Here and There

A curated list of events from Japan Society’s friends and partners.

PIAF! The Show

Wednesday, April 18—Saturday, April 21, 7:30 PM

FIAF Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie en rose, PIAF! The Show is a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla, this special concert stars the internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as "Edith Piaf's legitimate musical heiress."

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Zen in the Kitchen – Shojin Ryori Cooking Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sunday, April 22, 10 AM – 1 PM

New York Zendo
223 E 67th Street
New York, NY 10065

Shojin ryori is an ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking that uses only simple, seasonal vegetarian ingredients (no meat, fish, eggs, or even strong-smelling vegetables such as onions and garlic). In this workshop you will learn to prepare shojin ryori dishes with one of Japan’s leading instructors, Masami Asao. There will be different menus on Saturday and Sunday:

Bamboo shoots with kinome dressing (takenokono kinome-ae)
Sushi roll (makizushi)

Chirashi-zushi with cherry blossom petals

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100 Light Years Of Solitude

Tuesday, May 1, 8 PM

Triskelion Arts
106 Calyer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute presents Butoh dancer Yumiko Yoshioka in 100 Light Years Of Solitude, the second part of her trilogy 100 Flowers. The work is inspired by Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and explores a state of solitude through Butoh.

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Adapting the Japanese Garden for the American Landscape

Monday, June 25, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

New York Botanical Garden
Watson Room 307

Join Stephen Morrell for an in-depth look at the beauty and simplicity of Japanese gardens, and enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the Rockefeller Japanese Garden, one of the east coast's finest examples. The day will begin at NYBG discussing the evolution of centuries-old design principles that inform Japanese gardens and how they can be adapted in America. In the afternoon, you'll travel to the Japanese Garden at Pocantico in Westchester for an intimate tour and tea ceremony demonstration in the sukiya-shoin style tea house designed by the renowned Tokyo architect, Junzo Yoshimura.

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Visible Vaults

San Diego Museum of Art
On view through 11.20.2019

The Visible Vaults will recreate part of The San Diego Museum of Art's most carefully guarded area, a place that is invisible to most visitors—the vaults where the thousands of works of art in our collection are stored. Often curators cannot put everything on view that deserves to be displayed; some works of art are too fragile, some are too light-sensitive, and others do not have the proper context in the galleries. However in this behind-the-scenes display, visitors will have the opportunity to discover nearly 300 little-known masterpieces, including works on paper, sculpture, ceramics, cloisonné, snuff bottles, tiles, and paintings. They will be able to open drawers, peek into virtual storerooms, and take the time to sketch and observe some of the great treasures of the collection.

One of the strengths of the Museum’s permanent collection is its print collection. Visible Vaults introduces guests to printmaking techniques used all over the world. In the first iteration, Japanese woodblock prints from the 19th century will be showcased alongside notable prints from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Additional works from Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Charles Reiffel and Lee Krasner will also be on display.

Image credit: Ando Hiroshige, Sudden Shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake, 1857. Woodblock. The San Diego Museum of Art; Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett. 1957.247.

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