Other Japan-Related Events in Belgium

2018

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Date Category Title Venue Info
01/14
02/10
Workshop
171217_matsuura
Noh theater- Kenjutsu-Aikijutsu with Masato MATSUURA

We will practice the basis of Noh walk, dance with the fan, and singing. We will learn traditionnal fencing Shin kage ryu style, and complete with Daito ryu aiki Jutsu. Matsuura Sensei teaches in Brussels once a month all over the year


Dojo du brochet
55 rue du Brochet
1040 Bruxelles

URL
Email
0496 24 23 93
01/20
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
01/21
02/25
03/18
05/13
09/30
11/11
Workshop
180121_origami
Atelier Permanent d’origami traditionnel japonais

Ces ateliers mettent en lien des pieces issues des collections du musée et le pliage traditionnel japonais. C’est une façon unique et originale d’aborder la culture d’origine de l’origami, de découvrir la technique et le geste. Chaque atelier dispose d’une thématique propre, ne nécessite aucun prérequis.
Cycle de 6 ateliers permanents pour 2018, (de 14h à 16h30).


Musée Royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwez
URL
Email
064 273741
01/27
02/24
03/24
04/21
06/02
Workshop
180121_origami
Origami traditionnel japonais

Cycle d’ateliers consacrés à l’origami traditionnel japonais. La technique, le geste et le vocabulaire de l’origami sont approchés au-travers de modèles emblématiques de la culture japonaise. Sans prérequis, chaque atelier forme un tout.


PointCulture
Rue Royale 145
1000 Bruxelles
URL
Email
064 273741
Date Category Title Venue Info
02/02-03 Workshop
180202_aikido
Christian Tissier Shihan

Salle de La Dodaine
Avenue Jules Mathieu 2
1400 Nivelles

URL
Email
+32(0)2.537.47.62
02/05-09
14:00-18:00
Workshop
180205_noh
Initition to Noh theater: intensive workshop

Intensive workshop where you will discover Noh theater. We practice the basics of the Noh walk. We learn one dance and one Noh song.We will complete the physical work with kikou and aiki jutsu. It's a rare oppotunity to discover this genuine art with Masato Matsuura, Master of Noh and of sword ship.


La raffinnerie
21 Rue de Manchester
1080 Bruxelles
URL
Email
0496 24 23 93
02/10
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
02/12
12:00~
Miscellaneous
180212_ulb
Une après-midi au Japon…

- 12.00|13.00 Démonstration de préparation et vente de sushis et de spécialités japonaises par Maître Yosuke SUETSUGU (Restaurant NONBE DAÏGAKU)
- 13.00 Culture Japonaise - Dance J-Pop par les étudiantes en langue, littérature et culture japonaises de l’ULB
- 14.00|14.50 Musique classique japonaise Concert KOTO par Maître Aki SATO & Hiroko MIZOBE (Duo Chô Chô)
- 15.00 Cérémonie du thé (démonstration) par Maître Thierry GEERINCKX
- À partir de 12.00, ventes de thé vert par Azumaya et de pâtisseries japonaises du Maître Yasushi SASAKI


ULB – Solboch Foyer culturel URL
02/22-24
at 20:00~
Dance
180222_dance
Saburo Teshigawara - Broken Lights

Dancer of the extreme, total creator, host of the greatest scenes, Saburo Teshigawara has renewed the contemporary choreography.
In 2014, he created Broken Lights for the Rhurtriennale, in a frontal setting that leaves him unsatisfied. He fell in love with Les Halles and wanted to recreate the room specifically for the space. In this poem of light for virtuoso bodies, danced on broken glass floor, he is accompanied by an artist without equal: Rihoko Sato. An event not to be missed.


Halles de Schaerbeek
Rue Royale Sainte-Marie/22a
1030/Brussels
URL
02/27
03/20
04/17
05/22
at 18:30
Workshop
180227_ikebana
Ohara Ikebana Workshop

4 Workshops to study Ohara School arrangements led by Ohara Chapter Belgium President & Ohara Master: Greta Vervoort-Vervloesem


C. C. Strombeek-Grimbergen
Gemeenteplein 1853
Strombeek-Bever
Email
0032474541716
003214512532
02/28
Cinema
180228_radiance
RADIANCE / HIKARI (Vers la lumiere)

Belgian release of the film RADIANCE / HIKARI (Vers la lumière) by director NAOMI KAWASE, selected in Official Competition at the Cannes International Film Festival.


BRUSSELS : cinemas Palace & Vendôme
ANTWERP: cinema Cartoon’s
BRUGES: cinema Lumière
GHENT: cinema Sphinx
LEUVEN : cinema ZED
CHARLEROI : cinema Quai 10
LIEGE : cinema Grignoux (as from 7/3)
MONS : cinema Plaza-Art
NAMUR : cinema Caméo (as from 7/3)
LUXEMBOURG: cinema Utopia (as from 7/3)
URL
URL
Date Category Title Venue Info
03/03
12:30-16:00
Concert
Exhibition
Cinema
Miscellaneous
180303_charity
Charity event, 7th Commemoration 3.11 East Japan Earthquake

PROGRAM
12:30~15:00 Salle PAX
Bazaar: Hand made articles, japanese Foods, Books & Mangas
13:00~15:00 Salle PAX et Catéchèse
Documents & DVD film of Fukushima, Film starts 13:00: La terre abondonnée, Abandoned land, Director:Gilles Laurent
15:00~16:00 Salle PAX
Concert: Accordion ensemble ”Opus Chroma”,Japanese Chorus ”Shabondama”


Chapel of Stockel Notre-Dame Church
Rue Henri Vandermalenstraat 23
1150 Bruxelles/Brussel
URL
Email
03/03
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
03/03
at 20:00

embassy_logo
Concert
180303_fukko

FUKKO CONCERT 2018


A charity classic music concert for the victims of Earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku region of Japan in 2011.

* This event is supported by the Embassy of Japan in Belgium.


CONCERT NOBLE
Rue d'Arlon 82
1000 Bruxelles
URL
Email
02-761-2300
03/07~ Cinema
180307_BNK
Oh Lucy! (film release)

On March 7, the Japanese film ‘Oh Lucy!’ (director: Atsuko Hirayanagi) will be released in cinemas in Belgium. The film is a delightful comedy about culture clashes and family ties.


Several cinemas in Belgium URL
03/10-12 Workshop
180310_nihonga
Nihonga, Japanese painting

The process is that of a painting with water and uses all-natural materials: wood, paper, rock, sand, bone. It shares its origins with the technique of fresco, since it proceeds to the base of the same natural pigments, metal oxides and crushed earth or shells. The pigments are crushed with animal glue prepared by the painter for the work, as and when it is created. In addition, gold, silver and platinum leaves are frequently used. It is the same for the preparation of the support, paper mounted on wood or silk stretched on frame. Each element being prepared by the artist contributes to the realization of an original work.

We will learn to prepare the pigments and use them to create transparencies, lights, relief patterns and to create a personalized creation, free or according to model, in a traditional or more contemporary style.


Atelier-galerie Krassiko
rue de Jemeppe 57
4431 Loncin
URL
Email
0479/38.60.44
03/12 Lecture
180312_forum
Japan-EU Forum

The Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles organises, along with Waseda University and KU Leuven a 2-day academic event, to be hosted by the IEE-ULB on March 12, 2018, and KU Leuven on the 13.
The EU-Japan forum seeks to bring together in Brussels, at the heart of European decision-making, a wide cross-section of leading European and Japanese scholars from a broad range of scientific fields.


Institute for European Studies de Université libre de Bruxelles
39 avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
1050 Brussels
URL
Email
+32(0) 2 650.4969
03/14-18 Cinema
180312_forum
Japan-Square Filmfestival

The 9th edition of the Japanese Filmfestival Japan-Square in Ghent showcases the Japanese Oscar nominee Her Love Boils Bathwater (湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛)and Dreaming Murakami, a documentary on the Danish translator of the works of Haruki Murakami. Discover the complete program of Japan-Square Filmfestival on our website.


Studio Skoop
Sint-Annaplein 63
9000 Gent
URL
Email
09 225 08 45
03/20
20:00-22:00
Workshop
180320_Aikido
Yasuno Shihan

Hall sportif de Bouge
Rue des Etourneaux 28
5000 Namur

URL
Email
+32(0)2.537.47.62
03/24
at 20:00
Concert
Performance
180324_nohbach
Noh-Bach

As part of this second collaboration, the ARTONOV festival proposes, for the ARTONOV Spring Series at the BANAD Festival, a performance which echoes the link between Japonisme and Art Nouveau.
In the last 25 years of the nineteenth century, the Ukiyo-e Japanese art movement became a new source of inspiration for European Impressionist and then Art Nouveau painters. In a series of articles published in 1872 in the Renaissance littéraire et artistique magazine, the collector Philippe Burty gave this revolution a name: "Japonisme".

This concert and performance will bring together The Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach and Japanese Noh theatre. It is structured as a day of Noh broken down into spiritual apparitions and offers the audience a rare opportunity to discover a great variety and to penetrate intimacy. Four masks, two men and two women, all worn by the same actor, are changed in full sight. Moments of choreography without a mask, with or without a fan, or with swords will help the audience understand the unity of the Noh characters and to admire their power and elegance. The almost complete absence of costumes, reduced to the bare minimum, will allow the audience to experience the subtleties of complex body movements that are usually hidden.
The performance will also offer music-lovers the pleasure of hearing again the Preludes and Fugues from the second book of The Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach, against the new background of this bringing-together, which reveals their theatrical and emotional power, that often remains unnoticed.

Bibliothèque Solvay
Parc Léopold - Rue Belliard 137
1000 Bruxelles

URL
Email
+32 (0)2 319 50 01
03/24 & 25 Workshop
Demonstration
Meeting
180324_kokodo
Tai Kai 2018 International Ju jutsu Meeting

This annual event, a continuation of Shodai Soke Irie Yasuhiro work in traveling and teaching the art of KoKoDo Ju jutsu brings instructors at the highest level to share their insights into this fascinating and unique martial art.
TaiKai 2018 brings together master teachers of this art from across the world. This event will be held March 24 - 25, 2018 at the Sports Hall, in Lubbeek.
More info about our jujutsu kokodo dojo you can find at our website: http://www.jujutsulubbeek.be.
Our sincere greetings,


Sports hall Lubbeek
Gellenberg 14
3210 Lubbeek
URL
Email
0493 36 30 72
03/31, 04/01, 07, 08
13:00-18:00
Exhibition
Demonstration
180331_antwerp
EAST WEST TWOONE’s ANTWERP BEST

We have the pleasure to inform you that HIROYASU Tsuri, born in Yokohama, has elected Antwerp to demonstrate his incredible set of artist skills by giving real time public painting performances from 26 March till 12 April at the BOAB Art gallery.

His solo exhibition is from 13 April till 13 May.
(Opening & Vernissage: 12 April 18:00-21:00)


Antwerp
Kloosterstraat 152
2000 Antwerp
URL
Email
0484050681
03/31 & 04/01
14:30-18:30
Workshop
180331_matsuura
Masato MATSUURA - workshop "Niten ichi ryu"

Japanese expert of sword ship and Noh theater, Masato Matsuura comes from one of these branches, the Santo style, practiced in Tokyo. During this course, practitioners will learn the five forms, first in a codified way, then with a work on fluidity, to understand the real applications. This meditation in movement develops fluidity and builds the center and presence of the body.


83 Chee de Forest
1060 Bruxelles
URL
Email
0496242393
Date Category Title Venue Info
04/01 Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo Hanasoukai at Hasselt Japanese Garden

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.
We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply for networking. Please come and join us at this Special Hanasoukai in the Japanese Garden in Hasselt!
Registration is required. Please inform us of your name and email address to hanasoukai.limburg@gmail.com

Japanse Tuin Hasselt
Gouverneur Verwilghensingel 23
3500 Hasselt
URL
Email
04/03 Literature
180403_yokoogawa
© Tadashi Okochi
Yōko Ogawa

Yōko Ogawa about her work on the occasion of the publication of the French translation of her novel “Instantanés d’ambre” (Actes Sud).
She will answer questions in Japanese, with simultaneous translation into French.


Passa Porta
46 rue Antoine Dansaert
1000 Brussels
URL
04/07-28 Exhibition
180407_ceramic
International Ceramic Tea Ware Expo

29 international master ceramists each show the design of their tea ceramics in their own way. Oriental tea bowls, teapots, tea containers, etc. This traveling International Expo is an organization of the Ceramic Art Project foundation C.A.P. vzw. The project started in Kyoto (Japan) to end up in Belgium after 3 exhibitions at Kia Aartselaar.

Ceramic Art Project invites you cordially to this exhibition. You are therefore very welcome at the vernissage of 7 April 2018 at 14 hours. You will find all opening days and hours on the front of the expo flyer.
JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY: 8 April on 13.30 uur with Tea Master Staf Daems.
Expo from 7 April to 28 April 2018
Welkom!!


KIA Vermant Belgie
Boomsesteenweg 4/6
2630 Aartselaar
Email
0472654419
04/11 Cinema
180411_cinema
THE THIRD MURDER (‘Sandome no satsujin’)

Belgian release of the film THE THIRD MURDER / ‘Sandome no satsujin’ by director KORE-EDA Hirokazu, winner of 6 Japanese Academy Prizes including awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing.


BRUSSELS: cinemas Actor’s Studio & UGC Toison d’Or
ANTWERP: cinema Cartoon’s
GHENT: cinema Sphinx
LEUVEN: cinema ZED (tbc)
CHARLEROI: cinema Quai 10 (tbc)
LIEGE: cinema Grignoux
NAMUR: cinema Caméo
URL1
URL2
04/17-06/13

12:00-18:00
(Tue-Sat)
Exhibition
180417_akikuroda
Aki Kuroda

Hangar will be unveiling the masterly work of the Japanese artist Aki Kuroda as of 19 April 2018. In this first one-man show of the artist in Belgium (since 1995), visitors will discover a series of new works (2016/2017) plus several emblematic paintings.
Through his works, Aki Kuroda takes us to a world laden with ancient myths and stories from his country, Japan. He creates “passages” between different worlds: modernism and contemporary art, East and West, the body and the cosmos, mythology and the future. Very large colourful canvases take up the spaces of Hangar on the theme of the Cosmogarden (interior and external garden/everything is blended in an oneiric jungle).


Hangar Art Center
18 Place du Châtelain
1050 Bruxelles
URL
Email
02 538 00 85
04/19-05/09
Tue-Sat
12:00-18:00
Exhibition
180419_photography
Satoru Toma – Photography Exhibition

Satoru Toma (Gumma, Japan, 1976) is a Japanese artist living in Brussels. Having studied literature at the University of Tokyo, in 1998 he decided to go to Europe and embark on artistic work. He started to stray like a cat in order to discover his new city, Brussels. This is how he embarked on his photography project on the landscapes and territorial limits of the city. Satoru Toma exposes a series of his photos exploring forgotten spaces, in particular community vegetable gardens.


Hangar Art Center
18 Place du Châtelain
1050 Bruxelles
URL
Email
02 538 00 85
04/19-05/12 Exhibition
180419_exhibition
Yoichi Ohira

Yoichi Ohira is a glass artist who has spent 40 years in Venice to produce exclusive vases and objects together with the most skilled gass blowers of Murano.

Opening April 18 (5-8pm)


Rue de Praetere 7
1050 Ixelles
URL
Email
02 503 03 51
04/23
at 20:30
Concert
Exhibition
180423_calligraphie
Music and calligraphy : improvisation between the lines

An incredible evening during which Music and Calligraphy will intermingle. The Japanese calligrapher Taku KOSUGI will draw for you while four musicians improvise across the range of human soul emotions.
You will be able to hear 4 musicians (Pianist, Violinist, Flutist and Singer), who are passionate about improvisation, particularly Jean-Philippe COLLARD-NEVEN, Pianist, Composer and Teacher of improvisation at the Royal Conservatory of Mons.

An interdisciplinary performance featuring :
Taku KOSUGI : Calligrapher (from Japan)
Aï TOMONO : Violin (from Japan)
Jean-Philippe COLLARD-NEVEN : Piano
Sylvain MONTCHOCE : Flute
Emilie TACK : Mezzo-soprano


Atelier Marcel Hastir
51 Rue du Commerce
1000 Brussels
URL
Email
04/25-29
05/03-06 & 10-13

14:00
-18:00

Exhibition
180425_crooy
Made to Meet I, II, III Emmanuel Crooÿ

Photographies du Japon
Photography of Japan
Chapelle de Bloondael
10 Square du Vieux Tilleul
1050 Ixelles
URL
04/27
17:00–19:00
Lecture VUB-ULB World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series Vol. 3:
The European Frameworks of Endō Shūsaku’s Literature: A Hermeneutical Approach


World Literature and Philosophies Lecture Series in Brussels invites Prof. Justyna Weronika Kasza (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland). She will be giving a lecture on the European Frameworks of (the famous and award winning Japanese author) Endo Shusaku’s literature at Bozar.

This will be the third lecture of the year and the second event on Japanese literature. All of our lectures are cohosted by VUB and ULB. For more information, please visit our Facebook page listed above.


Bozar
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Bruxelles
URL
FB
Email
0476351420
04/28
10:00-18:00
Miscellaneous
180428_matsurigent
MATSURI GENT –Japan Festival-

“MATSURI GENT –Japan Festival-” is a Japanese cultural festival, non-profit & admission free. It takes place at Stadshal in Gent on 28th April 2018.
To entertain a lot of people, our festival provides stage performance shows by professional artists and some booths of food, culture workshops and souvenirs, everything related to Japan. In addition, this event will encourage Belgian students to visit Japan with a special program offered by World Campus International, Inc. based on the total amount of profits of this festival.


Stadshal, Gent
Poeljemarkt
9000 Gent
URL
Email
+32 488 071 356
Date Category Title Venue Info
05/02 Concert Akira Sakata Live in Belgium

For more information, please refer to the AB's website.


AB Salon
Brussels
URL
05/05 Workshop
170505_calligraphy
Calligraphy Workshop

[Satoru Toma exhibition/Front Space]

Japanese artist Satoru Toma will organise a calligraphy workshop in his photography exhibition.
Japanese calligraphy is an artistic form between drawing and writing.

On reservation/max. 15 persons : contact@hangar.art


Hangar Art Center
18 Place du Châtelain
1050 Bruxelles
URL
Email
02 538 00 85
05/12
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
05/17
17:30-19:30
Cinema
170517_hirohito
De Japanse kroonprins op rondreis in Europa en andere Japanse korte films uit 1921

Documentaire / 1921 / 1:44 / Regie: Verschillende regisseurs / / Japan / Gesproken taal: *Geen* / Ondertiteling: *Geen*

Na WOI was het voor iedereen duidelijk dat de wereld niet meer dezelfde was. Politici en notabelen uit de hele wereld waren benieuwd om te zien hoe vier jaar oorlog het oude Europa had veranderd en reisden af naar Europa om de gevolgen met eigen ogen te aanschouwen. Onder hen ook kroonprins Higashi-no-miya uit Japan, the latere keizer Hirohito, die in 1921 naar Europa vertrok om zich voor te bereiden op zijn functie als keizer. Hij werd enthousiast onthaald door royalty, politici, pers en publiek op zijn rondreis door het Britse rijk, Frankrijk, Nederland, Italië en België. In zijn thuisland werd er uitgebreid verslag gedaan van de reis, in het bioscoopjournaal en de kranten. De films van de reis van kroonprins waren enerzijds bepalend voor het Japanse beeld van Europa, anderzijds bieden ze een unieke blik op het naoorlogse Europa gezien door een Japanse bril. De reisfilms van de keizer worden aangevuld door een verslag van een bezoek van de keizer aan een expo over het nieuwste massamedium van die tijd, het 'bewegend beeld' en de keizer die in de bioscoop kijkt naar de samoerafilm 'Het Tragisch Afscheid van Lord Kusunoki' met superster Onoe Matsunosuke in de hoofdrol. Dit uniek beeldmateriaal van de latere keizer Hirohito op doorreis in Europa werd speciaal voor deze vertoning uitgeleend door het Nationaal Film Archief van Japans en de meeste films waren nooit eerder te zien in Europa. De vertoning werd voorbereid door de benkyōkai, de studiegroep Moderne Japanse Geschiedenis van KULeuven onder supervisie van Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt. De films worden, net als 100 jaar geleden, voorzien van live piano begeleiding. Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt van de afdeling Japanse Studies van de KULeuven zal de voorstelling inleiden.


Cinema ZED-STUK, Leuven
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
URL
Email
016/679.235
05/18, 19&20 Concert
180518_onna
ONNA

ONNA is a concert with taiko, shakuhachi, marimba, voice and dance featuring Chieko Kojima, founding member of Kodo.


May 18
Het Zuiderpershuis
Timmerwerfstraat
2000 Antwerp

May 19
Église du Béguinage
Place du Béguinage 2062
1000 Brussels

May 20
Stedelijk Conservatorium voor Muziek, Woord en Dans
Kunstlaan
3600 Hasselt

URL
Email
+32 477 26 55 14
05/23-26
at 20:30
Theater
180523_theater
Five Days in March – re-creation

On the eve of the US-British offensive in Iraq on 21 March 2003, Japan joins the invading troops. This is Japan’s first military engagement since 1945, and it provokes many reactions. Against the background of a historical peace demonstration, the young adult characters in Five Days in March tell their personal stories of everyday life in Tokyo. This year, Japanese theatre-maker Toshiki Okada brings a new (!) adaptation of that iconic creation. The first presentation of Five Days in March (at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in 2007) was received with great enthusiasm and admiration. It marked Okada’s break - through in Europe and across the world. In his theatrical language, the logic between words and movement is unclear, as if these are two entirely independent forms of grammar. Balancing between the natural and the artificial, Okada uses stereotypical stories to sketch the profile of a generation of young people who have lost their way; their public participation in the demonstration contrasts with the (highest) personal concerns they share.


Kaaitheater
Square Sainctelette 20
1000 Bruxelles

URL
Email
+32 2 226 45 74
05/24
17:30-19:30
Cinema
170524_chushingura
Benshi: Chushingura (1926)

Live event / 1926 / 1:15 / Regie: Ikeda Tomiyasu / Cast: Onoe Matsunosuke, Yamamoto Ka'ichi, Katsura Takeo / Japan / Gesproken taal: Japans / Ondertiteling: Engels

Chūshingura vertelt het eeuwenoude verhaal van de 'wraak van de 47 ronin', de samurai zonder meester, een echte klassieker uit het Japanse cultuurgeschiedenis. Het verhaal gaat terug op een historische gebeurtenis uit 1703 toen 47 samurai het kasteel aanvielen van Kira Kōzuke no Suke, de man die hun meester had verraden twee jaar voordien, waardoor die zelfmoord had moeten plegen. Het incident zorgde voor veel beroering onder de samurai die verdeeld werden tussen enerzijds bewondering voor de trouw van de 47 samurai aan hun meester en anderzijds de teleurstelling omwille van hun ongehoorzaamheid.

In de jaren ’20 en ’30 waren de echte sterren van de Japanse film niet zozeer de acteurs op het witte doek, maar wel de ‘benshi’: de vertellers die live voor het scherm het verhaal van de stille film tot leven brachten. Voor de derde keer brengt Cinema ZED in samenwerking met Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt van de afdeling Japanse Studies van de KULeuven dit uniek stukje filmgeschiedenis terug tot leven. Benshi-verteller Kataoka Ichiro laat zich deze keer vergezellen van drie muzikanten: een shakuhachi fluitist, een taikō drummer en een pianist. Zij die er vorig keer bijwaren zullen getuigen: dit is een onvergetelijke ervaring!

De voorstelling wordt ingeleid door Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt en KU Leuven/LUCA filmhistorica Prof. Dr. Leen Engelen. De film zelf duurt 52 min, maar wordt voorafgegaan door een introductie op de Japanse film uit de jaren '20 en uitgeleid met een Q&A.


Cinema ZED VESALIUS, Leuven
Naamsestraat 9c
3000 Leuven
URL
Email
016/679.235
05/25
at 19:30
Cinema
Theater
180525_cinema
L’art Benshi : projection exceptionnelle de OROCHI

The screening of silent movie Orochi (The Serpent, Buntarô Futagara, Japan, 1925, 74 min) and Japanese benshi narration (with English subtitles directly embedded in the film) by Mr. Kataoka Ichirō accompanied by his musicians will take place on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Palace. Before the screening a short introduction to the film, to the historical background of the film and to the benshi will be given by Prof. Dr. Jan Schmidt (KU Leuven) and Leen Engelen (KU Leuven/LUCA).


Cinéma Palace
bd. Anspach 85
1000 bruxelles

URL
Email
025035796
Date Category Title Venue Info
06/01-03 Miscellaneous
180601_kenjutsu
International Seminar of Ono Ha Ittō Ryū Kenjutsu
Under the Supervision of Yabuki Yūji, 18th Sōke.


We are very proud, to announce that from Friday June 1st until Sunday June 3rd 2018, we are hosting an international seminar of Ono Ha Ittō Ryū Kenjutsu (小野派一刀流) under the direction of Yabuki Yūji (矢吹裕二), the 18th Sōke of the school.

Yabuki Sōke will be accompanied by Kawakami Kazuo and Asai Masashi, both Menkyo Kaiden.

This seminar might also be of interest to practitioners of Kendō since Schools like Ono Ha Ittō Ryū (or its branches) were at the origin of modern Kendō and Sasamori Takemi’s father, Sasamori Junzō (1886—1976), was not only Sōke of Ono Ha Ittō Ryū, he was also instrumental in the rehabilitation of Kendō in the fifties. He founded and served as the president of the Zen Nihon Shinai Kyōgi Renmei, achieved Kendō 10th dan and was author of the book “This is kendō”.

Yabuki Yūji, is a Tōkyō Metropolitan Police Department Kendō Instructor (Kendō Kyōshi, 7th dan). He was born in Iwaki City (Fukushima Prefecture) on February 10th, 1970. In 1992 he joined The Metropolitan Police Department (警視庁 Keishichō), where he also learned Ono Ha Ittō Ryū.

In 1998, he became a direct student of the 17th Sōke of Ono Ha Ittō Ryū, Sasamori Takemi. He was given Menkyo Kaiden and eventually designated as the 18th Sōke and the third Chief of Reigakudō by Sasamori Takemi, who passed away last summer.

Yabuki Sōke is dedicating his whole life to embody amity and comity (Enman 円満) as passed on by the previous Sōke.


Sporthal Ten Gaerde
J.Mertensstraat 27 A
1702 Groot-Bijgaarden
URL
Email
+32 479 21 62 93
06/09
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
06/24 Concert
Workshop
Demonstration
Competition
Miscellaneous>
180624_natsumatsuri
Natsu Matsuri

We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd edition of our Japanese Summer Festival.
Enjoy this Japanese day in Namur!


Eschelle des pauvres
Rue Ruplémont 16-20
5000 Namur
URL
Email0497/75.72.91
06/28 Concert

180628_shakuhachi
Shakuhachi Lecture concert

Atelier de flûte organise a lecture concert with Shakuhachi traditionnel music given by Akihito Obama.
Shakuhachi trial from 7 p.m.



BLA (Atelier de flûte)
Rue des Aduatiques 15
1040 Etterbeek
URL
Email
0492/08 23 48
Date Category Title Venue Info
07/17&18 Workshop
170717_origami
Workshop Origami + Tegami no Orikata

Workshop de 2 jours (possibilité de n’assister qu’à un journée) consacré au pliage traditionnel japonais. La technique, le geste et le vocabulaire particulier de l’origami seront abordés, et différents modèles emblématiques permettront d’établir des liens avec leur culture d’origine.
Un module d’une demi-journée sera orienté sur le courier traditionnel, le Tegami.


PointCulture
Rue Royale 145
1000 Bruxelles
URL
Email
07/28&29 Miscellaneous
170728_atsusacon
Atsusacon

Our goal is to organise a yearly festival around the Japanse pop and traditional culture. We hereby distinguish ourselves, by focusing more on activities and fun at our festival. You can take part in a varied range of activities during the whole weekend. This includes ex: lectures, workshops, competitions, demonstrations, games and more!


Ghent ICC
Van Rysselberghedreef 2 bus 1 Citadelpark
9000 Gent
URL
Email
Date Category Title Venue Info
08/05 Seminar
180805_kobudo
3 Schools of Japanese Kobudo Seminar

Hontai Yoshin Ryu – Belgian Branch is proud to host a seminar of traditional Japanese Martial Arts. The 3 styles will be open to anyone having experience with the Japanese Sword Martial Arts and will be presented in 3 modules of 2 hours by the following teachers:

1) IRIE Satoshi – Hontai Yoshin Ryu
Born in 1966, IRIE Satoshi, entered Hontai Yoshin Ryu in 1996 and could study from 18th Soke, INOUE Tsuyoshi Munetoshi and from 19th Soke, INOUE Kyoichi Munenori.
He is currently 6th Dan of Jujutsu and 6th Dan of Iaijutsu. He also received the traditional licence “Okuden”.

2) OGA Tadayuki - Mugai Ryu Hyodo
Born in 1970, OGA Tadayuki could study Mugai ryu under SATO Kimimaro (8th dan, Hanshi) who was a direct student of Soke NAKAGAWA Shinichi Shiryu.
Today, he is 6th Dan, Renshi. He is teaching Mugai ryu in the Nishinomiya Branch.

3) TSUKIMOTO Kazutake - Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Yamauchi Ha Iaijutsu
Born in 1962, TSUKIMOTO Kazutake started Iai training under KUSHIMOTO Hisako in 1981. In December 1994, he received the MOKUROKU from both UNO Mataji and YAMAKOSHI Masaki, and then, later, in December 2001, he was given the final certificate (“Kongen No Maki”) from YAMAKOSHI Masaki.
In 2004, the book named “Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, The Iai Forms and Oral Traditions of the Yamauchi Branch” was published. This book, written by YAMAKOSHI Masaki and TSUKIMOTO Kazutake, was a revised and extended version, with an English translation of the book published originally in 2002 under the name “Kyoto Yamanouchi Ha Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu”
Today, he is teaching Iai as the person in charge of “Omu Kai”

Schedule:
10:00 - 12:00 - Hontai Yoshin Ryu - 本體楊心流
12:10 - 12:50 - Lunch at Ten Gaerde
13:00 - 15:00 - Mugai Ryu Hyodo - 無外流居合兵道
15:00 - 15:30 - Break
15:30 - 17:30 - Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Yamauchi Ha Iaijutsu - 無双直伝英信流山内派居合術
20:00 Diner

The Belgian Branch of Hontai Yoshin Ryu has offered its support for the practical organization. Would you like to participate, you can contact us at contact@hontaiyoshinryu.be<

詳細はcontact@hontaiyoshinryu.beまでご連絡してください。


Sporthal Ten Gaerde
J.Mertensstraat 27 A
1702 Groot-Bijgaarden
URL
Email
+32 479 21 62 93
Date Category Title Venue Info
09/01&02 Concert
Cinema
Workshop
Demonstration
180901_toikio
Toikio

An eclectic event where the wonderous world of Japan takes a central place. Discover our workshops, merchandise, music, cocktails, games and much much more.
Free entrance.


Vagevuur
Kazernestraat 7
9160 Lokeren
URL
Email
0496047375
09/07-11/03 Exhibition
180907_hakoirimusume
Sato Kimitake: HAKOIRI MUSUME – Girl in the Trunk

The Japanese idiom “Hakoiri Musume” translates into English as “Daughter in a Box”. The term originated in the Edo period (1603-1867) and describes “a young single woman who leads a sheltered life with her protective family” as if she were kept in a box. Widespread in popular culture, the expression has been used as a title for several movies, mangas and a television series, but as Naoko Takemaru, an Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Nevada, argues: in a rapidly evolving society, Hakoiri Musume represents “mostly a [past reality given the] steady increase in the number of young women who live away from their family for [their] education and career.[1]

Hakoiri Musume – Girl in the Trunk, Turin-based Japanese artist Sato Kimitake’s exhibition presented at Albert Baronian gallery on the occasion of the Brussels Gallery Weekend, evokes this phenomenon. The installation depicts the silhouette of a young girl trapped inside a large 1,30 meter high trunk. The work metaphorically conjures Hakoiri Musume, a daughter who has been “put inside a box” and carefully brought up by her family. The trunk is displayed open and reveals a negative cast of a young girl’s body. The figure as such is both present and absent from the trunk.

As Sato Kimitake explains: “just by watching the young girl’s outline, the viewer gazes at the trunk’s true contents. (…) The quality of the box in which something precious is stored reveals the real value of the object, material or item it carries. (…) Although it is only an idiom and should be understood in a figurative sense, taken literally, the act of storing and carrying one’s daughter in a box is an egotistical absurdity.”

[1] Naoko Takemaru, Women in the Language and Society of Japan, McFarland, 2010

Ancien Palais de Justice
Place Léopold
6700 Arlon
URL
Email
+32 (0)2 512 92 95
09/08&09 Exhibition
180908_sagagoryu
SAGA GORYU IKEBANA – 30th YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Exhibition and demonstration by Ikebana Master Ms. Mika Tsuji form Kyoto, for the 30th Anniversary of Saga Goyu Belgium and annexation with Luxemburg.

*15:00- September 8th: Demonstration by Ikebana Master Ms. Mika Tsuji
Galerie Albert Baronian
2 rue Isidore Verheyden
B-1050 Brussels
URL
Email
0496 38 26 00 & 0497 12 07 83
09/13
15:00 & 20:00
Worshop
180913_heilighartbrouwerij
Meet The Sake Brewers

WHAT?

7 japanese sake brewers (Nakano BC, Akishika Shuzo, Kinoshita Shuzo, Umetsu Shuzo, Chikumanishiki Shuzo, Mukai Shuzo, Mii no Kotobuki) explain their pure way of brewing based on different sakes. An interpreter provides the translations, your tastebuds do the rest.

WHERE?

Heilig Hart Kerk te Kwatrecht
Brusselsesteenweg 85A, 9230 Wetteren


WHEN?

First Masterclass:
Thursday 13 september 2018 om 15u
Second Masterclass:
Thursday 13 september 2018 om 20u


TICKET: Contact the organizer


Heilig Hart Kerk te Kwatrecht
Brusselsesteenweg 85A
9230 Wetteren
URL
Email
+32 488 137878
09/20
10/18
11/15
12/13
01/17
02/14
03/21
04/04
05/23
06/20
at 10:30
Workshop
180920_ikebana
Cours d’Ikebana

Chaque année, des cours d’Ikebana – art floral japonais – sont donnés à Mariemont par un maître de l’école Ohara, pour les débutants comme pour des personnes ayant déjà une certaine pratique.
L'Ikebana, c'est l'art de composer des bouquets qui mettent les fleurs, les branchages et les feuillages en valeur selon certaines règles et méthodes qui varient suivant les écoles.
L'observation de la nature est très importante, car l'accent est mis sur les saisons, le processus de croissance des végétaux et la beauté de l'environnement naturel. Pratiquer l'Ikebana permet de se retrouver face à la nature et face à soi-même: une forme de méditation active qui nous laisse entrevoir un message de simplicité devant ces végétaux par essence éphémères.
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz
URL
Email
064 21 21 93
09/21-27 Exhibition
180921_exhibition
COMPLEX SHOW WINDOW combination opening

A Japanese artist painter exhibits works and showing his creating process. The view of after living experience since 2013 in Brussels. Visit his exhibition to see what "Brussels now" is. More information on website.
Petite rue des bouchers 14
1000 Brussels
URL
Email
0483.59.20.24
09/22
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
Date Category Title Venue Info
Oct./Nov.
14:00-17:00
(Mon-Fri)
Exhibition
181001_arimori
Sei ARIMORI

Sei Arimori displays his paintings in the new part of the Bruno Lussato Institute.
Sei Arimori has a long and international career. His artwork, in permanent osmosis with nature, is imprinted with spirituality.


Fondation Bruno Lussato Fédier
52 avenue de la Sapinière
1180 Uccle (Prince d’Orange)
Email
02 372 38 03
10/06
at 20:00
Concert
181006_piano
PIANO RECITAL

The worldly renowned Japanese pianist KOTARO FUKUMA (www.kotarofukuma.com) will give a unique recital in Belgium for the first time in his career. He will bring a wonderful program around the end of World War II:
C. Debussy : Rêverie
B. Bartók : 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs (1914-1918)
C. Debussy : Clair de Lune
L. Vierne : Solitude Op.44 (1918)
Intermission
A. Schönberg : Mäßig, aber sehr ausdrucksvoll
N. Medtner : Sonata Reminiscenza Op.38-1 (1918-19)
M. de Falla : Homenaje a Debussy (1920)
C. Debussy : Soirée dans Grenade
M. Ravel:La Valse (1919) (arranged by Kotaro Fukuma)


AMUZ
Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerpen
URL
Email
+32 (0)3 292 36 80
10/06
9:30-16:30
Workshop
181006_calligraphy
Japanese Calligraphy Day

2 sessions of Japanese Calligraphy with two Calligraphy Masters. Each of them has received Prices and awards In Japan. Shinji Kawaguchi has one of his calligraphy in The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.


CARPE DIEM
Boulevard du Centenaire 17
1325 Dion-le-Val
Email
+32473933049
10/06-14 Exhibition
180906_exhibition
Open Door of artists of the commune of Woluwe-St-Lambert 2018

Once 3years of exhibition.
This year 76 artists participate at Médiatine collective exhibit and at the same time each artist opens his atelier for public.
Dates & addresses are shown on URL.

La Médiatine + artists’ private homes
Allée Pierre Levie 1
1200 Woluwe-St-Lambert Brussels
URL
Email
02.736.5409
10/07 Concert
181007_hotei2
HOTEI at Ancienne Belgique

HOTEI, is a legendary Japanese guitarist who has sold more than 40 million records in a 35 year career, and collaborated extensively with other artists, including more recently, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones and Italian superstar Zucchero. He is best known internationally for his song “Battle” being used as the theme song for Tarantino’s Kill Bill movie, and his charismatic virtuoso guitar performances.

Hotei's music covers many musical styles and mixes Western rock and pop with Japanese and Asian flavours, sung in both English and Japanese, with a cinematic feel. Hotei will play songs from his extensive catalogue of hits, including some songs he has contributed to movies, all performed with a bit of Hollywood glamour, with his fantastic international band.

Tickets: www.hotei.com


Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110
1000 Brussels
URL
10/13 Lecture
181013_lecture
Escale au Japon

L’art graphique
Cette année 2018 est marquée en France par les commémorations des 160 ans de la signature du premier traité de paix, d’amitié et de commerce entre la France et le Japon. De nombreuses expositions sont organisées à travers l’Hexagone. L’une de ces manifestations culturelles est la présentation des rouleaux peints par Ito Jakuchû qui seront présentés pour la première fois en Europe (au Petit-Palais – Paris du 15/09/2018 au 14/10/2018).
Afin de vous permettre de profiter au mieux de cet évènement, le Musée de Mariemont propose cette année de vous présenter une Escale au Japon spécialement dédiée aux Arts graphiques japonais dans le sens large du terme. Nous vous proposons de mettre en lumière quelques-uns de ces arts ainsi qu’une présentation de l’oeuvre de Jakuchû.

Envie de découvrir ce sujet avec nous ?
Inscrivez-vous auprès d'Aline Peremans (aline.peremans@musee-mariemont.be - 064 27 37 08).
Participation: Contact the organizer
Musée royal de Mariemont
Chaussée de Mariemont 100
7140 Morlanwelz
URL
Email
064 21 21 93
10/13
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
URL
Email
10/24 Symposium
181024_symposium
‘Smart Cities, Secure Societies: Breakthroughs in EU-Japan Research Cooperation’

KOBE UNIVERSITY BRUSSELS 9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
‘SMART CITIES, SECURE SOCIETIES’


WHAT

Under the title ‘Smart Cities, Secure Societies: Breakthroughs in EU-Japan Research Cooperation’, the 9th Kobe University Brussels European Centre international symposium will take place on 24 October 2018 on the VUB campus.

Jointly organised with the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, this major international event will feature some 50 speakers from Europe and Japan and present some of the latest research results in key areas of natural and social sciences carried out between Japanese universities and EU research institutions.

Plenary sessions and open workshops will address topical themes such as
• Research and Innovation for Secure Societies – with focus on international cooperation in technology and medical sciences in building disaster-resilient societies,
• Smart Cities, Smart Societies – looking at the role of science and technology cooperation in energy, mobility, information technologies, robotics and health,
• Cultural Memory, Cultural Transfer - EU-Japan research in Social Sciences and Humanities.

WHO

Kobe University has been a pioneer in developing science and technology cooperation between Japan and Europe. Kobe was the first Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Japan in 2015. It is actively participating in EU programmes in science and technology. Since its opening in 2010, Kobe University Brussels European Centre has been promoting high-level dialogue between EU and Japanese researchers, academics and policy makers.

WHERE

The event will take place on 24 October 2018 from 9:00 to 17:30 at
VUB U-Residence Conference Centre,
271 Bd Général Jacques, 1050 Brussels
(tram stop VUB)

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

For additional information, full programme and registration, please go to Kobe University Brussels European Centre website
https://bit.ly/2LUrIv0
or http://www.office.kobe-u.ac.jp/ipiep/events/20181024_en.html
or contact by mail: intl-kobe_u_bxl@office.kobe-u.ac.jp


Vrije Universiteit Brussel, U-Residence Conference Centre
Bd Général Jacques 271
1050 Brussels
URL
Email
Email
02 672 64 60
0477 27 46 63
10/27 Workshop
181027_workshopconcert
Workshop de Koto - Shamisen - shinobue

Koto, Shamisen & shinobue trial.

For details, please contact the organizer.


Atelier de flûte (BLA)
Rue des Aduatiques 15
1040 Brussels
URL
Email
499346518
10/28 Concert
181027_workshopconcert
Journée musicale Zen

Atelier de flûte organise a concert with Koto & Shinobue concerts given by Gaho Takahashi and Nozomi Kanda.


BLA (Atelier de flûte)
Rue des Aduatiques 15
1040 Etterbeek
URL
Facebook
Email
492082348
Date Category Title Venue Info
11/05
16:00-18:30
Workshop
171105_kul
Workshop on Smart Materials
for Advanced and Reliable Therapeutics

Future Medical Applications
by Kansai University Medical Polymers (KUMP)


Japan-EU International Research Workshop 2018

*Program

Reception: 19:00- ON4 Building, entrance Hall (ON4:04:16)


AUDITORIUM ON4 04.330
Herestraat 49
3000 LEUVEN

Email
016.324.951
0485.728.660
11/09-12/02 Exhibition
Lecture
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Exhibition

Exhibition on the A-bomb used in the Second World War and dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Information on what the impact was on both the cities and its inhabitants, the reconstruction of both the cities and the engagement on both the cities in the international network of Mayors for Peace.

During the exhibition period, a Hiroshima survivor, Mrs. Sadae Kasaoka, will give her testimony. She was exposed to the atomic bomb at her house approximately 3.5 km away from the hypocenter.

The lecture will be held at
; Het Vleeshuis from 14:00, November 20th
; Yper Museum from 19:00, November 20th
; KUL from 16:00, November 21st
; ULB from 16:30, November 22nd.

A second initiative is “Cranes” a participative initiative inviting all citizens of the city to fold cranes to send to the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to hand over to the prime minister of the country in order to ask him so sign the Treaty that was decided on in 2017.

The city of Ypres is an executive member of Mayors for Peace and Lead city for the organization in Belgium. Ypres was totally destroyed during WWI and the place where gas was used for the first time as a weapon of mass destruction.


Yper Museum
Lakenhalle Grote Markt 34
8900 Ieper

URL
Email
057 239 459
11/11-12/02 Exhibition
171111_exhibition
Memorial Louis Fransen

Louis Fransen/Rui Ogata is a famous monumental artist who was very famous in his country Japan. N the exposition we show a selection of his paintings,aquarells, drawings , glas-windows and monumental wall-ceramics


Hoogstraten
Gelmelstraat 62
2320

URL
Email
0497/548320
11/17 & 18 Cinema
171117_cinema
Brussels Art Film Festival

We will screen 4 films about Japan during the festival.

Saturday 17 Nov.
CINEMATEK LEDOUX
14h00


DREAMING MURAKAMI
Nitesh Anjaan
DK / 2017 / 56' / VO st EN
Production : Final Cut for Real

National premiere
Selection : International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2017

National Premiere
Satuday 17 Nov.
CINEMATEK PLATEAU
14h00
and

Sunday 18 Nov.
CINEMATEK PLATEAU
19h00

YOHEN, L’UNIVERS DANS UN BOL

Yannick Coutheron
FR / 2018 / 72' / VO FR st EN
Production : Folle allure

Selection : Festival International du Film sur les Métiers d’art (FIFMA) 2018

National premiere
Saturday 17 Nov.
CINEMATEK LEDOUX
15h00

NEVER-ENDING MAN : HAYAO MIYAZAKI

Kaku Arakawa
JP / 2017 / 70' / VO st FR
Production : NHK Japan Broadcasting Corp

Selection : FIFA (Montréal)

Sunday 18 Nov.
CINEMATEK LEDOUX
19h00

MORIYAMA-SAN

Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
FR / 2017 / 63' / VO st EN
Production : Bêka & Partners


CINEMATEK
Rue Baron Horta 9
1000 Bruxelles

URL
Email
0495 60 20 49
11/21
16:00-18:00
Conference Voice of Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum organizes every year a testimony of the surviving victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This year, a Hiroshima survivor, Ms. Sadae Kasaoka, will give us her testimony in Leuven.

Ms. Kasaoka was a 13-year-old first year student of a girls' school on August 6, 1945. She was exposed to the atomic bomb at her house approximately 3.5 km away from the hypocenter.

This testimony will be translated in English by Prof. Jan Schmidt of KULeuven Japanology.

Free of charge.


KU Leuven
faculty of Arts
08.16 - Justus Lipsiuszaal
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 bus3318
3000 Leuven

URL
11/22
at 16:30
Conference
171122_ulb
Voice of Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum organizes every year a testimony of the surviving victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This year, a Hiroshima survivor, Ms. Sadae Kasaoka, will give us her testimony in Leuven.

Ms. Kasaoka was a 13-year-old first year student of a girls' school on August 6, 1945. She was exposed to the atomic bomb at her house approximately 3.5 km away from the hypocenter.

Free of charge.


ULB
la salle H.1.308, ULB-SOLBOSCH

Email
11/22&23 Concert
181122_concert
KAZUSHI ONO (Japan conductor) & CHRISTIANE OELZE (Soprano): La chute des dieux

The Belgian National Orchestra welcomes the Japanese conductor, Kazushi Ono and the German soprano, Christiane Oelze for two exceptional performances.

• Richard Wagner, Götterdämmerung (Siegfrieds Tod; Trauermusik beim Tode Siegfrieds; Rheinfahrt)
• Richard Strauss, Vier Letzte Lieder
• Dmitry Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 54

Fall of the Gods

With Twilight of the Gods (1876) Wagner completed the dream that he had pursued as a young man. Twenty-five years after the beginning of Der Ring des Nibelungen the fourth and final part brought an end to the saga about the passions of gods. With great violence Wagner crushed the divine garden of earthly delights.

A greater contrast with Strauss' serene farewell is unthinkable. The Vier Letzte Lieder (1948) belong to Richard Strauss' final composition. At the end of his life the 84-year-old put the poems of Hesse and Von Eichendorf to music. 'Hands, cease your activity, head, forget all of your thoughts; all my senses now will sink into slumber'. Soprano Christiane Oelze transports you in his reflections on human nature and transience.

After the smoke lifts, the melancholy of a lonely horn resounds. The cry from the heart of an artist whose voice cannot be heard? Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony (1939), a work of particular complexity that raises more questions than answers, will be revealed under Kazushi Ono's baton.


22 November :
Lemmensinstituut Leuven

Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven

23 November :
Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR)

Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels
URL
Email
+32 2 552 04 60
11/23
at 20:00
Concert
171123_concert
22th ‘Servais’ concert – Yutaka Hayashi & Yusuke Satake

The Japanese cellist Yutaka Hayashi regularly plays the compositions of the Belgian cellist François Servais (1807-1866). He is also preparing a CD dedicated to Servais. In Halle he will play pieces by Servais and by other members of the Belgian School of Cello Playing.


New Town Hall
Oudstrijdersplein 18
1500 Halle

URL
Email
0499 33 51 51
11/24
at 14:00

embassy_logo
Competition
171124_speach
The 27th JAPANESE SPEECH CONTEST in Belgium

Japanese speech contest for non-Japanese who live in Belgium and neighboring countries.
Organized by NIHONJINKAI a.s.b.l. and Supported by Embassy of Japan in Belgium.
1 return air ticket to Japan will be awarded to the winner.


The Japanese School of Brussels
Avenue des Meunier 133
1160 Bruxelles

URL
Email
02.647.38.39
Date Category Title Venue Info
12/08
15:00-17:00
Meeting
170409_BNK
Nihongo hanasoukai

Let's talk in Japanese ('Nihongo Hanasoukai') is an event organized by BNK (Belgian Association of Japanese Language Teachers) vzw/asbl.

We welcome all people interested in practicing speaking Japanese, as well as native speakers who want to exchange information or simply networking. No registration is required. Just come and join us!


avenue des Citronniers,58
1020 Bruxelles
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12/09
15:00
Concert
Tasting
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“29th Concert & Tasting”

15h-16h:Concert:
Aki Sato Koto, Shamisen
Yuina Takamizo, Saxophone
Tokuko Kakiuchi, Piano

16h-17h30, 6 culinary preparations by Momo Iwakame Chef, 3 wines, commented by Ronald Guiot, professional sommelier. Notions of wine & food pairing.
Limited availability (booking by mail, please)


Restaurant L’Arrosoir
Boulevard du Souverain, 256
1160 Auderghem
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01/28
02/04
02/11
02/18
02/25
Course
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Sake, a series of courses on Japanese drinks

Sake and other Japanese drinks are unknown and unloved. Syntra Midden-Vlaanderen is organizing a series of courses that will allow you to discover the fascinating world of Japanese artisanal beverages, with the careful guidance of Peter Kupers, certified sake-expert.
Lesson 1 – an introduction to sake
Lesson 2 – discovering the complexities of sake
Lesson 3 – atypical sake
Lesson 4 – foodpairing with Ko’uzi sushi
Lesson 5 – Shochu, fruit liquors and other Japanese drinks


1730 Asse
Z5 Mollem 20
1730 Asse

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03/07 Concert
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Fate Gear Live

Fate Gear is a 100% female power rock band from Japan. Their Steampunk style and their energy will turn you mad. Atelier Rock is really happy to welcome the band for their first ever European Tour on which they will present their third album "7 years ago".


Atelier Rock Huy
Quai Dautrebande 7
4500 Huy

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+32(0)85/25.03.59



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