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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.

PERFORMANCE: Satoko Fujii Trio North American Tour / Philadelphia, PA; Cambridge, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA

09/15/2018 - 10/08/2018

Satoko Fujii Trio is touring various cities in North America this fall. Critics and fans alike hail pianist and composer Satoko Fujii as one of the most original voices in jazz today. This tour is supported by the Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists.

The concert takes place on September 25 at House Gallery 1816, 1816 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, on September 26 at the Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139, on September 29 at IBeam, 168 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, and on October 4 at the World Stage, 4321 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, NY 90008. For more details, please visit the artist's website.

[Image: Photo by Mai Kawai]

EXHIBITION: Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace / Boston, MA

08/11/2018 - 10/31/2018

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy welcomes to Boston and Brookline Fujiko Nakaya’s first extended citywide exhibition of multiple “fog sculptures,” marking her five decade career with works at five sites along the historic urban parks that link more than a dozen neighborhoods, and provide a natural, recreational and cultural conduit for the community. This exhibition is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

This exhibition takes place from August 11 to October 31 at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, 125 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. For more details, please visit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s website.

[Image: Rendering - Fog x Island, island fog on Leverett Pond, Brookline, MA. Courtesy Fujiko Nakaya. Courtesy Processart Inc]

EXHIBITION: Ayomi Yoshida / Houston, TX

07/28/2018 - 01/13/2019

 Artist Ayomi Yoshida’s site-specific, large-scale installation will be on view. Building on her background in woodblock print medium, this artwork investigates time, natural cycles, sensory memory, and nostalgia. This exhibition is supported through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition is on view from July 28 2018 through January 13 2019 at Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX 77004.  For details, please visit Asia Society Texas Center's website.  

[Photo Courtesy of Asia Society]

EXHIBITION: Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927) / New London, CT

06/16/2018 - 10/14/2018

Featuring over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints by artist Tsukioka Kogyo along with several masks, this exhibition explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh theater at the turn of the 20th century. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This exhibition is on view from June 16 through October 14 at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320.

[Image: Kumasaka (Kumasaka the Robber), 1897 from Nogaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Dramas), woodblock print, 15 x 10 in. Collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst.]

EXHIBITION: Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools / Brockton, MA

06/02/2018 - 10/28/2018

This exhibition demonstrates the beauty of design and use in Japanese cooking and reveals the artistry of craftsmanship in such tools as knives, whisks, ceramic kama, and other important items. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from July 2 through October 28 at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

[Image: Chopstick Rests (Hashi-oki), Origami Crane (Orizuru), Photo Credit: Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer]

EXHIBITION: Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture / Hamilton, NJ

05/06/2018 - 03/17/2019

This show is an extensive survey of work by Japanese artist Masayuki Koorida in his first major exhibition in the United States. It will include large scale works in granite and marble as well as small playful works in stainless steel and cast acrylic, and new drawings. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 6, 2018 through March 17, 2019 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

[Image: Masayuki Koorida, Light-Twin, 2014, stainless steel, 11.02 x 18.11 x 11.42 inches, Collection of the Artist]

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