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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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“Rooftops of Nagoya,” 1963, woodblock by Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988). Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Japanese Print Show Collaboration

During the past semester, students from Alison J. Miller’s course, “Japanese Print Culture,” had the opportunity to curate an exhibition about postwar “creative prints,” also known as sōsaku-hanga. Students engaged in close looking sessions in the Zuckert seminar room with works drawn from the Museum’s collection of historic and modern Japanese prints. They were intrigued to …

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JASM Bonenkai, End-of-the-Year Feast

Cost Per Person: $35 for JASM members, $45 for non-members JASM will cover gratuity. Drinks are not included. Treat yourself to a Japanese feast specially prepared by Chef Matsuyama, for the Japan America Society of Maine membership. It’s JASM’s Bonenkai  (Forget the Year) celebration, and JASM members and friends are invited to join together for fun, …

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Reflections – Exploration of Japanese Shibori

Kathy Goddu is a fiber artist focused on various Japanese dye and stitch techniques. Shibori is an ancient Japanese dye resist process with indigo dye, and sashiko is an ancient Japanese stitch work – white thread on indigo fabric. Kathy makes silk scarves, wall hangings, clothing pieces, and wall quilts. She has a studio in Bowdoinham.   Art Exhibit: October 3rd – 29th, 2016 (there …

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Atsuko Hirai Lantern and Garden Dedication

Please join President A. Clayton Spencer and Dean of Faculty Matt Auer at the dedication of The Atsuko Hirai Lantern and Garden In memory of Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor Emerita of History Friday, October 7, 2016 5–5:45 p.m. Olin Arts Center, Bates College 75 Russell Street Lewiston, Maine For more information or to RSVP, …

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Friends of Aomori – Koyo Celebration & Fundraiser at Oxbow

Join Friends of Aomori with a celebration of Koyo – the Japanese festival of fall colors – at Oxbow Brewing Tasting Room in Portland. Silent auction and raffle of Japanese items, restaurant coupons, and prints by Japanese and American artists Mami Food Truck serving Osaka-style street food Delicious Oxbow brews, including a Japanese-inspired beer (cash bar) Raffle tickets are $5 each or three …

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