Event: Ishiuchi Miyako at MFA

Belongings: From Hiroshima to Frida

Ishiuchi Miyako Photograph

On March 1st the MFA will present the annual Rad Smith Program in Japanese Art.  We are excited that this year’s speaker will be Ishiuchi Miyako, the prize-winning photographer who was recently the subject of a retrospective at the Getty Art Museum.  Ishiuchi is known for her gritty images of Yokosuka–the American base outside Yokohama–and photographs of the aging female body in her series 1-9-4-7.  More recently she has examined the belongings of those who have departed–her mother, the victims of Hiroshima, and Frida Kahlo.

We would be pleased to make complimentary tickets available to interested students.  Please just send their names and affiliation in a list to Kristen Hoskins at khoskins@mfa.org and we will arrange to have tickets held at the door.

Information on the lecture can be found on the MFA website.  The link is provided below.
http://www.mfa.org/programs/lectures-and-courses/rad-smith-lecture-belongings-from-hiroshima-to-frida

Showa Boston Summer Party

Showa Boston Insitute invites JET alumni and their close friends to the 3rd annual Showa Boston Summer Party, held on Saturday, July 16th from 4-7pm. Also in attendance will be several JETs soon to depart for Japan. This should be a fantastic chance to engage with them, as well as to make new Japanese friends in Boston. Click here for details, and to RSVP.

Japan Film Festival in Boston (12/5, from 1:30pm) at MIT

JREX (The Japan Resource Exchange) is hosting the 5th Annual Japan Film Festival in Boston.

This year JREX is working with the NY Japan Cinefest to bring you an excellent program of recent short films.

今年で第5回目となる映画祭です。今回はNY JAPAN Cinefestからの協力を得て、ショートフィルム6本を上映いたします。

入場料:$10(JREX会員は$5、MIT学生は無料
お申込み:下記フォームよりお願いします。
1:50pm~
The 8th Samurai  7人の侍をもじったユーモラスな映画
Tadaima       インターメントキャンプについて15分映画
A Warm Spell     日本の田舎での物語
3:15pm〜 Intermission インターミッション10分
Little Kyota Errand Hood 京太のお使い 福島のことも少し考えさせられる子供映画
Monk by Blood  お寺に生まれたから、住職になる運命という留学生のドキュメンタリー
Reflection 女装していく子供を見つめる母と子供の物語
4:35p〜 Reflection Director Q&A
5:10pm〜 Reception (at next door class room)
6:00pm Doors Close

See the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1660469010902453/

One-day Educator/Teacher Professional Development Seminar: Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People (11/7)

Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People

Primary Source and the Boston Children’s Museum are presenting a course on November 7th at the Children’s Museum: Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People

The program will explore ways Japan has contributed to world peace since the end of World War II, current controversies and in particular how teachers can teach about Japan, peace building, and friendship. Anne Prescott who has led two delegations of teachers to Japan to learn about peace education and heads the Five Colleges East Asia Center also will provide an overview of peace education in Japan and Lani Gerson will will lead a discussion of peace education in the US.
The day will also feature a performance by Women of the World who will be “Circle Singing” with the teachers and teaching how to create and exercise the culture of acceptance through music on November 7 at the Boston Children’s Museum. They will also share their story of how they made their Peace Song and their experience in Hiroshima.
This program is appropriate for high school educators as well as K-8 teachers.

For more information: http://www.primarysource.org/professional-development/courses/japan-teaching-peace-connecting-people

Alternatively, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-day-educatorteacher-professional-development-seminar-japan-teaching-peace-connecting-people-tickets-19213921356

 

 

Discount for short films at the Boston Asian American Film Festival (10/22-10/25)

NEJETAA is helping promote a series of short films at this year’s Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). NEJETAA Members can receive a discount the the shorts series: Home In America, playing at 1pm on Sun. Oct. 25.

We will send the discount code by email on 10/17 and 10/22. If you are not yet on our mailing list, you can join here.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased herehttps://artsemerson.org/Online/article/film_baaff.

See below for info on “Home in America”

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teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World (Oct. 16–Nov. 14)

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RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE NEW EXHIBITION

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teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

October 16–November 14, 2015

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 12 PM–5 PM

The newly renovated Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute will open with a multimedia exhibition by teamLab that immerses viewers in a sophisticated and dreamlike world that is digitally generated. Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations, where contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science meet.

This exhibition is only the second ever in the United States dedicated to teamLab.

In teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World, Chinese and Japanese characters appear on the walls of the gallery. When the viewer’s hand touches a character, an image of the character’s meaning emerges and interacts with images generated from other characters. The result is a colorful, multisensory space that continuously evolves as the images influence one another. New visual worlds are constantly created, and never repeated, immersing each visitor in his or her own unique experience.

Installations by teamLab have garnered attention around the world and have been displayed at Art Basel Hong Kong, Expo Milano, the Singapore Biennale, as well as in art festivals, galleries, and exhibition spaces in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan.

For more information, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2015-teamlab-exhibition.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. We invite you to share this with people you know who might be interested in this special teamLab opportunity.

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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at www.radcliffe.harvard.edu.

“Home in America” – Boston Asian American Film Festival (10/22-10/25)

 

Come out to the Boston Asian American Film Festival from Oct. 22-25th. This year’s festival includes a short series about finding a Home in America. The shorts series consists of about 6 short films 6mins – 20mins in length on the festival’s theme. This shorts series includes documentaries about a Japanese American during WWII and another about Japanese war brides. Come check it out!

Stay tuned for ticket discounts for NEJETAA members, going on sale the first week of October.BAAFF_Poster_2015