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Film: Ogawa Shinsuke Series / New Haven, CT

09/27/2013 - 10/10/2013

The Japan Foundation and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University co-presents a series devoted to the documentary filmmaker, Shinsuke Ogawa, whose films have rarely been screened in the U.S. in recent decades. This series will screen four films of Ogawa to investigate his documentary style.

Performance: Dogugaeshi / New York, NY

09/18/2013 - 09/22/2013

Bessie Award-winning work by New York puppet artist Basil Twist is back to Japan Society. Inspired by a traditional stage mechanism once commonly used in Japanese puppet theater, Twist's Dogugaeshi is a cross-cultural collaboration with master shamisen player and experimental musician Yumiko Tanaka, whose multi-layered music collage embraces everything from traditional tunes to popular songs.

This performance is supported by Japan Foundation's Arts & Cultural Exchange Grant Program for Overseas Dispatch.

Performance: Taikoza Live 2013 + Ichiro Jishoya / New York, NY


Taikoza will present a unique concert with the premier taiko soloist guest from japan: Ichiro JIshoya in his first NYC appearance at Symphony Space on Sunday, September 15th. The concert will feature new and traditional songs and colorful traditional dances set to taiko music.

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

Lecture: Year of Japan / Kennesaw, GA

09/12/2013, 09/26/2013

Focusing on Japan, Kennesaw State University will feature a series of lectures, conferences, performances, exhibits and films exploring Japan's culture throughout 2013-2014 academic year. A guest lecture will be given by D. Max Moerman, Donald Keene Center for Japanese Culture, Columbia University on Sep 12, and by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, University of Wisconsin on Sep 26.

Lecture topic:
Sep 12: Buddhas and Kami: Religion in Japanese History
Sep 26: Cherry Blossoms through Time

Year of Japan is supported through IPS Small grant.

Aichi Triennale 2013 "Awakening - Where Are We Standing?-Earth, Memory and Resurrection" / Aichi, Japan

08/10/2013 - 10/27/2013

Aichi Triennale began in 2010 and the second Triennale will take place again in 2013. While reflecting on arts in the wake of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, the coming second Aichi Triennale, "Awakening - Where Are We Standing? - Earth, Memory and Resurrection", will bring together from within and outside Japan cutting-edge contemporary arts, performing arts including dance and theater, and operas which manifest and resonate with the socio-political reverberations occurring in various areas of the world.

For further details, visit http://aichitriennale.jp/english/index.html.

Exhibition: Encountering the Floating World: Ukiyo-e and the West / Ithaca, NY

08/03/2013 - 12/22/2013

This exhibition at Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University explores the important relationship of Japanese prints to modern and contemporary fine and decorative art and how this relationship transformed Western art making practice. Drawn from the Johnson museum's collection, the exhibition includes work by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Tiffany, Whistler, Milton Avery and many others.

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

Miyagi - New Orleans Youth Jazz Exchange Program / New Orleans, LA

08/01/2013 - 08/07/2013

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce that it is organizing the “Miyagi-New Orleans Youth Jazz Exchange Program” in collaboration with Tipitina’s Foundation and the Wonderful World Jazz Foundation this summer. The program will send a youth jazz band consisting mainly of middle school students from Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture, to New Orleans and Lafayette, LA, from July 30 to August 10.

Performance: Bang on a Can: New Music from Japan / North Adams, MA


Featuring The Bang on a Can All-Stars with Vicki Ray, piano, Bang on a Can presents New Music from Japan at Hunter Auditorium of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA on July 23 at 4:30 PM. Free with Museum admission. Works by Somei Satoh, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mamoru Fujieda and Akiko Ushijima will be played.

This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Film: Japan Cuts - The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema / New York, NY

07/11/2013 - 07/21/2013

JAPAN CUTS, North America's biggest Japanese film festival returns for its 7th consecutive year. JAPAN CUTS 2013, the New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema, will showcase over 20 films including 12 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival.

This event is supported by The Japan Foundation New York through its JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Ramen: A Taste of Japan in a Bowl / New York, NY


Please join us on June 28 at The Nippon Club for an exciting talk about the history and culture of Japanese ramen by Professor George Solt of New York University. He will explore why and how ramen developed into one of Japan's national foods.

For more information, visit here. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

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