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Performance: Hansel and Gretel / Queens, NY


Opera Pomme Rouge will bring Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel, to life at the Queens Museum. This interactive opera production of Hansel and Gretel, conceived and arranged by Anna Etsuko Tsuri, will integrate the audience and performers for a multi-sensory experience.This is a free admission event. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: Koko Lanham]

Film: Asian Pop-Up Cinema / Wilmette, IL

10/09/2016, 11/13/2016, 12/04/2016

Asian Pop-Up Cinema presents twelve award-wining Asian films, including three Japanese films, starting September 17 through December 4:

October 9, 2pm
When the Curtain Rises   - CHICAGO PREMIERE
Directed by Motohiro Katsuyuki
(2015 |  119 min |  DCP | Japanese w/ English subtitles)

November 13, 2pm
The Actor
Directed by Satoko Yokohama
(2016 | 123 min | DCP | Japanese w/ English subtitles)

December 4, 4pm
Round Trip Heart   - CHICAGO PREMIERE
Durected by Yuki Tanada 
(2015 | 97 min | DCP | Japanese w/ English subtitles)
The director will be in attendance for Intro and Q&A!
Followed by Closing Night Reception.

Festival trailer: http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/movies-meet-up/

This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

All the screenings take place at Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL.

[Image: Round Trip Heart © NIKKATSU Corp.]

Cultural Event: Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden / Bronx, NY

10/08/2016 - 10/30/2016

Kiku, or the chrysanthemum, is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants. Hundreds of kiku returns to the New York Botanical Garden accompanied by the weekend programs such as ikebana demonstrations and taiko drumming. The weekend programs are supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Cultural Event: Yusei Matsui at New York Comic Con / New York, NY

10/07/2016 - 10/08/2016

Yusei Matsui, creator of the beloved Assassination Classroom manga, is making his first North American appearance at NYCC, and will discuss his career and creative process behind his global hit. The panels are co-presented by The Japan Foundation, New York, New York Comic Con, VIZ Media, FUNimation and Japan Society. For details please click here.

Please note: Tickets to New York Comic Con are required. Tickets to New York Comic Con are sold out.

Performance: Rōkyoku Workshop by Keiko Haruno / Queens, NY


LaGuardia Community College will host a Rōkyoku workshop by Keiko HarunoRōkyoku is a style of traditional Japanese narrative singing accompanied by Shamisen, three-stringed Japanese banjo. Keiko Haruno, award-winning Rōkyoku performer, was a popular TV personality when she discovered Rōkyoku and got instantly fascinated. She became an apprentice of master Yuriko Haruno II. Keiko now performs over 200 stages a year as a professional Rōkyoku artist.

The program includes an English introduction to Rōkyoku, interactive demonstrations with the audience members, and a traditional Rōkyoku piece performed in Japanese with English subtitles. This workshop is free but RSVP at bit.ly/lagccEventReg

This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

An additional performance will take place at Globus Washitsu on Saturday, October 8.

Performance: Celebrating the Genius of Michio Miyagi (1894-1956) / New York, NY


Free and open to the public. Please register at www.medievaljapanesestudies.org.

Performer, composer, and instrument innovator, Michio Miyagi, blind since childhood, was the father of the modern koto. He grew up just as recordings and radio were changing the nature of “audience.” The first traditional musician to record with Victor Records and broadcast on radio, his music was acclaimed in Europe as well. New York and Tokyo artists present Miyagi’s works and those by composers influenced by him. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: © Miichio Miyagi Memorial Hall]

Exhibition: Crafting the Elements: Ceramic Art of Modern Japan from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz / Fairfield, CT

09/29/2016 - 12/16/2016

The exhibition at the rebranded Fairfield University Art Museum presents a choice selection of contemporary Japanese ceramics from one of the most distinguished private collections in America. Seen together, the more than thirty works on view highlight the creative dynamism and innovation that enlivens this most traditional art form as practiced by Japanese ceramic artists today. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Suzuki Gorō, Box #3, Yachishida, 2009, Oribe ware. Photo by Ben Bocko.]

Performance: Japanese Arts in Latin America: ¡ÈDouble Violin Fireworks¡É Ray Iwazumi and Amy Iwazumi in El Salvador and Costa Rica

09/28/2016 - 10/05/2016

The brother-sister violin duo will tour parts of Central America for a series of performances and workshops. This program is co-organized with the Embassies of Japan in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

[Photo: Amy I Productions]


09/23/2016, 09/24/2016

"Gozo's poems often explore, like Basho's, moments in journeys that are at once physical and spiritual. His work sprawls, expanding and contracting like the universe."
- Forrest Gander, editor of Alice Iris Red Horse

Critically acclaimed Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu will make a rare public appearance in New York for his new book of poetry, Alice Iris Red Horse, which is scheduled for release in the US on September 27. The following two events are co-presented by The Japan Foundation, New York and New Directions Publishing.

The Poetry Project presents Gozo Yoshimasu
September 23, 8pm: The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York 10003

Gozo Yoshimasu: marteau
Blank Forms presents Gozo Yoshimasu at Off Vendrome Gallery
September 24, 6pm: Off Vendrome, 254 W 23rd Street, New York 10011

Seminar: Investment Opportunities in Japan toward the New Asia-Pacific Era / New York, NY


JETRO will hold a seminar to promote foreign direct investment from the US to Japan in New York, home to a substantial concentration of leading global companies. This will be an opportunity for Japan to make its case for why investors should have confidence in the Japanese economy, by inviting speakers from among leaders of US companies with a large presence in Japan and experts in the field to publicize Japan’s advantages as a destination of FDI.
This event is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

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