June 25–July 2, 2018
San Francisco Japantown—FREE event

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

June 27, 6pm
Toyoaki Workshop

Toyoaki
Artist: Sanjuro Toyoaki
Union Bank Community Room - SF Japantown East Mall

1675 Post Street, San Francisco
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June 28, 6pm
Nagauta Workshop

Nagauta
Artist: Master Artist Chizuru Kineya
Union Bank Community Room - SF Japantown East Mall

1675 Post Street, San Francisco
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June 30, 12pm & 6pm
Nihon Buyo Workshop

Nihon Buyo
Artist: Grandmaster Yoshinojo Fujima
Union Bank Community Room - SF Japantown East Mall

1675 Post Street, San Francisco
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June 29, 8pm
June 30, 1pm & 8pm

Boxes

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Tateuchi Auditorium - SF Japantown
1830 Sutter Street, San Francisco
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Referencing the work of writer Kobo Abe, this new interdisciplinary collaboration from Melody Takata explores the investment in identity in today’s racialized and technology-driven existence. In this pursuit, Boxes brings together a multi-dimensioned ensemble drawing on artistic languages from traditional Japanese culture to the avant garde visual, media, and sound arts. Featuring musician/dancer Melody Takata, saxophonist Francis Wong, tuba player William Roper of Los Angeles, bassist, shamisen, taiko artist, and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki of Chicago, Taiko and Visual Artist Kioto Aoki of Chicago, and Grandmaster of the nagauta (kabuki style) shamisen Chizuru Kineya of Tokyo.


Japan Day

July 1, 12–4:30pm
Post & Buchanan Street, San Francisco
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PEACE PLAZA
Shigin-poetry, Taiko - drumming, Minyo - folk music & dance, Chicago guest Grand Master Shunojo Fujima Nihon Buyo - classical dance

JAPAN CENTER EAST MALL
Koto ensemble, Toyoaki and Nagauta shamisen, Origami, Shodo, Mataro, Odori

UNION BANK COMMUNITY ROOM
Origami - paper folding, Shodo - calligraphy, Mataro - doll making

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

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Presented by GenRyu Arts in association with East and West Japan Center Mall.

All events are FREE.

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Limited seating available. Reserve your space at japanweek2018.bpt.me

Thanks to our funders
funders logos: California Arts Council, NEA, SF Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts
 

Thanks to our partners
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