Here and There

Here and There

A list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.


Family Sundays at the Rubin Museum

Every Sunday in May, 1 PM - 4 PM

The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

At the Rubin Museum, Sundays are for families! Paintings and sculptures from the Himalayan region tell stories by depicting gestures and movement. This May, explore movement in the galleries and experiment with movement and balance by making your own mobile.

Bring your family to the Rubin for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search.

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Ned Rothenberg's Ryu Nashi, New Music for Shakuhachi

Tuesday, May 24, 8 PM

509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 267-0363

The evening will showcase original compositions for the 5-hole Japanese bamboo flute, the shakuhachi.  Ned Rothenberg has been playing the instrument for 35 years and had the opportunity to study with two of the preeminent masters of the instrument, the late ‘living national treasure’ Yamaguchi Goro, and Yokoyama Katsuya, widely known for his work with Toru Takemitsu.  For this concert, Ned will be joined by two of the greatest players outside Japan, Riley Lee, who also worked and studied with Yokoyama-sensei and Ned’s original teacher in New York, Ralph Samuelson, a disciple of Yamaguchi-sensei.  

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Eir Aoi in Concert

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
(212) 614-6931

Eir Aoi, The Queen of "Ani-Song" hits the Big Apple for her solo concert at the Gramercy Theatre.

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"The Invitation — Only Zone" by Robert S. Boynton

Tuesday, June 7, 8 PM

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-3224

Author Robert S. Boynton will speak about his new book, The Invitation — Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project. The event is free to the public.

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The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline

“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and  work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on  what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.

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