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Date Category Title Venue Info
01/17
09:30 ~ 12:30
Workshop François Warlet Shihan Centre Sportif de Soumagne
Place de la Gare 1
B- 4630 Soumagne
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+32(0)2.537.47.62
01/23 Concert
Dance
MIYABI

On the occasion of the 150 years of friendship between the Kingdom of Belgium and the State of Japan, Fondation George Arthur Forrest has the pleasure of inviting you to attend the presentation of Miyabi, by the Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble. A world first.

Miyabi – elegance and refinement of the imperial court – has been staged by Ado Huygens to give you a greater understanding and to allow you to enjoy these special moments. Singing, music, dance, flower arranging (Ikebana), way of the fragrance (Kô), sumptuous kimonos and precious masks will lead you into the heart of a mysterious and captivating world.

An exceptional, very rare event : share and experience an art formerly reserved only to shintô and Buddhist temples and the emperor.
BOZAR
Rue Ravenstein,23
1000- Brussels
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0475714120
01/23

10:30~11:45
12:00~13:15
13:30~14:45
15:00~16:15
Lecture & Workshop Nouvel An Japonais

Quatre cycles identiques de 75 minutes seront organisés. 20 personnes pourront participer à cet événement exceptionnel : soit 5 personnes par cycle. Chaque cycle comprend la participation à l’ÔBUKUCHA (thé + pâtisserie) à table (+/- 30 min.) puis à la Cérémonie du Thé HATSUGAMA (thé fort koicha + pâtisserie japonaise) (+/- 45 min.) dans le Pavillon de Thé décoré pour la circonstance. Les différents cycles respecteront l’horaire suivant : 10h30 à 11h45, 12h00 à 13h15, 13h30 à 14h45, 15h00 à 16h15< L’activité commence à l’heure précise et les places réservées ne sont pas échangeables sur place. L’entrée du Musée se situe à environ 500m de l’entrée du Parc et il n’est pas autorisé de parcourir cette distance en voiture.

P.A.F. 40€/personne
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100 - 7140 Morlanwelz
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Until 01/26 Exhibition Belgian Diplomats Photo Exhibition

Photo Exhibition at the JICC with unique photographs from the de Bassompierre family archives showing Baron Albert de Bassompierre in Japan during his time there as Belgian Ambassador.
 
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
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01/29
18:30 - 20:30
Lecture Rubens, Fight against, and love awake (IN JAPANESE)

Koji Mori, an art historian, guide you to transitions of masterly painter Rubens, in his philosophy for life and art. Meld classical songs by an opera singer Osada into the interpretation, start from the masterpiece of Rubens, "The Descent of The Cross" in Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, to "The Garden of Love" in his last years.
Koji Mori / Art historian
Osada / Opera singer
Naomi Tsukamoto / Pianist

NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
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01/30
at 20:00
Concert KODŌ One Earth Tour 2016 : Mystery

The Japanese percussionists of Kodō set the Henry Le Boeuf Hall alight when they first performed there in 2012. Kodō means both "children of the drum" and "heartbeats". On their taiko, traditional drums in various sizes, they beat out furious rhythms, at times in unison, at times with a number of rhythms simultaneously. The combination of these sounds and the precision of their choreography is stunning as they convey a message of harmony and universal peace.
Centre for Fine Arts Brussels
23 rue Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels
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02 507 82 00
01/30
14:00 - 17:00

02/03
18:30 - 21:30
Demonstration Salon de WA

Creation of a Sumi-e on Japanese paper panel & Casual Tea ceremony
Salon Jaune
Rue les broussart 31
1050 Ixelles
URL
Email
0475 23 04 17
Until 01/31 Art Fair BRAFA ART FAIR

BRAFA is one the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fair, famous for the high quality art, antiques and design. The fair will welcome 137 leading international art dealers among Japan to exhibit their finest and often rare pieces from the Bronze Age to present day. The fair is also known for its welcoming atmosphere, eclecticism and elegance. Devoted to the promotion of art in all its forms, BRAFA 2016 guest of Honour is Gent Flower Show (Ghent Floralies). Daily public guided tour in English from 3pm to 4pm. Daily BRAFA ART TALKS, art-related conferences with renown specialists from 4pm to 5pm.
Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86 C
1000 Brussels
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+32 (0)2 513 48 31
02/05 & 06 Workshop Christian Tissier Shihan Hall Omnisports Michel Daerden
Rue de l’Abattoir 65
B- 4040 Herstal
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+32(0)2.537.47.62
02/05 & 06 Workshop Jacques Horny Shihan Hikari Aikikai
Rue Trieu du Bois 11
B- 1430 Rebecq
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+32(0)2.537.47.62
02/04 ~ 08
10:00-18:00
Fair 2016 Salon des Vacances

A greatly popular travel fair where people can get information about different travel destinations from all over the world. This year, Japan will be the country of honor.
Brussels Expo
Palace 4~7
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02/10 Cinema AN (Les Délices de Tokyo)
Belgian release of the film AN (Les Délices de Tokyo) by director Naomi Kawase, selected as openingsfilm of the Cannes International Film Festival 2015 – section ‘A Certain Regard’.
A special collaboration was established with the famous pastry cook Yasushi Sasaki for this release (http://www.patisserie-sasaki.be/)
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02/13
14:30 ~ 16:30
Meeting Let's talk Japanese

Let's talk in Japanese in the 'Nihongo Hanasoukai', organized by BNK vzw/asbl.

Who? We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking.

Application? We just ask you to fill in your name and mail address or telephone number the first time you join us. No registration is required. Just come and join us!
Café MORT SUBITE
Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 7
1000 Bruxelles
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02/16
at 14:00
Cinema Ramen Samurai

SYNOPSIS:

Hikaru is working as a designer at a mid-level Tokyo ad agency. Years ago he left home hoping to make a career as a designer in far-off Tokyo. But disaster strikes, Hikaru’s father Noburo dies and Hikaru returns to his hometown of Kurume on Kyushu Island. Starting with one of the region’s famed Yatai stalls, Noboru and his long-suffering wife, Yoshiko had fought long and hard against grinding poverty to eventually end up owning their own, very popular noodle bar...
LECLERCQ (LECL) Ground Floor Room LECL73
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Place Montesquieu 1
Louvain-la-Neuve
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02/16
at 20:00
Miscellaneous Pecha Kucha Night 150 year anniversary Belgium Japan

The PechaKucha concept: each speaker has 400 seconds - 6 minutes 40 sec. - for a presentation in 20 images. Each image is on screen for only 20 seconds. No more, no less. Topic : 150 year anniversary Belgium-Japan
Speakers :
Sergio Honorez, editions Dupuis
Stéphane Orlando, musician
Moonkey, mangaka
Roland Van der Hoeven, head of Musée de Mariemont
Galerie Contretype (galery)
Musée de Binche, head of Museum
Espace Wallonie bruxelles
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 25-27
1000 Bruxelles
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Email
+32 485 120 814
+33 6 10 40 89 92
02/17
at 18:30
Cinema The God of Ramen

SYNOPSIS:

A ramen shop named “Taishoken” and has 50 years history is known for its endless lines.
The modest shop in the back of an alley was buzzing with activity -- with customers waiting in line, regulars who came to eat and help out on a daily basis and apprentices crammed into the tiny kitchen. The apprentices aren’t there just to learn the secret of his ramen. Without exception, they agree the main reason people flock to Taishoken is “the boss.” They’re all drawn to his unique personality.
But what cameras have shot from 2001 was the darkness of Yamagishi’s heart. It revealed truths that Yamagishi had kept hidden for years. He was carrying a heavy physical and emotional burden. He had locked up memories of his wife, who supported him for 25 of the 50 years he had dedicated to ramen. He suffered from a series of debilitating medical issues that slowly eroded his ability to work. And the death of his wife has come. But still he is in the shop. What drove him to go on making ramen…? We see in the screen a way of life called “Taishoken”...
KULeuven
MSI 00.08
Faculteit Letteren
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
3000 Leuven
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Until 02/26

09:15 ~ 17:00
Exhibition HAIGA TEN - Japanese poem with picture

by HiRo Saika (painter) and Yagi Ken (poet)
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
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Until 02/27
Wed-Sat 10-18h
Exhibition Echo of Prints: Japanese contemporary talent

As Artists-in-Residence of the Foundation Veerle Rooms, Japanese printmaker Yuriko Miyoshi curated this exhibition to introduce eight Japanese artists who have already been active internationally. She also curated two exhibitions to introduce Veerle Rooms in Tokyo in June 2016. The FVR arranged a Japanese study tour in the same period. These programs will be touching Japanese culture due to this special year between Japan and Belgium.

http://hanga-land.blogspot.com/2016/01/de-heerlykeheid.html
Galerie De Heerlyckheid
Pretoriastraat 28
B-2600 Antwerpen-Berchem
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03 235 84 94
Until 02/27 Exhibition Yoshie SUGITO - Cutting

In this exhibition ”CUTTING” , Yoshie Sugito uses images from folklore, myth, oral literature to present the transformation and the process of this recomposition. This transformation process finds the relationship between narrativity and dimensionality which are the dormant characteristics of the painting.
Through this repetition and with a primitive and pictorial method of expression, the motives are gradually transformed into symbols.
Her focus is a process of transformation; turning symbolic images into tangible objects.
Rivoli Building / espace #21b à l’étage
Chaussée de Waterloo, 690 (La Bascule)
Entrée Rue de Praetere face au n°43 / 1180 BXL
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00 32 478 84 89 81
02/20 ~ 02/21 Tournament 26th Leuven Go Tournament
Go tournament open to everybody. Five rounds MacMahon without handicap Timing: 1 hour per player + byo-yomi: 15 stones for 5 minutes Komi: 6.5
Café de Curve
Baron August De Becker – Remyplein 27
3010 Kessel-Lo
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Tel. 0497 57 86 02 (Steven Foulon)
0499 39 90 67 (Frank Segers)
02/20 Demonstration Salon de WA
Creation of a candle shade with Kirigami & Casual tea ceremony
Salon Jaune
Rue lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
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02/23
at 19:30
Theater KYOGEN

Kyogen (literally, “mad words”) are brief plays presented as comic interludes between the somber dramas that make up the traditional program of the Noh theatre.
Because the style and themes of the comic interludes allow them to stand on their own, they are also performed separately from Noh plays. While some Kyogen served to provide the audience with additional information about the main Noh play, others were comical or farcical skits on entirely separate themes, serving to relieve the generally gloomy atmosphere of the Noh.
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Département de Traduction et d'interprétation
Room 004, Rue J.Hazard 34
1180 Brussels
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02/23
at 18:30
Cinema A Tale of Samurai Cooking

Story:

Haru has an excellent sense of taste and surpassing skill in the kitchen, but she has been divorced from her first husband after only a year of marriage because of her impetuous character. One day, Haru is proposed by Dennai Funaki, samurai chef from Kaga, to marry his succeeding son. The Funaki family who has served the Lord of Kaga not with the “sword” but with the “kitchen-knife” is well known as “Kitchen Samurai” for generations. However, now, her new husband Yasunobu wields a kitchen-knife with no skill at all. In order to save the family name Funaki and its position as kitchen samurai, Haru decides to teach him the art of cuisine... The story is inspired by a real-life family in Kaga that has survived countless upheavals with its cuisine. .
Salle Wittert, Liège University, Place du XX Août, Bâtiment A1, 4000 Liège Email
02/24
at 18:30
Cinema Ramen Samurai

SYNOPSIS:

Hikaru is working as a designer at a mid-level Tokyo ad agency. Years ago he left home hoping to make a career as a designer in far-off Tokyo. But disaster strikes, Hikaru’s father Noburo dies and Hikaru returns to his hometown of Kurume on Kyushu Island. Starting with one of the region’s famed Yatai stalls, Noboru and his long-suffering wife, Yoshiko had fought long and hard against grinding poverty to eventually end up owning their own, very popular noodle bar...
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
AZ1 101 (bâtiment A, porte Z,101)
Campus du Solbosch
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
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02/24
at 18:30
Cinema Mourning Recipe

SYNOPSIS

Heartbroken Yuriko comes back to her parents’ house after deciding to divorce from her husband, only to find a recipe book for life, left by her late mother Otomi who just passed away. The handwritten and lovingly illustrated recipes concern cooking, cleaning and the basic knowledge of the house keeping techniques. They are to let Yuriko and her father (Otomi’s husband) Ryohei face the life by following the monotony of everyday chores, and take a step forward by the 49th days after her death – the day a memorial service will be held according to Buddhist teaching for the family and friends. With the help from two young strangers, the garishly-dressed Imo and the Japanese-Brazilian Haru, the family slowly begins to rebuild their lives as they learn the life and profound love of Otomi and get ready for the great party on the 49th day as Otomi has wished ...
KULeuven
MSI 00.08
Faculteit Letteren
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
3000 Leuven
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03/02 Demonstration Salon de WA

Creation of tea mats with Kirigami & Casual Tea ceremony.
Salon Jaune
Rue lesbroussarts 31
1050 Bruxelles
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Until 03/04 Concert Bonten Classic 2016 CANCELLED
Collaboration of a Japanese drum group and a european orchestra led by Dirk De Caluwe (conductor and flutist)
Le Forum Liege
Concertgebouw Bruges
Bozar Brussels
Palais des Beaux-Arts Charleroi
etc.
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03/05
at 13:00
Concert
Meeting
Miscellaneous
Commemoration of the East Japan Earthquake 11 March 2011

Almost 5 years have passed since the earthquake disaster of East Japan in 2011. The toll of victims and missing counts 18 457, and adding over 3 000 died in refuge, it goes more than 21 000. Even now, we count about 182 000 refugees (as at December 2015). Their daily life is still under difficult conditions so the people need still support. We would like to be linked with the affected people and hold a charity concert & bazaar to support them.
Cercle Saint Clement
Rue du Loutrier 57
1170 Bruxelles
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03/9 - 13 Film Festival 7th edition of the Japan Square Film Festival   URL
03/11
at 20:00
Concert FUKKO CONCERT

This Fukko Concert which aims at re-constructing and recovering by music comes to its 6th edition. Our purpose is to share pain and hope with the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, while donating for culture for both the Sendai Foundation and the Piano Association in Tohoku.
Flagey asbl
Belvédèrestreet 27/5
1050 Brussels
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03/12
14:30 ~ 16:30
Meeting Let's talk Japanese

Let's talk in Japanese in the 'Nihongo Hanasoukai', organized by BNK vzw/asbl.

Who? We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking.

Application? We just ask you to fill in your name and mail address or telephone number the first time you join us. No registration is required. Just come and join us!
Café MORT SUBITE
Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 7
1000 Bruxelles
URL
03/14
19:00 ~ 20:30
Cinema Japanese silent films with live narration by Benshi Kataoka Ichirō

A selection of silent films (Japanese/American) with live narration by Japanese Benshi Kataoka Ichirō.
-『東京行進曲』Tōkyō Kōshinkyoku / Tokyo March (1929)
-『血煙高田の馬場』Chikemuri Takada no baba (1928)
-『It's a gift』 (1923)
-『モダン怪談100,000,000円』Modern Ghost Story 100,000,000 Yen (1929)
Filmzaal Plateau, Ghent University
Paddenhoek 3
9000 Gent
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03/16
at 18:30
Cinema A Room of Her Own: Rei Naito and Light

A Serene Documentary Concerning Art by Yuko NAKAMURA
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
AZ1 101 (bâtiment A, porte Z,101)
Campus du Solbosch
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
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03/18
at 18:00
Concours CONCOURS HAIKU 2015-2016

Organized by B.V.L.F vzw (L'association des professeurs de français de la Communauté Flamande de Belgique / De Belgische Vereniging leraren Frans, Vlaamse Gemeenschap) and sponsored by Embassy of Japan in Belgium.
Résidence de France
Ambassade de France en Belgique
Boulevard du Régent 41
1000 Bruxelles
 
Until 03/18 Exhibition Japon, l'archipel de la maison
 
Espace Architecture
19 bis Place Flagey
1000 Bruxelles
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03/19
at 15:00 ~
Lecture Lecture on impressionists of Orsay Museum in Paris

Lecture on impressionists of Orsay Museum in Paris, by Mr Koji Mori, historian of arts.
Eglise Notre Dame Stockel
Rue Henri Vandermaelen 23
1150 Woluwe-St.-Pierre
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03/19
at 19:30
Concert Concert Feniks Taiko

Feniks Taiko will play a benefit concert for children with learning disabilities.
Vrije Basisschool Meerlaar
Meerlaarstraat 95
2430 Laakdal
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Until 03/20
at 18:30
Exhibition Yoko Ikeda: Monkey Puzzle

IBASHO cordially invites you to the opening of the solo exhibition of JapaIBASHO cordially invites you to the opening of the solo exhibition of Japanese photographer Yoko Ikeda in the presence of the artist. In her work, the talented Ikeda reveals the beauty of humble, daily objects or surroundings that she not only finds in Japan, but also on her frequent travels outside of her home country. With her particular eye for detail, her unusual compositions and her sophisticated use of colour, she creates painterly, delicate, often abstract images that never cease to be a great visual pleasure.nese photographer Yoko Ikeda in the presence of the artist. In her work, the talented Ikeda reveals the beauty of humble, daily objects or surroundings that she not only finds in Japan, but also on her frequent travels outside of her home country. With her particular eye for detail, her unusual compositions and her sophisticated use of colour, she creates painterly, delicate, often abstract images that never cease to be a great visual pleasure.
IBASHO
Tolstraat 67
2000 Antwerp
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+32 (0)3 2162028
03/10~25
09:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Invisible Needs of Life - Reconstruction 5 years after 311 tsunami

Invisible Needs of Life, will be presented by SHSH Architecture + Scenography for the 5th memorial year of tsunami at the Hasselt Japanese Garden and the Japanese Embassy in Brussels. A positive contribution to local life encourages cultural activities giving a broader picture in a period of uncertainty. A four stage sustainable solution nourishes the growth within the community and meets their social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs. Act for Japan Belgium also organise the symposium on 10th March at the Japan Information Culture centre/Japanese Embassy in Brussels.
Japanese Embassy Symposium:
10th March 18:00 (start with Japanese Sake + Snacks)

Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
Registration

Hasselt Japanese Garden Opening
11th March 10:30 (Japanese Sushi & Sake)
Registration
Exhibition commission by VAi
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03/22 - 25 Festival Japanese Week

Programme:
Organization of various events related to Japanese culture.
03/24 - 26 Festival MATSURI
- Traditional Performing Arts from Tohoku Region of Japan -
CANCELLED

Programme:
Yoshida brothers
Nebuta
Kasugaryū Hachiman shishi-odori
Kanmachi Hōin Kagura
Onagawa no Shishifuri
Thu.24 March 2016 at 19:00
BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Please contact BOZAR for reservations.

Fri.25 March 2016 at 13:30
STUK (Ensemblezaal), Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven
* Lecture & demonstration only!
No reservation required!

Sat.26 March 2016 at 19:00
Palais des congrés, Espl. de l'Europe 2/A, 4020 Liège
Please mail here for reservations.
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03/25 - 27 Demonstration Aikido Seminar Kobayashi

On the occasion of the 150 years friendshiprelation Japan - Belgium, the Flemish Aikido Federartion organizes a seminar led by Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan 8e Dan and Hiroaki Kobayashi Shihan 7e Dan from 25 march till 27 march 2016.
Hall Des Sport FSM (Campus ULB Erasmus bâtiment 0)
Route de Lennik 808
1070 Brussel
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03/26 Lecture Escale au Japon

En cette année de commémoration du 150e anniversaire de l’établissement de relations diplomatiques entre la Belgique et le Japon, deux journées d’Escale au Japon sont exceptionnellement prévues. La première sera consacrée au site japonisant du Parc de Mariemont.
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz
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Until 03/27 Exhibition Impression japonaise

Exhibition of photographs by Japanese and Belgian photographers in the theme of Japan.
Contretype
4A Cité Fontainas
1060 Bruxelles
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04/04
04/11
04/18
04/25
&05/02
Workshop Initiation workshop of Sumi-e (Japanese painting with black ink)

This is the initiation of 5 sessions. At first, we learn about the movement of brush with your breath and body. Then we try to paint the bamboo, vegetables, flowers, trees and fishes, etc.
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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04/07~05/08 Exhibition Yoshinori Mizutani: Sakura

IBASHO is proud to present the world premiere of Yoshinori Mizutani's latest work. In his series 'Sakura' Mizutani presents an unusual and mesmerizing view on one of the most sacred Japanese themes, the cherry blossom. Abstract and graphic black and white photographs of the classic 'birds on a wire' are the theme of the series 'Kawau'. We will also showcase works from Mizutani's successful series 'Tokyo Parrots' and 'Yusurika'.
Ibasho
Tolstraat 67
2000 Antwerp
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04/08
18:30 ~ 20:00
Concert Ayako Morita Piano Recital CANCELLED

Haydn: Sonate
Chopin: Etude, Scherzo4
Francaix: Nocturne, Scherzo
Faure: Nocturne13
Debussy: 12Preludes~3.4.5.6.8.12
Dutilleux: Sonate~3eme mov.
西村朗: 神秘の鐘より薄明光
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels


Reservation required
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04/11~05/30
7 lundis
de 18h30 à 20h30

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04/14~06/02
7 jeudis
de 18h30 à 20h30
Atelier Atelier Calligraphie japonaise

La base de cet atelier est la langue japonaise. En utilisant le pinceau et l'encre de Chine, nous allons principalement travailler le "Kanji" (idéogramme). Nous allons d'abord étudier des kanjis très simples puis, petit à petit, nous aborderons des kanjis plus complexes tout en développant différents styles d'écritures. L'écriture japonaise et ses signes tracés par le pinceau sont intrinsèquement liés aux mouvements du corps et au souffle du calligraphe. Avant de chercher à atteindre un résultat, vous essaierez de sentir la naissance d'un souffle et d'un geste. Ce deuxième cycle vous permettra de débuter l'apprentissage de cet art ou bien de le poursuivre, il est OUVERT À TOUS LES NIVEAUX.
Maison du livre
rue de Rome, 24-28
1060 Saint-Gilles

Animé par : Satoru TOMA
Artiste calligraphe et photographe

Prix : 100 € acompte de 60 €, solde en 2 mensualités de 20 €


Tarif réduit : - 20%
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04/12~29 Exhibition Crystal and Chrysanthemum: Japonisme in Art Nouveau Glass

Exceptional exhibition of art nouveau japonist pieces belonging to the Alonso International Glass Collection and treasured at Designmuseum Gent.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
 
04/16 and 17
from 10h00 to 18h00
Event Manga and Cosplay Festival Spring

Japan is not just about old customs and traditional art forms, as you can discover for yourself during our Manga and Cosplay Festival, which we are now organising for the first time in the spring. These two expressions of modern Japanese pop culture promise a sparkling and colourful spectacle with manga comics and glitzy cosplay performance art with costumes and accessories as a source of inspiration. Students of communication management at the PXL University College will ensure that this spring edition is not a pale copy of the autumn festival. Participants can show their costumes, buy and sell manga comics, attend workshops, etc. The often playful cosplay costumes will also make this festival a delightful occasion for newcomers to the scene.
Japanese Garden
City of Hasselt

Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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04/18
at 20:00
Cinema Living with Father CANCELLED


Japanese Reading with English Subtitles
KULeuven Faculty of Arts
MSI03.18
Bijde-Inkomststaat 21
3000 Leuven

Admission Free
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04/20
at 20:00
Cinema Living with Father CANCELLED


Reading of the Japanese Play: Living with my father (Chichi to kuraseba) by INOUE Hisashi.
Read by HOSHINO Sen, KAMIRYO, Sachiko, SATOH Shinobu
Director: MURATA Ganshi
In commemoration of 71 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Ghent University
Blandijn room 100.035
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Ghent

Admission Free
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04/21
at 18:30
Cinema Vivre avec mon père CANCELLED


Reading of the Japanese Play: Living with my father (Chichi to kuraseba) by INOUE Hisashi.
Read by HOSHINO Sen, KAMIRYO, Sachiko, SATOH Shinobu
Director: MURATA Ganshi
In commemoration of 71 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Japanese Reading with English Subtitles
ULB
Salle Dupréel
Avenue Jeanne 44
Bruxelles

Entrée libre
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04/22~05/01 Exhibition Ikebana exhibition at Floraliën

Since Japan is the guest country at the Floralies, The Ohara Chapter Belgium, together with Ikenobo Studygroup & Sogetsu Studygroup organise an ikebana exhibition at the Bijloke site - Dome nr 5
ULB
Floralien Ghent
Bijloke - Dome 5
9000 Ghent
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04/29
from 10h00 to 20:00
Concert Japanese drumming & Gong concert

Taste Japanese culture with performances of Taiko by Tátake!-Taiko, shakuhachi concert, Japanese dance and tamtamgongs.
Cultuurcentrum & kassa CC Casino

Fee € 5 | Tickets
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04/30
from 10h00 to 18h00
Event World Tai Chi Day

The interest in tai-chi is growing every year and Limburg is seeing increasing numbers of practitioners. Although this stylised movement art is not of Japanese origin, many practitioners still traditionally come together in the Japanese Garden on World Tai-Chi day. After all, tai-chi fits in perfectly with the atmosphere of peace and meditation that the Japanese Garden exudes. During our event on World Tai-Chi day, enthusiastic practitioners will demonstrate the soft and relaxing movements under the guidance of tai-chi coach Gert Clerckx (Tai Chi & Relaxation). Everybody is welcome to take part, even if you have never practised tai-chi before. Teachers from the whole country will be giving workshops and open sessions the whole day.
Japanese Garden
City of Hasselt

Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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04/30~05/01 Event International Two days march of Flanders in and around Blankenberge; Special guest: Japan and Minamiboso

* Walk of 7, 15, 24 and 42 km. per day, along the sea, the beach, dunes and polders. Discover the reknown fertile pastures and fields of the polders and bird life in the nature reserves along our coastline. * Enjoy the atmosphere at the departure and arrival point, at the main halting places Lissewege and Zuienkerke, and at the checkpoints and resting places with street music, old trades, a jumble market, free distribution of refreshments offered by various sponsors. * Participate in this mass event, attracting up to 10000 walkers from 26 different countries, but also thousands of spectators.
Cultuurcentrum & kassa CC Casino
 
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05/01
from 14:00 to 18:00
Event Koinobori – Children’s Day

Koinobori means Children's day, but also refers to the special kites which will then be hung up in the form of a Koi carp, the symbol of hope, strength and a good future for children. So it will be a special day in the Japanese Garden, in which children take centre stage, although their parents are of course equally welcome. Children can try out all sorts of activities throughout the entire garden: making masks, filling little pots with coloured salt, catching fish, and more. They receive a stamp for each activity. When the card is full, it can be exchanged for a gift. It becomes even more exciting with the 'dragon' which is locked up in its den and released in the evening. Something worth seeing in itself! Although, who knows, the dragon might also burst out during the activities to freak out the visitors...
Japanese Garden
City of Hasselt

Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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05/03
at 20:30
Concert Anniversary concert for the 150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium Eglise des Dominicains
Avenue de la Renaissance 40
1040 Bruxelles
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05/05
at 11:00 ~ 18:00
Event Prenez l’air

Fondation Folon

Kites painting
Demonstrations and fighting kites
Walks and storytelling theater Kamishibai
Musical entertainment: Taiko and Hang Drum
Fondation Folon
Ferme du château de La Hulpe
Drève de la Ramée 6 A
1310 La Hulpe
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05/09
13:30~18:00
Cinema
Lecture
Screening of the documentary “Tell the Prime Minister”

on anti-nuclear movements in Japan after the Fukushima meltdown, followed by Q&A and roundtable discussion with film-maker Prof. Dr. Oguma Eiji, Keio University
De Sterre, block S9
Krijgslaan, 281,
9000 Gent
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05/06~12 Theater Toshiki Okada/chelfitsch – Time’s journey through a room

Toshiki Okada is an innovator of form and a key figure in Japanese contemporary theatre. He has repeatedly participated in the Kunstenfestivaldesarts with work that is recognisable by its idiosyncratic vernacular language and astonishing imagery. Okada poses hard-hitting questions about the complexity of the ultramodern post- Fukushima Japanese society. At the same time, his art is universal and timeless. In 2016, he takes part in the festival with the European premiere of Time’s Journey Through a Room. In an ominous huis clos, the protagonists are attempting to cope with the omnipresent ghosts of the past and the latent threat of the present. In the background we hear a multi-layered acoustic landscape of field recordings. Okada creates – as only he can – an enchanting new world where sound, body, and language merge with one another. What remains is essential human theatre and the hope of a better future.
Beursschouwburg
Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Brussel

in the context of Kunstenfestivaldesarts
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05/14
14:30~16:30
Meeting Let's talk Japanese

Let's talk in Japanese in the 'Nihongo Hanasoukai', organized by BNK vzw/asbl.

Who? We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking.

Application? We just ask you to fill in your name and mail address or telephone number the first time you join us. No registration is required. Just come and join us!
Café MORT SUBITE
Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères 7
1000 Bruxelles
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05/14 & 15 Workshop Stage d’initiation au Tsuzumi avec Kiyoshi KAWARA

Le Kotsuzumi ou « petit tsuzumi » est joué dans la musique de théâtre Nô.Venez découvrir cet instrument surprenant avec un maître d'exception! Nous pratiquerons les bases du Chant et du rythme du théâtre Nô.

Ce stage s'adresse à tous, curieux et curieuses des arts traditionnels japonais.

Sur réservation uniquement, avant le 10 mai.
Nombre de places limité.
Dojo de l'Usine
rue du doyenne 40
1180 Bruxelles

Le samedi 14 mai de 15h à 18h15:
15h à 15h50 : Utaï (chant) et Maï (danse) de no
16h à 17h : Tsuzumi
17h15 à 18h 15 :Tsuzumi

Le dimanche 15 mai de 16h30 à 18h45
16h 30 à 17h 30 : Tsuzumi
17h 45 à 18h 45 : Tsuzumi

Tarif: visiteurs 70 euros pour les deux jours/abonnés 50.
Ecole Sau
Tel.: 0496 24 23 93
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05/14 Lecture Rencontre bouddhique de Mariemont

Lorsque l’on évoque les maîtres spirituels du bouddhisme, ce sont tout naturellement des portraits de moines qui nous viennent à l’esprit. Il y eut cependant des maîtres laïcs, des « maîtres de maison », personnes « pleinement réalisées », qui jouèrent un rôle important en tant qu’enseignants ou traducteurs.
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz
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05/14 & 15
10:00~17:00
Exhibition Ikebana exhibition

Ikenobo Studygroup Belgium - 25 years

In de arboretumtuin kun je vele blauweregens, Wisteria, bewonderen. Ze groeien tegen de gevel van het Vangeertenhof of vrij in grote bomen. Ter gelegenheid van haar zilveren jubileum maakt de Ikenobo Studygroup Belgium voor het eerst Japanse bloemschikkingen met blauweregen in de hoofdrol. Deze klimplanten, soms meer dan honderd jaar oud, zorgen voor een adembenemend kleurenspel van tinten blauw, van haast doorschijnend pastel tot diep purper. Als symbool voor oneindigheid, verlies en onstuitbare groei draagt de blauweregen ook voor hen een diepe betekenis van contemplatie zoals in de blues. Om de kleuren van de bloemen volledig tot hun recht te laten komen, maken ze schikkingen in vazen en schalen van de Italiaanse ceramiekkunstenaar Antonio Lampecco. Hij maakte de afgelopen 25 jaar deze objecten in nauwe samenspraak met de studiegroep.
Arboretum Kalmthout
Heuvel 8
2920 Kalmthout
Tel. +32 (0)3 666 67 41
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05/14~19 Theater
Dance
Takao Kawaguchi – About Kazuo Ohno

Takao Kawaguchi is a dancer and media artist, and a former member of the Japanese collective Dumb Type. He never learned to dance butoh. He never saw a single performance by Kazuo Ohno, the legendary founder of this primordial Japanese ‘dance of darkness’. And yet, that is exactly what he wishes: to become Kazuo Ohno. In About Kazuo Ohno, Kawaguchi wants, insofar as is possible, to copy the dance master, based solely on what has been preserved in old videotapes. Kawaguchi interrogates the memory, sincerity, and originality of the copy. This is both an honouring and a negation of the essence of butoh. Kawaguchi views the dance as an outsider: he throws himself into Ohno’s outward gestures and facial expressions, but his inner world remains closed to him. Still, the body of the dancer and the spirit of the deceased master gradually melt into one fascinating shape. The closer the copy is to the original, the deeper the chasm between the two. A tour de force.
Bâtiment Dynastie
Mont des Arts, 5
1000 Bruxelles

in the context of Kunstenfestivaldesarts
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05/15 Workshop Stage d'aîki et ken avec Masato MATSUURA

A cette occasion , le fondateur de l'école Sayu - Les deux spirales donnera des cours d'Aïki et ken.

S'adresse à tous les artistes, comédiens, danseurs, interprètes.

Sur réservation uniquement, avant le 10 mai.
Nombre de places limité.
Dojo de l'Usine
rue du doyenne 40
1180 Bruxelles

Le dimanche 15 mai de 16h30 à 18h45
14h à 16h : Aiki et Ken

Tarif: hors abonnement, 25 euros.
Ecole Sau
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05/23
05/30
06/06
06/13
&06/20
Workshop Initiation workshop of Sumi-e (japanese painting with black ink)

This is the initiation of 5 sessions. At first, we learn about the movement of brush with your breath and body. Then we try to paint the bamboo, vegetables, flowers, trees and fishes, etc.
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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05/23~28 Theater
Dance
Yudai Kamisato/Okazaki Art Theatre - +51 Avacion, San Borja

In 2016 Yudai Kamisato is coming to Europe for the first time in the context of Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Kamisato is of mixed Japanese-Peruvian descent, and his piece, +51 Aviación, San Borja, refers to the address of his Peruvian grandmother in Lima. It looks back on his move to Japan at an early age, a ‘homeland’ where he had never before been, and on a trip to his South American birthplace when he was older. Kamisato sees the nikkei (Japanese emigrants) as a mirror that shines a light on Japanese society today. In this pseudofictive reportage, he traces an intercultural history across the Pacific Ocean. Like a contemporary Odysseus, the main character wanders into strange places, colourful encounters, and absurd events, until the web closes around his own mixed identity. A discovery.
Les Brigittines
Korte Brigittinenstraat
1000 Brussel

in the context of Kunstenfestivaldesarts
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05/28~29 Demonstration Tea ceremony

We have the pleasure to receive the Urasenke school from Kyoto that will give a traditional tea ceremony in Durbuy Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. This spiritual moment needs a quiet place and a quiet atmosphere that’s why the number of person taking parts in this ceremony is limited. Booking is necessary. The price is 10€.
Durbuy hotel “le vieux Durbuy”
Rue Jean de Bohème 6
6940 Durbuy
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05/28~29 Miscellaneous Modern Japanese garden

Come in and fill yourself with the soul of the Japanese culture. “This very mineral garden inspired by Japanese art is all in symbols. If the bamboos represent the force and the maples the grace, the various stones symbolize the islands which compose Japan, while the white quartz path leads you towards the mountains. This miniaturized nature imperceptibly invites you to meditation. This Japanese garden was conceived, drawn and executed out by Marc Knaepen and the technical department of the city of Durbuy.
Parc roi Baudouin
6940 Durbuy
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05/28~29 Miscellaneous Discover the Japanese gastronomy

The visitors of the topiary park will have the pleasure to discover a taste of Japanese recipes. At the same time in the topiary park there will be a manga exhibition and a bonsai exhibition. Entry to the Park: 4.50€
“Topiary Park”
Rue Haie Himbe 1
6940 Durbuy
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06/02
at 16:00 & 18:00
Lecture
Demonstration
Urasenke tea ceremony lecture and demonstration


Chado, Japanese tea ceremony, lecture and demonstration by Master Michiko Nojiri of Urasenke.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required
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06/03
from 15:00
06/04
from 12:00
Festival Working Title Situation


Working Title Situation is a festival at the crossroads of performance, installation, visual arts, music and life. Discover Brussels and get inspired over a weekend of outstanding arts and unexpected encounters !
Quincaillerie Vander Eycken

Rue du Viaduc 66
1050 Bruxelles
 
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06/07 Workshop Yasuno Shihan
 
Hall des Sports FSM (Campus ULB/Erasme, bâtiment 0)
Route de Lennik 808
B- 1070 Bruxelles
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06/11
13:30
Workshop Sya-butsu - 写仏 - Buddha copying × Cha-no-yu - tea ceremony

Sya-butsu (写仏) means copying an image of the Buddha. It is said that concentration on sya-butsu allows us to let go of stray thoughts and to be composed. We will trace over amida-nyorai (阿弥陀如来), one of the images of Buddha, using a Japanese brush pen and Japanese paper.  
After sya-butsu, you will be invited as a guest to the tea ceremony, held in the cha-sitsu (茶室), tea ceremony room, which has tatamis. There, you will savour a bowl of light matcha from Kyoto, and enjoy the moment of cha-no-yu in a mood of quiet reflection. * You can sit in the cha-shitsu in either the Japanese way or the Western way.
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Square Baron Alfred Bouvier 6
1050 Brussels
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06/12
21:00
Cinema ZEN FOR NOTHING (Screening – Belgian Premiere)

Screening of a film (Belgian Premiere) shot in a Bouddhist Monastry in Japan. Q&A with director Werner Penzel after the film. The film is in japanese with English subtitles. >
Cinéma Nova
Rue d'Arenberg, 3
1000 / Bruxelles
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06/12&13 Workshop Taiko initiatie marathon

During the weekend of 11-12 June, 2016 we want to play the drums (quasi) continuously and enjoy its joyfull and cheerfull sound with everybody.
by Araumi Daiko Dojo
Deurnestraat 239
Mortsel
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Until 26/06
regular opening hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 14:00~18:00
ExhibitionFestival Sarah Van Marcke and Kumi Oguro
‘there is only the real’


IBASHO is pleased to invite you to the opening of the duo exhibition of Belgian photographer Sarah van Marcke and Japanese photographer Kumi Oguro. With this exhibition IBASHO explores the relationship between Belgian en Japanese visual culture. The performative series that Van Marcke created in Japan reflects her experiences as a Belgian in Japan. Oguro was born and raised in Japan, but has long since left Japan and built a life in Belgium. She has fully assimilated into Belgian society and visual culture which is reflected in her photography. The works of both artists are staged, fictitious, surreal. However, as Surrealist André Breton has said, 'there is only the real'...
IBASHO

Tolstraat 67
2000 Antwerpen
 
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Until 06/26 Exhibition International Emerging Artist Award
– laureate Takayoshi Ueda


The 4th edition of International Emerging Artist Award presents 2016 worldwide laureates in drawing, illustration and other techniques on paper. Takayoshi Ueda from Japan is one of them. His work Fertile Island (I) 63×48 cm, collage of hand-painted material of hard paper. 2014. Fertile Island (II) 63×48 cm, collage of hand-painted material of hard paper.2014. Come by and discover this promising artist.
TAG bxl
1 A rue des Renards
1000 Brussels
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06/08~07/01
Exhibition
Exhibition Japon - Masques de soi
The JICC is proud to announce a Japanese mask exposition in cooperation with the Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche.
Please join us on the opening of this exciting new exposition from 17h - 19h.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required
Re: Reservation Mask Exhibition 080616
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06/17
20:00
Concert "On Eastern Shores"
Performance of Japanese music with traditional instruments including Taiko, Koto, Shakuhachi and Shamisen

Supported by:
Japanese Embassy in Belgium
by Araumi Daiko
at AMUZ
Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerpen
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06/18
10:00
Workshop
Demonstration
Tea ceremony
Sashiko is a sewing technique that uses traditional geometric pattern stitching. It looks like drawing with thread on the various fabrics. Originally, sashiko was used in Japan to repair holes in clothes, reinforcing them and allowing the scarce fabrics to be used for as long as possible. Sashiko is a simple and easy way to have a feeling of taking care of things. It allows us to express ourselves with familiar materials. After sashiko, you will be invited as a guest to the tea ceremony, held in the cha-sitsu (茶室), tea ceremony room. There, you will savour a bowl of light matcha from Kyoto, and feel the moment of cha-no-yu. Try making an artwork on fabric from your own pattern and enjoy the cha-no-yu moment! * You can sit in the cha-shitsu in either the Japanese way or the Western way.
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Square Baron Alfred Bouvier 6
1050 Brussels
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06/18&19
13:00 - 17:00

06/18&19
19:00 - 21:00
Workshop Akihito Obama Shakuhachi Workshop

Rising young shakuhachi star Akihito Obama, who has studied various styles of shakuhachi from the most traditional techniques to min-yo, or folk, and contemporary shakuhachi, offers workshops and private lesson plus demonstrations for players of all levels
Workshop in Brussels
AKI Studio
Treurwilgenlaan 6
B-3090 Overijse     [Tickets] €40/student:€30

Workshop in Antwerp
Araumi Daiko Dojo
Deurnestraat 239
B-2640 Mortsel    [Tickets] €35/student:€25

Private Lesson in Brussels
June 15,16 and 18

AKI Studio
Treurwilgenlaan 6
B-3090 Overijse     [Tickets] €50/student:€40 (1Lesson/1hour)
*Please contact us for more details such as time.
Inquiry: +32 498 54 68 27
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06/18&19 Workshop Taiko Workshop
Masterclass and for all the level with Takuya Taniguchi.


Takuya Taniguchi kept already several master classes for our academy. The academy invites several times a year internationally renowned taiko teachers to share their knowledge and skills with us. The ideal opportunity to get acquainted with different playing styles and teaching techniques in order to discover your own style of play and develop.
by Araumi Daiko Dojo
Deurnestraat 239
Mortsel
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06/22
18:30
Concert Shakuhachi and Marimba Concert
 
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

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06/24 & 25 Festival Working Title Situation


Working Title Situation is a festival at the crossroads of performance, installation, visual arts, music and life. Discover Brussels and get inspired over a weekend of outstanding arts and unexpected encounters !
Parckfarm & Beursschouwburg

Parckfarm :
Tour & Taxi parc
1000 Bruxelles

Beursschouwburg :
rue Auguste Orts 20-28
1000 Bruxelles
 
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06/24~26 Seminar 7th International Friendship Aikido Seminar
Aikido Seminar which is organized by Kiryoku Aiki Dojo.

There will be Aziz Belhassane Shihan (6 Dan) of Association Francophone d’Aikido (AFA).

Supported by:
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Centre Sportif de la Forêt de Soignes
2057 Chaussée de Wavre
1160 Bruxelles
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06/24~06/26
4 lessons
07/29~08/01
6 lessons
08/26~08/28
4 lessons
Workshop Ikebana Ikebana (ohara-ryu) workshop en Ardennes belge.

Atelier vert aux Tailles

This year will be the thrid year for the ikebana workshop at my atelier in the nature. This workshop will be for the beginners and experiences ikebananists
Mrs Izumi Yans Ekuko
Atelier vert aux Tailles en Ardennes belge.
18 Les Tailles
6661 Houffalize
Tel. 080/511378
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06/25 & 26 Miscellaneous Brugge - Japan Day 2016

Presentation of Japanese traditional culture including concert, dance, Kimono show, tea ceremony, Ikebana, etc.

Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium

Further information will be announced on Facebook of Brugge Japan Day
facebook.com/brugge.japanday
Stadsschouwburg
Vlamingstraat 29
8000 Brugge
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06/27
14:00-16:00
Demonstration Ikebana demonstration by Keiho Hihara, Mishoryu of Ikebana Headmaster
 
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required. Re: Ikebana demonstration 27 June 2016
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Until 06/30 Competition Haiku Competition Send until June 30, 2016
to:
Ferre DENIS
Sporthalplein 201
2610 Wilrijk
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06/30
18:00 - 20:30
Concert Japanese songs and European songs of 19~20 century Soprano Yukiko Shimbo sings Japanese songs of 19~20 century, which are influenced by European music and European songs composed during the same period, including Belgian composer. Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required
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07/02
18:30–20:00
Exhibition
Lecture
Yuki Okumura / Beatrice Balcou: BY

On the occasion of the exhibition Balcou Beatrice | Kazuko Miyamoto, Balcou commits a discussion with Japanese artist Yuki Okumura around the ambiguous position of the artist as curator and the issue of artist genealogies, both having had an opportunity to work on a project integrating the work of a Japanese artist from a previous generation.
L’iselp
Boulevard de Waterloo, 31
1000 Bruxelles
 
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07/02
21:00
Concert Festival Musiq’3
Makoto Ozone jazz piano solo


Ouvert à tous les genres de musique, et passionné notam¬ment de musique classique, Makoto Ozone se produit dans les concertos de Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin, Bernstein, avec des chefs tels que Charles Dutoit ou François-Xavier Roth. En avril 2010, son album très original Road to Chopin rapproche le classique et le jazz. Il a joué sur les plus grandes scènes du monde aux côtés de Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Michel Petrucciani... Il est surtout un immense pianiste de jazz n’est plus venu à Bruxelles depuis 30 ans. Il fera escale au Festival Musiq’3 pour un concert exclusif... à ne pas rater !
Flagey – Studio 4
Place Sainte-Croix
1050 Bruxelles
 
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07/02 & 03
10:00
Workshop Festival Musiq’3
ATELIERS Jeunesses Musicales : Traditions japonaises


Théâtre traditionnel, marionnettes traditionnelles… découvrons ensemble le Japon et ses trésors, par le chant et les jeux ! Un véritable plongeon dans la culture japonaise pour faire découvrir ses nombreuses facettes et, pour l’atelier de 10h, pour préparer tout simplement au concert Yōkai qui s’en suivra à 11h.

Intervenant : Nao Hiyoshi

+ 7 ans : Samedi 2 et dimanche 3 juillet - 10h
3-6 ans : Samedi 2 et dimanche 3 juillet - 11h
Flagey – Foyer 3
Place Sainte-Croix
1050 Bruxelles
 
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07/02 & 03
11:00
Concert
Theater
Festival Musiq’3
Yôkaï ! Esprits et contes japonais


Les Japonais sont entourés d’esprits, les Yôkai... Dans la culture japonaise, il y a deux façons d’être : ou bien on est vivant, ou bien on est... «Yôkai». Des tonnes de Yôkai différents existent, et l’immense auteur de mangas, Shigeru Mizuki, les a recensés. Cette année, le spec¬tacle familial du Festival de Wallonie nous plonge dans le monde inquiétant... et rassurant à la fois des Yôkai et des contes japonais !
Flagey – Studio 4
Place Sainte-Croix
1050 Bruxelles
 
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07/04
07/18
07/25
&08/01
08/08
Workshop
Demonstration
Initiation workshop of Sumi-e (japanese painting with black ink)

At first, we learn about the movement of brush with your breath and body. Then we try to paint the bamboo, vegetables, flowers, trees and fishes, etc.
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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07/04,05 & 06
or 07/18,19 & 20
Workshop
Demonstration
Creation of Doll House with Origami

During 3 days, we'll fall into the origami's world and create doll houses. We need a bit of patient to realize, but it will be the real challenge!
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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07/05 & 07 Festival Ommegang 2016

The Ommegang is a historical folk pageant that takes place on the Brussels Grand Place, in the Royal Park and in the streets of the inner city of Brussels that retraces the celebration organised by the town's notables when Charles the Fith entered Brussels in 1549.

Japan is the guest country of the 2016 edition of the Ommegang
Grand Place
1000 Bruxelles
 
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07/07
07/14
07/28
&08/04
(One day's workshop by your choice)
Workshop
Demonstration
Workshop of Modular Origami

We create the real Japanese art with origamis! Modular ori-gami or unit origami is a paperfolding technique which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger and more com-plex structure than would not be possible using single-piece origami techniques (wikipedia) We can choose the colors you want, and make a magnifique objet en 3 hours…
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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07/08
18:30 - 20:30
Concert Baritone Saxophone Concert for the 150th Anniversary of Friendship between Japan and Belgium

"Tokyo Chutei Iki" is formed with 13 baritone-sazeophone players without any other instruments even drums and bass. We use only human voices.

RESERVATION REQUIRED
Please click here to register for free.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
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07/09
13:30
Workshop Sya-kyo - 写経 - Sutra copying × Cha-no-yu - tea ceremony

Sya-kyo (写経) means copying the Buddhist sutras. It is said that sya-kyo likes one of the meditation because we leave from our daily life from the strong concentration on it. We will trace over hannya-shingyo (般若心経), one of the sample of Sutra,using a Japanese brush pen and Japanese paper.
After sya-kyo, you will be invited as a guest to the tea ceremony, and you will savour a bowl of light matcha from Kyoto,
* You can sit in the cha-shitsu in either the Japanese way or the Western way. * It has no religious purpose.
ENKIDU asbl
Square Baron Alfred Bouvier 6,
1050 Brussels
 
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07/09
16:00
Concert Tokyo Chutei Iki. 13 saxophonistes barytons japonais inclassables

Formation 13 saxophonistes barytons japonais inclassable ; un look pas possible, un sens du show inouï.
Littéralement Tokyo chutei iki peut se traduire par « Tokyo basse fréquence ». Et c’est quelque part l’effet sonore et tectonique direct produit par cette association de 13 saxophonistes barytons, qui poussent par ailleurs de temps en temps la chansonnette ! On rappellera qu’au sein de la petite famille saxophone, le baryton est le plus grave. Grave ne voulant ici pas dire sérieux on imagine bien la contagion de bonne humeur cuivrée et de déhanchements corporels à peine contrôlés que ce brass band bien rôdé issu du soleil levant, ni tout à fait jazz, ni tout à fait rock, mais absolument pas orthodoxes, est en mesure de prodiguer !
Be there !
PointCulture ULB Ixelles

Avenue Paul Héger
1050 Brussels

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07/11~15
9:30 - 16:30
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Calligraphie japonaise : De l'écriture à la peinture abstraite


Satoru Toma - photographe, calligraphe

A la croisée de l'écriture et du dessin, la calligraphie japonaise lie le souffle et le geste pour former une écriture imagée pleine de poésie. Cet art invite à un rapport privilégié au temps présent et à une forme de lâcher prise. Nous travaillerons une écriture, la trace d'un rapport intime entre le corps et son mouvement, la respiration, le geste qui donnent lieu à un ressenti particulier. La calligraphie japonaise servira de point de départ et de prétexte pour réaliser des tracés vécus de l'intérieur.
Stage ouvert aux adultes et adolescents dès 15 ans
Du lundi au vendredi de 9h30 à 16h30

Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles

Rue du Midi 144
1000 Bruxelles
 
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07/12
07/13
07/14
(3days workshop)
Workshop
Demonstration
Workshop of Japanese recycling paper (children and adults from 6 years old)

We create the post card with the brick pack of juice and milk. Ideal for original birthday card, or Sumi-é paintings, etc…
Planète des Arts
Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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07/23 Theater Rakugo theatre

Rakugo is a form of Japanese entertainment / comedy in which one person, the narrator, is telling a complex comical story, using only a paper fan and a towel, and sitting in the seiza position during the entire performance. The narrator interprets two or more characters, using only voice changes and subtle movements to set down the dramatis personae. Sometimes, the term ‘sit down-comedy’ is used for this art form.
City Hall Gent
Botermarkt 1
9000 Gent


This event takes place on July 23 from 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM. The entrance is free of charge, but registration is required. Please confirm your participation at the very latest on July 21 2016, online via http://go.stad.gent/rakugo (in Dutch) or by telephone via Gentinfo on the number 09 210 10 10 (Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.)
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07/24
15:00 + 18:30
Event Rakugo workshop and performance

Imagine you are an actor sitting on a cushion - entirely on your own - bringing a story to life with a few simple props and making people laugh. That is exactly what the Japanese comic storytelling theatre Rakugo does. On 24 July you can discover it together with your family.

The afternoon starts in the Japanese Garden at 15h with a Rakugo workshop for children aged between 9 and 14. In the evening, the event relocates to the auditorium of the University of Hasselt for a genuine Rakugo performance.
Entrance for the performance is free, but places limited. So you need to make a reservation via japansetuin@hasselt.be.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23,
3500 Hasselt

University of Hasselt
Martelarenlaan 48
3500 Hasselt

Reservation is necessary at: japansetuin@hasselt.be.
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07/29 Theater Rakugo theatre and Japanese dinner

The rakugo master Ichinosuke Shunputei is on a European tour for the 150th anniversary of the belgo-japanese relationship. You will discover this demanding art that requires a vocal technique, a rhythm control, face expression and mime. Words are essential but the way the actor plays is so impressive! He has to play all the roles and make them recognizable only with the moves of his body, his head and a fan or a tissue. This time there will be a French subtitles and some explanations. It will be a rare occasion to discover this art.
Barvaux, “Salle du moulin”
Parc Juliénas 1
6940 Barvaux-Sur-Ourthe, Durbuy
 
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08/06
14:00 - 18:00
Event Origami for Peace

According to an old Japanese story, you can recover from the worst diseases if you can fold 1,000 cranes. After the atomic bomb on Hiroshima this story acquired another dimension: a girl who suffered from radiation disease took the legend literally, hoping for healing and peace for all child victims. Since then cranes, origami and wishes for peace have been closely linked. So, the Japanese Garden every year commemorates the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 with a crane-folding Origami contest.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23,
3500 Hasselt
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08/06
19:00 - 1:00
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Concert
Demonstration
Comic Strip Night

A ghost in the museum ? No, it's the Comic Strip Night, a midsummer night with activities for all ages. In the context of the celebrations of the 150th birthday of the diplomatic treaty between Belgium and Japan, we honour the relations between our countries through the looking-glass of comic art. The Comics Museum welcomes you for a Kendo demonstration, cartoon movies, an illustrated live concert, and much more !
Comics Art Museum
20, Rue des Sables
1000 Brussels
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08/06
21:00
Concert Keiko's story
A peace concert in commemoration of the bombings in Hisoshima and Nagasaki

"Keiko's story" is an evocation for storyteller, choir, harp, clarinet and percussion. Mrs Nadja Delbarre resumed this story starting from diaries of Japanese young ones who suffered the bombings in '45.
Are collaborating: Nadja Delbarre | Florian De Bont Delbarre, storryteller | Hannah van den Borne, harp | Hannes Beauprez, clarinet | Lisa Couck, percussion | Kyōko Ishida (JP), soprano | Maarten Van Ingelgem, conductor | De 2de Adem, chamber choir for contemporary music

21u Keiko’s story, peace concert at the Sint-Niklaas-church.
Be on time to have a nice seat and to enjoy fully our performance.

22u Official commemoratian, speeches, floating lanterns on the water and Eline Duerinck, violoncello from a gondola at the Graslei/Korenlei.
Venue 1 - 21u
Sint-Niklaaskerk
Cataloniëstraat
9000 Ghent

Venue 2 - 22u
Graslei and Korenlei
9000 Ghent
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08/01~12 Course Stage d'été Japonais- Ardennes

Japanese language summer course and cultural activities Liege university teacher will provide intense workshop, in a lovely countryside house in the Ardennes.
Full-course Japanese meals, fun activities to learn Japanese (beginner / advanced) so you'll be ready to enjoy Japan!

Cours et activités culturelles japonaises (débutant ou avancé) donnés par une professeur belgo-japonaise de l'université de Liège.
Logement dans une charmante maison d'hôte - Pension complète avec une délicieuse cuisine japonaise. Immersion totale et cadre verdoyant dans les Ardennes belges.
Les Tailles,18
6661 Houffalize
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08/09
20:00
Concert Ami Hoyano : JS BACH recital “ Bach young and old “
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
Parvis Sainte-Gudule
1000 Brussels
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08/12~15 Event The 2016 Brussels Flower Carpet
by Nomura designer Fujie Suzuki

The Brussels Flower Carpet is a biannual event held at the Brussels Grand Place and this year will mark the 20th edition. The design of the “Brussels Flower Carpet 2016” will feature a Japanese motif by Nomura designer Fujie Suzuki as part of the celebrations of 150 of Friendship between Japan and Belgium. The Flower Carpet is taking place from August 12 to 15, 2016 on the Grand Place of Brussels.
Grand Place
1000 Brussels
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08/13~19 Workshop Aikido summer camp directed by Miyamoto Shihan
 
Centre sportif Adeps « La Fraîneuse »
Avenue Amédée Hesse 41/A
B- 4900 Spa
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08/17
18:00 - 23:00
Event Obon Matsuri – Evening Opening

There is nothing more enchanting than the atmosphere of lanterns and festive decoration during a night-time event. In this fairy-tale festival (matsuri) you will experience the Japanese Garden in a very different light. Let yourself be carried away by a captivating obon dance demonstration or by a narrator who you will immerse you in a magical Japanese atmosphere. The emotion will come to a head when the wishes the visitors wrote during the Tanabata festival are burned and sent to the gods in order to make them come true. A real crowd-puller!
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23,
3500 Hasselt
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08/19~21

Friday 08/19
16:00-19:00
Saturday 08/20: 17:00-19:00
Sunday 08/21 : 17:00-18:30
Exhibition Exposition : “Budo, friendship & crafts”
Exhibition of crafts work by 5 iaidoka


- Photography, Philippe Bruwier, 7dan, renshi
- Bladesmithing, Michael Simonini, 6dan, renshi
- Woodcraft, Luc Defraeye, 6dan
- Urushi (Japanese lacquer), Arthur Degand, 5dan
- Bonsai, Alain De Burghgraeve, 5dan

A friendship is born many years ago between 5 persons who would have nothing in common outside of their practice. They discovered that, they were having activities inspired by the Japanese culture or following the path of traditional Japanese crafts. To celebrate the 150th year anniversary of friendship between Japan and Belgium and the 15th edition of the Iaido Summer Seminar, they decided to share their passion through an exhibition of the best pieces of their work. Three of them have produced for this occasion 4 knives that are going to be shown for the first time.
Hotel ibis Styles Meeting Center Louvain la Neuve
Boulevard de Lauzelle 61
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
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08/26~28 Course Ikebana Ohara workshop

Ikebana lessons on the base of full boarding for 2 nights stay .
The number of the participants is very limited and lessons given by the Japanese master.
Cost 250€ including everything/lessons, flowers, foods, lodging etc.
L'atelier vert
Les Tailles,18
6661 Houffalize
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06/03~08/30 Cinema
The seasons of Yasujiro Ozu
Unlike the epic overtones of a Kurosawa or the jagged alloy of violence and poetry of a Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu has spent more time trying to reach out to Western film lovers.
Imbued with a delicate sensibility, his intimate stories hone in on everyday details, swathed in the atmospheres of different seasons, rather than on intrigue. Restored versions.
Flagey Studio 5
Place Sainte-Croix/Heilig-Kruisplein
1050 Brussels
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09/04
14:00
Concert
Duo Chelys - Viole de gambe

Masanobu Tokura & Rebecca Lefèvre

Program:
F. Couperin
S. Ives
C. Simpson
Eglise Protestante de Bruxelles - Protestante kapel van Brussels
Place du Musée, 2 - Museumplein 2
1000 Brussels

€17 sur place / bij de ingang
€8 students
€15 email reservation
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09/07 & 10 Concert
11:00~12:00
Le carillon aux couleurs du Japon

To announce the exhibition of Ikebana by master Horikoshi and her students and of calligraphy by master Nakano, a selection of traditional Japanese and Belgian music will be played on the carillon during the weekly concerts, on Wednesday September 7th and Saturday 10th from 11 to 12 am.
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Place Cardinal Mercier
1300 Wavre
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09/07 (Antwerp)
09/08 (Ghent)
09/11 (Brussels)
Film - Concert
20:00~22:30
Snake Dance: The Recital

"Snake Dance - The Recital" offers a screening of the film "Snake Dance" by the belgian director Manu rich (75 minutes) followed without interruption by a concert by the Japanese pianist Jun Kanno (40 minutes).
Snake Dance is a film about a story that unfortunately dominate the entire history of civilization. The manufacture and use of the Atomic Bomb in japan in 1945. A point of no return to our civilization.
The musical program includes pieces by Beethoven and Chopin. It's the music of the film, played in the film by Jun Kanno, but also music that Otto Frisch physicist at Los Alamos played before the launch of the bomb on Hiroshima.
Antwerp
09/07

Cinema Zuid
Waalsekaai 47
2000 Antwerp

Ghent
09/08

Minard
Korianderstraat 13
9000 Ghent

Brussels
09/11

Bozard
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels
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09/08~11 Course
Ikebana Ohara workshop

Ikebana lessons on the base of full boarding for 3 nights stay . The number of the participants is very limited and lessons given by the Japanese master. Cost 360€ including everything/lessons, flowers, foods, lodging etc.
L'atelier vert
Les Tailles,18
6661 Houffalize
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09/09 Concert
Exhibition
Sogetsu Ikebana & Calligraphy with carillon music

During the vernissage of the exhibition of Ikebana by master Horikoshi and her students and of calligraphy by master Nakano, a selection of traditional Japanese music will be played on carillon, a typical instrument of Belgium.
Le Chateau de l'Ermitage
Rue de l'Ermitage 23
1300 Wavre
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09/10~18 Exhibition Sogetsu Ikebana & Calligraphy

Exhibition of Ikebana by master Horikoshi and her students and of calligraphy by master Nakano.
Le Chateau de l'Ermitage
Rue de l'Ermitage 23
1300 Wavre
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09/11~25
Tu.-Fr.: 10h-17h
Sa.-Su.: 14h-18h
Event Exhibition of Eric Schelstraete and Aimee Yamamoto 

Eric Schelstraete, Belgian and Aimee Yamamoto, Japanese, work together to decorate the pavilion of the Japanese Garden with their artworks. Eric is an engraver who will exhibit some of his engravings and Aimee will show some of her self-made tapestry.
Their cooperation symbolizes the 150 years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium, which is one of the main themes this year in the Japanese Garden.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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09/14~28 Demonstration
 
Sumi-e Work Shop in Ghent

Get yourself plunged in the Japanese art of ink wash painting, sumi-e! In this workshop, Japanese artist Hiro OJIMA shows you in 5 lessons the basics of sumi-e.
Restaurant Avalon
Geldmunt 32
9000 Gand
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09/14, 10/19, 11/9  at 18:30

09/17, 10/15, 11/12  at 13:30
Workshop Sya-butsu - 写仏 - Buddha copying × Cha-no-yu - tea ceremony

Sya-butsu (写仏) means copying an image of the Buddha. It is said that concentration on sya-butsu allows us to let go of stray thoughts and to be composed. We will trace over one of the images of Buddha (Every month has different image), using a Japanese brush pen and Japanese paper.  After sya-butsu, you will savour a bowl of light matcha from Kyoto, and enjoy the moment of cha-no-yu in a mood of quiet reflection the cha-shitsu (tea ceremony room). *You can take part just once or several times. *It has no religious purpose. *You can sit in the cha-shitsu in either the Japanese way or the Western way.
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Square Baron Alfred Bouvier 6,
1050 Brussels
 
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09/16~10/16 Exhibition Toshio Shibata: Bridge

IBASHO proudly presents the first solo exhibition in Belgium of the internationally renowned Japanese contemporary photographer Toshio Shibata. One of Japan's preeminent landscape photographers, Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between man-made structures and nature. Shibata has a special relationship with Belgium, which will be shown in this exhibition.
IBASHO
Tolstraat 67
2000 Antwerp
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09/17~18 Festival Folklorissimo 2016

Folklorissimo 2016 will be held on 17 and 18 September 2016, both on the Brussels Grand-Place and in front of Manneken-Pis.

The purpose of this event is to introduce the historical traditions and folklore of Brussels to the general public. Many folk associations from the area of Brussels will gather on the Grand Place, where a small village will be created for the occasion.

Japan features as the guest of honor of this edition of Folklorissimo, showcasing its traditions, customs and culinary treasures through a variety of live performances and the participation of exhibitors. Japan will also be offering a new traditional Japanese costume to Manneken-Pis.
Grand Place
1000 Brussels
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09/18
14h-18h
Event Golf Tournament Nippon Golf Club

You can also cement friendly and business relations during a game of golf. That is something they have known about for many years at the Nippon Golf Club in Hasselt, which came into being as a meeting place for Flemings and Japanese. To celebrate the 150 years of diplomatic relations, there will also be a collaboration between this prestigious golf club and the Japanese Garden. Together with the Belgian Japan Association (BJA), they will run a golf tournament for the general public, with Japan as the theme.

The day will be as follows:
There is a walk to the Nippon Golf Club. The walks start at 12h, 14h, and 16h, and will be in groups of maximum 30 persons. 15 minutes before departure, the groups collect at the entrance of the Japanese Garden. The walk starts and ends at the Japanese Garden. Once in the Nippon Golf Club, participants will receive a golf initiation which will last approximately 45 minutes. After the golf initiation, participants will walk back to the Japanese garden where UIT-pas holders have free entrance and paying visitors can enter for €2,5 instead of the regular €5.
You can sign up until 16 September by sending an email here.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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09/20~10/08

Mo.-Fr.: 9:00~17:00
Sa.: 11:00~17:00
Exposition Portrait du livre japonais

From 20 September until 8 October, the precious reserves of the libraries of the UCL will unveil a collection of invaluable Japanese works, bequeathed to the institute after the fire that burned the university’s library in 1914. An original and exceptional exposition!
Forum des Halles
1, Place de l'Université
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve


Admission: Free of charge
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Exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga:
Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
JICC EVENT

In light of Japan’s contemporary comics and their global proliferation, the 19th-century Hokusai Manga is attracting increasing interest. Fans worldwide tend to even regard this pictorialcompendium by ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai as the origin of today’s manga. But the outward appearance of these two types of manga does not immediately suggest a continuous tradition. Do present-day graphic narratives and the master’s “diverse drawings” share anything other than a name? Unlike past exhibitions of Hokusai’s work, Manga Hokusai Manga approaches the Hokusai Manga from the perspective of contemporary Japanese comics,focusing on genre, pictorial storytelling and participatory culture rather than the integration of word and image or the role of popular characters. And instead of aiming at a historiographic verification of influences, the exhibition invites viewers to ponder their own notions about manga by comparing works from different periods while exploring the diversity therein.
World Traveling Exhibition by The Japan Foundation

Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
 
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09/24 Miscellaneous
“wine man show” with Eric Boshman

Eric Boschman, a Belgian wine expert, will present 5 wines from different countries but also a Japanese whiskies and a Japanese wine.
You can taste all of these for 20€.

Booking: tourisme@durbuy.be or 086/219 868
Barvaux, “Salle du moulin”
Parc Juliénas 1
6940 Barvaux-Sur-Ourthe, Durbuy
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09/24 Symposium The New Era of Carillon Art - How Bells Connect Belgium and Japan


Hosted by:
The Royal Carillon School, International Institute for Carillon Art 'Jef Denyn'

Sponsored by:
The Japan foundation

Supported by:
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
City of Mechelen
Flemish Carillon Association
Act for Japan.be
Congres en Erfgoedcentrum Lamot
Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, 2800 Mechelen

St. Rumbold's Tower (for concerts)
Royal Carillon School 'Jef Denyn' (for reception)

Admission fee
€15 / €10 (students)

The official language is English only.
Japanese: English consecutive interpretation will be available at a limited extent.
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09/25
10h30-16h00
Workshop Japanese Day

10:30 - 11:15 (SESSION 1): Private Japanese tea ceremony with light matcha. Reservation required
11:30 - 12:15 (SESSION 2): Private Japanese tea ceremony with light matcha. Reservation required
12:30 - : Japanese lunch box (OBENTO): Advance order required
12:30 - 13:30: Public Japanese tea ceremony demonstration (possibility to order a bowl of matcha)
14:00 - 14:30: Sashiko demonstration (Japanese sewing technique on old clothes with traditional geometric patterns)
15:00 - 16:00: Public Japanese tea ceremony demonstration (possibility to order a bowl of matcha)
Obeldaur – POP Upcycling Experience
Chaussée de Wavre 510-512
1040 Etterbeek
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09/27 Festival Miss Hokusai - Movie Screening


Co-organized by:
Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Japan Foundation
Belgian Comic Strip Center

Rue des Sables 20
1000 Brussels

Admission: Free of charge
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09/28
17:30 - 19:45
Conference - Film The Pilgrimage to the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku:
A Meditation Between Two Worlds (French-Language)
JICC EVENT

17:00 doors open
17:30-18:30 Lecture by Jolivet Muriel (60mins)
18:30-18:45 Q&A
18:45-19:00 Pause
19:00-19:30 "Henro: the Pilgrimage of Shikoku" DVD film-documentary by Nina Barbiet (30mins)
19:30-19:45 "Setonaikai" documentary film (15mins)
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required
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09/30~10/01
from 10:00 to 17:00
Exhibition Ikebana Exposition by Ohara chapter Belgium vzw.

To celebrate the 150 years of friendship between Japan and Belgium and the 25th anniversary of Ohara chapter Belgium the members of Ohara Chapter Belgium organize an ikebana exposition in the Exposition hall of the Botanical Garden .
Botanical Garden
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise
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10/01~11/19 Exhibition
Beauty & Eternity : the magic of Japanese kimono

To celebrate the 150 anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Belgium and Japan, Sofitel Brussels Europe decided to organize a beautiful exhibition of japanese kimono, in collaboration with the institute of Japanese studies of Ghent university. It will be the occasion of discovering unique creations and learn more about the mystery of exceptional Japanese outfits. Collection by Ruth Jäschke.

Free entry.
Sofitel Brussels Europe
Place Jourdan, 1
B-1040 Etterbeek / Brussels
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10/01~09
Fri.-Sun.: 10:00-18:00
Event Kikumatsuri Chrysanthemum Festival

For us in the West, Chrysanthemums are especially reminiscent of funerals or commemorations in the cemetery, but in the Far East these flowers are a symbol of happiness. The chrysanthemum or kiku is even the symbol of the Japanese emperor! A great reason therefore to organize a festival or matsuri around this surprisingly versatile flower and to make the garden a very special eye-catcher. In 2016 the Hasselt chrysanthemum festival will be jointly supported and coordinated by Tomas de Bruyne. He deputed in Japan and is now famous all over the world for his flower designs. His work was also highly praised at the Floraliën in Ghent this year, in the cathedral.

On October 2, there is a Performance of Sakura 5 and brass band of the Japanese school in Brussels. They will sing inside of the new pavilion of the Garden. Afterwards, the brass band of the Japanese School of Brussels will do their performance in the Garden as well. A group of around 30 children will liven up the Garden with their beautiful music.

On October 8, there is a performance of Ako+Taka:
The Japanese duo Ako+Taka lives in Paris and will visit the Japanese Garden on the second Saturday of the Chrysanthemum Festival. They will have an accordion performance in the Garden and play for this occasion famous Flemish songs

At last on October 9, there is Noh Day with Noboru Katsumi: Noboru Katsumi is a Noh performer and teacher. He is linked to the famous Waseda University in Tokyo. On the last day of the Chrysanthemum Festival, he will give a brief explanation about Noh and he will also perform three Noh pieces of twenty minutes each.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
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10/02
Sat.: 14h00
Concert
Sakura 5 - Japanese Vocal Ensemble - Kikumatsuri Chrysanthemum Festival

Japanese traditional & contemporary vocal ensemble singing for the Kikumatsuri – chrysanthemum festival.
Japanese Garden
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt

Concert free
Parc entrance 5EUR /4EUR (free for kids)
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10/02
15:00-16:00
Doors open at 14:30
Theater - Concert Matinee music theatre production
‘NINGEN ISU - The Human Chair'


The play is composed by violinist and composer/lyricist Femke Sonnen, who found inspiration on a story written by the famous Japanese author Edogawa Rampo, grandmaster of the Japanese crime literature. ‘Ningen Isu – The Human Chair’ is one of his most famous short stories, written in 1925. It tells the story of the longing for love and beauty in an ugly world.
Music and lyrics: Femke Sonnen
Direction advisor: Jo Decaluwe
Actors: Guido Vanderauwera & Ilse De Rauw
Rosamunde String Quintet: Femke Sonnen & Inge Walraet, violin - Traudi Helmberger, alt violin - Greet Gils, cello - Dirk van Gorp / Jonas de Geyt, contrabass
Minard theatre
Walpoortstraat 15
9000 Ghent (BELGIUM)


Tickets:
15 euros
For sale at the Ticket Box Office of the Ghent Vooruit Arts Centre
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23
9000 Ghent
TEL:09 267 28 28 (Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 PM – 18:00 PM)

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10/05
18:30
Concert Japonirique

Supported:
the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Traditional Japanese instruments' introducing and performance by Yukine (Wahensho), Hideaki Tsuji (Tsugaru-Shamisen), Akiko NISHIHARA (Sho), Aki SATO(Koto, Jiuta-Shamisen)

Admission: Free of charge
Info: Japonirique@gmail.com
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Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
 Campus du Solbosch

Bat. F1 Salle André Delvaux
    Av. Paul Héger 22
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Exhibition Maiko no hikari (Geisha apprentices from Kyoto)
by Régis Defurnaux
JICC EVENT

Maiko no hikari is a photographic exhibition on Geisha apprentices from Kyoto, the Maiko. Prisoners of stereotypes linked to the world of prostitution, used by the touristic industry, the pictures from Régis Defurnaux intends to show these young artists from a different and unusual perspective. Actually, these women perpetuate old artistic practices (dancing, singing, recitations, playing instruments, tea ceremony, etc.) all linked to the cycle of seasons and the world of flowers. They even bring us back to the animistic origins of Japan, while directly connecting with courtesan art, kabuki theater and propitiatory dances from agricultural traditions. Living art form, they are at the forefront of Japanese femininity as they interact with women as a model of independence in a rapidly changing gender issues. Way beyond the simplistic opposition between tradition and modernity, they search for a different life within Arts.
Expression of elusiveness, these women question our own human condition: an unstable balance between an intimate feeling of immediacy and a strange sense of permanency - like in photography.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Opening Conference on 7 October from 18:30 (in English)
Reservation required
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10/07~11/08
Opening 10/07  8PM
Exhibition Made in Japan

The exhibition ‘Made in Japan’ takes its start in the 1950s and is dedicated to post-war Japan and its avant-garde by taking a closer look to some of the major movements and artists involved. A selection of works from the collection of S.M.A.K. Museum in Ghent (our partner since 2013) will be brought together with loans from private collections to form a historical presentation that will map the artistic ideas of the time. Special focus is on Gutai and intersections with European and American art. Besides we a number of artists from different generations who are (still) working and have a link to Japan were invited to show (new) work. Cultural Center Strombeek is a vivid center for arts and culture, based in the immediate vicinity of Brussels and within walking distance of the 1958 World Fair site and Atomium.
Cultuurcentrum Strombeek

Gemeenteplein
1853 Strombeek-Bever
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10/8~13 Miscellaneous The 41st JAPAN WEEK

Events to be determined.
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10/13
19:00
Exhibition Invitation to the Opening of the exhibition:

A FEVERISH ERA IN JAPANESE ART

Expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s


As a result of the 150-year diplomatic friendship between Japan and Belgium , BOZAR would like to present to you the exhibition "A Feverish Era in JAPANESE ART. Expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s". The Centre of Fine Arts is presenting a selection of artistic movements, including the Japanese avant-garde collective, the Gutai group.

Programme:
7:30 pm and 8:30 pm: Performances by the artist Sadaharu Horio : Atarimae-no-koto (A Matter of Course)
BOZAR / Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels
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10/12~11/12
We. & Fr.:
10:00 – 18:00
or by appointment

Opening on 10/12: 6pm.-10pm.
Exhibition In Praise of Waves

In Praise of Waves is an expo for Japanese culture as a source of inspiration. It is part of a larger event #JPN(B)XL together with BOZAR, The Royal Museum For Art and History and CC Strombeek. In Praise of Waves is the celebration of the 10year anniversary of Workspacebrussels.
Workspacebrussels
OLV Van Vaakstraat / Rue Notre Dame Du Sommeil 83
1000 Brussels
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10/13
19:00 – 20:10
doors open at 18h30
Theater Noh theater

Noh theater is known as world's oldest traditional classical Japanese stage arts with a history of over 600 years old. UNESCO has declared this art form as ‘Masterpiece of the Intangible World Heritage’ in 2008. Noh theater is a kind of masked musical play of dance and song that best can be compared to the opera in the West.
The Department of Japanese studies at Ghent University organizes together with the City of Ghent a performance of the famous Nohgaku artist Katsumi Noboru on Thursday, October 13 at Filmzaal Plateau.

Programme:
19h00: Introduction Noh theater
19h10: Noh play Hagoromo and Makiginu
20h10: End of the performance

The entrance is free of charge, but confirm your participation at the very latest on October 12, 2016.

Reservations:
by telephone +32 (0)9 210 10 10 (Mo.-Sa.: 8am.-7pm.) or online via http://go.stad.gent/kanazawa
Filmzaal Plateau
Paddenhoek 3
9000 Gent
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10/14~30 Festival
Demonstration
Exhibition
Festival AKIBA – Verviers 2016

Akiba Festival organized by the City of Verviers and various specialized partners offers a series of activities dedicated to Japanese culture in general and to manga in particular (exhibition, workshops, conferences ...)
Ecole Polytechnique de Verviers
69, rue aux Laines
4800 Verviers

Hôtel Verviers
rue de la Station
4800 Verviers
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10/14~30 Exhibition Vincent de Jaegher « Paysages et Visions du Japon »

Exposition de peinture de Vincent de Jaegher l'occasion du Festival Akiba dédié au Japon organisé par la ville de Verviers.
Hôtel Verviers

rue de la Station
4800 Verviers
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10/14~01/22
Tu.-Sun.: 10:00~18:00
Exhibition A FEVERISH ERA IN JAPANESE ART
Expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s


As a result of the 150-year diplomatic friendship between Japan and Belgium , BOZAR would like to present to you the exhibition "A Feverish Era in JAPANESE ART. Expressionism in the 50’s and 60’s". The Centre of Fine Arts is presenting a selection of artistic movements, including the Japanese avant-garde collective, the Gutai group.
BOZAR / Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels
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10/15
19:00
Concert Au Rendez-Vous des Cordes Pincées

Japanese songs and music concert performed by Komeda Katsuko (Soprano), Yuko Ono (Piano) and Aki Sato (Koto & Shamisen)

Admission: €8

Reservation:
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Salle des fêtes de l’ancien hôtel de ville
Place Ferrer 1
6220 Fleurus
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10/15
10:00~16:00
Lecture Rencontre bouddhique de Mariemont

(Please note: this activity is in French only)
Bouddhisme et engagement social
Dès les premiers temps du bouddhisme, les moines sont venus en aide aux populations en proie aux difficultés matérielles comme aux souffrances spirituelles. Aider, soigner, réconforter, accompagner sur le chemin…
L’engagement envers... suite

Vous trouverez le programme en version PDF en cliquant ici.
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz

Reservations:
Inscription indispensable: par TEL (064 27 37 08) ou par mail.

Participations: 15€ par personne à régler le jour même à l’accueil du Musée.
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10/15~16
10:00 - 16:30
Ikebana Exhibition Tonsen 26th Students Ikebana Exhibition


This year marks the 26th time that Tonsen (Atsuko Bersma) has an annual ikebana exhibition with her students. This year, the exhibition will again take place at the beautiful Botanic Garden in Meise.
Botanic Garden Meise
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise
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10/21~12/02 Exhibition Ukiyo-e - The finest Japanese prints

Ukiyo-e is a once in a lifetime exhibition that will display more than 400 of the very best Japanese prints specially selected from the Museum's outstanding collection of 7500 Japanese prints - a collection renowned for its extraordinary quality and one that has been heavily drawn on for major retrospectives in Japan itself. The time is now right for a special desplay in Brussels.
Cinquantenaire Museum
Parc of the Cinquantenaire 10
1000 Brussels

Entrance Fees: € 15
| € 12 (19-25 years, + 65 years, group adults)
| € 5 (4-18 years, unemployed persons, disabled persons)
| € 0 (- 4 years)
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10/22
15:00 - 17:00
Meeting Hanasoukai

We welcome everyone who is interested in practicing Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or to simply network.

Participation fee: 2 Euros per each session. No membership required.

No need to apply in advance, just come and join our "Hanasokai" !
Cafe MORT SUBITE
      in the room upstairs
Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potageres 7
1000 Bruxelles
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10/22~23 Seminar International Aikido Celebration

under the direction of Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba.
Tour & Taxis
Brussels
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10/25
20:00
Concert Concert of Tomoki Sakata at the Brussels Piano Festival City Hall of Brussels
Gothic Room

1 Grand Place
1000 Brussels
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10/25
14:00 - 19:00
Workshop Brussels Student Workshop for the 150 years anniversary of Belgium and Japan Friendship JICC EVENT


Japanese and Belgian Students present 5 topics (Labour an Work, Japanese Companies investing in Belgium, Growing Old in Japan, Difficulty of translation, Tokyo Olympic) Reservation required.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Reservation required
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10/27
 
Concert Tempei Nakamura Piano Concert  JICC EVENT

As part of his Piano Solo: 4th CD "Vortex Release Tour", Tempei Nakamura will be performing a concert at the Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan

Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

Admission: Free of charge
Reservation required
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10/27
20:00 - 21:00
Concert Concert Improvisation music

Fumihico Natsuaki is a keyboard based Japanese multi-instrumentalist with a great ability to play a multitude of traditional Japanese instruments as well as all kinds of unusual keyboard instruments, especially the melodica. With his melodicas he travels the world as a solo-performer or collaborates with local performers in improvised experiences.
To discover on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoCnnp2Qx64
This time, he plays with Belgian musicians in Brussels.
Sakura-Galerie Ravenstein
Rue Ravenstein 18 Cantersteen 7
1000 Bruxelles
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10/27
18:30 - 20:30
Workshop Japanese Sumi-é Workshop in Ixelles

Get yourself plunged in the Japanese art of ink wash painting, sumi-e! In this workshop, Japanese artist Hiro OJIMA shows you in 5 lessons the basics of sumi-e
Planète des Arts
Art Salon Jaune

Rue Lesbroussarts 31
1050 Brussels
 
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10/30
20:30
Concert THE OTHEROOM STUK – Transit Festival

Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
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11/01~12/19 Exhibition Ecrire, Fixer et Modeler : Japon et Belgique

You will see works from different artists from Japan and Belgium. Calligraphy ( from the friends of Europe and Japan), photography (Jean Lambert), engraving (Shigeki Tomura), ceramics (Antonio Lampecco, Ana Belen Montero, Dominique Mosseray) Free entrance.
Durbuy, la halle aux blés
Rue Comte d’Ursel
6940 Durbuy
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11/05
20:00
Concert Japanese Taiko   And Never The Twain

And Never The Twain

Here not two but five strong men from the ends of the earth meet! In full respect and joy they exchange their master-skills and common passion, the Japanese music of Taiko and Shinobue (drums and flutes). The music becomes a mix of their own style and background, turning it into an energetic blend with jazz-rhythms and percussions.
An historic event, these master never shared the stage!

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Zuiderpershuis
Timmerwerfstraat 40
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11/06~27 Exhibition M.Hekizan Onimaru ceramic

Takatori Yaki, traditional ceramics by Hechizan ONIMARU, master craftsman of "the house where we hear the snow" (Tchôsetsu-ken).

Week-ends only from 12:00 to 18:00
Tanglefarm
Rue du Moulin à Eau, 2
1320 Beauvechain
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11/07
18:00-19:30
 
Seminar Sake Tasting Event – Pairing Sake with European Cuisine  JICC EVENT

In this event, Mr. Jean-Paul Choi, Sake Sommelier, will reveal the true sake experience through a presentation of pairing suggestions of sake with western cuisine, accompanied by a tasting of selected sake and small dishes.

***Admission free
***Reservation required (Please send an e-mail to JETRO Brussels with your name, name of your company, e-mail address)
Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
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11/12 Concert Taiko event

Event with “Tsunagari Taiko” groupe from Paris. Tsunagari Taiko Cen-ter is the biggest organisation of Taiko ( Japanese Drums) in Paris.
Notre Dame de Stockel - Salle Pax
Rue H. Vandermaelen 25
Brussels
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11/12
17:00
Theatre 2016 Noh Theatre Performance
Aoi no Ue (Lady Aoi)


This drama involves various devices to nurture the atmosphere of the Tale of Genji. The climax of utai in the first half of the drama includes names of the chapters of the Tale of Genji. Also, in the Muromachi era people felt that the direct cause of Lady Rokujo's jealous struggle with Lady Aoi was that she lost the fight for precedence for her carriage against Lady Aoi at the Kamo Festival. Following this interpretation, Lady Rokujo enters the stage riding on a broken carriage in the first half of the drama.

Production: Embassy of Japan
In the framework of: 150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium
Bozar - Salle M
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles

FREE ENTRANCE
Remarks: ticketing fee: 1€
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11/12~13 Festival The 30th International Exchange Festival in Antwerp

Chorus, Mandrin concert, danse, Kimono fashion show, calligraphy, tea ceremony etc.
The Zuiderkroon, Antwerp URL
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11/12~14 Exhibition EXPOSITION D'ART AMICALE Japon-Belgique

The exhibition will feature works of artists living in Japan. Hanging scrolls, ink wash paintings, calligraphy, oil/watercolour paintings and haiku will be on display. About 20 artists works from Brussels will also be exhibited.

Japanese Cultural Sunday: 13th November 2016, 2pm
Japanese Music, Calligraphy Performance, Workshop, etc.
Free Admission
National Orchestra of Belgium
Galerie Ravenstein 51
1st floor of the rotunda
1000 Brussels
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11/12~27 Concert ARS MUSICA: LE PAYS DU SONORE LEVANT

Focused on Japanese contemporary music, more than 35 concerts, workshops and lectures, aiming at fusion in creation between Japan and Belgium.
Brussels (Les halles de Schaerbeek, BOZAR, Botanique, Ancienne Belgique, Britiggines, Kaaitheater etc.)

Mons (Arsonic)

Antwerp (De Singel)

Brugge (Concertgebouw)

Liège (Théâtre de Liège)
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11/13 Workshop Awa dance Workshop

The Awa Dance Festival (阿波踊り Awa Odori) is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. Tsunagari Taiko participated in that event and it was broadcast on Japanese TV show.
Villa François Gay
Rue François Gay 326
Bruxelles
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11/16
16:00-22:00
Concert <http: botanique.be="" fr="" activite="" reve-delephant-collectif-du-lion-hoppy-kamiyama-261116"="" target="_blank">Ars Musica

Four concerts in coproduction with Ars Musica, three of which including Japanese artists.

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Botanique
Rue Royale 236
1210 Brussels
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11/18
13:30
Concert Ysaÿe Concert à Bruxelles

Commemorating 150 years of friendly relations between Japan and Belgium, this concert serves to enhance both countries' musical cultural exchange and friendship by featuring works of Ysaÿe, which are rarely performed worldwide. We hope you'll enjoy the "Homage to Ysaÿe" performed by Japanese musicians.

Program:
Ysaÿe: Berceuse op.20
Ysaÿe: Sonate for violin solo op.27-4
Ysaÿe: Poème élégiaque, Op.12
Ysaÿe: Rêve d'enfant op.14
Ysaÿe: Duo sonata for two solo violins

Supported by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Musée des Instruments de Musique
Rue Montagne de la Cour 2
1000 Bruxelles
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11/18
20:00 21:30
Cinema “Jirokichi the Rat” (Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi 御誂治郎吉格子, 1931, Dir. Itō Daisuke), accompanied by benshi (film narrator) Kataoka Ichirō (Japanese, English subtitles)

The real stars of the Japanese silent movie era were the benshi, the film narrators, explaining the film and performing all rolls in their own particular interpretation. Often the benshi were so popular that filmgoers did decide on the film they would watch because of the benshi and not because of the film itself. In this case, both, the benshi, Kataoka Ichirō, and the film 1931 hit Jirokichi the Rat certainly will be a great, unforgettable experience. Mr. Kataoka is one of the only professional benshi and a disciple of the Sawato Midori, who herself was trained by Matsuda Shunsai, who is called the last active benshi of the silent movie area. Mr. Kataoka has performed in the USA, in the UK and in many countries of Europe. After a very successful debut in Leuven in last December he will be in Belgium only for his third time. Recently he has also performed in prestigious Kabikuza theater in Tokyo as part of the Tokyo International Film Festival together with famed kabuki actor Onoe Kikunosuke, reminding the contemporary audience of the collaboration of kabuki theater and silent film during its early years. The 1931 film Jirokichi the Rat, based on a popular novel by Yoshikawa Eiji, is situated in the late Edo-period, so in the early 19th century, and is the story of a master-thief depicted by the famous silent movie star Ōkōchi Denjirō, who falls in love while constantly being chased by the authorities. The film, released on New Year’s Eve, was praised for its masterful camera, its creative use of captions and Ōkōchi‘s acting. It is also the only silent film directed by Itō Daisuke completely preserved. The film and the tradition of the benshi will be introduced by Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt (KU Leuven, Modern history of Japan). After the film there will be the opportunity to meet Mr. Kataoka at the STUK Café nearby.
Cinema ZED
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
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11/19~25 Cinema The 2nd Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB)

For 6 days, Brussels rolls out its red carpet at the occasion of the 2nd edition of the Festival International du Film de Bruxelles (FIFB). With Japan as guest country, FIFB invites you to explore this fascinating culture and its rich and contrasting cinema. The place to be for the international cinema, FIFB offers the best of Japanese cinema as well as the World or European premières of Belgian and foreign films. The program includes long features and short films from here and from around the world, fictions, documentaries, student films, parties, events, tributes ... And also famous guests and celebrities: actors, producers, directors ...

The FIFB is also 3 events not to miss:
- Jobs Cinema Day, the first exhibition dedicated to the film industry and audiovisual during which you will discover the cinema industry with stands, film schools, dubbing workshops, role games facing camera, a photo shooting and casting area, screenwriting workshop, makeup area, etc.
- Media Day, a workshop with professionals who will share their experience in the distribution and exploitation of film
- Kid's Day the red carpet for children with projection, photo shooting, role playing, face painting ...
- UGC De Brouckère
– Cinéma Galeries
- Bozar: film screenings
La Bourse de Bruxelles: Jobs Cinema Day and Media Day
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11/19~12/06
 
Exhibition
 
Je grave, j'enregistre. (I engrave, I register...)

Solo-exhibition of the Printwork of Kanako HIGA. Born in Okinawa in the south of Japan, the artist lives in Rochefort in Belgium. Identity is a theme that often recurs in her work. She uses her personal memories as well as the collective memory.
Cultural Center of Rochefort
Rue de Behogne 5
5580 Rochefort
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11/23~12/28 Exhibition Chateau de Merode Annual Christmas Market

Prince de Merode, Consul Of Belgium in Aachen and the Ambassador of Belgium to Germany host a Japanese Pavillon ( artcraft from Japan) and an exhibit by sculptor artist AKIKO MIYANO on the occasion of the 150 Anniversay of 150 Years of Fiendship between Belgium and Japan – November 23rd through Sunday Dec 22nd. Wednesday to Sunday every week.
Schloss Merode
Kreuzherrenstraße 1,
52379 Langerwehe, Germany
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11/26 Workshop CLOSER TO

An acquaintance with the Japanese culture
An exhibit about the Japanese artworks
An introduction about Japanese music
Appreciating Japanese snacks and music
And free introduction to the Japanse martial arts Judo, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido
 
DORP 37D
9290 Berlare
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11/26
14:00-18:00
Event The 25th Japanese Speech Contest in Belgium

Return ticket to Japan will be awarded to the 2 winners!
Supported by:
Embassy of Japan in Belgium


Application Details: www.nihonjinkai.be
Venue:

The Japanese School of Brussels
Avenue des Meuniers 133
1160 Brussels
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11/27~02/04
15:00-18:00
Exhibition SCIENCE IS SILVER, SILENCE IS GOLD

Science is wonderful (=silver)
My pieces are not decorative but I believe that if you look at them carefully you will find the hidden fascinations and meanings (=silence)
Hooiaard 6 (hoek Graslei)
9000 Gent
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12/02~12
 
Exhibition <榮・Prosperity> Imperial Family photo exhibition

Photo Exhibition : Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko’s photos including some with Belgian Royal family
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan

Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels
 
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12/06
18:30
Concert YOSHIDA BROTHERS Concert Tsugaru shamisen

Ryoichiro Yoshida: born 1977
Kenichi Yoshida: born 1979

The Yoshida Brothers were born and bred in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido. Each picked up the shamisen at the tender age of five, and began studying Tsugaru shamisen under Takashi Sasaki I in 1990. After sweeping prizes at national Tsugaru shamisen conventions, the brothers made their major debut in 1999. The debut album sold over 100,000 copies, which is an extraordinary figure for a traditional folk music release.
They won the "Traditional Japanese Music Album Of The Year" category of the 15th annual Japan Gold Disc Award, as well as the "30th Anniversary Of Normalization Of Japan-China Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Special Prize" of the 17th Annual Japan Gold Disc Award.
2014 marked the 15th year anniversary of the Yoshida Brothers debut in Japan. To celebrate they released the new studio album HORIZON. In 2015, they recorded the theme song for the Japanese manga Naruto that has sold over one hundred million copies.
As one of the artistic groups whose scope of activities go way beyond that of traditional Japanese music, the Yoshida Brothers continue to take not only Japan but also US, Europe, and Asia their stage.

*organized by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
 
Flagey Studio 1
Rue du Belvédère 27 Belvédèrestraat

1050 Ixelles/Elsene

Entrance by Place Flagey 18
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12/07
15:00 - 16:00
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Japanese Calligraphy Workshop Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan

Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels


Hour : 15:00 - 16:00
Admission: Free of charge
Reservation required
If you would like to participate, please send an email with your full name.
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12/07~10 Conference 2nd Annual Conference for the European Network of Japanese philosophy (ENOJP)

*supported by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
 
Université livre de Bruxelles (ULB) URL
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12/10
15:00 - 17:00
Meeting Hanasoukai

We welcome everyone who is interested in practicing Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or to simply network.

Participation fee: 2 Euros per each session. No membership required.

No need to apply in advance, just come and join our "Hanasokai" !
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12/13~18 Workshop / Competition ABKF Kendo, Iaido & Jodo winterseminar & Nakakura Cup

Annual seminar for Kendo, Iaido & Jodo. Goodwill competition in Kendo for all seminar attendees coming from all over Europe
 
Auderghem
2057 chaussée de Wavre
1160 Brussels
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12/14~16
 
Exhibition
 
Kimiya Masago’s Samurai art exhibition “Musashi VS Samurai Heroes”

With this Samurai art exhibition on the historical figure Musashi Miyamoto, we would like to introduce to you Mimasaka city, the birthplace of the "Great Swordsman Musashi Miyamoto".

The author of this exhibition is emaki-author Masago Kimiya. He will be presented by Seiji Hagiwara, Mayor of Mimasaka, and will give a lecture on the Samurai Art Image Exhibition. In addition, local products (Sakuyu black (black soybean), gibier, Japanese tea, peaches, grapes), Sightseeing Spots (Hot springs, Temples, Shinto shrines, festivals) and sporting facilities (Musashi Martial Arts Gymnasium, Mimasaka Rugby Soccer Field, and more) of Mimasaka City will be introduced. We hope that this daring and delicate Samurai Art Exhibition will get you all interested in Mimasaka City.
Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC)
of the Embassy of Japan

Rue Van Maerlant 1
1040 Brussels

***Presentation by Mayor of Mimasaka City & Lecture by Mr. Kimiya MASAGO***

Date : Friday 16 December 2016
Hour : 10:00 - 11:00
Admission: Free of charge
Reservation required
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Until December 2016 ExhibitionFestival
People exchange
Sakura

Décoration de l'imposante verrière de la Galerie Ravenstein de fleurs géantes de cerisiers. Classée Monument Historique et lieu mythique bruxellois, la Galerie Ravenstein serainvestie du sol au plafond cette fresque et oeuvre artistique aux motifs de fleursde cerisier tout au long de l'année 2016.
Galerie Ravenstein

Rue Ravenstein 18 Cantersteen 7
1000 Bruxelles
 

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