This calendar has been established to keep people up to date on new and upcoming Japan-related cultural events in the UK.

If you are organising a suitable event that you would like to see listed on this calendar, please get in touch with us here.

(Note: The Embassy of Japan does not accept any responsibility for the events registered, or any loss or damage resulting from the events registered in the calendar or from any reliance placed on the information in the Events Calendar. With the exception of those events with explicit support of the Embassy of Japan, the inclusion of an event in the Events Calendar does not amount to an endorsement by the Embassy of Japan or the Government of Japan of any event or organisation.


Due to the ongoing concerns surrounding Corvid-19, some events are being cancelled at short notice. As such, the information presented here may not be the most up to date. We suggest that you contact the organisers of events directly to confirm if the event is planned to go ahead as scheduled.



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Season of Culture




9 July 2020

Travel the world with Anno Mitsumasa in this online tour of Japan House London’s first 3D virtual exhibition ‘Anno’s Journey: The World of Anno Mitsumasa......more>>



15, 29 July & 12 August 2020


Due to the high demand following the recent series of drawing demonstrations held in May and June 2020, Japan House London continues to look deeper into the art of manga and is delighted to welcome internationally renowned manga-ka Kubo Kiriko to lead a special series of free online masterclasses......more>>




14 July 2020


Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. A source of shame in Japan for many years, the fabrics are now highly prized and can fetch significant sums.......more>>



8 July 2020


The activities of the Japan Society are made possible thanks to the support of its members. This event is free of charge and open to all. We realise that this is a difficult time for many people.....more>>



14 July 2020


Our focus on 14 July is the arts world in Japan and the UK, when Japan Society Chairman, Bill Emmott, will be joined by Mami Kataoka, Director of Mori Art Museum, and Rebecca Salter, President of the Royal Academy of Arts.......more>>



13 July 2020

The Naoki prize winning novel The Little House is introduced from the perspective of Taki, written as a memoire as the protagonist reflects on her nostalgic memories of a house she once served as a maid at......more>>

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