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March 17 - April 15, 2018

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Evolving Traditions – Paintings of Wonder from Japan

Evolving Traditions – Paintings of Wonder from Japan

This exhibit takes visitors through a history of ever evolving paintings, from Muromachi period (1338-1573) to present time.

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Family Fun: Asian Brush Painting

Family Fun: Asian Brush Painting

Celebrate the blooming of the cherry trees and Japanese culture with Asian sumi-e brush painting.

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Art at the Center presented by Events DC

Art at the Center presented by Events DC

Enjoy a curator-led public art tour featuring a diverse array of Washingtonian and internationally recognized artists. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is home to the largest public art collection in the District outside of a museum with more than 130 works of art.

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Paints, Pigments, Brushes: All about Japanese Painting

Paints, Pigments, Brushes: All about Japanese Painting

Enter the world of traditional Japanese painting, or nihonga, in this drop-in workshop at the Freer|Sackler celebrating the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Moonlight Revelry: A Rakugo Performance

Moonlight Revelry: A Rakugo Performance

A traditional Japanese form of comic theater, marks the opening of the landmark exhibition Inventing Utamaro. Actor Katsura Sunshine will bring a masterwork by the 18th century artist Kitagawa Utamaro to life, revealing its hidden stories.

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Inventing Utamaro: A Conversation with the Curators

Inventing Utamaro: A Conversation with the Curators

Gain insight into the work of Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro through a public conversation with James Ulak and Julie Nelson Davis, curators of the exhibition Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered.

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Film Screening: Yojimbo

Film Screening: Yojimbo

The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone and Walter Hill, this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films of all time.

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Film Screening: Mifune: The Last Samurai

Film Screening: Mifune: The Last Samurai

Academy award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world.

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An Introduction to Japanese Kyogen Theater by Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

An Introduction to Japanese Kyogen Theater by Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

A joint presentation of the Freer, The Japan information and Culture Center (Embassy of Japan) and the Japan Foundation.

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An Evening of Kyogen: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

An Evening of Kyogen: Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

Collaboration with The Japan Foundation, The Library of Congress and The Japan information and Culture Center

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