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Film: "Issei: The First Generation" film screening, followed by Q&A with film director Toshi Washizu / Los Angeles, CA


This event is supported by Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant which was given to UCLA. RSVP is required from the website.

Performance: Resonance: Miki Orihara Solo Concert /New York, NY

05/08/2014 - 05/11/2014

Famed Martha Graham principal dancer and Bessie Award winner Miki Orihara will present her first solo dance concert Resonance from May 8 to 11 at the Ellen Stuart Theatre as part of La MaMa Moves!
Orihara’s embodied knowledge of classic modern dance and her reflective explorations of contemporary dance, shines new light on the interpretation of past and present masters.

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

Lecture: Approaches to Wartime Japan: Militarism, Fascism, & Religion / Los Angeles, CA


At this workshop, a group of scholars will discuss recent developments in the study of wartime Japan, bringing together perspectives from cultural history, the study of ideology, intellectual history and religion. This event is supported by Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant which was given to University of Southern California.

Film: Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective / Astoria, NY; Cambridge, MA; Berkeley, CA; Cleveland, OH; Notre Dame, IN

05/02/2014 - 06/08/2014, 05/16/2014 - 06/16/2014, 06/19/2014 - 08/24/2014, 09/06/2014 - 11/01/2014, 11/04/2014 - 11/12/2014

The most extensive Kenji Mizoguchi retrospective is back in North America for the first time in a couple of decades. Masterpieces such as Ugetsu, The Life of Oharu, and Sisters of the Gion, along with rare films, including Miss Oyu, and A Woman of Rumor, will be shown on the big screen.

May 2 - Jun 8: Museum of Moving Image
May 16 - Jun 23: Harvard Film Archive
Jun 19 - Aug 24: Pacific Film Archive
Sep 6 - Nov 1: Cleveland Cinematheque / Cleveland Museum of Art
Nov 4 - Nov 12: Browning Cinema at the University of Notre Dame

This event is co-presented with Museum of the Moving Image, Harvard Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Cleveland Cinematheque, and Browning Cinema at the University of Notre Dame.

Exhibition: Fujiko Nakaya: Veil at The Glass House / New Canaan, CT

05/01/2014 - 11/30/2014

The first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House building which was designed by a renowned architect Philip Johnson, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya will wrap the Glass House in a veil of dense mist that comes and goes. For approximately 10 to 15 minutes each hour, the Glass House will appear to vanish, only to return as the fog dissipates.
This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
Photo © Richard Barnes, 2014

Event: Zen Spaces and Neon Places: Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism / Los Angeles, CA


A celebration of the latest book by Vinayak Bharne, Adjunct Associate Professor of Urbanism, Sol Price School of Public Policy. This event is supported by Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant which was given to University of Southern California.

Lecture: CPSC Colloquia Part 2: Retooling Expectations / Los Angeles, CA


This colloquia with Hirokazu Miyazaki is supported under UCLA's Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant.

Exhibition / Performance / Film: MEIRO KOIZUMI / Austin & Houston, TX

04/22/2014 - 06/15/2014

Video and performance artist Meiro Koizumi will be showing his work at various locations in Houston and Austin area, supported by JFNY Grants for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: April 27 - June 15 at Fluent~Collaborative/testsite
Performance: April 25 at the Blanton Museum of Art
Screening: April 22 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Performance: TAIKOPROJECT + Ryutaro Kaneko: LifeRhythm / Los Angeles, CA


Together with Ryutaro Kaneko, one of Japan's premiere taiko soloist, TAIKOPROJECT presents "LifeRhythm," a new dimentions in the art form of taiko on Saturday, April 19, at LACMA Bing Theater. It blends the adrenaline-filled, youthful energy of TAIKOPROJECT with the sublime technique and nuanced artistry of Kaneko.

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

Film: Screening of THE GREAT PASSAGE / Washington, DC)

04/18/2014 - 04/26/2014

The 28th Washington, DC Film Festival will present the award-winning Japanese film THE GREAT PASSAGE by Yuya Ishii at the AMC Mazza Gallery Theater.

This screening is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

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