Events related to Japan!

1. Japanese Monster Movies Series

Godzilla: Final Wars
11/27 Tue. 7:00 pm – @ Williams Hall Room 220
Film screening of Kitamura Ryohei’s 2004 film –Giant monsters attack the world; Godzilla resists, aided by a man-made mutant army!

Godzilla Resurgence
12/4 Tue. 7:00 pm – @ Williams Hall Room 220
Film screening of Anno Hideaki’s 2016 film — Bureaucrats deal with a monster that suddenly appears in Tokyo Bay

2. J-LIVE Talk : Final Round
J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a college-level Japanese language speech competition that emphasizes a comprehensive range of learned communication skills.
11/11 Sunday @ George Washington University
Barbara Chen (Undergraduate, Arts & Sciences) and Zizhou Wang (MA Student, EALC) proceeded to the final round in the speech competition called J.LIVE Talk, organized by George Washington University. As finalists, they were invited to make presentations in Washington, DC.

3. Bunraku (Traditional puppet theater of Japan) Lecture-Demonstration- Performance
11/29 Thursday, 3:00-4:30 @ Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania
Presented by Noh Society of New York
Sponsored by the Japanese Language Program, the Dept. of East Asian Language and Civilizations,the Center for East Asian Studies and the Theatre Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania
Supported by the TOSHIBA INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION and the Japan Foundation New York

4. Shofuso Japan House and Garden Event
11/10 & 11  Sat.& Sun. Shichi-Go-San (753) Kimono Photo Session
Join us in celebrating the growth and well-being of your children in the traditional Shinto ritual of shichi-go-san! This beautiful ceremony, open to 3 and 7 year-old girls and 5 year-old boys, is an opportunity to get photos of your child dressed in traditional kimono against Shofuso’s backdrop by Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, a trained photographer, Shinto priestess, and kimono expert.

5. 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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