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Art in the Palm of Your Hand: Netsuke in Japanese Culture

Art in the Palm of Your Hand: Netsuke in Japanese Culture

Before the introduction of European fashions, Japan was a “world without pockets.” Men carried their belongings in small pouches suspended from their kimono with toggles, or netsuke, which were enviable symbols of status. Discover this traditional art through a discussion with Freer|Sackler Curator James Ulak and a demonstration by master netsuke carver Ryushi Komada. Offered in partnership with the Japanese Information and Culture Center.

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Kimono Exhibit and Kimono Sale

Kimono Exhibit and Kimono Sale

Educational program that fits under the category of Japanese culture. The kimono sale raises funds for the NCBF.

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May J. Special J – Pop Concert

May J. Special J – Pop Concert

Contemporary Japanese performing arts. A multilingual J-pop singer.

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Bonsai – Stories, Inspiration, Art: Another Special Gift of Trees from Japan

Bonsai – Stories, Inspiration, Art: Another Special Gift of Trees from Japan

Learn about the 53 Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum, later augmented by bonsai from China, North America and elsewhere.

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National Japan Bowl® – National Japanese Language & Culture Competition for High School Students
Sakura Taiko Fest 2017 – A Japanese Drumming Celebration

Sakura Taiko Fest 2017 – A Japanese Drumming Celebration

Features Japanese drumming performances from several east coast US taiko groups.

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SHIFT Festival: Boulder Philharmonic “pop-ups”

SHIFT Festival: Boulder Philharmonic “pop-ups”

Pop up performance by Boulder Philharmonic pop-ups an American Orchestras.

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Japanese Artist 65th
Celebration. Exhibit features six of Kusama’s immersive infinity mirror rooms alongside other key works.

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Art at the Center

Art at the Center

Free public art tour featuring Washingtonian and internationally recognized artist.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Day in the Fairfax County Visitor Center