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CULTURAL EVENT: Baltimore Japan Art Festival / Baltimore, MD

09/28/2018 - 09/29/2018

This annual event showcases Japanese culture through traditional and contemporary art, film, music and food. Featured guest and illustrator Yusuke Nakamura will hold a lecture with a Q&A session and a reception featuring his original work titled Blue | Now | New. Other events include a Japanese short film festival, and an outdoor festival that features all-ages educational workshops, games and more. This event is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This event takes place from September 28 through 29 at Station North Arts District, Baltimore, MD.  For more details, please visit Baltimore Japan Art Festival 2018's website.

EXHIBITION: When East Meets West - Three Centuries of Artistic Discourse / Atlanta, GA

09/28/2018 - 12/09/2018

This exhibition will illustrate the rich cross-cultural influences between Japan, European and American artists from the late 17th to 19th century. Works include numerous examples of Japanese porcelain from the late John Lesh Jacobs Collection drawn from the permanent collections of Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art and the High Museum. These works will be juxtaposed against exquisite examples of Meissen porcelain from the Warda Stout Collection, borrowed from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. This exhibition is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition takes place from September 28 through December 9 at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4 Lowry Hall 3rd Floor 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.  For more details, please visit Oglethorpe University Museum Art's website.

EXHIBITION: Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life - / New York, NY

09/27/2018 - 12/12/2018

The Japan Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition, "Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life", which showcases some of the unique practices for tackling disaster-related issues with the use of creative design and innovative ideas. Examples from Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand are introduced. This exhibition is co-organized with Parsons School of Design, The New School, in cooperation with Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO) and Plus Arts.

This exhibition takes place from September 27 through December 12 at Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center/Parsons School of Design in The New School at 66 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011. For more details, please visit Parson's website.

PERFORMANCE: Chichinagami Shinbu In the Light of the Full Moon / Honolulu, HI


This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants who arrived in Hawai'i. In tribute to the special date, the Gannenmono in Concert series will feature unique collaborations between local and Japanese artists that highlight distinct narratives within Japanese immigration history. For Chichinagami Shinbu, Kazue Higa, founder of Ryuseikai Honryu Ryūkyū Dance School in Okinawa—and Atsuko Tamagusuku, founder of the Udui Fukura Okinawan Dance School—join the Ukwanshin Kabudan, a Ryukyu performing arts troupe based in Hawai`i, to present traditional and original performances. There will be one more performance associated with the 150th Gannenmono in Concert in November. This event is supported by the Performing Arts Japan program.

This performance takes place on September 24, 7 PM, at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814. For more details, please visit Honolulu Museum of Art's website.

EXHIBITION: Hello from Japan! / Chattanooga, TN

09/22/2018 - 01/06/2019

Children and families will have fun learning about life in present-day Japan in this playful, highly immersive exhibit. Families will be transported to two distinct areas of Tokyo that exist side by side: a super cute kawaii streetscape and a peaceful Shinto shrine park area. This exhibition is supported through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition takes place from September 22, 2018 through January 6, 2019 at Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402. For more details, please visit Creative Discovery Museum's website.

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