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    • Designing Kimono: The Meaning Behind the Imagery

      Designing Kimono: The Meaning Behind the Imagery

      Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 PM

    • Learn to Read Hiragana & Katakana

      Learn to Read Hiragana & Katakana

      Friday, May 1, 6 PM
      Friday, May 8, 6 PM

      These mini-workshops offer the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to quickly and efficiently master the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries, hiragana and katakana.
    • Children’s Day Festival: <em>Kodomo no Hi</em>

      Children’s Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi

      Sunday, May 3, 11 AM

    • <em>Control Officers + 100 Meters</em>

      Control Officers + 100 Meters

      Friday, May 8, 7:30 PM
      Saturday, May 9, 7:30 PM
      Sunday, May 10, 2:30 PM

      What's going on behind the scenes in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics? Writer and director Oriza Hirata offers a comedic answer to this question through two one-act plays.
    • Fundamentals of Kanji

      Fundamentals of Kanji

      Wednesday, May 13, 6 PM

      In this workshop, you will be guided through the fundamental concepts of Kanji structure, bushu (radicals), on & kun readings, and more.
    • Japanese Onomatopoeia

      Japanese Onomatopoeia

      Thursday, May 14, 6 PM

      In this workshop, students learn different groups of onomatopoeia such as giongo and gitaigo, covering many topics including animal sounds, weather, health, action, and of course, food!
    • Crash Course for Travelers to Japan

      Crash Course for Travelers to Japan

      Friday, May 15, 6 PM

      This crash course for travelers offers a quick introduction to the Japanese language as well as Japanese customs, which can be very helpful for first-time or even veteran travelers to Japan.
    • Connoisseurship: Japanese Folk Textiles & the Perseverance of Materials
    • Japan Society 2020 Annual Dinner

      Japan Society 2020 Annual Dinner

      Thursday, June 18, 6:30 PM

    • Min Tanaka:<br /><i>I am in a body</i>

      Min Tanaka:
      I am in a body

      Wednesday, June 24, 7:30 PM
      Thursday, June 25, 7:30 PM
      Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM

      Internationally prominent dancer, choreographer and film star Min Tanaka comes to the Society for a month-long residency to perform site-specific pieces in locations across the city and to create a new work developed alongside American performers.
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