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Exhibition: Samurai: The Way of the Warrior / Nashville, TN

11/04/2016 - 01/16/2017

This exhibition examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class and how their political dominance for nearly seven hundred years profoundly affected Japanese art and culture. The exhibition is drawn from the rich holdings of the Museo Stibbert, a museum primarily devoted to arms and armor in Florence, Italy. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from November 4, 2016 through January 16, 2017 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN.

[Image: Haruta school. Helmet, first half of the 17th century. Steel, gilded copper, lacquer, gold, wood (Japanese foxglove), silk, and Japanese deerskin, 9 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 13 7/8 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert.]

Lecture: "Japan Library" Lecture Event: "The Road to War in Recent Historiography" / Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Columbus, OH

11/03/2016, 11/04/2016, 11/07/2016

In this series of events, organized by the Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC), presenters and panelists will engage new and up-to-date research findings on early Showa history by Japanese scholars from the recently published Fifteen Lectures on Showa Japan. They will examine questions including “Why did Showa Japan rush into war?” and “What was the key to its failure?” 

Nov. 3 (Thurs.), 3:00-6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania

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Nov. 4 (Fri.), 1:00-4:00pm
George Washington Universit
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Nov. 7 (Mon.), 4:00-7:00pm
The Ohio State University

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Exhibition: World Heritage Sites in Japan / Milwaukee, WI

11/01/2016 - 11/30/2016

 The Japan Foundation is pleased to loan the photographs of World Heritage sites in Japan by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi to be exhibited at the International Institute of Wisconsin and its annual Holiday Folk Fair International (November 18-20). For details regarding the Japanese World Heritage photo works and their loans, please click here.

The exhibition is on view from November 1 though November 30 at the International Institute of Wisconsin,1110 North Old Third Street, Suite 420, Milwaukee WI.

[Image: © Kazuyoshi Miyoshi / PPS]

Symposium on the History of Gender and Medicine in Japan / Baltimore, MD

11/01/2016

This symposium with Professor Akihito Suzuki of Keio University is part of John’s Hopkins University’s East Asian Studies Program Fall 2016 Speaker Series. The symposium is partially supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program.

Lecture: Treatment, Confinement, and Punishment: The Family and the Psychiatric Hospital in Tokyo in the Early Twentieth Century / Baltimore, MD

10/31/2016

This lecture by Professor Akihito Suzuki of Keio University is part of John’s Hopkins University’s East Asian Studies Program Fall 2016 Speaker Series. The lecture is partially supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program.

Cultural Event: Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido / Washington, DC

10/28/2016 - 12/02/2016

Gallery tour: October 28, 4:30pm / Lecture: November 30, 5pm
(exhibition dates August 24 - December 2)
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University (Washington, DC)

Utagawa Hiroshige's artistry is recorded in a brilliant woodcut series portraying scenic views along the famous "Eastern Road" that linked Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. Gallery tours, a lecture on kimono by Ann Marie Moeller, and ikebana demonstrations are scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University. Gallery tours and other programming are supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Performance: The Heart of Kyogen: Lecture - Demonstration - Performance / New York, NY

10/21/2016 - 10/22/2016

Noh Society will present a Kyogen performance by Daijiro Zenchiku and Noriyoshi Ōkura. Kyogen is a form of traditional Japanese comic theater that developed as an intermission between Noh acts. The performance will be preceded by a lecture and demonstration about masks and costumes. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: © Shinji Inoue]

Performance: Sayaka Shoji / Cleveland, OH

10/19/2016 - 10/23/2016

The world renowned Japanese classical violinist Sayaka Shoji will be returning to Cleveland, Ohio to perform with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. Shoji will perform Dorman's After Brahms, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Schedule]
October 19, 7:30pm: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple (Beachwood, OH)
October 20, 7:30pm: Lakewood Congregational Church (Lakewood, OH)
October 21, 7:30pm: St. Noel Church (Willoughby Hills, OH)
October 22, 8pm: Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus (Cleveland, OH)
October 23, 5pm: St. Jerome Church (Collinwood, OH)

[Photo: Courtesy of the artist]

Cultural Event: Otsukimi / Dallas, TX

10/15/2016

Celebrate the full autumn moon at Klyde Warren Park with an evening picnic, calligraphy, tea ceremony, ikebana, and haiku poetry. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art / Ann Arbor, MI

10/15/2016 - 01/29/2017

This exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art features woodblock prints of Kabuki actors, who were superstars in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Japan. These prints include off- or backstage portrayals of the actors, fantasy scenes of actors in unlikely groupings, and even death portraits of especially famous actors, created by major artists such as Utagawa Toyokuni, Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Toyohara Kunichika. This exhibition is supported under the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Image: Toyohara Kunichika, Twelve Hours of Magic, Hour of the Sheep: Iwai Hanshirō VIII as Shōden from The Heroic Tales of Jiraiya, Meiji era (1868-1912), 1877, color woodblock print on paper. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. James Hayes, 2003/1.416.]

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