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JSA Japan Matsuri Festival (3/12/11)

February 15th, 2011 · Events

The University of Michigan’s Japan Student Association (JSA) will be presenting its annual Japan Culture Festival on Saturday, March 12th, from 1:00PM-5:00PM at the East Hall Math Atrium. Admission is $1 and is open to everybody.

For more information, please contact the JSA at jsao@umich.edu.

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JASWM Bowling Event – Battle Creek (02/05/11)

January 30th, 2011 · Events

The Japan America Society of West Michigan will be having their annual Bowling Taikai on February 5th, 2011 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Nottke’s Bowling Fun in Battle Creek. Registration is $25 for JASWM members and $30 for non-members (discounts available for minors). Includes food, shoes, and two hours of bowling; prizes will be awarded to winning teams. Everyone and their families are invited, so come on out for

Visit the JASWM web site to register (registration required).

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Kodo Taiko Drumming in Ann Arbor (02/23/11)

January 26th, 2011 · Events

The University Musical Society (UMS) proudly presents the traditional Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo on Wednesday, February 23 at 8:00PM in Hill Auditorium. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (734) 763-3100. Visit www.ums.org or call (734) 764-2538 for complete details.

“Kodo unites high-energy percussion, elegant music, dance, and the striking physical prowess needed to sustain a precise yet powerful sound” (Los Angeles Examiner). The group will be showcasing songs from their new album, Akatsuki and the debut of drummer Kenta Nakagome on the group’s hallmark giant drum, the 900-pound o-daiko. Shamisen, koto, and kokyu (traditional Japanese fiddle) complement the percussive force of taiko, revealing the versatility of Japanese tradition and the performers who honor it.

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CJS’s Winter 2011 Noon Lectures (01/27-04/14/11)

January 16th, 2011 · Events

The Center for Japanese Studies’ (CJS) Winter 2011 Noon Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, January 27th. This semester’s series features ten talks on all aspects of Japanese history, culture, art, thinking, and more.

CJS’s Noon Lecture Series takes place at 12:00PM in Room 1636 of the School of Social Work Building. The talks are free and open to the public. As this is a noontime event, CJS encourages all guests to bring their brown bag lunch. Coffee, tea, and an assortment of cookies will be available.

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U of M Mochitsuki Festival (01/08/11)

November 25th, 2010 · Events

On Saturday, January 8th the University of Michigan Japan Student Association will be having it’s 7th annual mochitsuki festival to celebrate the new year. Features mochi-making and taste-testing, kakizome (calligraphy), kamishibai (story-telling), origami, games, manga-drawing, live music, and more.

From 1:00-4:00PM at the East Hall Math Atrium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public, families welcome.

Flyer available here.

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Saginaw Holidays Open House (11/19/10)

October 7th, 2010 · Events

Join us on Friday, November 19th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM at the Japanese Cultural Center for traditional Japanese crafts, cultural demonstrations, and exhibitions. Also, get your name written in Japanese calligraphy by a local calligraphy specialist. Fireworks will be starting at 8:30PM.

Visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw for more information.

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DIA Japanese Art Display & Lecture (10/24/10)

October 1st, 2010 · Events

Join us at the Detroit Institute of Arts on October 24th, 2010 for a display of Charles Lang Freer’s collection of Asian art. There will be a free lecture by Ann Yonemura starting at 3:00PM at the DIA Lecture Hall. This will be followed by a Benefit Reception and tours of the Charles Lang Freer House at 4:30PM.

During the years 1892 to 1907, the arts of japan-ceramics, prints, Buddhist sculpture, and paintings-became an important focus for Detroit collector Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919). In the subtle glaze tonalities of Japanese stoneware, in the subjects, formats, and styles of japanese paintings, and in the contemplative serenity of Buddhist sculpture, Freer perceived aspects of universal beauty that informed his collecting of Asian and American art during a critical period in japan’s emergence as a modern nation.

Flyer available here.

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UMMA Butoh Film Screenings (10/20/10)

September 16th, 2010 · Events

In conjunction with the University Musical Society’s (UMS) presentation of Sankai Juku (October 23rd & 24th), UMS, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art present this Butoh film event.

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Novi Michigan Japan Festival (10/03/10)

September 11th, 2010 · Events

The Japan Business Society of Detroit’s (JBSD) annual Japan Festival will be held at the Novi High School on Sunday, October 3rd 2010 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The event’s co-sponsors are the JSD Women’s Club, the Japan-America Society of Greater Detroit and Windsor, the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, and Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

View the event flyer here.

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U of M UMS Japanese Musical Performances

September 10th, 2010 · Events

The University of Michigan’s University Musical Society will be presenting three different musical artists/companies from Japan starting this fall. Ticket Information is available by calling (734) 764-2538 or by visiting www.ums.org.

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WMU Japanese Oral Tradition (09/27/10)

September 10th, 2010 · Events

Stop by Western Michigan University’s Brown Hall on Monday, September 27th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM to see performances of rakugo (Japanese comic storytelling) and katsuben (Japanese silent-movie narration). The performance will include traditional rakugo, humorous one-person story telling, and katsuben, narration with a Japanese and American silent movie.

Flyer available here. Contact Michiko Yoshimoto of the Soga Japan Center at or call (269) 387-5874 for more information.

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CJS’s Re-Viewing Kurosawa (09/24-11/12/10)

September 9th, 2010 · Events

In the 1950s, Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) led Japanese cinema onto the world stage, astonishing viewers with the emotional depth and the technical adroitness of his films. On the centennial of his birth, this series provides a once-in-a-generation chance to see Kurosawa’s classics again—including his incomparable early samurai films—in fresh, new 35mm prints.

This is a free event open to the public. Films start at 7PM in Askwith Auditorium (Lorch Hall). Flyer is available here.

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CJS’s Fall 2010 Noon Lecture Series (09/16-12/09/10)

September 8th, 2010 · Events

The Center for Japanese Studies’ (CJS) Fall 2010 Noon Lecture Series will begin on Thursday, September 16th. This semester’s series features twelve talks, including three that are part of a mini-series in conjunction with the fall film series featuring new 35mm prints of Akira Kurosawa films.

CJS’s Noon Lecture Series takes place at 12:00PM in Room 1636 of the School of Social Work Building. The talks are free and open to the public. As this is a noontime event, CJS encourages all guests to bring their brown bag lunch. Coffee, tea, and an assortment of cookies will be available.

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Tokyo String Quartet at WMU (09/24/10)

September 4th, 2010 · Events

The Tenth Season of WMU Fontana Chambers of the Arts performances kicks off in grand style with the celebrated Tokyo String Quartet. Captivating audiences and critics alike since it was founded close to 40 years ago and regarded one of the supreme chamber ensembles in the world, the Tokyo Quartet performs over a hundred concerts each season and has a devoted international following that extends to all four corners of the globe, from the Americas to Europe to Australia and the Far East. They are joined by Fontana artistic director Abhijit Sengupta for a very special Opening Night concert featuring an Age of Enlightenment program of Viennese masters.

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Saginaw Japan Festival (09/19/10)

September 3rd, 2010 · Events

The Japan Festival in Saginaw will be held at the Japanese Cultural Center on Sunday, September 19th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Visit this free event to take part in a Japanese tea ceremony, ikebana, calligraphy, origami, and children’s games (daruma otoshi, fukuwarai, koma, kendama, kami fusen, otedama, taketonbo, etc.). There will also be performances from Rai-on Taiko (taiko drumming), White Pine Glee Club (men’s chorus), Detroit Kendo Dojo (kendo), Flowing Chi Dojo (tai chi), Nishikawa Kikuho (Japanese classic dance), and the Konami Japanese Music Ensemble (koto, flute, and shishi-mai).

Flyer available here. Visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Saginaw homepage for more details.

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