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Exhibition: Lessons from Recovery: the Great East Japan Earthquake/ New York, NY

01/28/2016 - 02/23/2016

For the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, this exhibition at the Nippon Gallery documents the recovery effort in the disaster stricken area.
This event is nominally supported by the Japan Foundation, New York.

Image: Children learning hands on at the Solar Agripark (Fukushima) ©Yuki Iwanami

Exhibition: Samurai: The Way of the Warrior / Sarasota, FL

01/15/2016 - 04/17/2016

Drawn from the rich and varied Japanese collection of the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy, this evocative exhibition at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art features some 70 exquisite objects related to the legendary Samurai warrior. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Suit of armor / Watashiro kebiki odoshi tachi-dō tosei gusoku. Haruta School (helmet); Unkai School (hanbō). Steel, brass, gilded copper, horn, wood, leather, laquer, silk, silk brocade. First half of the 18th century.]

Exhibition: World Heritage Sites in Japan / Valdosta, GA

01/11/2016 - 02/23/2016

This photo exhibit at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, on loan from The Japan Foundation, showcases historical and cultural sites in Japan designated as World Heritage by UNESCO. All photos are taken by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi.

For details regarding the Japanese World Heritage photography and their loans, please click here.

[Image: Horyu¡¾ji Temple , Nara © Kazuyoshi Miyoshi / PPS.]

Film: Seijun Suzuki Retrospective / Washington, DC; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Toronto, Canada; Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, Canada; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; Philadelphia, PA

10/09/2015 - 04/16/2016

In a career spanning nearly five decades, Seijun Suzuki amassed a body of work ranging from B movie potboilers to beguiling metaphysical mysteries. He remains a cult figure outside of Japan and has influenced a number of contemporary directors, such as Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-wai, and Quentin Tarantino. This is the first retrospective of the filmmaker’s work in North America.

Tour Schedule
October 9 – December 20: Freer and Sackler Galleries (Washington, DC)
October 9 – November 18: Austin Film Society (Austin, TX)
November 6 – November 17: Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
November 14 – December 19: Cleveland Cinematheque (Cleveland, OH)
November 20 – December 7: Belcourt Theatre (Nashville, TN)
December 2 & 3: Japan Information Cultural Center (Washington, DC)
December 30, 2015  – January 21, 2016: Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington, NY)

January 1 – Jannuary 31: Trylon Microcinema (Minneapolis, MN)
January 2 – February 3: Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, IL)
January 30 – April 2: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, CANADA)
February 5 – March 13: UCLA Film and Television Archive (Los Angeles, CA)
February 20 – March 12: Vancouver Cinematheque (Vancouver, CANADA)
February 17 – March 16 : Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)
April 2 - April 16: International House Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
April 9 - April 30: Grand Illusion Cinema (Seattle, WA)
April 13 - May 11: Northwest Film Forum (seattle, WA)
May 13 - May 30: Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA)
May 18 - June 2: Brattle Theatre (Cambridge, MA)

(Dates are subject to change.)

This traveling retrospective is co-organized by the Japan Foundation and the participating venues.

[Image: Kagero-za © 1981 presented by LittleMore Co., Ltd.]

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