Events related to Japan!

1. Japanese Monster Movies Series
Destroy All Monsters
9/25 Tue. 7:00 pm – @ Williams Hall Room 220
Film screening of Jonda Ishiro’s 1968 film about giant monsters attacking the world. But Godzilla resists…

Godzilla vs Smog Monster
10/2 Tue. 7:00 pm – @ Williams Hall Room 220
Film screening of Banno Yoshimitsu’s 1971 film with Godzilla coming to the rescue as pollution coalesces and attacks Tokyo

2. “Critical Abstractions: Modern Architecture in Japan, 1868-2018”
8/27 – 9/24  –  @ Kroiz Gallery (lower level of Fisher Fine Arts Library)

3. CSCC Speaker Series
9/19 Wed. 4:30 pm –  @ Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics, Second Floor Forum, 133 S. 36th St.
Ya-Wen Lei, “Humans vs. Robots: (Re)Valuating the Worth of Work in the Age of Automation”

4. Philadelphia and Meiji Japan
Philadelphia and Meiji Japan symposium keynote by Jordan Sand
“Philadelphia, America, and ‘the West’ in Meiji Japan”
9/20  Thursday  5:00 pm –  @ Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery

Philadelphia and Meiji Japan symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Sept. 20 – 22, 2018
It will feature six panels organized around five viewings of objects and performances that exemplify Philadelphia’s deep ties with 19th century Japan.  This symposium is free and open to the public, but please be sure to register!

B. “Philadelphia Collects Meiji,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sept. 1, 2018 – May 1, 2019
Philadelphia Centennial Exposition (1876)
9/21 Friday, 9:30-4:00 @ Lea Library
D. Meiji Gives to Penn Viewing
9/21. Friday, 4:00-5:00 @ Penn Museum

E. Japanese House and Garden (松風荘), Sept. 2018
During the month of September 2018, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park will exhibit archaeological artifacts from the site of the Japanese Bazaar at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.
F. “One Hundred and Fifty Years of Meiji Japan and the World (明治日本と世界の150),” Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, Tokyo, Oct. 6 – Nov. 11, 2018

5. Ume Tsuda and Michi Kawai: From Bryn Mawr College to Japan, and to the world
9/17 Monday, 4:30- @ Bryn Mawr College, Wyndhan Ely Room (See details here)

6. Women’s Leadership in Japan: Past and Present
9/19 Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 @ Villanova University, Garey Hall Alumni Event Room 31 (See details here)

7. Bunraku (Japanese puppet theater) Lecture and Performance
11/29 Thursday @ TBA
Details will be available soon!

8. Shofuso Japan House and Garden Event
9/15 Sat. 1:30-3:30, All About Koi (carp) – Joe Zuritsky Lecture
FREE lecture as Mr. Zuritsky shares highlights on the history, aesthetics, and breeding of koi, as well as footage from one of his koi farms.

9/15 Sat. 6:00-7:00, Hidetaro Honjoh shamisen performance “Hauta Shamisen: Edo-Period Love Songs”
Shamisen master Hidetaro Honjoh offers a traditional-style concert featuring works from the hauta repertoire, the quintessential “pop music” of its time.

9. A Teahouse for Philadelphia”
New exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Daily
The teahouse named Sunkaraku, which stands in the Japanese garden gallery (244)in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was built one hundred years ago in Tokyo as a private setting for the practice of the tea ceremony. The ritual drinking of tea in Japan has its roots in the Zen Buddhist temples, where it served as a stimulant for the monks to keep alert during long hours of meditation. Each tea gathering is a unique event. The Japanese phrase used to describe this is “ichigo ichie” (each meeting, only once.) The art and utensils the host chooses for a particular occasion are dictated by the guests, the season, and perhaps a special event such as New Year’s celebrations. This exhibiton features tea utensils from the collection, including the complete tea set sent with the Sunkaraku in 1928.
Place: Philadelphia Museum of Art Japanese Galleries (2nd Floor)

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