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Oyama X Nitta

10/08/2010, 10/10/2010, 10/11/2010

Oyama X Nitta is a duo formed by two of Japan's foremost shamisen performers, Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta. Using a creative and innovative approach to the traditional sounds of the shamisen, they perform classic and original scores with virtuosic improvisations that display the versatility of the instrument. Oyama X Nitta regularly performs in Japan and internationally, delivering its unique sound to audiences throughout the world.
Oct.   8: Jacob K. Javits Center (New York Anime Festival)
Oct. 10: Museum of the City of New York
Oct. 11: Columbia University

Spirited Calligraphy East & West: Texts, Marks, and Meanings  

10/07/2010 - 11/19/2010

Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)

The Ernest G Welch School of Art and Design ar Georgia State University will hold an interdisciplinary, mutimedia based, international and invitational exhibition. During the consurrent symposium, visiting artists from Japan, Korea and China will be present and demonstrate calligraphy in action in collaboration with music.

Yasuko Yokoshi: "Tyler Tyler" Dance Tour

10/06/2010 - 10/30/2010

(Amherst, MA; Houston, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Chicago, IL and Paris, France)

A four city tour of Tyler Tyler, created through a collaboration between postmodern choreographer Yasuko Yokoishi, based in New York City, and master teacher of Kabuki Su-odori dance, Masumi Seyama, from Tokyo.

Eiko & Koma: "Raven" Dance Performance


Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)

In celebration of its long history with Eiko & Koma, the Walker will feature the artists in a Free First Saturday performance of Raven.

Part of The Retrospective Project, which aims to illustrate the artistry and trajectory of Eiko & Koma’s career.

Elegant Elegies: The Films of Masahiro Shinoda

09/25/2010 - 10/10/2010

Lincoln Center (NYC)

The Japan Foundation is proud to support, Elegant Elegies: The Films of Masahiro Shinoda, a 12-film Shinoda retrospective to be presented at Lincoln Center for the New York Film Festival from September 25 to October 10.

This exceptional tribute is highlighted by the attendance of the director, widely known as one of the leading filmmakers of the Japanese New Wave.

Journey to Japan: A Puppet Extravaganza!

09/24/2010 - 10/04/2010

West Virginia

A puppet show which tells the traditional Japanese folk tale of Issun Boushi (Little One Inch). It is performed by Tears of Joy Theater in Bunraku style and will travel throughout rural communities of West Virginia.

Piano concert tour °»East Meets West: A World Journey on the Keyboard°…

09/19/2010 - 10/02/2010

Pianist Ms. Junko Ueno Garrett will visit Cuba, El Salvador and Mexico to give concert-lectures to local audiences and music students. She will be comparing and contrasting Japanese music with Western music in style, expression and melody through a survey of Japanese music history.

6th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series

09/13/2010 - 11/18/2010

Each year, the Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series at educational and cultural institutions in the US. Now in its 6th year, the series will rotate among a group of five institutions in the South from September 13 through November 19, 2010.

The series will be devoted to Japanese Cinema in the 1960s, showcased with five films by five of the period’s most exceptional directors:
Yearning (Midareru, 1964) dir. Naruse Mikio
Kwaidan (Kaidan, 1964) dir. Kobayashi Masaki
The Face of Another (Tannin no kao, 1966) dir. Teshigahara Hiroshi
Age of Assassins (Satsujinkyo jidai, 1967) dir. Okamoto Kihachi
The Fort of Death (Gonin no shokin kasegi, 1969) dir. Kudo Eiichi

This year’s series will be held at the following:
Clemson University
University of Kentucky
University of Mississippi
University of Oklahoma
University of Virginia

Dai Fujikura & ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)


The acclaimed Japanese composer Dai Fujikura will be featured in a concert by the new music group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

°»Japan House/Philadelphia°… at Philly Fringe Festival

09/09/2010 - 09/11/2010

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden in Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, PA)

A site-specific dance work at Shofuso, in collaboration with Toshi Makihara (percussionist), Roko Kawai (dancer/choreographer), Hideo Arai (dancer), Mika Kimula (singer) and Leah Stein Dance Company.

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