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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


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


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.

Film: 37th Asian American International Film Festival / New York, NY

07/24/2014 - 08/02/2014

STORIES FROM TOHOKU, directed by Dianne Fukami and Eli Olson, will be shown on Sunday, July 27 from 3:30pm at Village East Cinema as part of 37th Asian American International Film Festival. The film documents the lives of several survivors of the March 2011 disaster in the Tohoku region. It also follows the members of the first Japanese American delegation, sent to help them rebuild the devastated region. This screening is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.
This screening is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum / Milwaukee, WI

07/18/2014 - 10/05/2014

This exhibition will feature over 50 unique woodblock prints of Noh and Kyōgen theatre scenes, from the collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst, as well as authentic Noh masks provided by local collectors.
This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Tsukioka Kōgyo, Kumasaka from Nogaku Hyakuban, Woodblock print, 15x10 in.

Exhibition: JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters at Young at Art Museum / Davie, FL

07/05/2014 - 09/07/2014

This traveling exhibition on loan from The Japan Foundation showcases the history of Japan’s affinity for and fame of its world-renowned and beloved characters, beginning in the 1950s with Astro Boy through to the 2000s with Pokémon and more.
This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

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