Other Japan-Related Events in Belgium

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01/16 MeetingBNK 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. Just come and join us!

 
Zoom meeting

-Registration in advance is required. Please inform your name and email address to the mail below.
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02/20 MeetingBNK 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. Just come and join us!

 
Zoom meeting

-Registration in advance is required. Please inform your name and email address to the mail below.
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03/20 MeetingBNK 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. Just come and join us!

 
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03/26
19h30-20h30

Meeting

Lost & Found: Yoko Ogawa on the Passa Porta Festival

The Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa will be interviewed by her Dutch translator Luk Van Haute on her novel ‘The memory police’.



 
Online (www.passaporta.be)

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03/02-03/30
 
Exhibition
Exposition ccommemorating Great East Japan earthquake 2011 Galerie Opéra
1er étage, boite 64
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05/13-06/06 ExhibitionBNK Androids

IBASHO proudly presents an exhibition of Wanda Tuerlinckx, a Belgian photographer based in Amsterdam, who has created a fascinating series on ‘Androids’. Since 2015 and in collaboration with Prof. Erwin R. Boer, professor of Cognitive Robotics at Delft University of Technology, Tuerlinckx has traveled the world, mostly to Japan, to document the current robot revolution.
 
Ibasho Gallery

Tolstraat 67, 2000 Antwerp
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08/11-08/31 Cinema

 
Onoda, 10000 nights in the jungle

Late 1944. Japan is losing the war. On the orders of the mysterious Major Taniguchi, the young Hiroo Onoda is sent to an island in the Philippines just before the American landing. The handful of soldiers he leads into the jungle soon discover the unknown doctrine that will bind them to this man : the Secret War. The Empire will surrender soon after, Onoda 10.000 nights later.
 
Various locations including Cinéma Vendôme, Cinéma Galeries, and Cinéma Le Stockel
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08/24-09/11 Exhibition

 
The Other Japan

Newspaper articles, TV shows, documentaries, travel blogs and tourist photography constantly reproduce stereotypical images of Japan with their opposing poles of tradition (Fuji-san, temples, geisha …) and modernity (high technology, mega-cities, emotional indifference, social isolation …). These poles also confirm and feed a meta-stereotype: Japan is different and – in its difference – cannot be understood by ‘the Others‘. The project “The Other Japan” now asked Ghent University exchange students in Kanazawa, Kobe, Kyushu, Akita and other cities to overcome the tourist gaze with its stereotypical images and “place myths” and take a closer look in order to find the visual “other” behind the “othered” Japan. The exhibition, of around 50 selected photographs, which has already been shown at Kanazawa University, will take place in the Centre of Architecture and Art (Vandenhove Pavilion) of Ghent University.
 
Vandenhove Paviljoen

Rozier 1, 9000 Gent
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08/24-08/28

Miscellaneous

 

16th International Conference of the European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS)

As the most important international conference for Japan Studies, which attracts more than 850 speakers, the triennial international conferences of the EAJS gathers scholars from Europe, Japan, the United State and beyond, specialized in a wide variety of research fields related to Japan. The conference is divided into 14 sections/research disciplines: Urban, Regional and Entironmental Studies; language and Linguistics; Modern Literature; Pre-Modern Literature; Visual Arts; Performing Arts; Economics; Business and Political Economy; Politics and International Relations; Intellectural History and Philosophy; History; Religion and Religous Thought; AWA/Anthropology and Sociology; AJE/Japanese Language Education; Media. The 2021 EAJS international conference has been organized by the Ghent University Institute of Japanese Studies and is due to the COVID-19 pandemic organized as online event.



 
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05/09-10/10 Exhibition

 
Rirkrit Tiravanija pavilion

A unique experience in the garden of Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens. Every first Sunday of the month, the pavilion of artist Rirkrit Tiravanija is activated during a free tea ceremony. Reservation is required.

Rirkrit Tiravanija's 20-metre maze is based on the floor plan of MDD's largest exhibition space. The labyrinth leads to a Japanese wooden tea house in it’s centre, where the tea tasting takes place. Like much of Tiravanija's work, Untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness) requires direct presence and personal engagement, offering opportunities for interaction and activating the senses. Whereas earlier versions of the work (in Singapore and Poitiers, both 2018) were made of bamboo, for this version the artist chose to build the labyrinth out of scaffolding, in reference to the recent renovation of the museum. In this way, the artist makes a strong connection between the ongoing work at the museum and the rules of hospitality.
 
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Museumlaan 14, BE-9831 Deurle
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17/09-24/09 Cinema

 
Japan Film Festival Brussels

"Japan Film Festival Brussels" presents the first Japanese Film Festival in Brussels from 17 to 24 September.
 
The Festival will offer previews of films by both young directors and established artists.
 
During the car-free day on Sunday 19 September, 2pm to 6pm, animations, an exhibition, and various stands will take place at Espace Lumen, while workshops (culinary, Ikebana, calligraphy, origami, martial arts demonstration, fashion show, concert,...) will be held at the Maritime Station / Maison De La Poste (Tour & Taxis).
 
Espace Lumen (17-19/09):
Chaussée de Boondael 32-36
1050 Ixelles

Tour & Taxis (19-24/09):
Maison de la Poste
Rue Picard 7
1000 Bruxelles
 
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14/11 Concert

 
Ars Musica

Un dialogue entre Ryoko Aoki, figure emblématique du théâtre nô japonais, et le Quatuor Amôn.

Ontdek Ryoko Aoki, dé ster van het Japanse Noh theater, in dialoog met het Belgisch strijkkwartet Amôn.

Discover the star of the Japanese Noh theater, Ryoko Aoki, in dialogue with the Amôn string quartet.
 
Bozar

Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
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Regular Events in Belgium

Category Name Detailsl Place Contact
Martial Arts Bunbukan Karate Shitoryu / Ryukyu Kobudo Budo Club Berchem Sainte-Agathe 0475 910 901
alain.berckmans@bunbukan.be
http://bunbukan.be/index.html
Gojuryu Brussels Gojuryu Karate Gymnasium Auderghem (Mon & Fri)
Ecole Park Shuman (Sat)
0472/97.07.40 or 0473/23.39.36
m_sanglier@hotmail.com
http://gojuryu.be/
Brussels Shorinji Kempo Traditional Japanese martial art Gymnasium Auderghem (Mon & Fri)
Stade Communal Ixelles (Sat)
0472.22.09.31
contact@shorinjikempobruxelles.be
www.shorinjikempo.be
Shishinkan Tenshin Shoden Katori Ryu (classical weaponery school) & Okinawa Kobudo   http://www.shishinkan.be/
Association Francophone D’Aïkido Stages, training and lesson Place Marcel Broodthaers 8 bte 5, 1060 Brussels 02.537.47.62
afa@aikido.be
http://www.aikido.be/
Taiho Jutsu Belgium Taiho Jutsu - Japanese police self defense Dojo du Cinquantenaire - Rue abbé Cuypers, 9 - 1040 Etterbeek Contact:
+32 (0)4 92 73 10 06 (Julien)
http://www.taihojutsu.be
The Essentials of Martial Arts Course of No and Aîki-ju-jitsu given by Ecôle SAYU Dojo du Brochet, rue du Brochet 55, 1080 Brussels 0496.24.23.93 (Bruno Marin)
lesdeuxspirales.be@gmail.com
http://lesdeuxspirales.free.fr/
Brussels Yaegaki-kai Iaido training, Japanese sword techniques pl. St Job 20, 1180 Uccle 0486/460.434 (Y.Kanto)
http://www.yaegaki-kai.be
Brussels Shotokan Karate-do Sawada Academy   Sport Complex VUB, Entrée No.8, Bld.Triomphe, 1050 Brussels 02/734.31.74
http://www.sawadaacademy.com/
Union Belge d'Aïkido - UBeA Aïkido seminars and lessons avenue Orban, 225, 1150 Bruxelles 02 770 62 90
www.aikido-belgique.be
infos@aikikai-belgium.be
Language Japanese Conversation Courses From elementary to advanced GLTT Campus Rode, Hall m.ikeda@skynet.be
Japanese Language Course with the method "Japanese for busy people" Brussels Language Activities (BLA), Rue J.G.Eggericx 3, 1150 Brussels 02.358.28.97 (Rode), 02.361.60.96 (Halle)
info@gltt.be
http://www.gltt.be/
Belgium Japan Association Friendship Committee (BJA-FC) Various events to "meet and talk" with anybody, of any culture, without any constraint   http://www.bja-fc.be/
Let's Talk in Japanese (Nihongo Hanasokai) Learners of Japanese and Japanese people talk freely   http://www.bnk-nihongo.be/
Calligraphy Japanese Calligraphy and Ink Drawing "SUMIE" The ancient Japanese way of restoring one's energy while concentrating on a peaceful brush line. UDA, Av. de l'Assomption 73, 1200 Brussels 02.764.46.95
bxl@universitedesaines.be
m.ikeda@skynet.be
http://www.universitedesaines.be/
Atelier Calligraphie Japonaise   Bibliotheque de Sesame & Maison du livre de St-Gilles 0486.905.137
satorutoma@gmail.com
http://www.calligraphiejaponaise.sitew.com/
Cours de Calligraphie Japonaise Japanese calligraphy lesson Atelier or participants home More info
becrimus-shodo@yahoo.co.jp
Music Tatake! Taiko Drumming courses, workshops, events   0475.270.870
info@tatake-taiko.be
http://www.tatake-taiko.be/
Feniks Taiko Japanese Drum lesson & workshop Bibliotheque de Sesame & Maison du livre de st-gille grete.taiko@hotmail.com
http://www.fenikstaiko.be/
Atelier de flûte Japanese flute (shinobue) courses Ask the organizer atelierdeflute@gmail.com
http://atelierdeflute.blogspot.be/
Koto Shamisen Koto at the Ikuta School, Jiuta shamisen at the Nogawa School lesson.   +32 498 54 68 27
akiverg@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/akisato.koto/
Tea Ceremony CHADO Course of tea ceremony Berlaar (Lier) 03.482.14.40 (Staf Daems)
stafdaems@hotmail.com
http://www.urasenke.be
Cha no Yu (Tea ceremony) Voie de l'Orient, Rue du Midi 69, Bruxelles 0497.535380 (Thierry Geerinckx)
http://www.voiesorient.be
Tea ceremony Musee royal de Mariemont, 7140 Morlanwelz 064/21.21.93
relation.publiques@musee-mariemont.be
http://www.musee-mariemont.be
Tea ceremony Japanese Garden Hasselt 064/21.21.93
toerisme@hasselt.be
http://toerisme.hasselt.be/en/482/
content/3742/japanese-garden.html
Tea ceremony workshop Center Culturel de Genappe, rue de Bruxelles 14, 1470 Genappe 0475/69.78.18
charles.van.overstyns@yucom.be
Cha-no-yu:Tea ceremony Introduction to Cha-no-yu : Tea ceremony : 01 learning the base of host Initiation à Cha-no-yu: la cérémonie du thé :01 apprendre la base d’hôte

http://saikouan-en.blogspot.be/2014/08/introduction-to-cha-no-yu-tea-ceremony_22.html
http://saikouan-fr.blogspot.be/2014/08/initiation-cha-no-yu-la-ceremonie-du-01.html
ENDIKU asbl: Square Alfred Baron Bouvier, 1060 Brussels 0495.27 80 12
saian@saikoproject.com
http://www.saikoproject.com/saian00.html
http://saikouan-en.blogspot.com
http://saikouan-fr.blogspot.com
Urasenke Chadou Tankokai Belgium See http://www.urasenke.be/Certified Tea Ceremony Instructors. Various places in Belgium, see http://www.urasenke.be/uk/cours.html contact@urasenke.be
Chantal Verdoodt Wednesday afternoon 2 x a month. av. des Jacinthes 4 – 1030 Brussels tél 02/2451076
chantal.verdoodt@skynet.be
Eric Franchimont Email for details. Liège ericfranchimont01@gmail.com
Ikebana Izumi-Yans Ekuko I give lessons of ikebana following the request, and some demonstration of ikebana. atelier vert, 18 les Tailles, Houffalize 6661 ekukoyans@hotmail.com
Cours d’Ikebana 1 jeudi par mois 10h30 ou 13h30

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
064 21 21 93
info@musee-mariemont.be
http://www.musee-mariemont.be/index.php?id=1043
Miscellaneous Japans Cultureel Centrum vzw Courses in various Japanese arts and craft Linterseweg 108, 3440 Zoutleeuw, and on location 0475.270.870
info@japanscentrum.be
http://www.japanscentrum.be/
Atelier de fabrication et pliage de furoshikis Tous les derniers samedis de chaque mois, je vous propose de fabriquer votre propre furoshiki et d'apprendre à faire les nouages pour en faire le sac de votre choix !
Le furoshiki est un tissus carré qui appartient à la tradition japonaise et dont le nouage, selon sa dimension, permet de créer des emballages d'objets (bento, cadeaux, etc.), des sacs pour sortir ou des sacs pour faire les courses, et même des vêtements improvisés ! C'est un objet très fonctionnel et écologique qui peut être simple ou élégant, selon les envies de chacun !
Le prix est de 25 euros, tissus non compris. Des tissus japonais, des unis, et de très beaux tissus fleuris (de chez Rowan) seront en vente sur place.
Adresse des ateliers:
"L'atelier de Myna "
114 rue Meyerbeer, 1180 Uccle
0470 19 46 13
sophieprudhomme@free.fr
Les Voies de l’Orient Meditation Rue du midi 69, 1000 Bruxelles 02.511.79.60
info@voiesorient.be
http://www.voiesorient.be/?page_id=80
Brussels Shogi Dojo   Outpost Game Center, rue de la Tribune 8, 1000 Brussels Roland.Marounek@skynet.be
0496.227.097
GO   Belgian Go Federation belgium@european-go.org
http://www.gofed.be
Shôgi Belgium Japanese chess Boulevard de la Sauvenière 127-4000 Liège shogi@passerelle-japon.be
0479.38.60.44
Zen   Ask the organiser zen@azb.be
http://www.azb.be/
IYASHI Shiatsu course given by Annelies Declerck and Ronny Massa Tweekleinewegenstraat 71, 3001 Heverlee 0474/83.64.01
annelies@iyashi.be
http://www.iyashi.be/
SHINZUIKAI Shiatsu course given by ShinzuiKai Rue du Congrès 2, 1000 Brussels / Koningsstraat 62, 8400 Oestende 0478.522.388
http://www.shinzui.be/
Atelier Sashiko Lesson and workshop of Sashiko: traditional Japanese stitching by Japanese researcher and artist ENKIDU asbl
Square Baron Alfred Bouvier 6
1050 Brussels
0495 27 80 12
sashikobel@gmail.com
https://ateliersashiko.weebly.com/