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LANGUAGE: Travel Japanese at Anime Fest @ New York Comic Con / New York, NY


The popular and practical Japanese course "Travel Japanese" is back! This time, the venue will be the Academy Stage at Anime Fest @ New York Comic Con, the largest pop culture convention on the East Coast.  

This event takes place on October 6, 11am at the Academy Stage in Pier 94, 711 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019. For more details, please visit Anime Fest @ New York Comic Con’s website.

LANGUAGE: Manga + Translation 101 by Dr. Mari Morimoto / New York, NY


Interested in what goes on behind-the-scene of manga translation? Don't miss our special evening with Dr. Mari Morimoto, one of the foremost manga translators in North America. Session 1 ,“Manga in Japan and in the US 101”, will briefly trace the history and evolution of manga in Japan and its path across the Pacific as well as exploring the cultural differences between the two countries through manga. Session 2, “Manga + Translation 101”, will focus on the act of translation itself and provide a deeper understanding of this craft through her personal experiences of working with renowned manga titles. The lecture will be in English. Space is limited and RSVP is required. 

This lecture takes place on October 2, 6:30pm at the Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. For more details, please visit the Japanese-Language Education page in Japan Foundation New York’s website.

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.

[Image: artwork by Yusuke Nakamura]

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.

[Image: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), Chilly: the appearance of a concubine of the Bunka era, 1888 Woodblock print on paper]

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.

[Image: "Lost Homes" Model, Osamu Tsukihashi, Courtesy KIITO]

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