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1016 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773)525-3141

June 2019

Concept of MA Event

June 20, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Japanese Cultural Center, 1016 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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$5 – $10

    Fee: $5 JASC/Japanese Culture Center Members & $10 Non-Members      About the Event:    Have you ever thought about why traditional Japanese paintings use background differently compared to Western paintings? Or, why the traditional performance art looks slow and not so dramatic?    The concept of MA, the space between structural parts and/or interval, is related to the Japanese ideas of Zen and the way of tea. It has been influencing various art forms in Japan for thousands of years, including visual and…

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September 2019

Shurikenjutsu and Me

September 5, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Japanese Cultural Center, 1016 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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$5 – $10

Fee: $5 JASC Members & $10 Non-Members Reservations: www.jaschicago.org or email [email protected] About the Event:  This seminar will introduce shuriken (Japanese star throwing) and Fundo kusari including the Chicago Meifu Shinkage Ryu led by Sensei William Seiyo. There will be a demonstration of this art as well as a demonstration of Origami.   About the Speaker:  Otsuka Yasuyuki was born in 1959 in Setagaya-ku Tokyo. In 1985 he became a student of Someya Sensei in Katsuhika-ku, Tokyo. In 1991 Otsuka Yasuyuki…

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November 2019

Woodblock as Mirror

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Japanese Cultural Center, 1016 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
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FREE To make a reservation email [email protected] About the Event:  The Japanese Culture Center - 日本文化会館, Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC), and Japanese Arts Foundation proudly announce a special evening exploring self-portraits in 20th century Japanese Japanese Prints. Self-portraits have long been admired for their revelatory nature, yielding insight into both the appearance and the essence of the sitter. But in their modern guise, they frequently offer something more. In some cases, artists provide almost confessional portrayals, sharing impressions regarding…

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