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Tokyo 1964: Exhibition and film screenings of "ALWAYS - Sunset on Third Street - 3" / New York, NY

10/03/2014 - 10/31/2014

The Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan Foundation New York celebrates the historic 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics with a display of memorabilia and original material. Curated by Senior Vice President of The Korea Society and former Waseda University Visiting Professor Stephen Noerper, this display of materials includes tickets, programs, press photos, medals, and popular tokens by which the world knew and remembered this historic Olympiad: Asia's first, the first Fall games, and the first broadcast globally via satellite.

There will also be film screenings of ALWAYS - Sunset on Third Street - 3 set in Tokyo at the time of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and a brief pre-movie lecture given by Dr. Noerper at the October 3 screening. These screenings are in Japanese with English subtitles. Admission to the screening is free but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to kanako_shirasaki(a )jfny.org (please change (a) to @) two days prior to each screening.

Time and Date Exhibition: Friday, Oct 3 to Friday, October 31, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (**closed on weekends & holidays)

Screenings: Friday, Oct 3 at 12 Noon, Friday Oct 17 and Friday, Oct 24 at 6pm

[Image: © "Always3" Film Partners]

Performance: Reconstructing and Creating a New Japanese Silent Film Experience: Benshi, Music and Film / Clinton, NY

09/28/2014

This project focuses on benshi, live performers who narrated and acted alongside silent films in the 1920s. A contemporary benshi, Ichiro Kataoka and musicians including Gabriel Thibaudeau and Otowa-za will give a work-in-progress performance with a Japanese silent film OROCHI ("serpent," 1925) at Hamilton College. This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Exhibition: The Ohi Inheritance Exhibition: As the Legend Continues Ohi Chozaemon X and Ohi Toshio XI / New York, NY

09/23/2014 - 10/08/2014

This exhibition presents 17 pieces of chadogu (tea wares) by Ohi Chozaemon X, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit, and his successor, Ohi Toshio XI, Visiting Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. "Ohi Yaki," a pottery technique, originated in 1666 in a village in Ishikawa Prefecture, and was developed for use in tea ceremonies. Made of soft clay and fired at low temperatures, Ohi pieces are prized for their beautiful shapes and luster.

This exhibition is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

Performance: Minor Musics Japan Tour 2014 / Los Angeles, CA; Marfa, TX; Detroit, MI; Brooklyn, NY

09/12/2014 - 09/20/2014

This landmark tour will present rare and first-time U.S. appearances by Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Che-SHIZU, and a qui avec Gabriel - three innovative but under-recognized Japanese artists and ensembles experimenting with folk and pop music traditions.

Sept 12, Los Angeles, CA
Sept 14, Marfa, TX
Sept 17, Detroit, MI
Sept 19-20, Brooklyn, NY

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

Exhibition: Paramodel at University of Michigan Museum of Art / Ann Arbor, MI

08/30/2014 - 01/04/2015

The first solo exhibition in the US for the Japanese art collaborative Paramodel, established by Yasuhiko Hayashi (born 1971) and Yûsuke Nakano (born 1976), will feature a new installation derived from their most famous series, paramodelic graffiti. The exhibition will create an experience for visitors full of what the team calls "paradoxes."

This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
Image: Paramodel, paramodelic graffiti, 2012, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ©paramodel

Performance: Robinson (to) Crusoe / New York, NY

08/25/2014 - 08/30/2014

"Robinson (to) Crusoe" is a comedy that deals with serious issues of cultural conflict. The play features two soldiers from Korea and Japan at the end of World War II who find themselves stranded on a remote island. This free admission performances will be held at Hudson Guild Theatre from August 28th to 31st.
This project is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Performance: Princess Cabbage and Quiet House, Ash Daughter / Mt. Tremper, NY

08/22/2014 - 08/23/2014

Tokyo-born and New York-based dancer Mina Nishimura presents two distinct works inspired by Tatsumi Hijikata on August 22 and 23 at the 7th annual Mount Tremper Art Summer Festival in Mt. Tremper, NY.
This project is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Workshop: Mokuhanga Workshop and Demonstration / Oxford, MS

08/02/2014

Location: The University of Mississippi Museum, University Avenue and 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655
Time: 10:30-11:30

Tina Fish Lutz, who completed the artist residency at Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB), will conduct this kid-and-adult friendly program that will explain the history of this traditional craft and allow participants to try their hands on the delicate art form. All ages welcome. Free to attend.

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

Performance: Noh Training Project 2014 - 20th Anniversary / Bloomsburg, PA

08/01/2014 - 08/02/2014

Noh Training Project (NTP) is providing a three-week intensive training program in NOH performance with guest teacher Akira Matsui and Kinue Oshima from Japan. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year's performances of TAKASAGO (han'noh) and HAGOROMO (full noh) will take place on August 1 and 2 in Bloomsburg Town Park in Bloomsburg, PA.
This project is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Film: Double Feature Film Screening: The Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters per Second / New York, NY

07/29/2014

Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan Foundation, New York co-host a special film screening of director Makoto Shinkai's two productions, The Voice of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters per Second, on Tuesday, July 29th at 4:30 p.m. at the Japan Information Center. Admission to the screening is free but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to kanako_shirasaki(a)jfny.org (please change (a) to @) by Friday, July 25th. Please visit here for more information. This screening is co-presented with Consulate General of Japan in New York.

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