritetachi no Kai from the Storytellers’ Association of Japan, keeping alive the strong tradition of Japanese traditional storytelling. This is a rare appearance of Japanese storytelling in this country. Their programme includes song, dance, tandem telling, Kamishibai picture theatre and lots of audience participation. Also Momotaro song and dance, a […]

Okinawa Day 2016

Okinawa Day 2016

The Committee of Okinawa (the southernmost islands of Japan) Day is delighted to announce our annual Okinawa Day 2016 at Spitalfields, London E1 on Saturday, 25th June 2016. Okinawa Day 2015 at Spitalfields was successfully visited by over 8000 visitors and received overwhelming press coverage. Okinawa Day 2015 has also welcomed new performers, Karate group, […]

Book Launch: Biographical Portraits Vol. X

Book Launch: Biographical Portraits Vol. X

To mark the publication of Britain and Japan: Biographical Portraits Volume X, the Japan Society is holding a special book launch to mark this significant milsetone in its 125th anniversary year: ten books and nearly 600 ‘pen portraits’ of individuals and organisations who have contributed to the development of the strong relationship between Japan and […]

Japan Society Book Club: Confessions by Kanae Minato

Japan Society Book Club: Confessions by Kanae Minato

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge. After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and […]

The 16th Japanese Matsuri 2016

The 16th Japanese Matsuri 2016

1 to 2.30pm: Japan Experience corners for vistors to put on kimono, do origami, write their names in Japanese, colour in pictures from Japanese fairy tales, try fukroshiki Japanese wrapping cloth, and sample Japanese sweets. There will be an information corner on the organiser, Japanese Matsuri for Glasgow, a recognised Scottish charity (Sc034172). 2.30- 3.30pm: […]

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