Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Covid-19, many events are being cancelled at short notice. As such, the information presented here is not the most up to date.
Please contact the organisers of events directly to confirm if the event is planned to go ahead as scheduled.


We are pleased to announce that the Japan-UK Season of Culture will be extended until the end of 2021! Due to Covid-19, many events were postponed this year but we look forward to including many new and rescheduled events in our extended season.

Traditional Japanese sweets

Livestream: WAGASHI - Confectionery from Kyoto and Beyond

30 November 2021

Img: Painting of hands playing a flute

In Praise of Hands: Woodcuts by Naoko Matsubara, Poems by Penny Boxall

1 October 2021 - 13 March 2022

Access + Ability in the Arts, Design & Technology

5 October - 3 December 2021

Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai

BFI Japan 2021: 100 Years of Japanese Cinema

18 October - 31 December 2021
UK & Online 

Tokyo 2020 Looking Back over an aerial picture of Tokyo including national stadium

'Tokyo 2020 Looking Back' Video Series

From October 2021

Woman wrapping a bottle with a Japanese furoshiki cloth

Learn The Japanese Art of Gift Wrapping at Pantechnicon

5th & 12th December 2021


The Japan-UK Season of Culture is taking place between 2019 and 2021

Season of Culture 2019-2020

About "Season of Culture"

We are pleased to announce that the Japan-UK Season of Culture will be extended until the end of 2021!
"Japan Season of Culture", and the UK will oversee the "UK Season of Culture" in parallel.

Join Us: Season of Culture

Join Us

We are seeking proposals for a wide range of events. Find out how to register your event as part of the Season here.

FAQ: Season of Culture


Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the season can be found here.

For Schools: Season of Culture

For Schools

The Embassy offers support to teachers in the UK who would like to introduce Japan to their pupils

Events from The Season