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PERFORMANCE: Japanese Arts in Latin America: Ryu Goto / Cochabamba, La Paz, Bolivia & Bogota, Colombia

11/23/2018 - 12/04/2018

World-renowned violinist Ryu Goto will perform in the cities in Bolivia and Colombia. In Colombia, he will be performing with the National Orchestra to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Colombia. This performance tour is co-organized with the Embassies of Japan in Bolivia and Colombia.

[Photo: Ryu Goto © Ayako Yamamoto]

PERFORMANCE: Gannenmono: Un Yamada and Taimane / Honolulu, HI

11/17/2018

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants who arrived in Hawai'i. In tribute to the special date, the Gannenmono in Concert series will feature unique collaborations between local and Japanese artists that highlight distinct narratives within Japanese immigration history. For the last performance of this series, World-renowned choreographer and dancer Un Yamada is slated to perform an original choreographed dance piece in collaboration with ukulele virtuoso Taimane. This performance is supported through the Performing Arts Japan program.

This performance takes place on Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm, at the Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania, Honolulu HI 96814.

[Photo: Un Yamada © Anthony Thoen]

FILM: Remembering Isao Takahata / New York, NY

11/17/2018

In remembrance of Isao Takahata, a key figure in the history of Japanese animation and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, The Japan Foundation, New York and Japan Society present a commemorative screening of My Neighbors the Yamadas. Derived from a popular newspaper cartoon strip about an average middle-class Japanese family, Yamadas mines the comedy and unexpected profundity of life's everyday moments. There will also be a panel called Remembering Isao Takahata as part of Anime NYC. Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki and Dr. Kathryn Hemmann will unravel some of the enduring themes of Isao Takahata's films and his inspirations.

The panel takes place on Saturday, November 17, 2:15pm at the Javits Center, Panel Room 4, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001; The screening takes place on Saturday, November 17, 7pm at Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017.

[Image © 1999 Hisaichi Ishii - Hatake Jimusho - Studio Ghibli - NHD]

EXHIBITION: Let Me Consider It from Here / Chicago, IL

11/17/2018 - 01/27/2019

This exhibition presents four artists who operate in the liminal realms between the public and the intimate, the concrete and the fantastical, including Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.
 
This exhibition is on view from November 17, 2018 through Janaury 27, 2019 at the Renaissance Society at the Univesity of Chicago, 5811 South Ellis Avenue, Cobb Hall, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60637. 


PERFORMANCE: Japanese Arts in Latin America: Drumspeak - Los Angeles Taiko Ensemble / Panama City, Panama & Loja, Ecuador

11/14/2018 - 11/20/2018

LA-based taiko performer Isaku Kageyama leads a trio with David Wells and Doug Sakamoto for a series of performance in Panama and Ecuador. In Ecuador, the ensemble will participate in the International Live Arts Festival of Loja to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Japan and Ecuador. This performance tour is co-organized with the Embassies of Japan in Panama and Ecuador.

LECTURE: Earth Manual Project / New York, NY

11/13/2018 - 11/14/2018

In conjunction with the exhibition Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life, which is currently on view at Parsons School of Design, The Japan Foundation will host two public lecture events:

Tackling Disaster Issues Creatively: Cases in Thailand and Indonesia
November 13, 6 PM
The New School, University Center, UL105 (63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY)

Speakers: Ruttikorn Vuttikorn (Design Director, Club Creative), Ikaputra (Architect, Urban Designer, Associate Professor of Gadjah Mada University)

This event is co-organized with the Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility


This Could Save Your Life - Collective Wisdom for Disaster Response
November 14, 7 PM
Japan Society, Murase Room (333 East 47th Street, New York, NY)

Speakers: Hirokazu Nagata (President, Plus Arts, Vice Director, Design Creative Center Kobe), Ruttikorn Vuttikorn (Design Director, Club Creative), Ikaputra (Architect, Urban Designer, Associate Professor of Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Moderator: Robert Kirkbride (Dean, School of Constructed Environments & Associate Professor, Architecture and Product Design, Parsons School of Design)

This event is co-organized with Japan Society, coinciding with the World Tsunami Awareness Day (November 5).


Earth Manual Project - This Could Save Your Life is on view at Parsons' Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery through December 12. For more information on the exhibition, please click here.For more information on the Earth Manual Project programming in the U.S., please click here.

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