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CULTURAL EVENT: AIZOME: Japanese Indigo Lecture-Demonstration / New York, NY


The Japan Foundation, New York and the Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture and demonstration on Aizome, or Japanese indigo dyeing. Indigo's history goes back more than 6,000 years. In this event, Sayaka Toyama, founder of art studio Curious Corners, will introduce the history of Aizome, and demonstrate shibori, a type of resist dyeing, as well as dyeing fabric with Yamato indigo. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to enjoy the experience of dyeing Japanese washi paper. The lecture will be held in English. This event is co-presented by the Japan Foundation, New York and the Nippon Club.  For further information and to RSVP, please click here.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Seeking Peace in the Nuclear Era / Bowling Green, OH

10/16/2017 - 10/19/2017

Bowling Green State University in Ohio will have a week-long series of lectures addressing nuclear war and peace.  Speakers include Keiko Ogura and Setsuko Thurlow, Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima bombing. They will share their individual stories and perspectives on promoting peace. The series is supported by the CGP Grassroots Exchange and Education Discretionary Grant. For more information, please click here

PERFORMANCE: Dig Dance at 92Y Kazunori Kumagai: HEAR/HERE / New York, NY

10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017

Tap dancer, Kazu Kumagai, known for his "powerful athletic technique combined with a riveting clarity" (2016 Bessie Outstanding Performer Award) channels his exceptional rhythmic artistry into the intensity of HEAR/HERE. The program includes a live jazz quartet and guest tappers, including the legends, Ted Louis Levy and Brenda Bufalino (2016 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement). This is Kazu's return to 92Y after a sell-out performance last season in our Fridays at Noon series. The performance is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture. For more information, please click here.  Photo © Maiko Miyagawa

PERFORMANCE: Left-Right-Left / New York, NY

10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017

Aesthetics of the past, present, East and West meld together in Italian director/choreographer Luca Veggetti's Left-Right-Left, which explores the point of intersection between Japan's 14th-century noh tradition and today's efforts in dance. With leading Japanese butoh and contemporary dancers, esteemed noh musicians and a child noh actor reciting text from noh plays Okina and Hagoromo, this production offers a lens into the microcosm of humanity. Performers include Akira Kasai, Megumi Nakamura, and Yukio Suzuki. Music direction is by Genjiro Okura and the performance will be in English. The event is supported by the Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists. Photo © Terry Lin

LITERATURE: Events with Kaori Fujino / Northfield, Minneapolis, MN; Iowa City, IA

10/05/2017 - 10/20/2017

Kaori Fujino is a fiction writer whose works explore the horrors that lurk behind everyday life. In 2013 she received the Akutagawa Prize for her novella Tsume to me (Nails and Eyes). She is a 2017 Fall  Resident of the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. A series of public events presenting Fujino's works are supported by the Institutional Project Support (IPS) program.

Readings and Discussions by Kaori Fujino

October 5, 4:30 PM
Carleton College
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October 6, 3:30 PM
University of Minnesota
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The 40th American Literary Translators Association Conference: "The Fiction of Kaori Fujino:Translation and Collaboration"
October 7, 9:00 AM
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown Hotel
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The Iowa City Book Festival:Panel on Works by Kaori Fujino
October 14, Time TBD
Various Locations in and around Downtown
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Bilingual Readings of Works by Kaori Fujino

October 16, 7:00 PM
October 17, 7:00 PM
University Capitol Centre, Room 1117
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Shambaugh House Reading Series

October 20, 5:00 PM
Shambaugh House
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Events with Hiro Mashima / New York, NY

10/05/2017 - 10/07/2017

Award-winning manga artist Hiro Mashima, known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, comes to Japan Society and New York Comic Con. The epic fantasy series, which has sold over 60 million copies worldwide, follows the rambunctious wizard's guild Fairy Tail through adventures in a stunning variety of settings, with a mind-boggling array of colorful characters. Mashima, also renowned for his long-running series Rave Master, joins to discuss the works that have captured the imaginations of fans around the world. The events are co-organized by The Japan Foundation, New York.

October 5, 6:30 PM
Japan Society
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October 6, 2:30 PM
New York Comic Con at Javits Center

October 7, 11:00 AM
New York Comic Con at Javits Center
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The Art of Japanese Calligraphy - Talk by Takeo Ichimura / Fredericksburg, VA


Takeo Ichimura will give a talk about Japanese calligraphy at the University of Mary Washington. This event is supported by the Institutional Project Support - Small (IPS Small) program, and is free and open to the public.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 4, 4pm at University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall, Room 411 (Fredericksburg, VA).

EXHIBITION: Fantasy in Japan Blue / Washington, DC

10/03/2017 - 11/12/2017

In honor of Japan's historic ties to the Kennedy Center and its support of the newly renovated Terrace Theater, world leader in textile design and production Reiko Sudo brings her internationally acclaimed textiles to the Hall of States in a six-week exhibition. Sudo is the co-founder, CEO, and design director of Nuno Corporation, a company that has been crafting some of the world's most extraordinary textiles since 1984. 

EXHIBITION: The Gift of Dolls / Rochester, NY

09/30/2017 - 11/14/2017

The 1927 Friendship Doll Exchange created a bond of friendship between Japanese and American schoolchildren. On the 90th anniversary of the exchange, this exhibit celebrates the "Miss Nagasaki" Ambassador Doll and other objects that give us hope for the future. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Miss Nagasaki Ambassador Doll, courtesy of the Rochester Museum & Science Center]

PERFORMANCE: TAIKOPROJECT ALL-STARS Tours New Mexico / Farmington, NM; Silver City, NM; Alamo, NM; Magdalena, NM; Socorro, NM

09/29/2017 - 10/06/2017

TAIKOPROJECT ALL-STARS, based in Los Angeles, will tour to three New Mexico communities, presenting public performances, interactive workshops and school assemblies this fall. TAIKOPROJECT has dazzled stage and screen audiences for more than 15 years, uniting ancient Japanese tradition with 21st century American innovation, in a unique contemporary blend of Taiko, music, storytelling and choreography. This tour is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Tour Schedule
September 29: Performance & Lecture-Demonstration at the Henderson Fine Arts Center, San Juan College (Farmington, NM)
October 4 & 7: Lecture-Demonstration & Performance at Western New Mexico University Fine Arts Center (Silver City, NM)
October 5: Lecture-Demonstration at the Alamo-Navajo School Gym (Alamo, NM) & the Magdalena School Gym (Magdalena, NM)
October 5: Workshop at Macey Center (Socorro, NM)
October 6: Performance at Macey Center (Socorro, NM)

[Photo: Courtesy of the artists]

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