Edo Castle: The Glittering World of the Shogun’s Court

Our next event:

A talk by best-selling author Lesley Downer.

This show is sponsored by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

In association with JET Alumni Association NW we present:

“The Shogun’s Court”.

Saturday 18th May 2024 at 2:00 PM.

The Adelphi Hotel, Empire Suite

Edo Castle was Japan’s Versailles, from where the shoguns governed Japan for 250 years.

I will take my audience on a guided tour back in time and reveal the secrets of the outer and middle palaces and the mysterious ‘Great Interior’, where the shogun’s 3000 women lived lives of cloistered luxury.
I will also talk about the westerners who visited Edo Castle and recorded their impressions, first a succession of Dutch merchants and then the American Townsend Harris who visited in 1858. Finally in 1868 Emperor Meiji entered Edo Castle and it became the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Held in person and also shared online on Zoom.

Adelphi Hotel.
Ranelagh St, Liverpool, L3 5UL

£9 for Members and £13 for non-Members.

Tea and Coffee included.

Put the date in your diaries now!

To book your place, get in touch at events@jsnw.org.uk.

You can bring one of her books, which she has agreed to sign. Also, she will be bringing a few copies of her new book to sell as well.

JSNW x KENJI at Trafford Centre

KENJI invites you all to their GRAND OPENING event for their new Trafford Centre store on Saturday the 16th of March, 11am – 9pm!

We’re excited to announce that from 11am – 1pm on the day, Japan Society North West will be hosting THREE events in store: An Origami Station, Calligraphy Station AND a ‘Write your Name’ in Katakana Station on the First Floor!  

Alongside this, there will be a live DJ in store all day, PLUS the first 100 customers to spend over £10 will receive a FREE GOODY BAG!

AND if that’s not all, there will also be in-store exclusive discounts on the day!

Find KENJI on the Upper Level of Regent Crescent, next door to the new M&S! Make sure you join us and we can’t wait to see you there!

The Trafford Centre is off J9 and J10 of the M60 in Manchester. Address here

Spring Sale! New Member Discount for 2024

20% off all memberships until May 6th 2024!

Go to https://jsnw.org.uk/membership/ to take advantage of this offer, or get in touch at membership@jsnw.org.uk.

Online applications and membership forms received before May 6th 2024 will be eligible for 20% off: including Individual, Joint, Student and Corporate.

Membership gives you 4 newsletters a year, plus the Member’s Rate to many of our events, and allows you to take part in our Annual General Meeting.