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Event: Japanese Culture Week in Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia / Philadelphia, PA

04/09/2012 - 04/13/2012

Stop by the Liberty Place Rotunda between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm each day to learn more about Japanese culture. Demonstrations are interactive and will help you to make origami or write kanji or if you’re lucky even wear a kimono. This event is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Film Screening: Japanese Divas / Washington, D.C.

04/06/2012 - 05/05/2012

Multitalented actresses Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Hideko Takamine, Kinuyo Tanaka, Ayako Wakao, and Isuzu Yamada—icons from the golden age of 20th-century Japanese cinema—rose to international prominence by enchanting audiences with their beauty, elegance, and commanding range of expression. The 13 films in the program (both jidai-geki, or period dramas, and gendai-geki, or contemporary stories) include works by many of Japan's legendary filmmakers. With special thanks to Janus Criterion, Film Forum, and the Japan Foundation for support.

Performance: Overtures: S&R Foundation Artist Concert Series / Washington, D.C.

04/04/2012 - 04/12/2012

Overtures is a unique series that features seven award-winning, world-class performing artists from Japan. The events will take place in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theatre. This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Performance: Along the Silk Road / Urbana, IL & Seattle, WA

04/03/2012, 04/07/2012

April 3 University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne (Urbana, IL)

April 7 Early Music Guild of Seattle, Seattle, WA

This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Performance: Japanese Traditional Music (Tsugaru Shamisen) USA Tour 2012 / Lexington, KY

04/01/2012

Tsugaru Shamisen duo Oyama x Nitta introduces Japanese traditional music to the general public and students in Lexington, Kentucky. The performance will be held at University of Kentucky Memorial Hall from 3PM. This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Woven Treasures of Japan”Ēs Tawaraya Workshop / Washington, D.C.

03/23/2012 - 08/12/2012

Japan has a remarkably refined textile tradition, and for centuries the Japanese have admired the silks produced in the Nishijin neighborhood of Kyoto as the epitome of beauty and opulence. This exhibition at the Textile Museum will feature some of the sumptuous pieces created in one of Nishijin’s oldest and most illustrious workshops: Tawaraya. This exhibition is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

Performance: Music of Noh, with Theatre Nohgaku / Hampden-Sydney, VA

03/18/2012 - 03/19/2012

Theatre Nohgaku is presenting workshops and a performance as part of the Hampden-Sydney College Music Series in Hampden-Syndey Virginia. Led by Artistic Director Richard Emmert, the activities will include the premiere performance of the chamber piece “Atsumori” in Japanese and English. This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Film Screening: Light Up Nippon at The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference / Toronto, Canada

03/17/2012

The Japan Foundation will host a screening of this documentary film, about a memorial project and firework performance to honor those who lost their lives in the Tohoku region of Japan in the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 2011.

Time: 3:15 pm, Saturday, March 17 (Date & Time are tentative. Venue will also be announced on the AAS website soon.)

Event: The International Cherry Blossom Festival/ Macon, Georgia

03/16/2012 - 03/25/2012

The 30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Historic Macon, Georgia is the celebration of arts, music, culture and history with a brilliant backdrop: Macon’s 350,000 world-renowned Yoshino Cherry Trees. This event is supported by The Japan Foundation, New York through JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Event: Japan Foundation Reception at The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference / Toronto, Canada

03/16/2012

This event will provide an opportunity to build a broader network among Japanese specialists. We would be delighted if you would join The Japan Foundation and our friends for conversation, fine food and drinks.

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday, March 16
Venue: Conference Room D & E Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
AAS participants only.

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