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Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960-1986 / New York, NY

12/06/2012 - 02/10/2013

The most comprehensive retrospective of films from Art Theater Guild, the Japanese independent film company, will start from December 6, 2012 to February 10, 2013 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The exhibition features Nobuhiko Obayashi, Susumu Hani, Shohei Imamura, Nagisa Oshima, Kaneto Sihndo and Koji Wakamatsu. Non-ATG programs of Japanese underground will be presented. This series is co-organized with The Museum of Modern Art.

Performance: Kammerraku: On The Road / St. Louis, MO


Kyo-Shin-An's Kammerraku: on the Road will introduce repertoire for string quartet with shakuhachi, koto and shamisen to audience in St. Louis, MO. Ffeaturing Arianna Quartet, Yumi Kurosawa, 20-string koto; Yoko Reikano Kimura, shamisen; and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, the performance will take place at Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri.  This performance is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Exhibition: World Heritage Photo Panels / Washington, DC

11/27/2012 - 01/06/2013

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce the loan of Japanese World Heritage photo panels by photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi to the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Admission is free.

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

Rokuon-ji (Kinkaku-ji) Temple, Kyoto © Kazuyoshi Miyoshi /PPS

Ikebana Demonstration / Jamaica and Dominican Republic

11/26/2012 - 12/03/2012

Sogetsu Ikebana Artist Tetsunori Kawana will travel to Kingston and Santiago to conduct demonstrations and workshops of his mid- to large-scale flower arrangement.

This program is co-organized with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica and Dominican Republic.

Exhibition: Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde at The Museum of Modern Art / New York, NY

11/18/2012 - 02/25/2013

The Japan Foundation is proud of co-organize with MoMA an exhibition that provides a focused look at the extraordinary concentration and network of creative individuals and practices in this dynamic city of Tokyo from the mid-1950's through 60's, with the work of around 60 artists. Featuring over 200 works of various media, the exhibition will offer a story of artistic crossings, collaborations, and, at times, conflicts, with the city as an incubator. It will introduce the myriad avant-garde experimentations that emerged as artists drew on the energy of this rapidly growing and changing metropolis.

Image: Yokoo Tadanori. "Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (Sōzōsha) (Shinjuku dorobō nikki [Sōzōsha])." 1968. Screenprint. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer. © 2012 Yokoo Tadanori

Documentaries by Shohei Imamura / New York, NY

11/15/2012 - 11/21/2012

One of the greatest filmmakers in Japanese cinema, Shohei Imamura's six documentaries, including A Man Vanishes and Karayuki-San, the Making of Prostitute, will be screened at Anthology Film Archives, New York. Please visit here for screening schedule. This retrospective is co-organized with Anthology Film Archives.

Kyoko Gasha Japanese Film Series / Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA

11/09/2012 - 11/10/2012

Japanese filmmaker Kyoko Gasha's two films, Mothers' Way, Daughter's Choice and Koko ni Ikiru will be screened at GA Tech on Nov 9, and at Spelman College and Agnes Scott on Nov 10. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

The Films of Keisuke Kinoshita / New York, NY

11/07/2012 - 11/15/2012

Celebrating centennial of one of the greatest Japanese directors Keisuke Kinoshita, FIlm Society of Lincoln Center presents a 15-film retrospective from Nov 7. This event is supported by the Japan Foundation.

Cultural Event: The 13th International Children's Day Celebration / New York, NY

11/03/2012 - 11/04/2012

The International Shinto Foundation and the Japan Society will co-sponsor the annual Shinto ritual of Shichigosan to celebrate and appreciate the growth and good health of children ages 3, 5 and 7. Three- and 5-year-old boys and 3- and 7-year-old girls of all nationalities and religions, with parents or accompanying adults, are invited to participate. Special candies (chitose ame) will be served to participating children.  For more information please visit the International Shinto Foundation website.

Koto Music Concert Masayo Ishigure / Tallahassee, FL


Koto Concert by Masayo Ishigure and fellow musicians will be held at Center for Global Engagement of the Florida State University from 2p.m. Free Admission. Please contact www.asiantlh.org for more information. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

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