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    • Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate
      EDUCATOR PROGRAM

      Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate

      Saturday, October 7 — Sunday, December 3

      This 24-hour, 5-session professional development course explores and analyzes the world of Japan during the 12th through 15th centuries as the warrior class rose to power under the Kamakura Shogunate. This two (2) credit course will provide participants with the resources and skills to create and refine lesson plans for the high school classroom and beyond.
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    • Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise
      EXHIBITION

      Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise

      Friday, October 20 — Sunday, January 7

      This fall, explore one of the earliest, and largely unknown, encounters between Japan and the West in the 16th century, as seen through the eyes of artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
    • Escape East @ 333
      HAPPY HOUR

      Escape East @ 333

      Friday, October 20, 6 PM
      Friday, November 10, 6 PM

      Escape from a long work week and celebrate the opening night of our fall exhibition with this special installment of our popular monthly mixer for art enthusiasts.
    • <em>Shichigosan:</em> Celebrating the Health of Children
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Shichigosan: Celebrating the Health of Children

      Saturday, October 21 — Sunday, October 22

      Celebrate the growth and good health of children ages 3, 5 and 7 through the Shinto ritual of Shichigosan ("seven-five-three" in Japanese). 3- and 5-year-old boys and 3- and 7-year-old girls of all nationalities and religions, with accompanying adults, are invited to participate in this traditional celebration.
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    • Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise
      LECTURE

      Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise

      Saturday, October 21, 6 PM

      Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, for an inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of Ghiberti's Gates, and Sugimoto's novel interpretation.
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    • Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners

      Monday, October 23, 12 PM
      Thursday, November 30, 6:30 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.
    • <em>Kampo</em>: Ancient Holistic Remedies for the Modern World
      TALKS+

      Kampo: Ancient Holistic Remedies for the Modern World

      Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 PM

      Kampo (herbal Japanese medicine) practitioner Dr. Yuko Nozaki, founder of Ido Holistic Center, joins us to reveal the history, practice and uses of these herbal formulas in Japan and the world today. Followed by a reception.
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    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Friday, October 27, 6 PM
      Friday, November 17, 6 PM
      Tuesday, December 19, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese and English language experience is welcome to attend. This Nihongo Chat + J-Culture event will feature a demonstration on Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging.
    • Obake Family Day: Spirits of the Misty Sea
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Obake Family Day: Spirits of the Misty Sea

      Sunday, October 29, 11 AM

      As Halloween approaches, embark on an eerie expedition by land and by sea to reach new frontiers filled with friendly Japanese ghosts and goblins. Discover a spooky world of unparalleled adventure at Japan Society’s Obake Family Day!
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    • Are Rural Communities Doomed? Changemakers Say No!
      INNOVATORS NETWORK

      Are Rural Communities Doomed? Changemakers Say No!

      Monday, October 30, 6:30 PM

      In response to the economic and demographic challenges facing rural communities throughout Japan, entrepreneurial leaders in Japan have responded with bold thinking and innovative solutions. Join us for an engaging discussion with five leading Japanese changemakers: Atsuhisa Emori, Kenji Hayashi, Ryoko SatoTsuyoshi Sekihara, and Junichi Tamura. Moderated by Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA.

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