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Japan Conference: Crosscurrents of Courtly Exchange

In collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Buckingham Palace, London, seen across Green Park c. 1911 RCIN 702798
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Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
By car

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By train

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Both stations are a short walk (less than 10 minutes) to the Castle but from Riverside station you will need to walk up a steep hill. 

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By coach / bus

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  • Route 702 runs from near Victoria Station in central London
  • Route 703 runs from Heathrow Terminal 5

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  • Windsor Castle
  • Daily (Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023 - Wednesday, 15 Feb 2023)
  • 10:00 – 17:00
  • In-person attendance to the conference is £60.00 - Sold out
    Online only access costs £15.00
  • Booking essential.

Exploring themes of courtly gift-giving and cultural diplomacy, this two-day international conference examines exchanges between the British and Japanese royal and imperial families from 1600 to the present. Experts from Japan and Europe will present papers on 400 years of diplomatic, artistic and cultural interaction, in conjunction with the exhibition Japan: Courts & Culture at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

The conference includes a private visit to the State Apartments at Windsor Castle, an evening reception at Japan House London, and a private evening view of Japan: Courts & Culture ​at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.

Online only tickets are also available for delegates who cannot attend in person but wish to participate in the conference. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the event. Please note that the online only tickets do not allow access to Windsor Castle or The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.  

Held in collaboration with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and with the generous support of Japan House London and the Toshiba International Foundation.

Related exhibition
Japan: Courts and Culture

An exhibition on arts and relations that have flowed between Japan and the British Royal Families

Further Information

Programme of Events

Speaker Biographies and Abstracts

Digital Only Ticket - Programme of Events