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Weaving Japanese Sounds Annual Concert

07/10/2009

This will be the 5th installment of Weaving Japanese Sounds concert series which present a wide spectrum of Japanese contemporary music in a casual and accessible setting to American audiences. This year's concert will feature a small ensemble of four musicians (violin, cello, clarinet and piano.) The program will feature the works by NY-based Japanese composers Yuzuru Sadashige and Hiroya Miura as well as Mikiko Kinoshita, Karen Tanaka, Kanako Okamoto, Shin-ichiro Ikebe, and Toshio Hosokawa.

Fusako Kuyama "Art of Integration"

07/08/2009 - 07/21/2009

The World of Integration, the latest exhibition of forty-six works by the novel, spiritual artist Fusako Kuyama will be presented at The Nippon Club. Fusako Kuyama is known for her use of the motifs of water and air in her works. Her inspiration springs from nature and the environment found in places where she has traveled and lived in Europe, Africa, North and South America. Having grown up in the Japanese culture, she has studied Western art, Japanese art, Zen garden design, and spirituality. She integrates these with her world experience, perspectives, and inner spirit expressing them on the washi panels to offer a world sense of healing and serenity.

Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Film

06/30/2009 - 07/12/2009

Japan Cuts was unleashed in 2007 as part of Japan Society’s centennial celebration. Now in its third year, the festival has become one of Japan Society’s premier events, giving American audiences a diverse sampling of the latest in contemporary Japanese cinema. This year’s festival once again offers exclusive Q&A sessions with directors, unique parties and other special events to coincide with the screenings. The festival runs from June 30 to July 12, with the first half co-presented with Subway Cinema.

Beyond Golden Clouds: Lectures, Performances, and Education Programs

06/25/2009 - 09/13/2009

A series of lecture, performances, and education programs that will accompany the Art Institute of Chicago's major exhibition Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Designed to appeal to both general and scholarly audiences, this series will help visitors place the objects and ideas from the exhibition within a broader cultural and intellectual context.

New York Asian Film Festival

06/19/2009 - 07/05/2009

Subway Cinema will soon be launching its annual New York Asian Film Festival, one of largest festivals of contemporary Asian film in North America. This year it will run from June 19 to July 5 at the IFC Center and Japan Society. Over half of the 40 film lineup will be Japanese and several Japanese filmmakers, such as Sion Sono, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi will be present during the screenings.

Lecture by Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki, Japan's Visionary Industrial Designer
"Peace-Keeping Design" -from wheelchair to vaccine injection-

06/08/2009

Japan Foundation New York presents Dr. Kawasaki, designer of
objects like a wheelchair, scissors, and pencil sharpener that are part
of MoMa's permanent collection, as well as the Kawasaki 740 eyeglass series, famously worn by Governor Palin.
Please join us for his lecture at the Sony Club (NYC), followed by a Q&A and reception.

Traditions, Inventions, Exchange

06/06/2009

"Traditions, Inventions, Exchange" is a large-scale video installation with performances by Kota Yamazaki, Saradono, Steve Paztion, and Polly Motley and co-presented by Danspace Project and Baryshnikov Arts Center. The project is based on an in-depth cultural exchange between Japan, Indonesia and the United States that was initiated over ten years ago. Kota Yamazaki will also participate in a discussion between the artists moderated by Mr. Sam Miller.

Japan Day @ Central Park 2009 - Ai Kawashima's Attendance in Stage Production

05/31/2009

Now cerebrating its third year, Japan Day 2009 will showcase some of the most exciting Japanese cultures - there will be both traditional and contemporary entertaiment on stage as well as a variety of activities throughtout the field for every participant to experience a "Japan" day in the heart of Manhattan. As one of the star performers for this year's event, we will invite a Japanese popular singer-songwriter, Ai Kawashima to perform on stage.

The Bang on a Can All- Stars and Ryuichi Sakamoto Performance
"BANG ON A CAN MARATHON 2009"

05/31/2009

Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto and The Bang on a Can All-Stars will crate a new music work and performe at the "BANG ON A CAN MARATHON 2009".Sakamoto will be performing from 10:00 p.m. at the World Financial Center Winter Garden.

Dogugaeshi

05/30/2009 - 06/07/2009

Puppeteer Basil Twist's Dogugaeshi, presented in thirteen performances at the 2009 season of Spoleto Festival USA. (Photo by Richard Termine)

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