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    • Mandala


      Saturday, February 22, 1 PM

      Jissoji’s second feature addresses the despondency and confusion of Japan’s post-’68 youth through the divergent responses of two former anti-state student activists.
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    • Poem


      Saturday, February 22, 4 PM

      The final entry in Jissoji’s trilogy is also the most austere, in which a severely ascetic young man employed by a wealthy family takes it upon himself to protect their large estate.
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    • This Transient Life

      This Transient Life

      Saturday, February 22, 7 PM

      Jissoji’s controversial debut concerns a brother and sister who retreat into an incestuous relationship in defiance of every social and moral obligation put upon them.
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    • Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy

      Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy

      Saturday, February 15 — Saturday, February 22

      Brand-new digital remasters of Akio Jissoji’s “Buddhist Trilogy,” three highly experimental and visually daring narrative features from the Art Theater Guild.
    • Japanese Tea Ceremony: <em>Omotesenke</em>

      Japanese Tea Ceremony: Omotesenke

      Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 PM

      At our workshop, an instructor from the Omotesenke Domonkai Eastern Region USA school of tea ceremony will guide guests through the delicate steps of a traditional tea ceremony in a casual setup.
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    • Professional Development Workshop: Advancing Your Career Your Way

      Professional Development Workshop: Advancing Your Career Your Way

      Thursday, February 27, 6 PM

      This event is designed to provide mid-career professionals with a framework and approaches to enhance the potential for career advancement. Maureen McGurl, CEO of Sutton Place HR Consulting Group, LLC will conduct the workshop.
    • Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners

      Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners

      Friday, February 28, 6:30 PM
      Friday, April 3, 6:30 PM
      Monday, April 6, 12 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. These lessons are meant for persons with no previous knowledge of Japanese.
    • Creative Play <em>(ages 3-5)</em>

      Creative Play (ages 3-5)

      Sunday, March 1, 1 PM
      Sunday, April 5, 1 PM

      Play, sing, dance and create! Explore Japanese culture and customs with a master storyteller and artist in interactive classes with seasonal themes.
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    • Family Workshops <em>(ages 6-10)</em>

      Family Workshops (ages 6-10)

      Sunday, March 1, 2:30 PM
      Sunday, April 5, 2:30 PM

      Immerse yourself in the many aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through uniquely themed visual art and performance workshops led by teaching artists.
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    • Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics

      Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics

      Friday, March 6 — Sunday, June 14

      Boro (“rags” or “tatters”) are patchwork textiles hand-pieced by peasants in Tohoku. This expansive exhibition rediscovers this traditional handcraft, its history of survival and creative ingenuity, and its continued influence on creative practices today.

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