Events organized by the Embassy of Japan / Japan Information and Cultural Centre

Date Category Title Venue Info
01/15-26

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Exhibition
180115_xltravelogue
XL Travelogue, XS Manifestos: Meditations on Tokyo

This event is co-organised with the Embassy.

The ‘XL Travelogue, XS Manifestos: Meditations On Tokyo’–exhibition presented by Shai Ben Ami and Charles Weinberg showcases a visual travelogue created in the frame of the Bezalel Academy–Tokyo course led by Dr. Erez Golani Solomon, Asaf Bivas and Keigo Kobayashi. The visual travelogue conducted during the summer of 2016 continues the tradition of ‘pedagogic journeys’. They are set within the context of the aristocratic journeys in classical Europe, the legacy of the ‘Grand Tour’, Bruno Taut’s journey in Japan and the exploratory journey of Colin Rowe in Italy. Alongside these is the adventurous journey of Philip Fogg around the world and the present calculated journeys led by ‘Expedia tourists’ throughout cities of the world.

Opening
15:00-17:00
Monday 15 January 2018

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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1040 Bruxelles/Brussel
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02/07
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Cinema
180207_hokusai

Documentary Screening of "The Lost Hokusai"

This event is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan and NHK World.

Duration: 50 minutes
Language: English

Doors open from 18:00

In his last years, Katsushika Hokusai, world-renowned ukiyo-e artist, painted a final masterpiece. Destroyed by fire in 1923, the 3-meter work has now been recreated based on the only surviving image, a single early 20th century monochrome photo. Leading edge image analysis technology combined with traditional art restoration techniques brought this magnificent work back to life in all its glory.

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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02/21
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Cinema
180221_kurara

Historical Drama screening: "Kurara, The Dazzling life of Hokusai's daughter"

This event is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan and NHK World.

Duration: 75 minutes
Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Doors open from 18:00

An American magazine calls Katsushika Hokusai one of 100 people who left the most important achievements of the past millennium. Assisting him behind the scenes however was a woman: his daughter, O-Ei. For the first time, NHK WORLD brings a historical drama filmed in high definition 4K, telling O-Ei's story.

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
03/22
at 18:30

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Performance
180322_rakugo

RAKUGO
- Traditional Japanese Comical Story Telling -
(in French)


Performed by Mr. Cyril Coppini.

* This event is co-organised with the Embassy.

Doors open from 18:00 / Starts at 18:30
(Doors will be closed during performance)

Duration: Approx.1 hour
Language: French
Admission Free

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
05/09
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Cinema
180509_cinema
© Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

Le Jardin de Mots (言の葉の庭)

Animated film / Directed by SHINKAI Makoto / 2013 / 46min / Japanese with French subtitles

Doors open from 18:00

Synopsis:
Lorsque Takao, un lycéen rêvant de devenir créateur de chaussures, abandonne un jour l'école pour dessiner des chaussures dans un jardin pluvieux, il ne sait pas à quel point sa vie va changer en rencontrant la mystérieuse Yukino.
Plus âgée, mais peut-être pas beaucoup plus sage, elle semble à la dérive dans le monde. Une relation particulière se développe entre eux, au gré de leurs rencontres fortuites dans ce même jardin à chaque jour de pluie. Mais la saison des pluies touche à sa fin, laissant beaucoup de choses non partagées entre eux…

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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05/16-29

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Exhibition
180516_reincarnation

REINCARNATION

Ms. Masako Jin, from Japan, expressed the concept of "Reincarnation of all living things" through the eyes of her heart with mixed media.

Opening: Wednesday 16 May 2018 (18:30-20:00)

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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05/31-06/28

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Exhibition
180531_fugakumugen

FUGAKUMUGEN ( Mt.Fuji infinite)


Mix media, Ceramic sculpture, Printmaking, Japanese ink painting, Photo, Video by the "Pearls of Flames" group (Mokuhaku Okuda, Shin-uemon Konishi, Fumiko Ishigami, Haruo Tomitsuka, Yuko Tomitsuka, Aimee Yamamoto, Yuji Kunimi, Eric Schelstraete, Kohei Kawano, Tongarichiiha, Masako Jin)

FUGAKUMUGEN exhibition Mount FUJI. More than a mountain, a symbolic image of power and serenity. Mount FUJI has been represented thousands of times in the history of art, on all its faces, in all seasons, in majesty or in the background ... And if, in fact, it was also an interior landscape? For this exhibition entitled FUGAKUMUGEN all artists - men, women, young, old, from all countries and all cultures – have used their freedom and imagination to create artworks that make alive, even today, the magnificent and eternal mount FUJI.

Opening: Friday 1 June 2018 (18:30-20:00)

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Date Category Title Venue Info
06/07
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Concert
180607_concert

Violin & Piano Concert



Chikako HOSODA (violin) Biography (PDF)

Tomoko HONDA (piano) Biography (PDF)

Doors open from 18:00
Admission Free

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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06/11
14:30-17:00

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Lecture
Demonstration
180611_ikebana

IKEBANA
(Lecture in English with interpretation in French)

by senior teacher Sogetsu School Ms. Atsuko Bersma.

Doors open from 14:00
Language: English with interpretation in French
Admission Free

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06/20
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Cinema
180620_cinema

WATER BOYS
(Japanese with English subtitles)


2001/Color/VISTA/35mm/91min

Written and Directed by: YAGUCHI Shinobu
Production Company: Altamira Pictures

Cast:
Suzuki: TSUMABUKI Satoshi
Satou: TAMAKI Hiroshi
Isomura: TAKENAKA Naoto

Synopsis:
It’s springtime in Japan and the Tadano High School swim team is barely keeping afloat. When a pretty new coach turns up with the nutty idea of creating a top synchronized swimming team of her own, she has just a few problems to overcome. First, she's teaching at an all-boys school; second, the 5 boys who have committed to the team are all hopelessly bad swimmers; third, she suddenly discovers she’s 8 months pregnant and due for maternity leave...

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Doors open from 18:00



Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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06/29
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Concert
180629_neo

NEO - 音欧

Taiko ~ Shakuhachi ~ Koto, Shamisen

A performance of classical pieces
and original contemporary compositions
using traditional Japanese instruments.

TAKUYA / Taiko
http://takuya-tyconist.jp/
https://m.facebook.com/tyconisttakuya

Akihito Obama/Shakuhachi
http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~obama/akihito/akihito.html
https://www.facebook.com/AkihitoObamaEnglish

Aki Sato/Koto,Shamisen
https://www.facebook.com/akisato.koto/

Doors open from 18:00
Admission Free

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
07/12-08/31

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Exhibition
180712_toys

Japanese Toys & Games


The “Japanese Toys & Games Exhibition” is now open at our Japan Information and Cultural Centre (JICC) until August 31! The exhibition features a large variety of traditional Japanese toys, children’s books, board games, animation and more! Come and play with these games and toys by yourself or take your friends along. You can also read manga and even watch an animation movie! Children between 5 – 7 years of age can try out a real kimono and take a souvenir picture of it. Early birds receive a refreshing Oolong tea drink to enjoy between games! During the exhibition, we are planning to post some Quiz about each of the games and toys on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out for them on our page!

Opening hours: 9:15-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (Mon.- Fri.)
Closing Dates in July & August 2018: Mon. July 16, Wed. Aug. 15
Admission: free
Reservation: not required

Toys and Games:
Ohajiki (おはじき), Kendama (けん玉), Hanafuda (花札), Koma (独楽), Otedama (お手玉), Kimono experience (着物), Daruma-Otoshi (だるま落とし), Kawaribyoubu (かわり屏風), Igo (囲碁), Shogi (将棋), Origami (折り紙), Karuta (カルタ), Obake no Kinta (おばけの金太), Children’s picture books (絵本), Manga (漫画), Animation (アニメーション), Yo-yo (ヨーヨー) and more!

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Date Category Title Venue Info
08/30

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Stroytelling
Recital
Workshop
180830_Late Summer Sound

Late Summer Sound
Storytelling - Recital - Workshop with sho . koto . shamisen

"Late Summer Sound" is a celebration of Japanese traditional sound and music, consisting of a mini-concert with Koto & Shamisen (Ms. Aki SATO-VERGELS) and Sho & Piano (Ms. Akiko NISHIHARA), preceded by the storytelling of a Japanese children's book. after the concert, there is an opportunity to have a closer look at the instruments during a small workshop.

Akiko Nishihara/Sho、Piano
akikotopiano@gmail.com

Aki Sato/Koto, Jiuta-Shamisen
https://www.facebook.com/akisato.koto/


14:00-16:00
Doors open from 13:30
Free Admission

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
09/14-10/30

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Cinema
180914_cinematek
Kenji Mizoguchi

Film retrospective on the works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.
Films screening:


14.09 19:00 Ugetsu monogatari (Ugetsu)

16.09 19:00 Akasen chitai (Street of Shame)

19.09 21:00 Naniwa ereji (Osaka Elegy)

21.09 19:00 Furusato no uta (The Song of Home) + Gion no shimai (Sisters of the Gion)

23.09 19:15 Zangiku monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums)

29.09 19:00 Genroku chusingura - part 1 (The 47 Ronin - part 1)

30.09 19:00 Genroku chusingura - part 2 (The 47 Ronin - part 2)

01.10 21:00 Yoru no onnatachi (Women of the Night)

03.10 21:00 Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna (Utamaro and His Five Women)

06.10 21:00 Yuki fujin ezu (Portrait of Madame Yuki)

11.10 21:00 Saikaku Ichidai Onna (Life of Oharu)

12.10 19:00 Oyû-sama (Lady Ôyu)

15.10 19:00 Gion bayashi (A Geisha)

17.10 21:00 Sanshô dayû (Sansho the Bailiff)

19.10 21:00 Uwasa no onna (The Woman of Rumour)

22.10 21:00 Chikamatsu monogatari (The Crucified Lovers)

24.10 19:00 Yokihi (Princess Yang Kwei-fei)

27.10 19:00 Shin heike monogatari (Tales of the Taira Clan)

30.10 19:00 Fujiwara Yoshie no Furusato (Home Town)



CINEMATEK
Rue Baron Horta 9
1000 Brussels
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09/18-10/19

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Exhibition
180918_yakishime

Yakishime: Earth Metamorphosis


Japan Foundation’s new traveling exhibition, focuses on a ceramic technique, yakishime, firing unglazed wares at high temperatures. This exhibition introduces an aspect of Japanese culture by examining yakishime from the earliest examples to contemporary work.

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling
/yakishime.html


Opening hours: 9:15-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (Mon.- Fri.)
*Closing Dates in October 2018: Mon. October 8th
Admission: free
Reservation: not required



Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
10/13
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Concert
Performance
181013_concert1
181013_concert2

En Différé

Ryoko Sekiguchi, writer
Trami Nguyen, musician, visual art and performer
Sugio Yamaguchi, chef


Listen to the voice, the music and the sound of the food you bite under your teeth. Just as one never hears one’s own voice resonating in the body, when we eat food, the noise we make belongs to our “internal sounds”. And what if all these sounds internal and external, unified to create a space-time? These three acts (voice, music, sounds of mouth) rarely associated, are woven and screened so that the public is ultimately awaken to the act of “listening.”
This performance-reading combines the voice of the Japanese writer Ryoko Sekiguchi, the original dishes of Chef Sugio Yamaguchi and the music of Trami Nguyen played on an Erard piano in the salon of the Hotel Max Hallet.

Hotel Max Hallet
Avenue Louise 346
1000 Bruxelles
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10/14
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Concert
Performance
181014_concert

A forest of houses, a corridor of trees

Emi Kodama, multidisciplinary artist
Claude Ledoux, composer
Ensemble LAPS, collective of musicians


The space of a house extends to everyday reality as well as in our imagination. Can Art Nouveau have a similar design to a Japanese house in the composition of space? Emi Kodama, multidisciplinary artist, and the composer Claude Ledoux accompanied by his LAPS ensemble, will invite the public to a performance-walk in the many rooms of The Maison Langbehn, a kind of guide to explore imaginary landscapes. The way a guide navigates the landscape and an architect creates it will guide your spirit. In this performance we will compare how the physical space completes the mental space. Emi Kodama leads this new way of visiting a house by being both a hiking guide and a landscape architect.
“A nature guide remembers his way by associating things he sees during his hike to elements of everyday life. He describes the walk in a meadow as a living room. A landscape architect designs a city garden to make you feel as if you were surrounded by nature. He plants a row of trees to block the view of a building. “ (Emi Kodama)

Maison Langbehn
Rue Renkin 90
1030 Schaerbeek
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10/23
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Lecture
181023_lecture

Two Anniversaries of This Year;
1868 for Japan and 1918 for Belgium


Lecture by Mr. Hajime HAYASHI
Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Belgium

Free entrance


ULB - Solbosch
U.B.5.230
Brussels
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10/27
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Concert
Performance
1810227_concert

Calligraphies sonores

Hiroyuki Nakajima, calligraphy
Vincenzo Casale, historical clarinet
Jan Michiels, piano Bechstein 1890
Antoine Pecqueur, texts


Japanese calligraphy has influenced and continues to influence Western art, from music to painting and many other arts forms. It takes many years of practice to master Japanese calligraphy, and the immediacy of the gesture of writing makes it an art where the creative and performative gesture is very close. Western music and some musical instruments such as the bass clarinet from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, in the Japanese period, seem to be inspired by this art thanks to their design and the immanence of their artistic form. The sound which sometimes seems to have a cruder gesture than that of calligraphy, on the other hand has a preparation and a similar mastery.
If for Paul Klee, the line is a point that has gone for a walk, the walk of a brush in calligraphy could be a sensory journey beyond the boundaries of the image itself. Can we translate a sound into calligraphy and vice versa? The performance at Villa Cavrois will present a program which combines the calligraphic and musical gesture with the architecture of Robert Mallet-Stevens as part of the performance ritual. If architecture is defined as mute music by Goethe, then the architecture will be sculpted here as a sound calligraphy.

Villa Cavrois
60 Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy
59170 Croix, France
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10/30

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Concert
181030_tempei

TEMPEI
-PIANO CONCERT-

Doors open at 18:00 / Start concert at 18:30
Duration: Approx. 1 hour

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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
11/07-21

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Exhibition
181107_calligraphy

Calligraphy Mission
-SANMU KUNISADA SOLO EXHIBITION-

Opening Hours: 9:15-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (Mon.-Fri.)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free Admission

Please contact about art works to Gallery KITAI
www.kitaikikaku.co.jp / info@kitaikikaku.co.jp

Opening with Live Performance & Work Shop:
Wednesday 7 November 2018 (18:00-20:00)


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Japan Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Belgium
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Date Category Title Venue Info
12/06-21

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Exhibition
181206_exhibition

Around the Mount Fuji

Opening Hours: 9:15-12:30 and 13:30-17:00 (Mon.-Fri.)
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Free Admission


In February 2018, 35 students and teachers from the Belgian art schools “l’Ecole d’Art d’Uccle” and “Le 75” travelled together for 9 days in Japan. Inspired by their journey, the participants have each created an artwork and made a contribution to a collective publication that we are happy to share in this exhibition.

ANGILLIS Huguette • A. GOULET Myriam • BAUDINET Raya • BAUDOUIN Marie-Cécile • BLANC Sabine • BRUYNINX Kelly • CASSIERS Myriam • CUINGNET Eve-Marie • De BRIEY François • De WAGTER Marie Catherine • DENIS Youri • DINEUR Gisèle • DUYS Véronique • EEMAN Viviane • EGAN Simon • FAUCONNIER Jacqueline • HAPPART Isabelle • KIM Soo-Young • LECOUTURIER Mathieu • MISS Roberta • MULLER Eric • NEVE de MEVERGNIES Vincent • POLET Alice • PRIST Myriam • PUNGA Alina • ROUILLY Anne • SCHMIT Pascaline • SWAELENS Isabelle • THIRION Dominique • TORREKENS Inge • VAN DER VEKEN Anne Marie •

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