Events related to Japan!

1. “Afterlives” Japanese film series: Films of life and rebirth from Japan
2/7  Wed. 7:00-, place : TBA

Ikimono no kiroku 生きものの記録」(Record of a Living Being, a.k.a. I Live in Fear), 1955, Directed by Kurosawa Akira 黒澤明

2/14 Wed. 7:00-  place : TBA
Wandafuru Raifuワンダフル•ライフ」(After Life), 1998, Directed by Kore’eda Hirokazu 是枝裕和

2/21 Wed. 7:00-  place : TBA
Ringuリング」(Ring), 1998, Directed by Nakata Hideo 中田 秀夫

2/26 Wed. 7:00-  place : TBA
Shin Gojiraシン・ゴジラ」(Godzilla REsurgence), 2013, Directed by Anno Hideaki 庵野 秀明

2. Shofuso Japan House and Garden Events
2/1 Thursday 6:00-7:30 pm Kyo Diako Beginner Taiko Class
Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums from Philadelphia’s community taiko drumming group! Kyo Daiko’s Beginner Taiko Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, striking technique, and the history and traditions of taiko. Children 12 and over are also welcome with parental supervision.

3. 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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