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Exhibition: Time After Time Capsule Project by Sebastian Masuda at Art Basel / Miami, FL


Fashion icon, founder of 6% DOKI DOKI, art director for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and now artist Mr. Sebastian Masuda will erect a giant five-foot, multi-colored, pastel-hued teddy bear as a time capsule in which visitors will be encouraged to add written notes or small, colorful and meaningful objects – items that they would never want to forget. There will also be an interactive art-making workshop to design colorful POP accessories. Hosted by Young At Art Museum, this exhibition is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Installation view of “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” at Young at Art Museum, 2014]

Exhibition: Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns at Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Piedmont College / Demorest, GA

12/01/2014 - 01/31/2015

This traveling exhibition, on loan from The Japan Foundation, is a masterful survey of diverse ceramic works from leading and up-and-coming-artists from Japan. This exhibition is co-organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta.

[Image: Atsushi Miyanishi: Blue-glazed vase with wave motif]

Event: Dwarf Comes to America / Chicago, IL & Milwaukee, WI

11/19/2014 - 11/20/2014

The creators of the world famous mascot DOMO will give a screening, demonstration and lecture on stop-motion animation and their new iconic character KOMANEKO at DePaul University and the University of Wisconcin-Milaukee.

Nov 19: DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
Nov 20: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

For more information, please click here.

[Image: © TYO / dwarf-KOMANEKO Film Partners]

Exhibition: Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920 – 1945 at the Dayton Art Institute / Dayton, OH

11/15/2014 - 01/25/2015

With nearly 200 works, this exhibition reveals the widespread and particular impact of Art Deco on Japanese culture through a wide range of mediums - sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquer ware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera. This exhibition is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Hisamaro (dates unknown), Songbook for “From Nihonbashi” (Nihonbashi kara), 1931, Color lithograph, inks on paper, Published by Hakubi Shuppansha, Printed by Kishimoto Fukutaro-, Tokyo, 26.2 x 19.1 cm (1015/16 x 7½ in.), Signed: H Hisamaro

Exhibition: Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Richmond, VA

11/15/2014 - 03/29/2015

Through the wooldblock prints of Kawase Hasui, this exhibition explores the themes of nostalgia and longing — the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period, an era of dizzying social and cultural change. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

Image: Asahi Bridge, Ojiya, from the series Souvenirs of Travel II, 1921, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957), color woodblock print, 14 3.16 x 9 7/16 in. René and Carolyn Balcer Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2006.291

Lecture: KAKEHASHI Project: "The Next Big Thing! Five Contemporary Japanese Artists" at Japan Society / New York, NY


Five emerging Japanese artists will present the new wave of the Japanese contemporary art scene. The group includes Shiho Kagabu, Gaetan Kubo, Mariko Tomomasa, Yuta Nakamura and Yasuka Goto, and encompasses works in a variety of media from cutting-edge installations to beautiful black-ink drawings. Followed by a reception. Free admission, registration required. Register online or call Japan Society at (212) 715-1291 to reserve a seat.

For more information, please click here.

Japan Society's website: www.japansociety.org

This program is part of the "KAKEHASHI Project - The Bridge for Tomorrow -" within the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).

Event: Oberlin College and University of Michigan Joint Karuta Seminar / Oberlin, OH & Ann Arbor, MI

11/08/2014 - 11/09/2014

Join Mutsumi Stone, a professional karuta player, to learn the game of karuta, one of Japan’s oldest and most influential games, using poetry as a competitive medium. This seminar is open to public.  This event is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Event: Promoting Shogi (Japanese Chess) in America / Washington, DC; Swarthmore, PA; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Oakland, NJ; Paramus, NJ

11/05/2014 - 11/11/2014

Professional shogi player, Ms. Madoka Kitao, will be on tour to promote awareness of the game of shogi, or Japanese chess. She will also be demonstrating Dobutsu Shogi, a game she invented for children and beginners.

[Event Schedule]
Nov 5:
Demonstration and lecture at Japan Information and Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
Nov 6:
Demonstration and Lecture at Swarthmore College Shogi Club, PA
Nov 7:
Lecture: Introduction to Shogi at Swarthmore College, PA
Nov 8:
Demonstration of Dobutsu Shogi at Philadelphia Japanese Weekend School in Wynnewood, PA
Nov 9:
Demonstration and lecture at Kinokuniya Book Store, NY
Demonstration and lecture at NY Shogi Club, NY
Nov 10:
Demonstration of Dobutsu Shogi at NJ Japanese School in Oakland, NJ
Demonstration and lecture at Nippon Club Shogi, NY
Nov 11:
Demonstration of Dobutsu Shogi at the Caedmon School, NY
Lecture: Introduction to Shogi at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ

This even is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Film: Rearrangement of Frames and Memories: Japanese Experimental Cinema, 1970s to Today / Boston, MA


Acclaimed filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa travels to Boston to present a program of rarely seen Japanese experimental cinema from the past several decades. Free and open to the public.

Time: 7pm
Venue: Paramount Center (559 Washington Street in downtown Boston)

Pulse (Keiichi Minegishi, 6 min., 1982)
Cessna (Takashi Nakajima, 20 min., 1974)
Film Display (Shunzo Seo, 5 min., 1979)
Wiper (Itaru Kato, 7 min., 1985)
Tokio House (Sumiaki Ishida, 7 min., 1990)
Land (Moe Suziki, 8 min., 2011)
Space is the Place (Eriko Sonoda, 6 min., 2011)
Rocking Chair (Shiho Kano, 13 min., 16mm, sound, 2000)
Shishosetsu (Nobuhiro Kawanaka, 8 min., 1987)

This program is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Pulse (1982), Keiichi Minegishi]

Exhibition: World of Shojo Manga! Mirrors of Girls¡Ç Desires at Vassar College / Poughkeepsie, NY

10/27/2014 - 11/21/2014

This extensive exhibition explores the history of shojo manga, featuring more than sixty works dating from the 1950s to the present. Free and open to the public.

This show will be on view at two locations in Poughkeepsie:
The Palmer Gallery in Main Building at Vassar College
The Mildred I. Washington Gallery at Dutchess Community College

This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Kojiki (Record of Ancient matters), 2013, Machiko Satonaka]

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