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Performance: Mu Daiko 15th Anniversary Concert featuring HANAYUI / Saint Paul, MN

02/16/2012 - 02/19/2012

Mu Daiko celebrates 15 years of taiko with its biggest performance yet. During the second week of performances, Mu Daiko will share the stage with special guest HANAYUI and others. Photo credit: Michal Daniel.
This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through its JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure / Newark, NJ

02/15/2012 - 05/04/2012

“Poetic Pastimes: Japan and the Art of Leisure” brings to life the Japanese passion for play and it's long-held affinity with nature through more than 100 pieces of fine and decorative arts spanning the last two and a half centuries.

The publication for this exhibition is supported by The Japan Foundation through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s / Washington, D.C.

02/14/2012 - 04/04/2012

This traveling exhibit on loan from The Japan Foundation to The Catholic University of America takes as its point of departure the various experimental ideas on the city that flourished in Japan in the 1960s and using a combination of diverse media — from architectural scale models to photographs and slides, along with animations and other audio-visuals. This exhibition examines various circumstances of Japanese and other cities up to the present day, and identifies in particular the distinctive aspects of those circumstances as they are manifested in present-day Tokyo.

Performance: Tokio Confidential - A New Musical in which Noh meets Noir (Noh-oir) / New York, NY

02/05/2012 - 02/19/2012

Words and Music by Eric Schorr. Directed by Johanna McKeon. Japan. 1879. Isabella Archer, a young American war widow crosses an ocean in search of a lost love—and is about to cross a line from which she can never return. It’s a journey across the boundaries between pleasure and pain, art and artifice, the secrets of the flesh and the sins of the heart. When Isabella falls in love with a renowned Japanese tattoo artist, she enters a world of extreme beauty, becoming an object of unexpected desire—in a realm of unspeakable danger. Performances Held at Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2, 330 West 16th Street. More Information at www.tokioconfidential.com. To order tickets, please visit www.ticketcentral.com or call (212) 279-4200. *** discounts available at http://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-ny/tokio-confidential-1 or via membership in TDF ***

This event is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through its JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Performance: Pacific Overtures / Nashville, TN

02/02/2012 - 02/18/2012

Nashville based Blackbird Theater will stage Pacific Overtures by Stephan Sondheim at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater. Blackbird Theater presents Pacific Overtures just weeks before Nashville’s popular Cherry Blossom Festival, and only days before the one-year anniversary of the devastating tsunami of March 11.
This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through its JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present / Winston-Salem, NC

01/31/2012 - 03/31/2012

Venue: Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

This travelling exhibit on loan from The Japan Foundation examines transformations in contemporary Japanese society and landscapes over recent decades by providing an overview of the diverse photographic expression that emerged during that time period.

Exhibition: The Heart of Echizen: Wood Fired Works by Contemporary Masters / Bridgewater, MA

01/13/2012 - 02/10/2012

This exhibition showcases works by eleven contemporary master potters from Echizen City (Fukui Prefecture) who use the traditional wood kiln to create their work.
The exhibition is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Exhibition Abroad Support Program.

Film Screening: Naruse & Takamine - Of an Auteur and Actress - / Chicago, IL

01/09/2012 - 03/05/2012

The Japan Foundation and Doc Film is co-organizing "Naruse & Takamine - Of an Auteur and Actress." The program screens 9 films of Naruse's works that features Hideko Takamine, who died in age 86 at the end of 2010.

Exhibition: Struggling Cities: Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s / Chicago, IL

01/06/2012 - 01/31/2012

From January 6th to 31st, the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will host "Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s," a travelling exhibit from the Japan Foundation.

Performance: Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech / Minneapolis, MN

01/05/2012 - 01/28/2012

North American tour of chelfitsch’s award-winning production of Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech, will be presented as part of the Walker Art Center’s OUT THERE Festival, and Under the Radar Festival. Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech is supported by The Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Jan   4 - Jan 15 Japan Society (New York, NY)
Jan 19 - Jan 21 Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Jan 26 - Jan 28 PuSh Festival (Vancouver, BC)

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