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Japan Information Center Gallery

August 13 -


Permanent Exhibition
Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, NYC
9:30AM - 4:00PM (closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)
Admission:Free * Photo ID required / 無料 *入館にはphoto IDをお持ちください
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   Performing Arts & Films

Workshop: Sep. 20 7-10pm / Sep. 21 7-10pm / Sep. 22 11am-6pm
Concert: Sep. 23 5pm

Japan in NY Gospel Workshop & Concert 2018
Salvation & Deliverance Church
37 W. 116th Street NYC
This is a 3 day Japanese/American Gospel Music Workshop cultural exchange that will end in a Sunday afternoon Concer in Harlem, followed by an evening banquet in Rye brook at the Hilton Hotel. Sightseeing and other fun filled activities are included. The workshop is organized by Gospel Workshops International, Inc. A non profit organization located in Brooklyn, NY.
Admission:Workshop: 20th & 21st $45 (per day)/22nd $80/3 days $150
Concert: Free
Banquet $70
How to buy tickets: Paypal.Me/GospelWorkshopsIntl
Register:Send your name, email, voice part, workshop fee option to american_gospel@yahoo.com
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Aug 9 -Dec 14 (M-F 9 am to 4 pm)

Exhibition of Paintings by Japanese artist Tokujiro Nishi
Paul Peck Alumni Center Gallery, Drexel University
32nd and Market Streets, Philadelphia PA
The exhibition highlights historical relationship between Phiadelphia and Japan throught art.

September 06 - 28

Between Forms : The Terracotta Cosmos by Mokichi Otsuka
Ippodo Gallery New York
12 East 86th street, # 507 New York
Mokichi Otsuka values the life in Western antiquity while also encapsulating the inner life in Buddhist teachings. His terracotta wares are unique. Even the concepts endure, the artist deviates from prehistoric Japanese ceramic aesthetics and their contemporary counterparts.Otsuka has found solace in the expression of mind and body through his works. He pursued extensive education to expand his universe, first in Japanese painting at the graduate school of Tokyo National University of Fine Art.
image: Pair of Cats, 2018

Sep. 13 - 19

Miho Murakami Exhibition “Ascending Apples"
The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club 7th Floor
145 West 57th Street, New York
Miho Murakami is an oil painting artist born in 1946, in Kobe City, Hyogo, who has been studying the basics from age 10. After experiencing the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995, the symbol of the “Heart” became her theme. The recurring concept in her artworks depict apples which expresses life. The apples drawn by Miho are living entities.

Sep. 25 - Oct. 1

Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition by Shuho Kondo
The Nippon Gallery, Nippon Club 7th floor
145 W. 57th St. New York
Shuho will exhibit her challenging works of art including a few pieces inspired by Fushikaden, The Ranteijo-the work of calligraphy written by Wang Xi-Zhi and the most famous in the calligraphy world, and a large piece that says “Creation”. Also,works by members of Shuho Calligraphy Club and the social welfare corporation, Ito Okashi,will be exhibited.
image: "Creation" by Shuho Kondo
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November 17 at 8pm
November 18 at 7pm

Goshu Ondo Suite by Eri Yamamoto
Studios of the Paul Taylor Dance Company
551 Grand Street, New York
From the mind of composer and celebrated jazz pianist Eri Yamamoto, traditional Japan meets NYC in a joyful meeting of musical cultures, brought to life by award-winning choir Choral Chameleon and Eri Yamomoto Trio. Goshu Ondo Suite is inspired by Yamamoto’s childhood visiting her grandparents in Shiga prefecture. The choir will be doing the obon dance and Yamamoto’s trio will play driving jazz accompaniment underneath the traditional song.
Admission:$30 Advance, $20 Student/Senior, $30 Door
How to buy tickets:www.artful.ly/
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September 27
10:30 - 11:30 am

Special Lecture with Minister Katsunobu Kato
Seminar Room (2nd floor) Faculty House Columbia Uni.
64 Morningside Drive, New York
Japanese Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Katsunobu Kato will deliver a special lecture to the Columbia and business communities about his roles in the Abe administration, with special attention to his relationship with the GPIF program.
image:Katsunobu Kato

October 4
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Can Japan Win Gold For its Economic Performance?
Room 1501, Int'l Affairs Bldg, Columbia University
420 W. 118th Street, New York
Professor Takatoshi Ito will discuss in this annual lecture on the Japanese economy: • Which events in the next two years will be crucial economically and politically for Japan, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, its hosting of the upcoming G20 summit, and the consumption tax rate hike • Why these events pose both opportunities and risks for the Prime Minister and the Japanese government • What opportunities exist for Japan’s highest priority of raising productivity and wages?
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Sep. 16
11 am - 12:30 pm

Tea Ceremony Bag Making Workshop and Japanese dance
Matcha Teahouse SETSUGEKKA
74 East 7th Street, New York
We will hold the second hand-crafted kimono art workshop by Kyoko Ohnishi to make Tea Ceremony Bag using Yuzen-washi paper. This bag can be used to store money, even cell phone and earphone neatly together, not limited to tea utensils. As the theme is Tea Ceremony, you will enjoy Japanese dance. At the end of workshop, matcha and dry sweets prepared by Souheki Mori will be served.
How to buy tickets:Online

October 2
6:30pm - 8:00 pm

“Manga + Translation 101” by Dr. Mari Morimoto
The Nippon Club
145 West 57th Street, New York
In session 1, “Manga in Japan and in the US 101”, she will briefly trace the history and evolution of manga in Japan and its path across the Pacific as well as explore the cultural differences of the two countries through manga. In session 2, “Manga translation 101”, she will focus on the act of translation itself and provide a deeper understanding of this craft through her personal experiences of working with renowned manga titles. The lecture will be in English.
To RSVP, please email the following information to jpcourse@jfny.org. - Name - Phone number - Email address - Japanese language proficiency level

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, New York
September 20 at 6:30 PM
The Beauty of Bonsai: Culture & Cultivation

Bonsai's artistic roots go back over a thousand years in Japan, and today the art form has spread across cultures, embracing new plant species and international influences. Through the careful guidance of human hands, miniature bonsai trees flourish into a microcosm of the natural world. At this talk, Julian Velasco, professional bonsai artist and former Bonsai Collection curator at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for 11 years, joins us to share what makes these exquisite trees so special.
$15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students
September 28 at 6:30 PM
Sashiko: Japanese Embroidery

At this workshop, learn the traditional Japanese craft of sashiko embroidery with a third generation sashiko craftsman from Gifu, Japan. This beautiful hand-stitching technique is admired for its simple yet striking patterns, and is appreciated for both its practical and decorative applications. Atsushi Futatsuya, founder of Upcycle Stitches LLC, leads this hands-on workshop, open to participants of all skill levels. All materials included.
$47/$42 Japan Society members, seniors & students
October 24 at 6:30 PM
Crafting Beer: Traditional Techniques, Modern Brews

At this talk, Joshua M. Bernstein, beer journalist and author of Homebrew World: Discover the Secrets of the World's Leading Homebrewers, traces how Japanese sake techniques and producers are influencing today's beer trends. Followed by a tasting of Japanese craft beers and beers influenced by Japan. Must be 21 years of age, or older.
$35/$30 Japan Society members, seniors & students
October 18 at 7:00 PM
The Tale of Genji in Word & Image

In this talk, Melissa McCormick, Professor of Japanese Art and Culture at Harvard University, provides an introduction to the Tale of Genji and its captivating visual world, focusing on the paintings and calligraphy of the 16th-century Genji Album in the Harvard Art Museums, the subject of her new publication, The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion. Followed by a book signing reception.
$15/$12 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Japan Society Family Program
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street, New York
September 23 1-2 PM
Autumn Moon Viewing

Listen to an interactive story about the rabbit who lives in the moon and make your own rabbit shadow puppet to appear in the moon! Celebrate Tsukimi, Japan’s autumn full moon viewing with decorations of pampas grass, sweet dumplings that resemble the moon and rabbit moon origami. Designed for preschool-aged children and their caregivers Space is limited to 30 people per class: advance registration required.
$15/$8 members; children ages 2 or under free. Advance registration required
September 23 2:30-4 PM
Charaben Bento

Make your own artistic picture or cute character kawaii lunch boxes just in time for the school year! Charaben is a style of decorated Bento (Japanese boxed lunch) which features food decorated to look like people, characters, animals and plants. This program has been developed specifically for kids ages 6 to 10 and accompanying adults. Siblings are welcome to attend the group but must have a ticket. Space is limited to 30 people per class: advance registration required.
$15/$8 members; children ages 2 or under free. Advance registration required
October 14 1-2 PM
Obake Friends

Enjoy an interactive reading of the popular Japanese children’s story Gracie Meets a Ghost by Keiko Sena and learn about the girl who decorated a whole village of friendly ghosts with her crayons! Decorate your own ghost costume with fabric markers just in time for Halloween! Designed for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Space is limited to 30 people per class: advance registration required.
$15/$8 members; children ages 2 or under free. Advance registration required

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