Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

Tanabata Festival 七夕祭り

Hosted by Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

Celebrate Tanabata – the Star Festival – and the Japan-America relationship in Central Ohio at Coffman Park in Dublin on Sunday, July 7!

The traditional Japanese festival Tanabata takes place on the seventh month of the seventh day, believed to be the only day when the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi can meet. We’ll be holding a special celebration on this day, working together with local Japan-related organizations to hold a festival celebrating Japanese culture.

There will be musical performances, food, festival games, and more!

The festival is free and open to all.

Visit http://jas-co.org/event-3349223 for more information.

七夕祭りは7月7日、ダブリンコフマンパークで行われます。
内容
-ゲーム
-食べ物
-音楽の演奏
などなど

無料イベントで、誰でも歓迎です。

ACTIVITIES
Festival Games

yoyo-tsuri (water balloon yoyo fishing) | ヨーヨー釣り
superball-sukui (superball scooping) | スパーボールすくい
wanage (ring toss) | 輪投げ
shateki (target shooting) | 射的
Tanzaku Writing Station | 短冊テント

PERFORMANCES

2:00 – Hiuchi Daiko / 火打太鼓
2:30 – The Columbus Koto Ensemble/ コロンバス琴アンサンブル
3:00 – Columbus Kimono / コロンバス着物
3:30 – J-ART band / J-ARTバンド
4:00 – Break
4:15 – Ukelele Group / ウクレレ隊
4:45 – Dublin Baptist Church ESL Gospel Choir / ダブリンバプテスト教会ESLゴスペルクワイア
5:15 – Dublin Taiko Group / ダブリン太鼓
FOOD

Yakisoba | 焼きそば
Corndogs | アメリカンドッグ
Cotton Candy | 綿あめ
Shaved Ice | かき氷

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Classes @ Chicago Japanese Culture Center

The Japanese Culture Center located in Chicago continues to lead the charge in sharing and educating about traditional arts and crafts. If you are in the Chicago area and are looking to take some enriching classes, why not check out the lineup offered?

Here is a small list of just some of the recent offerings by the Japanese Culture Center.

2019 Japanese Culture Center Classes:

Japanese Culture Center Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/japaneseculturecenter/

Japanese Culture Center Website: https://japaneseculturecenter.com
Address: 1016 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style at the Cincinnati Art Museum

CINCINNATI — In Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum from June 28–September 15, 2019, visitors can experience more than 50 ensembles by Japanese, European and American designers including Coco Chanel, Christian Louboutin, John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Rei Kawakubo, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake.

Organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the exhibition features fashion from the 1870s to the present day along with kimono, Japanese prints, paintings and textiles.

Kimono—literally translated “thing to wear”—has impacted international fashion since Japan opened its ports to the world in the mid-1850s. The form and silhouette of kimono, its two-dimensional structure and motifs used as surface embellishment, have all been refashioned into a wide array of garments. Kimono revealed new possibilities in clothing design and helped lay the foundation for contemporary fashion design.

The exhibition explores these themes in four sections. The first explores the influence of Japanese aesthetics, called Japonsim, on artists, specifically painters, of the late nineteenth century, who depicted kimono in many of their works. The second section examines kimono’s influence on fashion from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, when couture designs were inspired by the shape and cut of kimono and incorporated Japanesque motifs in their surface decoration. Two of the pieces included in this section address the use of kimono by Westerners as dressing gowns with a Cincinnati connection. The third section examines contemporary fashion and the continued use of variations on the kimono silhouette along with traditional weaving, dyeing and decorative techniques. The final section demonstrates how Japan continues to inspire the world of fashion through popular design, including manga and anime.

From a nineteenth century gown decorated with Japanese-inspired floral motifs to a 1960s dress tied with an obi-like sash to couture designs as recent as 2016, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style, is a product of international collaboration between Japanese and American institutions. It makes clear that kimono has had a strong presence in fashion and continues to be an inspiration for designers worldwide.

“We are excited to partner with Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) and Asian Art Museum to tell the story of the influence of kimono on contemporary fashions. KCI is renowned for their collection of Western dress and more than 15 exceptional examples of traditional and contemporary fashion have been added to the exhibition from our own permanent collection. We have also supplemented the show with paintings, works on paper and examples of Rookwood pottery that help tell this story. From the 1870s to today, the kimono has continued to be a touchstone for fashion couturiers on a global scale,” said Cynthia Amnéus, Cincinnati Art Museum’s Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Arts and Textiles.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is the third of three venues in the United States to present this exhibition. It was previously on view under the title Kimono Refashioned at the Newark Museum in New Jersey and is currently on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (February 8–May 5, 2019).

This exhibition’s Cincinnati presentation is organized with the generous support of Huntington Bank and Toyota of Cincinnati. Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style will be on view in the Western & Southern galleries (galleries 232 and 233).

The exhibition was initiated by Akiko Fukai of the Kyoto Costume Institute, and was jointly curated by Rie Nii of the Kyoto Costume Institute, Yuki Morishima and Karin Grace Oen of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Katherine Anne Paul of the Newark Museum, and Cynthia Amnéus of the Cincinnati Art Museum—all of whom contributed to the exhibition and exhibition catalogue.

Tickets for Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style are free for museum members. Tickets will soon be available for purchase by the general public at the Cincinnati Art Museum front desk and online at cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Photography is permitted, but no flash. #CAMfashionImage credit: Toshiko Yamawaki (1887–1960), Japan, Evening Dress with Wave Motif, 1956, silk taffeta with gold-thread embroidery, Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute, Inv. AC12555 2011-8-35AB, Gift from Yamawaki Fashion Art College, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

Daiso Japan Grand Opening – New York!

Daiso Japan is best known as a Japanese dollar store, or a 100 yen store. Though not all products in the store are a dollar, there are many great bargains to be found in these novel stores. Only a handful of these stores exist in America, most of which are located on the western part of America. The newest Daiso Japan store to open in America will be located in Flushing, New York.

For the grand opening event there will be a variety of giveaways, and even raffle drawings for great prizes. Some of the raffle and give away information being promoted is:

-Goodie Bags for the first 100 customers on 3/8 (Fri) & 3/9/19 (sat). No minimum, must present receipt to receive Goodie Bag. One receipt/Customer per Goodie Bag. While supplies last.
-Free Great Prize Giveaway Drawing tickets. Please go to the Daiso table located near the entrance of the store and ask for a drawing ticket. One ticket per customer per each promotional day (3/8 and 3/9/19)
-Vendor Sampling (TBD). Try samples from various snack/drink vendors.
-Limited Daiso Balloons for the little ones. While supplies last
-Taiko Performance on 3/8/19 (Friday) only from 10AM to 10:30AM
#daisoflushing

Date: March 8 – 9 , 2019
Location: 40-24 College Point Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Faceboook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2203158720001596/
Web: http://www.daisojapan.com/default.aspx

SF Annual Kimono Fashion Show

Who doesn’t love a fashion show? On March 10th, 2019 there will be a kimono fashion show hosted in Japan Town, this annual event showcases traditional fashion and is open to all ages.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoKimonoDay/
Date: March 10, 2019 @2pm
Location: Plaza Area 2nd Floor of eKinokuniya Building in Japantown, San Francisco California