Michishirube: At the crossroads  

Healing through art, stories, and music

Sunday, October 17
Performances at 11 am & 2 pm
Asian Art Museum

We pause at the crossroads — after more than a year of COVID, climate change, and racial reckoning, we have choices to make about how we move forward. Join us in community to find a path toward healing through interactive art making, storytelling, and music. All day, you'll be able to participate in paper lantern, and Japanese boat model demonstrations and activities. At 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. a 90-minute performance featuring Asian artists living in diaspora will begin outside with taiko drumming and then wend its way into the museum for more, including spoken word, koto music, and lantern-lighting that will help us illuminate the path toward a more empowered future.

Past events

Japan Day 2020
Livestreamed virtually in collaboration with the Asian Art Museum.
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Japan Week Workshops 2020
Pre-recorded workshops in taiko and odori.

Lectures & Demonstrations
Pre-recorded lectures and demonstrations in shamisen performance, Washi Ningyo Doll Making, and koto performance.

Japan Week is a summer cultural festival featuring performances, workshops & demonstrations in San Francisco Japantown.

Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with Asian Art Museum.
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Thanks to our funders
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Thanks to our partners
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