After Hours: Japan

Poster for Japan After Hours.


Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the
future  Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities.


After Hours: Japan
Friday 5th November 2021, 5.00pm -8.00pm at the Ashmolean Museum.

Register here for a free ticket.


Japan encompasses many different contributions to the world - and this is reflected in the diverse ways in which it is studied and researched at Oxford. The arts and culture, alongside the rich histories, literatures and languages of Japan, will feature as part of a wide-reaching cultural festival in late 2021, led by the University of Oxford as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme.

Bringing together artists and performers based both in the UK and in Japan, the events series will engage the wider public through public events, grounded in collaboration. This festival will both showcase the work of creative performers and artists and reach diverse large audiences in Oxford; it will also have a global reach where the material goes online. We will connect with key organisations and artists as we bring together and celebrate the arts and culture of Japan.


An exciting ‘after hours’ programme of activities at the Ashmolean Museum showcasing the diverse range of researchers and performers who are connected to Japan. Come and try your hand at woodcut printing, or why not learn some Japanese? Listen to the performers in the central atrium and connect with new and interesting aspects of Japan.


Find out more about the Japan 2021 – Humanities Cultural Programme here.