J-cation

CONCERT FOR JAPAN Info

CONCERT SCHEDULE



11 AM12:30 PM
OPEN CONCERT

New York Suwa Taiko Association with allied members from: Taiko Masala, New York Taiko Aikokai, Sakura Taiko, Ninja Taiko, Brooklyn Genki Daiko and Taiko Club of Brooklyn Waldorf.
Cocolo Japanese Gospel Choir

12:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

GALA BLOCK ticket required - SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Philip Glass & Hal Willner
Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson & John Zorn

2:45–4:00 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC: Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi koto shamisen ensemble (koto, bass koto, shamisen, shakuhachi), Sadahiro Kakitani (ryuteki), Mutsumi Takamizu and Masumi Takamizu (shamisen/vocal, koto), Yumi Kurosawa (20 string koto), James Nyoraku Schlefer and Kyo Shin An Shakuhachi Dojo (shakuhachi), Taikoza (taiko, shakuhachi, fue).

4:15–5:15 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
WESTERN CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: Mari Kimura (violin), Makoto Nakura (marimba), Taka Kigawa (piano), Lisa Bielawa (composer/vocalist).

6:00 – 7:20 PM
GALA BLOCK

*GALA BLOCK ticket required - SOLD OUT (No late seating)
Ryuichi Sakamoto with Special Guests
M.O.D. Technologies, Bill Laswell, Gigi, Bernie Worrell, Hideo Yamaki and many others

8–11 PM
OPEN CONCERT

*No ticket required - seating is first come, first served
ROCK/POP BANDS: Me & Mars, The Suzan, Hard Nips, Echostream, DJ Aki
Plus Salmé from Tokyo!
(Performance order TBD)

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OPEN HOUSE PROGRAMS

(Registration Required)


“Reach out to Japan” Language Classes

Learn useful Japanese phrases to show support and offer help. During the 30 minute sessions, participants will practice basic language for reaching out to those in need and common phrases to use when sending messages to Japan. Participants will have the option of writing a message of support for children affected by the earthquake to share on our Kids4Japan Facebook page. The sessions are designed for those with no previous knowledge of Japanese and are led by Toyota Language Center teachers.

Ticketing opens at 11:00 AM for classes between 11:45 AM-2:15 PM and at 2:15 PM for sessions scheduled 2:30-5:30 PM.

Sessions are: 11:45 AM-12:15, 12:30-1, 1:15-1:45, 2-2:30, 2:45-3:15, 3:30-4, 4:15-4:45, 5-5:30 PM
Registration required.

Calligraphy Workshop

Master calligrapher Masako Inkyo introduces the basics of shodo, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques and fabric. Participants are invited to create messages of peace and hope to take home, and also enjoy Ms. Inkyo’s exhibition of calligraphy on display.

Ticketing opens at 11:00 AM for classes between 11:45 AM-2:15 PM and at 2:15 PM for sessions scheduled 2:30-5:30 PM.

Sessions are: 11:30-12, 12:15-12:45, 1-1:30, 1:45-2:15, 2:45-3:15, 3:30-4, 4:15-4:45, 5-5:30. 
Registration required.

Origami Crafts

From easy but beautiful flowers to challenging cranes, people will make paper art to share with friends, family and digitally with children in Japan. We will be taking photos of kids and their cranes and post them to our People will have the option to post photos of the final products on our Kids4Japan Facebook page. Our Education Program created this page and is working with schools in Japan to get translated messages and images to them. Origami USA volunteers will lead the workshop.

Reservations not required; participation on space-available basis 11:00 AM–6:00 PM.

Kamishibai Storytelling for Kids

Kamishibai, literally "paper drama," is a form of storytelling that flourished in Japan in the 1920s through the '50s and is currently enjoying a renaissance in Japanese and American schools, libraries and culture centers. These lively stories, combining visuals, song and movement, will delight both children and adults and promote themes of cooperation and generosity. Stories will be told by Teri Gindi, Keiko Sawaguchi and Kumiko Yamakado, with select sessions in Japanese.

Ticketing opens at 11:00 AM for classes between 11:45 AM-2:15 PM and at 2:15 PM for sessions scheduled 2:30-5:30 PM.
Registration required.

Luminous Washi Lantern Installation

Turn the atrium into a giant lantern and send wishes for Japan Earthquake Relief.  Inspired by traditional rice paper lanterns typically found at Japanese festivals, this collective piece grows over the course of the day as the visitors write wishes on paper and contribute to the making of the sculpture in Japan Society’s lobby. The work is designed by architect Aki Ishida's students at Rhode Island School of Design, and they will be running a paper-folding workshop for visitors of all age and skill levels. Experience the ephemeral, fleeting nature of materials traditionally used in Japanese rituals and events.  View images of the design process, final projects and final preparation.

Reservations not required; participation on space-available basis 11:00 AM-6:00 PM.  Lanterns illuminated until 11:00pm.


ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY



Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art

Bye Bye Kitty!!! is a radical departure from recent Japanese exhibitions. Moving far beyond the stereotypes of kawaii and otaku culture, Japan Society’s show features sixteen emerging and mid-career artists whose paintings, objects, photographs, videos, and installations meld traditional styles with challenging visions of Japan’s troubled present and uncertain future. Each of the three sections, Critical Memory, Threatened Nature, and Unquiet Dream, not only offers a feast for the senses but also demolishes our preconceptions about contemporary Japan and its art.

j-LOUNGE

Nestled behind bamboo plants and an indoor waterfall, Japan Society's main floor reception room transforms into the comfortable j- LOUNGE -- a place for guests to relax with a drink.  Specialty beverages from Japan, such as beer, sake, plum wine, green tea, canned coffee, juices and sodas, will be available for purchase.

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