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PERFORMANCE: NINAGAWA Macbeth / New York, NY

07/21/2018 - 07/25/2018

Lincoln Center will present NINAGAWA Macbeth, the legendary director Yukio Ninagwa's landmark interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic, during the 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival. This is the last production overseen by Ninagawa before his death in 2016. A free lecture on his work will be held on Opening Night in conjunction with the performance. Alexa Alice Joubin, the founder of Global Shakespeares and internationally recognized expert on Shakespeare in Asia, will explore the international influence of Ninagawa's productions and his achievements from a variety of perspectives. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The performance takes place on July 21st, 24th, 25th 7:30 PM and 22nd 5 PM, at David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023.  The lecture takes place on July 21st 6:15 PM at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street 10th Floor, New York, NY 10023.  For details, please visit Lincoln Center's website.

[Image: Photo by Takahiro Watanabe]

FILM: Japan Cuts 2018 / New York, NY

07/19/2018 - 07/29/2018

Japan Society presents the 12th edition of JAPAN CUTS, North America's largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema. Bringing a wide range of the best and hardest-to-see films made in and around Japan today - from blockbusters, independent productions and anime, documentaries, avant-garde works, short films, and new restorations. This year's line-up includes New York premier of Radiance (dir. Naomi Kawase, 2017) which won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Beloved actress Kirin Kiki who has worked with established masters of Japanese cinema like Seijun Suzuki and Palme d'Or-winning Hirokazu Kore-eda, will attend the Intro and Q&A of Mori The Artist's Habitat (dir. Shuichi Okita, 2018) as a special guest. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

This film festival takes place from July 19th to July 29th at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017.  For details, please visit Japan Society's website.

[Image:© 2017 "Mori, The Artist's Habitat" Production Committee]

FILM: The 17th New York Asian Film Festival / New York, NY

06/30/2018 - 07/15/2018

More than 10 Japanese feature films and 5 special guests from Japan will be presented at the 17th New York Asian Film Festival, which is North America's leading festival of popular Asian cinema. The lineup includes Sekigahara (dir. Masato Harada, 2017), The Third Murder (dir. Hirokazu Koreeda, 2017), and Inuyashiki (dir. Shinsuke Sato, 2018). This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The film festival takes place from June 30 to July 15 at Film Society of Lincoln Center & the SVA Theater in New York, NY. For details, please visit Subway Cinema's website

[Image © 2018 Movie "Inuyashiki" Production Committee © Hiroya Oku/Kodansha]

EXHIBITION: Miniature Edo-style Toys from Japan / New York, NY

06/28/2018 - 07/25/2018

This exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of crafts from the Edo period (1603 - 1868) in Japan. Included in the exhibition are the intricate miniature figures and toys depicting life in Edo, such as hagoita (wooden paddles) with zodiac animals, hanten coats worn by fire-fighters, among others. This exhibition is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

This exhibition is on view from June 28 through July 25, 2018 at The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club, 145 West 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

[Image: Daimyo's Procession from the Sukeroku Collection]

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