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Lecture and Demonstration: Asian Culture Night Special Presentation: Kabuki Lecture and Demonstration / Dayton, OH

04/04/2013 - 04/06/2013

Wright State University Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center presents Kabuki lecture and demonstration.  A lecture "Gender and Onnagata in the Kabuki Theater" by Dr. Maki Isaka will be presented on Thursday, April 4, 2013.  On Saturday April 6, the Kabuki actor Mr. Nakamura Gankyo will demonstrate transformation into an "onnagata" and perform the Jiuta "Kane no Misaki."  The events are free and open to the public.

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

Film: ATG retrospective / Chicago, IL

04/02/2013 - 06/04/2013

Retrospective on the Art Theater Guild, the Japanese independent film company, will start from April 2, 2013, at Doc Films, Chicago, IL. This series features Nanami: The Inferno of First Love (Hatsukoi: Jigoku-hen, Susumu Hani, 1968), Ceremony (Gishiki, Nagisa Oshima, 1971),  Pastoral: Hide and Seek (Den'en ni shisu, Shuji Terayama, 1974).   This series is co-organized with Doc Films.

Film: The Films of Kenji Mizoguchi / Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

04/02/2013 - 04/23/2013

The Japan Foundation and Bard College co-present screenings of Kenji Mizoguchi. This comprehensive retrospective features Mizoguchi's masterpieces, such as Miss Oyu (Oyu-sama, 1951), A Geisha (Gion bayashi, 1953), and A Woman of Rumor (Uwasa no onna, 1954). All films will be screened on rare 35mm prints with English subtitles. Screenings and events are free and open to public and will be held at Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center, Bard College.   Please visit Bard College Film and Electronic Arts Program website for more information. 

Exhibition: "Japan is the Key...": Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920 / Pittsburgh, PA

03/30/2013 - 07/21/2013

This exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art presents highlights from the museum's significant collection of iconic Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) in an entirely new way, uniting them with Carnegie Museum of Natural History's holdings of exquisite Japanese carved ivories (okimono). This exhibition is supported through JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Lecture: Green Tea, the Essence of Japan / New York, NY


- This event is fully booked and is no longer accepting reservations -

The Japan Foundation, New York is pleased to present an evening of tea tasting led by a tea master from Japan.

Moderated by Peter F. Goggi, Executive Vice-President of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., tea masters Kazuo Hayashiya and Tsuyoshi Sugimoto from Kyoto, Japan will present the history of green tea and its different varieties.

They will teach the proper brewing methods for each tea, which participants can then enjoy at home, with or without standard Japanese tea utensils.

Each participant will have the opportunity to make Matcha on their own, as well as taste other different teas such as Gyokuro, Sencha, Hojicha and Genmai-cha.

This is a rare opportunity for an American audience to experience a guided tasting seminar from bona-fide tea masters of Japan.

This event is free to the public. Seating is limited and RSVP is required by March 20, 2013. To make a reservation, please visit www.jfny.org and click on the ‘Green Tea, the Essence of Japan’ banner on the top page. For other inquiries please call 212-489-0299 or info@jfny.org.

This event is supported by the following organizations:
Chamber of Kyoto Prefecture Tea Industries
The Tea Association of USA
Specialty Tea Institute

Special thanks to:
Focus America Corporation

Lecture: Psychology, Possessive Individualism, and Natsume Soseki / Durham, NC


As part of the APSI Spring Speaker Series, Michael Bourdaghs, Professor in Modern Japanese Literature at the University of Chicago, will give a lecture titled, “Psychology, Possessive Individualism, and Natsume Soseki”.  This lecture is supported through The Japan Foundation's Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program.

Lecture: Rituals for Safe Pregnancy and Birth in Pre-modern Japan / Los Angeles, CA


As part of the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture’s Religion and Social Life in Premodern Japan Project, Dr Anna Andreeva of the University of Heidelberg will give a lecture on a series of ritual prescriptions for women regarding menstruation, infertility, conception, pregnancy and safe child rearing that circulated widely in pre-modern Japan.  This lecture is supported through The Japan Foundation's Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program.

Japan Foundation Reception at Upcoming Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference / Sand Diego, CA


This event provides an opportunity to build a broader network among Japanese specialists. All AAS participants are welcome to join us for conversation, fine food and drinks.  Please join us from 7:00pm at America’s Cup A/B at The Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Japan Foundation Meeting at Upcoming Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference
Guidance Session for Grant Seekers -Japanese Studies Grant Programs / San Diego, CA


In order to provide both information and guidance, this discussion session is geared toward potential applicants or anyone who is interested in applying to the Japan Foundation’s Institutional Support Program (IPS) in Japanese Studies. Both past and current grantees will also provide feedback and guidance.
From 3:30-5:30pm at Gregory A/B at The Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Performance: BELL / New York, NY

03/16/2013, 03/19/2013 - 03/23/2013

For BELL, Yasuko Yokoshi has assembled a multidisciplinary cast from Japan and the U.S. to perform in a contemporary reimagining of the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and most difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire.

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

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