Art & Design

Meiji at 150: Meiji Japan and Victorian Britain in dialogue

27 January 2018, London

In January 1868 the Tokugawa Shogunate, who had controlled Japan for two hundred and thirty years relinquished power to the fifteen-year-old Emperor, now known posthumously as the Emperor Meiji. On this, the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the Meiji Restoration, the Victorian Society and the Japan Society are coming together to discuss how life in both Japan and the West changed during the Emperor Meiji’s reign which coincided, almost exactly, with the second half of Queen Victoria’s reign and Edward VII’s subsequent monarchy.


We are delighted to welcome a distinguished line up of speakers to present papers as part of this one-day seminar. The day will be bookended by scene-setting talks, and will include panels each considering the subject from a different perspective.


£65 including buffet lunch and tea/coffee


Booking essential

Booking deadline: Wednesday 24 January 2018


To book, please download the booking form here and submit by post to: The Victorian Society, 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT
by email to:


Please note that tickets are booked directly with the Victorian Society.

27 January 2018, 10am to 5.30pm (Doors open at 9.30am)

The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT

The Japan Society