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    • A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

      Friday, March 10 — Sunday, June 11

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs.
    • Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan

      Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan

      Monday, May 1, 12 PM

      How will Trump’s policies affect trade and economics? Would Trump’s economic policies make America great again? How will it affect Japan’s economy? What will happen to the U.S.-Japan alliance? In this program, speakers examine Trump’s economic policies, and break down what these policies mean for the United States and Japan.
    • Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science

      Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science

      Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM

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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Friday, May 5, 6:30 PM
      Friday, May 12, 12 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by Language Center instructors. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese language learning.
    • Salon Bow-Wow: Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

      Salon Bow-Wow: Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

      Friday, May 5, 6:30 PM

      Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, co-founders of Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, a highly-regarded architectural firm, are founding members of ArchiAid, a group of architects who came together to contribute to the recovery of Tohoku. The duo will discuss the role of an architect in post-disaster revitalization, and their findings from their work in Tohoku for the last six years.
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    • Children's Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi

      Children's Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi

      Sunday, May 7, 11 AM

      Engage in and enjoy the modern retelling of the Japanese classic folktale Peach Boy through an interactive theater performance by Crossing Jamaica Avenue to celebrate Children’s Day! The performance of MOMOTARO the Peach Boy: A Hero’s Journey will feature whimsical songs, lively taiko drumming and active audience participation. Before and after the play, children and adults of all ages are invited to craft festival related artifacts that will serve as actual props during the performance.
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    • Children's Day Theater Performance

      Children's Day Theater Performance

      Monday, May 8, 10 AM
      Monday, May 8, 2 PM

      Elementary school groups are invited to join a live theater performance of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a classic folktale widely read by children in Japan. For invited elementary school groups only. The program is not open to the general public or individual students.
    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Monday, May 8, 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 yukata wearing.
    • An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

      An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

      Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

      Douglas Brooks, author of the comprehensive survey Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, joins us to share what he discovered on his journey to fishing villages around Japan, where he interviewed elderly master boat builders and, in six cases, became their last apprentice. Moderated by Dane Owen, founder and owner of Shibui Japanese Antiques and Furniture.

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    • Escape East @ 333

      Escape East @ 333

      Friday, May 12, 6 PM
      Friday, May 19, 6 PM

      Escape from a long work week at this popular monthly mixer for art enthusiasts while enjoying free snacks and drink specials. Open to the public.

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