Theatre & Music

Canary English Rakugo Company: English Rakugo at St Peter's Chaplaincy

1 September 2019

St Peter's House Chaplaincy, Manchester

English Rakugo at St Peter's Chaplaincy presented by Kanariya Eiraku (Sudo Tatsuya), a performer of English Rakugo.

Academia & Science

Cardiff University Japanese Education Seminar

3 September 2019

Cardiff University School of Modern Languages

Cardiff University Japanese Education Seminar - "Language Education and Identity of Children Who Move Locations"...

Theatre & Music

Emily – an English-language Noh

4 - 6 September 2019

Tara Theatre, London

Emily is an English-language piece written in the stately form of Japanese Noh theatre, a beguiling combination of mask, dance and chant.


Deloitte Japanese Business Dinner

5 September 2019

HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester

This is the flagship Japanese business dinner held annually to celebrate the UK & Japan business links in Manchester.


Joint Lunch with the JCCI: The UK-Japan 21st Century Group’s 36th Annual Meeting

5 September 2019

National Liberal Club, London

The 21st Century Group is a non-Governmental forum. It was set up in 1984 to help cement closer links between British and Japanese politicians, business and media figures, and academics....

Art & Design

Land of the Rising Cat – Japanese Prints and Kawaii Cat Crafts Sales Exhibition

6 – 27 September 2019

Sway Gallery London, London

Sway Gallery London is proud to present an exciting, 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up, introducing over 200 items, including collectables, kawaii crafts and folk toys, artworks, as well as Japanese woodblock prints!

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Will Adams Festival

7 September 2019

Gillingham Park, Medway

At the festival you will experience both maritime history and Japanese culture in the 17th and the 21st century.

Art & Design

Saori Freestyle Weaving Workshops

10 & 11 September 2019

Craft Central, London

The Japan Society is delighted to present Saori freestyle weaving workshop, led by Janine, who has kindly offered these workshops to Japan Society members at a significantly discounted price. During this special three-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the intuitive art of Saori weaving...

Art & Design


10 - 21 September 2019

Leyden Gallery, London

The Leyden Gallery will hold a solo exhibition of the works of two Japanese artists, Jun Nishizaki and Hirofumi Kawamura.

Academia & Science

Plea Bargains – Japan’s approach to corporate crime, similar to DPAs?

11 September 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Following the introduction of the Japanese “plea bargaining” system last year, Japanese prosecutors began to pursue white-collar crimes. The new system allows them to secure the cooperation of companies and gather evidence to prosecute individuals.....

Theatre & Music

Noh X Contemporary Music

12 September 2019

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London

Ryoko Aoki studied Shite-kata (lead role performance) with the Kanze school of Noh, and she is currently working with contemporary composers to create and perform new works that use “Utai” (recitation) ...


Anime’s Human Machines

12 - 30 September 2019

Barbican Centre, London

Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological change.

Theatre & Music

“The Wings” Concert in London

14 September 2019

St. John’s Wood Church, London

“The Wings” is a male choir formed by old boys and limited students of Waseda University Chor Flügel in Tokyo, Japan.

Art & Design


14 - 29 September 2019

Yorkshire Hub, Leeds

Kuroko is a group exhibition of artists based in UK and Japan working in sculpture. The exhibition is supported and presented by Index Festival Leeds, the artist led fringe festival during the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019.

Academia & Science

The Art of Culinary Diplomacy in the Mid-19th Century. Britain and Japan at the Table

16 September 2019

The Swedenborg Society, London

National food and cuisine are important aspects of cultural diplomacy and hospitality. Celebratory banquets and feasts have always been part of the life of politicians, ambassadors, and monarchs, who often share delicacies and elaborate dishes representing national culinary excellence while discussing political matters and international affairs...

Art & Design

Museum of the Moon - coinciding with Tsukimi

16 September - 6 October 2019

Derby Cathedral, Derby

Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones and it will be with us from Monday 16 September to Sunday 6 October.

Academia & Science

Re-Inventing Modernity: Franco-Scottish Encounters With Japan

17 September 2019

Alliance française de Glasgow, Glasgow

A one-day event including a conference with participants from Scotland, France and Japan, ....

Art & Design

Ikebana Demonstration led by Three Masters of the Ohara School

17 September 2019

Farm Street Church, London

The three masters of the Ohara School will present a two-hour show of wonderful arrangements and give their personal insights into the art of Ikebana.

Art & Design


17 September - 3 November 2019

Upfront Gallery, Cumbria

Sumi-e, suiboku-ga and photographs of a journey around Japan visiting beautiful and mysterious Shinto shrines....

Art & Design

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Woodblock Prints from the Ashmolean Museum

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

Giant spiders, dancing skeletons, winged goblins and hordes of ghostly warriors are among the subjects depicted in this display of striking 19th century woodblock prints, drawn from the Ashmolean Museum’s rich collection of Japanese art.

Art & Design

Powerful Nature: Inspiring Japanese Art and Culture

20 September 2019 - 26 January 2020

Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby

An exhibition of Japanese watercolours and prints from Derby Museums’ own collection, including works made by two of Japan’s most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (c.1760-1849) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858).


JAEFF 2019: Nation

20 - 22 September 2019

Barbican Centre, London

JAEFF 2019: Nation will examine national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history in Japan with a programme of classic avant-garde cinema and contemporary experimental short form film.

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Japanese Season of Culture at Chichester College: Rugby World cup Opening ceremony at Chichester college

20 September - 2 November 2019

Chichester College campus, Chichester

Chichester College will hold several Japa related events throughout 2019 and 2020.

Art & Design

The Big Draw Japan 2019

22 September 2019

Kyoto Botanical Gardens, Kyoto, Japan

The Big Draw Festival, founded in the UK, takes place every year and, since its launch in October 2000, this annual, international celebration of drawing, which brings people together under the banner ‘drawing is a universal language’, takes place in over 25 countries, involves over 1000 events and has encouraged over 4 million people back to the drawing board.

Academia & Science

Over Here, Over There

26 - 29 September 2019

The Settlement at Castle Hill, Cumbria

A festival in conjunction with Maryport Maritime Museum celebrating migration in Victorian Maryport.

Theatre & Music

An Introduction to Japanese Kagura

28 September 2019

The British Library, London

Join us for a lecture from Terence Lancashire of Osaka Ohtani University on Kagura, before enjoying a performance in the Entrance Hall....

Theatre & Music

Daito Kagura Performance

28 September 2019

The British Library, London

See a traditional Japanese theatrical dance and music performance....

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Japan Matsuri 2019

29 September 2019

Trafalgar Square, London

Stage performances, family activities, martial arts and Japanese food stalls.

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Bridge Together Project

September 2019 - August 2020

Various Location

The program aims to introduce the beauty of Japanese culture and attract people from all over the world to Japan. Having overseas visitors helps support people who suffered from the earthquakes in Tohoku and Kumamoto prefecture. This is a cultural program for creating a better Olympic legacy for 2020.


JET programme returnees reception

27 September 2019

Asia House, London

Following the career fair organised by JETAA, it aims for returnees to network with alumini and other guests in Japan-related organisations.

Art & Design

Inside/Out: Jiro Takamatsu and Keiji Uematsu in conversation

30 September - 29 November 2019

Royal Society of Sculptors, London

This exhibition of work by Jiro Takamatsu (1936-1998) and Keiji Uematsu (b.1947) will bring post-war Japanese sculpture associated with the influential Mono-Ha (School of Things) to a wider audience.

Art & Design

Lifelines: the Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

16 April – 6 October 2019

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, Oxford

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable artistic career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese print artist based in Canada. 40 joyful woodcuts created over six decades demonstrate the remarkable innovation and variety of her work.

Art & Design


15 June - 6 October 2019

The Heong Gallery, Cambridge

Demonstrating Yoko Ono’s use of the ‘sky’ since the early 1960s, the exhibition Sky Pieces will fill The Heong Gallery with pieces of the sky, featuring over thirty works, ...

Art & Design

Solo Exhibition by Nobuko Tsuchiya at Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

22 June - 29 September 2019

The White Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Nobuko Tsuchiya uses a variety of media to create imaginative sculptures that evoke an arresting narrative quality. Her work incorporates found household objects including mop buckets, table legs, rags and plastic tubing....

Art & Design

Visitors by Ushiki Masanori

5 July - 2 September 2019

Pocko Gallery, London

Visitors is an ongoing series of portrait characters by Ushiki Masanori who is regarded as a cult figure in the art world of Japan and much like his predecessors, Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami, Ushiki’s aesthetic centres around diverse themes of childhood and contemporary media.

Art & Design

“A Secret Beauty: The Spirit of Japanese Makie”
The Lacquer Works of Koyanagi Tanekuni.

11 July - 21 September 2019

Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

The artist’s first exhibition outside Japan of Lacquer works by the contemporary craftsman Koyanagi Tanekuni in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.

Art & Design

The Chief, The Missionary, His Wife & Her Brother

13 July - 2 November 2019

Hertford Museum, Hertford

Discover the amazing family of the Hertford Museum founders and their fascinating lives amongst the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, North Japan......

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Pure Land Japanese Garden - lantern-lit evening garden

3 August - 29 September 2019

Pure Land Japanese Garden, Nottinghamshire

In the present day, the traditional Japanese lantern-lit evening garden is increasingly rare even within Japan, and Pure Land Japanese Garden is the only place in Europe where one may take part in this beautiful experience.

Art & Design

Anno's Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

22 August – 27 October 2019

Japan House London

This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his picture books, with few or no words, published from the late 1960s onwards....

Art & Design

Impressions of Tokyo

28 August – 2 September 2019

The Former Newington Library, London

'Impressions of Tokyo' is a culmination of three years of work based around what has now become his iconic style.


University of Oxford Internships and Work Placements in Japan

Until December 2020

The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is currently running a campaign to expand the number of intern host companies and organisations in Japan.

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