Shibori - Stitch Resist - Kathleen Goddu

Shibori Workshop

This two-day workshop with Kathleen Goddu on Lake Champlain in Vermont is an introduction to the Japanese art of shibori – stitched resist patterns. It is a wonderful beginning workshop for anyone wishing to learn shibori techniques, create beautiful one of a kind fabrics and witness the magic of indigo. Stitching as a way of …

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Japan Festival Boston 2017

Japan Festival Boston 2017

Japan Festival Boston is an outdoor matsuri (festival) experience in Boston, with over 100 booths featuring Japanese culture and food, and both traditional and contemporary performances. There will be two stages – one for music performances and one for hosting various cosplay events and performances. Take a trip to Boston for a day filled with cultural fun from the …

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IKEBANA: The Art of Flowers in Brunswick with Shastri Ellen Rook

Japanese flower arranging, also called Ikebana, can be practiced as a contemplative art. Under the guidance of Ellen Rook, students learn to create flower arrangements and experience IKEBANA as a creative and meditative dance with nature, space, and perception. Like meditation, IKEBANA teaches us to really look at and work with what is before us. …

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JASM Cherry Fest 2017

City Hall Plaza, which welcomes visitors to the main entrance of Portland’s City Hall, is known for its many spectacular cherry trees. They bloom once a year and are simply beautiful. To celebrate their splendor, JASM members and friends are encouraged to join us on, Friday, April 28, from 11:45am to 1:00pm to celebrate “CHERRY FEST” at Portland City Hall. Portland has …

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JASM Ramen Fest (*SOLD OUT as of 3/10*)

Join JASM on Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at Ramen Suzukiya, 229 Congress St, Portland, for an appreciation of ramen that we’re calling Ramen Fest. Ramen Suzukiya is normally closed on Sundays, but will be open on this special Sunday for our Ramen Fest event. We’ll start the evening by watching the ramen centric movie, Ramen Girl, and then …

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Hiroya Tsukamoto – Guitar Workshop & Concert

Hiroya Tsukamoto – Guitar Workshop & Concert    Sunday, March 12 at 4pm Hiroya Tsukamoto – International Heritage Music Series Concert Get Tickets HERE $20 Preferred Seating / $8 Early Bird / $15 General / $6 Kids under 12 Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. Hiroya takes you on …

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Photo Source:   Kan Kawada, Japanese, Tokyo Street, 1976, (detail),  color woodcut.

Gallery Conversation: “Artistic Expression in Modern Japanese Prints”

At this lecture, Bowdoin students from Art History 3180: Japanese Prints, along with Assistant Professor Alison Miller, discuss their experience planning the installation Sosaku-hanga: Twentieth-Century Japanese Creative Prints. Open to the public free of charge.   Photo Source:   Kan Kawada, Japanese, Tokyo Street, 1976, (detail),  color woodcut. Gift of Susan and James Carter. Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Detail of Masaharu Takami, Japanese, Untitled (Schoolchild's Drawing from Hiroshima, Japan), 1953, mixed media. Photo Source

Michael Amano ’17 – Gallery Conversation: “Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima”

At this lecture, Michael Amano, co-curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution, will speak about the aftermath of the Second World War and the particular challenges faced by citizens in Hiroshima. He will discuss the exchange of children’s drawings between students in Hiroshima …

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Japanese kadomatsu

2017 Oshogatsu Celebration

Our annual New Year Celebration, Oshogatsu, is planned for January 28th, 2017 (with a SNOW DATE of February 4th), at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave, Portland, from 4:00-9:00pm. Please join us for mochi making, live taiko drumming, a potluck dinner (please bring something to share), Japanese bingo, and friendship. Cost is $5 for …

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Drawing by Japanese schoolchild in Hiroshima

Perspectives from Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution

This exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art showcases drawings created in the early 1950s by Japanese school children living in Hiroshima. The drawings were created as part of an art exchange with students in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which was organized by the Japanese-American artist Chuzo Tamotzu as a means of fostering reconciliation …

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