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Feb
28
10:45 AM10:45

Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering: First Voice of Spring Tea (Durham, NC)

Pottery Exhibition - Seagrove, NC Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM and
1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 684-3698


Join us for a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you will experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Enjoy the aesthetics, poetry and serenity of this rich tradition over an enticing bowl of whisked green tea and a Japanese confection. Guests will meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse for these intimate gatherings.

Participant limit: 10. $40; $30 Gardens members & Duke students/staff. For more information please visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Asian Hot Pots Warm the Soul with Chef Sean Higashida



Japanese Hot Pot Dishes and Mongolian Too



The weather is getting colder and it is time to make some heartwarming fare to enjoy with family and friends. In the Far East folks gather around the table on a cold day with a steaming delicious broth. With a variety of meats and vegetables and a bit of knowhow, all enjoy cooking their meal right at the table. Come join Chef Sean as he teaches you secrets to great broth and how and what to prepare for the table.

  • Chanko Nabe, "anything goes" pot
  • Miso Chirinabe (Miso broth seafood hot pot)
  • Mongolian Hot Pot


Class fee is $35

(Includes a $ 10 BHFM Gift Card)



Event Location: Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340

Contact: Bill Schroeder
Buford Highway Farmers Market
678-873-7447
bill@aofwc.com

REGISTRATION LINK

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Dec
1
to Jan 31

Exhibition: Japanese Pottery - The Rising Generation From Traditional Japanese Kilns (Demorest, GA)

Japanese Pottery ExhibitionDecember 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art
Piedmont College
567 Georgia Street
Demorest, GA 30535


Japan has traditionally produced a large amount of ceramic works. This exhibition introduces outstanding works by young artists who are carrying on the kiln tradition in areas with distinctive styles such as Arita and Karatsu, Hagi, Bizen, Kyoto, Kutani, Seto and Mino, and Mashiko.

For more information please visit Piedmont College.
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Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile International Festival (Mobile, AL)

Mobile International Film FestivalSaturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mobile Civic Center and Expo Hall
401 Civic Center Drive
Mobile, AL 36602


The Mobile International Festival has announced "Let The Games Begin" as the theme of the 31st Annual Mobile International Festival.

Festival members will focus on this year's theme through representation of games that are native to their countries. Whether a board game, play-yard game, or native sport, festival attendees will have the opportunity to test their strategy and skill at games from over 70 countries.

"Our focus this year is on the word GAMES. Members will demonstrate and share a game that originated in their native country," said Bobbie Bayne, Executive Director. "Booths will highlight a favorite homeland game and how those games utilize math and strategic thinking as part of the Mobile International Festival's dedication to STEM."

In 2012, the Mobile International Festival proudly added S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), as a key portion of their education program. In an effort to keep pace with an ever-changing world, Festival members and sponsors bring awareness to the STEM fields of study by placing an emphasis on STEM in their exhibits in a way that demonstrates real world applications from a global perspective.

For more information, please visit Mobile International Festival or contact:
Bobbie Bayne, Executive Director
(251) 208-1555
Email: mif@cityofmobile.org
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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Japan Foundation Film Series (Atlanta, GA): Someday (ŌSHIKAMURA SŌDŌKI)

Japan Foundation Film SeriesEmory University
White Hall 205
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Someday (ŌSHIKAMURA SŌDŌKI)
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm
2011, 93 min. 35mm


An ensemble comedy that focuses on the mountain village of Ōshika in Nagano Prefecture. Inspired by a local kabuki tradition, passed down over 300 years, the film warmly portrays the joys and sorrows of the villagers. The project was the brainchild of lead actor Harada Yoshio, who passed away in July of 2011 soon after the film was released in Japan. Zen (Harada), who runs an eatery serving venison dishes in Ōshika Village at the foot of the Southern Alps, is also a top-billed star in the local kabuki scene. One day in autumn as the villagers prepare to put on a show, Zen is thrown for a loop when he is visited by his wife Takako (Okusu Michiyo) and his childhood friend Osamu (Kishibe Ittoku), who eloped together eighteen years earlier.

Events Open To All
Cost: Free, No Ticket Required
Contact Name: Maureen Downs
Contact Phone: 404-727-6761
Contact email: mndowns@emory.edu

For more information please visit Emory University.
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Nov
15
to Mar 29

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints (Richmond, VA)

Water and ShadowNovember 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220


This exhibition presents a visually compelling selection of Japanese woodblock prints - as well as paintings and didactic material - that explores the dynamic early work of Japanese landscape artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Through the work of Hasui, the exhibition explores the themes of nostalgia and longing - the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period, an era of dizzying social and cultural change.

It presents the best work of one of Japan's modern masters, featuring high quality objects that are compelling visually, often rare, and broadly resonant. The core themes of this art - the exploration of the native landscape and the discovery of a new urban beauty in response to the anonymity of modern life - are as relevant to American audiences now as they were to Japan in the 1920s.

For more information please visit VMFA.

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Nov
15
to Mar 29

Miwako Nishizawa: Twelve Views of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Miwako NishizawaNovember 15, 2014 - March 29, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220


Miwako Nishizawa is a California-based Japanese-American artist specializing in the traditional shin-hanga Japanese woodblock technique that revitalized the ukiyo-e tradition in early 20th century Japan. As part of their interest in the work of shin-hanga artist Kawase Hasui, collectors René and Carolyn Balcer commissioned Nishizawa to execute "Twelve Views of Virginia" in the shin-hanga style. This exhibition uses working drawings and artist proofs from the series to demonstrate the technique. These will be exhibited at the same time as a large exhibition of works by Hasui in the Evans Court Gallery.

For more information please visit VMFA.

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Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

FloridaCon: FREE Art & Cosplay Event



FloridaCon Art Cosplay Event Hosting by FloridaCosplay.Org and Princess Sara at Ichimura!



••• The Entire Day is FREE to the public.

Join us From 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, Nov 9 2014.
At : Miami Friends of the Japanese Garden / Ichimura Japanesse Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden

**Our address is:
Ichimura Miami Japan Garden
1101 MacArthur Causeway Watson Island Miami 33132
(NEXT DOOR WITH PARROT JUNGLE )

*** Learn Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower arrangement from Grand Master Mieko Kubota. Enjoy Japanese games, arts and crafts at the Children’s Corner all day. Authentic Japanese music by Ms. Ellen Ogihara on violin and Yoshiko Taiko Dojo drummers. Much more!

*** Canvas Art , Comic Artist, Paints , Vendors , Food, Shows , Cosplay Fashion show, Anime Cosplay Costume Contest and more.

Hikari Hart Will have a Kingdom Hearts II Panel

* This Event Is Hosting FloridaCosplay.org || Magazine Founder Of Florida Cosplay /Sara L Comettant

This event is made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.

***Parking: Public parking across the street from the Garden or in the JUNGLE ISLAND parking garage, only $5.00 with FJG Parking pass, available at the Garden entrance. The Garden entrance is across from the Marina. Follow the signs...
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Nov
8
to Nov 16

Madama Butterfly - The Atlanta Opera (Atlanta, GA)

Madam Butterfly in Atlanta Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 770-916-2800 main info@cobbenergycentre.com


For more than a century, audiences have been moved by Puccini's haunting story of passion, honor, and sacrifice. The tragic tale of lovely Butterfly touches us all, as she experiences a metamorphosis from trusting girl in love to grown woman faced with dismal choices.

Fresh from her triumphant role debut at English National Opera, Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova sings the title role and tenor Adam Diegel debuts as the faithless B.F. Pinkerton. Debut artist Nina Yoshida Nelsen sings Butterfly's devoted servant Suzuki, and baritone Corey McKern performs the role of Sharpless, the American consul.

Music Director Arthur Fagen conducts this extraordinary new production, directed by Atlanta Opera General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. The evocative sets are designed by Erhard Rom with lighting by Robert Wierzel.

For more information please visit The Atlanta Opera.
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Nov
7
to Nov 9

Nekocon (Hampton, VA)



Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666


Nekocon is an annual three day anime convention. It is Virginia's oldest anime convention. The convention typically offers art shows, artist's alley, autograph sessions, card game tournaments, concerts, costume competition, dances, dealer's room, fashion show, karaoke contests, kimono/tea ceremony workshop, maid cafe, music video contest, panels, Q&A sessions, role playing, tabletop games, vendors, video game tournaments, video rooms, and workshops.

For more information please visit Nekocon.
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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Arts & Culture Festival (Ball Ground, GA)

Japanese Arts and Culture Festival Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
770-893-1881

Enjoy Japanese traditional and folk dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, taiko drum dancing, shinkendo (swordsmanship), kyudo (archery), martial arts, ikebana, origami, bonsai and much more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.

For more information please visit Gibbs Gardens.

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Oct
30
to Dec 13

"My Mount Fuji" Drawing Contest

My Mount Fuji Drawing Contest

Submission Deadline December 19, 2014



Calling all artists! The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is now accepting submissions for this year's Drawing Contest for K - 12 students living in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Send in your artwork with the Drawing Contest Entry Form for a chance to have it posted on the Consulate's official website and to win prizes!

Drawing Contest Guidelines
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Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Arts & Culture Festival (Ball Ground, GA)

Japanese Arts and Culture Festival Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
770-893-1881

Enjoy Japanese traditional and folk dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, taiko drum dancing, shinkendo (swordsmanship), kyudo (archery), martial arts, ikebana, origami, bonsai and much more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.

For more information please visit Gibbs Gardens.

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Film: "Abacus and Sword (Bushi No Kakeibo)" (Atlanta, GA)

Abacus and Sword Friday, October 17, 2014
7:30 pm
White Hall 208
301 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

A film adaptation of the book by Isoda Michifumi, which paints a picture of life in the final days of the Tokugawa shogunate, based on painstaking analysis of the household accounts left behind by a low ranking samurai. Director Morita Yoshimitsu (FAMILY GAME), known for eclectic work in a wide range of genres, portrays the inner workings of a samurai household fighting to tighten its finances in this compassionate historical drama. The Inoyama family has been in the service of the Kaga clan as expert accountants. The eighth head of the Inoyama family, Naoyuki (Sakai Masato), is so phenomenally gifted when it comes to numbers that his colleagues call him an "abacus maniac." In order to cope with the increasing expenses that come with trying to move up in the world, he works together with his wife Koma (Nakama Yukie) and family to do all they can to economize.

Cost: Free, No Ticket Required.
For more information, please visit Emory University Department of Film and Media Studies.

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Oct
16
4:30 PM16:30

Lecture: "The Invention of Religion in Japan" - Jason Ananda Josephson (Raleigh, NC)

Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:30 pm
Riddick Hall, Room 321
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8180

Until the nineteenth century, Japan had no word for "religion." But when American warships appeared off the coast of Japan in 1853 and forced the Japanese government to sign treaties demanding, among other things, freedom of religion, the country had to contend with this Western idea. In this presentation, Josephson will reveal how Japanese leaders invented religion in Japan and trace the sweeping intellectual, legal, and cultural changes that followed. He will argue that the invention of religion in Japan was a politically charged, boundary-drawing exercise that not only extensively reclassified the inherited materials of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto to lasting effect, but also reshaped, in subtle but significant ways, our own formulation of the concept of religion today.

JJ Josephson will be drawing from his award-winning book The Invention of Religion in Japan, which he will supplement with new research.

For more information, please visit North Carolina University, Religious Studies.

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Oct
16
to Nov 8

Alliance Theatre for the Very Young Presents Little Raindrop Songs (Atlanta, GA)

Little Raindrop Songs October 16 - November 8, 2014
Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

A whimsically theatrical and imaginative journey through an anything-but-normal day, created especially for the very young with original music by the Japanese "pajama-pop" band Lullatone. The audience is led through a fully interactive world made completely of brightly colored paper which transforms dramatically into multiple settings - from the bedroom where we wake and get ready for the day, to the kitchen where we learn to eat a healthy breakfast, into the big world beyond where we experience sunshine, birds, bugs, and animals, a garden, a playground, and finally a big rainstorm which washes us inside for a bath and bedtime lullaby.

Combining unexpected puppetry, a vibrantly colorful and transformative two-dimensional set design, whimsically comic performances, and the catchy pajama-pop of Lullatone, this fully interactive theatrical performance will connect with the very young and invite them in to the wonder of the artistic experience.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Theatre for the Very Young Little Raindrop Songs.

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