Main Menu
UPDATED 2017-6-23 12:03:00

Bus Tour to Nikko:
Former British Embassy Villa, Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum and Nikko Toshogu Shrine

The Society has arranged a day trip to Nikko.
Participants will visit the former British Embassy villa by Lake Chuzenji and the Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum, where Isabella Bird stayed in 1878; she later wrote about her stay in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.
We will also have a guided tour of Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage Site, where we will see the renovated Yomeimon Gate (a National Treasure) and participate in a prayer session in the special Shogun’s Room.

If you would like to join this tour, please register your name and telephone number with the JBS Secretariat no later than 31st July. (We need a minimum of 25 participants. Coach travel will be arranged through Hankyu Kotsusha.)

Date: Friday, 1st September (0830-1930)
Place: Nikko
Price: Members JPY13,500, Guests JPY14,500
(incl. Tokyo-Nikko return by coach, lunch, admission fees to the former British Embassy Villa, Kanaya Cottage Inn Museum, Nikko Toshogu Shrine, and a souvenir)



UPDATED 2017-5-29 15:05:12

JBS member Ms Sakura Aoyama, a jewellery adviser, will give a lecture on early 20th-century fashion and jewellery, as seen in the popular TV drama series Downton Abbey.
Before the lecture, participants will have lunch at the Ogasawara Hakushakutei Restaurant, which used to be the residence of Count Nagayoshi Ogasawara, a JBS members in the early 20th century. Please note that as space is limited, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Date: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Time: 1200-1500 (doors open at 1145)
Place: Ogasawara Hakushakutei Restaurant
http://www.ogasawaratei.com/ogasawara/
Price: Members JPY12,500, Guests JPY15,500 (includes course lunch and lecture)



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:24:56

Pursuant to Article 14 (Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting) and 15 (Convocation) of the Constitution, the Society will hold a General Meeting on Monday, 26th June at Conference Square M+ in Marunouchi. After the official business, a cocktail party will be held.

Date & Time: Monday, 26th June, 1900
Place: Conference Square M+

Documents concerning the General Meeting have been sent by post to individual members, who are requested to complete and return the Attendance Notice to the JBS Secretariat by 20th June. In the case of Corporate Members, only one set of documents has been sent to the contact person on record.



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:24:14

Members had another opportunity to attend the Epsom Cup Race held annually to commemorate the partnership between Epsom Race Course in the UK and Tokyo Race Course.
Participants watched the horseracing from a VIP guest room.

Date & Time: Sunday, 11th June 2017, 1100-1600
Place: Tokyo Horse Race Track VIP Room
Dress: smart casual/gentlemen should wear jackets
Price: Members JPY8,000 (includes lunch, wine, coffee/tea and cake)



UPDATED 2017-5-1 10:23:45

The Junior Group held a Bonsai Workshop on 27th May.
After the brief lecture on Bonsai basics, we made our own Bonsai!

Date: Saturday, 27th May 2017
Time: 1400-1600 (doors open at 1345)
Place: JBS Office meeting room
Price: Junior Members JPY2,500、Members JPY3,000、Guests JPY3,500



UPDATED 2017-4-6 12:25:04

The Junior Group held an Ohanami party on 7th April.

Date: Friday, 7th April 2017
Time: 1900-2100 (Doors open at 1845)
Price: Junior members & students JPY3,500, Members JPY4,000, Guests JPY5,000



UPDATED 2017-3-24 10:52:19

We visited Yokohama Museum on May 19th to view the exhibition “The Elegant Other: Cross-cultural Encounters in Fashion and Art”; the visit also featured a lecture and tea and cakes after the gallery tour.

Date: Friday, 19th May 2017
Time: 1300-1530
Place: Yokohama Museum
Price: Members JPY3,800, Guests JPY4,300 (incl. museum ticket, tea/coffee and cakes)



UPDATED 2017-3-24 10:50:57

This year’s welcome party for new members again was held at THE FooTNik, a British pub in Ebisu.

Date: Monday, 24th April 2017
Time: 1900-2100 (Doors open at 1845)
Place: THE FooTNik Ebisu
 http://www.footnik.net/index.php/english/location/
Price: Members JPY3,300, New Members (joining between April 2016-March 2017) JPY 2,800
Price includes nibbles and one drink



UPDATED 2017-2-27 10:41:34

The Society held a whisky tasting event with the kind co-operation of Helmsdale, a pub in Hiroo. Participants tasted 6 Scotch whiskies and hear a presentation (in English) by Mr Robert Stockwell of Diageo Moet Hennessy.
Participants enjoyed Scottish smoked salmon, Scotch eggs, haggis, kippers, fish & chips, etc after the lecture.
Featured whiskies: Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Cragganmore, Talisker, Ardbeg

Date: Saturday, 1st April 2017
Time: 1600-1850 (door opens at 1545)
Place: Helmsdale Tokyo (7-13-12 2F Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku)
Price: Members JPY6,000, guests JPY7,000 (incl. 6 whiskies, buffet dinner, dinner drinks and a small present)



UPDATED 2017-2-27 10:40:57

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a UK hand embroidery school that was founded in 1872. JBS member Ms Emi Nimura is the only RSN tutor teaching in Japan.
Here needlework four-leaf clover was used as an important motif in the NHK morning drama series “Beppin-san”, and she demonstrated how it is made in the E-Television programme “Suteki-ni handmade”.
Participants in our workshop learned traditional stitch techniques and make a four-leaf clover pattern on a handkerchief.

Date: Monday, 27th March 2017
Time: 1300-1500 (doors open at 1245)
Place: JBS Secretariat office meeting room
Price: Members JPY5,000



(1) 2 3 4 ... 7 »

© The Japan-British Society