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Performance: Kuromori Kagura: Folk Music & Dance from Tohoku / New York, NY, etc.

10/27/2012 - 10/28/2012, 11/01/2012, 11/02/2012, 11/03/2012

Experience a centuries-old folk music and dance tradition from northern Japan. On October 27 and 28, Kuromori Kagura will perform a selection of dances from their vast repertoire which includes furious jumps, brisk turns and whimsical moves accompanied by percussion and fue (Japanese flute) at Japan Society in New York. This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Oct 27-28: Japan Society (New York, NY)
Nov 1: Wesleyan University (Middleton, CT)
Nov2: Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Nov3: Towson University (Towson, MD) 

Exhibition: World Heritage Photo Panels: Insights into the Soul of Japan / Birmingham, AL

10/12/2012 - 11/03/2012

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce the loan of Japanese World Heritage photo panels by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi to the Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation. The photos will be on exhibit at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Admission is free.

For details regarding the Japanese World Heritage photo panels and their loans please click here.
Ninna-ji Temple, Kyoto (c) Kazuyoshi Miyoshi /PPS

Lecture: New York Comic Con 2012 / New York, NY

10/11/2012 - 10/14/2012

The Japan Foundation, New York is proud to present three panels at this year's New York Comic Con with four guests - Yu Asakawa (voice of Vocaloid Megurine Luka), Danny Choo (creator of Culture Japan ), Kanae Muraki (Crypton Future Media, Inc.) and Tara Knight (director of Mikumentary) - to showcase the popular culture of Japan and encourage the deeper understanding of Japanese culture and language. For more information, click here.

Performance: 8th Annual Experience Asia 2012 / Tallahassee, FL

10/06/2012

Experience Asia provides an opportunity to introduce both modern and traditional Asian culture to Northwest Florida areas. The festival begins at 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. at Bloxham and Lewis Parks. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Film Screening: Kenji Misumi Retrospective / New York, NY, Madison, WI

10/05/2012 - 10/14/2012, 10/12/2012 - 11/09/2012

From well-known action samurai films to unknown dramas, this retrospective introduces seven masterpieces of Kyoto born film director Kenji Misumi. This film series is co-organized with the Museum of Moving Image and UW Cinematheque.

The Museum of Moving Image

Oct 5: Tale of Zatoichi
Oct 6: Destiny's Son
Oct 7: Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Oct 12: The Sword
Oct 13: Namida Gawa (The Homely Sisters)
Oct 14: Yotsuya Ghost Story / Homeless Drifter

UW Cinematheque
Oct 12: Tale of Zatoichi / Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
Oct 19: The Sword
Oct 26: Yotsuya Ghost Story
Nov 2: Destiny's Son / Namida Gawa (The Homely Sisters)
Nov 9: Homeless Drifter

Lecture & Demo: The Foundation of Japanese Cooking / Nicaragua and Guatemala

10/01/2012 - 10/08/2012

Matthew Kimura of Ginko Japanese Restaurant in Toronto, Canada will travel to Managua and Guatemala City to demonstrate some of the foundations of Japanese cooking such as the proper way to make Ichiban Dashi. He will be demonstrating for the chefs and culinary professionals as well as on national television in each country.

This program is co-organized with the Embassy of Japan in Nicaragua and Guatemala, with cooperation by Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad (JRO).

Exhibition: Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu / New York, NY

09/29/2012 - 01/06/2013

Japan Society Gallery presents the first American retrospective of Sakai Hōitsu, master of the bravura gesture, a samurai aristocrat turned Buddhist monk who dedicated his life to art and poetry. Triumphs of compositional daring and sumptuousness, Hōitsu’s paintings and those of his chief pupil Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) made a defining Japanese contribution to world art.  This exhibition is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Exhibition Abroad Support program.

Lecture: Dai Sato at Schoolgirls & Mobilesuits / Minneapolis, MN

09/28/2012 - 09/30/2012

Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits (SGMS) is an internationally-recognized, three-day workshop that explores and celebrates anime and manga.  This year, writer Dai Sato, whose works include critically acclaimed television series and films such as Samurai Champloo (2004), Casshern (2004), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004), and Cowboy Bebop (1998), will be the featured speaker at the event.

Performance: Infinity -Impressions of Japan- with Koto and Shamisen/ Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Belem, Curitiba)

09/27/2012 - 10/07/2012

Yamada School Koto, Shamisen player and singer Ms. Yoko Reikano Kimura, and Koto and Shamisen player and contemporary jazz vocalist Ms. Sumie Kaneko will visit three cities in Brazil t for performances and workshops.

Click here for more about Ms. Yoko Reikano Kimura and Ms. Sumie Kaneko
This program is co-organized with Consulate General of Japan in Rio de Janeiro, Belem and Curitiba.

Performance: BUTOH BLOSSOMS, Rise and Fall of a White Flower / New York, NY

09/21/2012

"Butoh Blossoms" is an hour ensemble piece choreographed by Butoh dancer Vangeline. Part of Locating the Sacred Festival, the event will take place at BAAD! Bronx Academy Arts and Dance.

This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

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