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Performance: Kenny Endo and Eri Ishizuka Taiko Drums of Japan / Costa Rica and The Bahamas

06/17/2013 - 06/23/2013

Taiko Drum performers Kenny Endo and Eri Ishizuka will travel to Costa Rica and The Bahamas for performance and workshop.  They will perform both traditional and contemporary pieces and collaborate with local musicians. 
This program is co-organized with the Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica & Jamaica.

Performance: Kammerraku: On the Road / New York, NY


Kyo-Shin-An's Kammerraku: On the Road will introduce a repertoire of a string quartet with shakuhachi and koto to audiences in New York. Featuring Voxare String Quartet, Yumi Kurosawa, 20-string koto; and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, the performance will take place at Tenri Cultural Institute.
This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Film: The Films of Shinsuke Ogawa / New York, NY

06/07/2013 - 06/18/2013

Anthology Film Archives presents an extensive, comprehensive retrospective devoted to the documentary filmmaker, Shinsuke Ogawa, whose films have rarely screened in the U.S. in recent decades. Ogawa made more than 15 documentaries, most of them reflecting his passionate political engagement and his commitment to social struggle.

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

Film: OZU / New York, NY

06/07/2013 - 06/27/2013

In celebration of the 110th anniversary of the birth and the 60th anniversary of death of legendary director Yasujiro Ozu, Film Forum will present a near-complete festival of 34 films. This retrospective features, for example, Tokyo Chorus: I Was Born, But; Floating Weeds; and Early Spring. Live piano accompaniment will be provided for all silent film screenings. All films will appear in 35mm prints except Kagamijishi (16mm).

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

Exhibition: World Heritage Photo Panel at Marshall University / Huntington, WV

05/28/2013 - 06/15/2013

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce the loan of Japanese World Heritage photo panels by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi to the Marshall University.

For details regarding the Japanese World Heritage photo panels and their loans please click here.

Image: Ninna-ji, Kyoto (c) Kazuyoshi Miyoshi / PPS

Exhibition: A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial / New York, NY

05/17/2013 - 09/01/2013

This global survey of contemporary photography and video will feature 28 emerging and established artists from 14 countries whose works speak to and illuminate the new visual and social territory in which image making operates today. Artists include Sohei Nishino from Japan.
This exhibition is supported through the Exhibition Abroad Support Program.

Photo: Sohei Nishino, New York (detail), from the series Diorama Maps, 2006, light jet print. Courtesy the Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.

Cultural Event: Japan Day @ Central Park 2013 / New York, NY


Japan Day 2013, a day of enjoying and learning about Japanese culture through a wide variety of activities, begins with a 4-mile run "Japan Run," followed by the "Japan Day Festival," with food and activity tents as well as stage performances at the Bandshell area in Central Park.
This event is support through JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Exhibition: Jiki to Hanga: Japanese Porcelain and Prints at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art / Atlanta, GA

05/12/2013 - 08/25/2013

Japanese color woodcuts by painter/printmaker Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), widely regarded as one of the masters of the shin-hanga style, will be featured in this exhibition, together with porcelain from the 17th to 19th century and other Japanese ephemera like a paint box, silk painting and many books.

This exhibition is supported through JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Exhibition: How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake)? / Boston, MA

05/08/2013 - 06/12/2013

This touring exhibition on loan from The Japan Foundation to the International Village of Northeastern Univerisyt introduces the diverse range of projects launched by architects throughout the region affected by the devastating earthquake of March 11. It also includes a number of restoration proposals submitted by foreign architects. The exhibits consist of drawings and photographs in addition to related materials such as videos, models, furniture..Cardboard shelters that were actually used in the evacuation shelters will be displayed.

This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.

Image: Tohoku Sky Village (c) Keiichiro Sako

Literature: Monkey Business: Japan/America: Writer's Dialogue / New York, NY


Japan Foundation and Asia Society will once again join with Monkey Business to co-present an American-Japanese literary dialogue in conjunction with the PEN World Voices International Festival. Japanese writers Gen'ichiro Takahashi and tanka poet Mina Ishikawa will be joined by American writer Paul Auster and poet Charles Simic. The conversation will be facilitated by translators Ted Goossen and Motoyuki Shibata, editors of Monkey Business. Followed by a book sale and signing. Co-sponsored by A Public Space, and Monkey Business.

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