Family Workshop: Japanese Four-Hole Bookbinding (Watoji)
[Family Workshop] September 15, 2:30 PM
How are books made? There are countless ways to bind a book and in this workshop participants will learn the Japanese four-hole method. Families will get to construct and decorate a beautifully bound project that can be used for any sketching, writing, or creating purposes!
Next event9/15/2019 2:30 PM
Introduction to Gagaku for Musicians
[Workshop] September 22, 1 PM
Delve into the enchanting melodies of the world's oldest form of orchestral music. The members of Reigakusha will introduce the individual instruments in a traditional gagaku ensemble, providing a rare opportunity for amateur and professional musicians alike to try their hand at making these otherworldly sounds.
Next event9/22/2019 1:00 PM
Workshop: Japanese Nerikomi Pottery
[Workshop] September 27, 6:30 PM
At this workshop, try out the mesmerizing Japanese pottery-making technique of nerikomi. Stack and slice strips of colorful clay to reveal striking patterns, creating one-of-a-kind designs. Instructor Risa Nishimori of the NY Togei Kyoshitsu studio will lead guests through the process of creating their own unique pieces of nerikomi ceramic art.
Next event9/27/2019 6:30 PM
Family Workshop: Kowai/Kawaii (Spooky/Cute) Clay Bento
[Family Workshop] October 27, 2:30 PM
Children will make kawaii Halloween-themed clay bento that can be enjoyed and played with again and again. Charaben is a style of elaborately arranged bento (Japanese boxed lunch) which features food decorated to look like people, characters, animals and plants.
Next event10/27/2019 2:30 PM
The Basics of Noh
[1-DAY Performing Arts Workshop] November 15, 1 PM
Learn basic movements from one of Japan’s most distinguished theatrical traditions that has been passed down for over 600 years. Led by noh actors from the renowned Kyoto Kanze Association, the workshop will
focus on noh’s stylized movements. Enjoy a rare chance to view noh masks and costumes up close as the actors share their expertise and knowledge on this centuries old tradition.
Next event11/15/2019 1:00 PM
[2-DAY] The Basics of Noh and Kyogen
[2-DAY Performing Arts Workshop] November 15, 1 PM
November 16, 1 PM
Learn basic movements from two of Japan’s most distinguished theatrical traditions that have been passed down for over 600 years. The first day will be led by noh actors from the renowned Kyoto Kanze Association, focusing on noh’s physicality and stylized movements. On the second day, members of the Yamamoto Tojiro Family will teach the exaggerated gestures and voice work needed to perform kyogen, noh’s comedic cousin.
Next event11/15/2019 1:00 PM
The Basics of Kyogen
[1-DAY Performing Arts Workshop] November 16, 1 PM
Known for their rigid preservation of this art form’s dignified style, members of the prestigious Yamamoto Tojiro Family of the Okura School of Kyogen will teach the exaggerated gestures and voice work needed to
perform kyogen—noh’s comedic cousin. Participants will learn the school’s disciplined sense of physicality as well as hallmark phrases that are spoken by feudal lords and their vassals.
Next event11/16/2019 1:00 PM