The Japan Society Christmas party is held in 2013 on the 400th anniversary, to the day, of the departure of The Clove from Japan.
John Saris and his crew returned to this country with gifts from the Shogun to King James and an official Vermilion Seal Letter (shuinjô) granting the English permission to live and trade throughout Japan. This year we are delighted to welcome delegates from Shizuoka City as special guests for the evening. The Mayor of Shizuoka will attend alongside Mr Tsunenari Tokugawa, the 18th generation head of the Tokugawa family and a direct descendant of Shoguns Ieyasu and Hidetada, the rulers whom John Saris met in 1613.
The evening will include a demonstration of hand-rolled tea and an exhibition of other crafts from Shizuoka.
The party is for Japan Society members and guests and attendance is : £17
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Held in association with: Embassy of Japan, Japan Centre