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Happily, Kujira community could present another article introduces Chicago's Awaodori group, Miko-Ren for this festival-less summer. Hope you enjoy!
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Due to Coronavirus pandemic, we are canceling our small gathering.
Hoping our friends will keep up their strength against this new virus and go through this national emergency with smile.
Are you looking for some small gatherings to thrive the midst of coronavirus thread?
We've been gathering almost monthly to teach ourselves how to wear Kimono, and the fun time to practice our Kimono skill keeps popping up!
The next one is scheduled on 3/21 (Sat).
Find more info:
Invitation from Noriko Aizawa Buckles for her latest exhibition.
She's showing 4 images with her friends photographers of FotoMuses at the Elmhurst Art Museum throughout February.
Artists' reception welcomes public on 2/7 (Fri) from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Her recent move to Florida made us very lonely, but this is truly exciting news!
What an achievement!
Yuko Nagamori solo show at the Kissa KobeKan is celebrating 10th anniversary!
Yuko has been showing her artworks during the month of February for a decade, and the show has been always curated with fresh pieces by means of which never had been exhibited before.
We hope many will visit to find out a decade of the artist's life stories which was full of transaction and love.
Yuko Nagamori Solo Exhibition;
"記憶 (memories) 10 years"
2/1/2020 - 2/28/2020
7 am to 6 pm (the last day 5 pm)
157-112 NishiFutami, NishiFutamiCho
Let's call Osyougatsu! Is it too early? Never!
g to y, Yuko successfully closed her Chicago trip 2019 last Thursday, and more than 20 people could participate her workshop at Japanese Culture Center on 10/27.
g to y originally started to decorate traditional Osyougatsu Kazari with florals and Kimono Obi, and they have been sharing their stylish hand made New Year's wreaths how to at their annual workshops.
Now we have joy to enjoy the freshly crafted g to y Osyougatsu Kazari she made during her Chicago stay.
In Japan, New Year is the biggest holiday. Why don't we add the vibe to celebrate coming New Year 2020? Stop by Craft & Vintage Market on 11/16 10 am to 4 pm.
at Friendly Coffee Lounge
6731 Roosevelt Rd
Congraturation Noriko Aizawa Buckles for her special exhibition "Abstract to Absolute: Beauty Within" in Chicago suburb.
Noriko has invited 8 other wonderful photographers from her circle and celebrates her passion in life.
The artist reception will offer beautiful live Koto performance by Tokiko Kimura and Japanese inspired refreshment, which represent her very origin.
The event takes place whole month of November.
We hope many people will find a joy that Noriko has been in-taking and re-creating her within!
For more info: www.facebook.com/noriko.buckles
g to y's stylish Japanese themed workshop is coming back to the town!
This time, they will show us how to make their signature Japanese New Year's Wreath which is arranged with floral and Kimono Obi.
The ticket price includes all materials such as Shimenawa wreath base, artificial flowers, Kimono Obi and other good stuffs to build your own beautiful piece. They were authentically prepared to duplicate this annual workshop in Japan so that we can experience same atmosphere, while we are still in Chicago.
Only 20 tickets are available, so let's not miss this very special fun time.
It's a great gift idea for your special someone, too.
Note: All Kimono parts are one of a kind, and all images were posted from their past works. Participants can enjoy building their original pieces with newly selected materials by g to y for this workshop.
NPO Mori wa Umi no Koibito is showing the photo exhibition: Growing Forests to Protect the Marine Environment one last time in this season.
The series of photography was mainly documented by the local photographer, Kiyotaka Shishido and Shigeyasu Fujino during their 30 + years activities.
The exhibition is supported by their staff artist, Miharu Shirahata. She uses hanko (rubber stamp) technique to create soothing and comforting image of natural landscape and wildlife of their hometown.
All her profit supports for their many more successful years to come.
KIZUKI CHICAGO JAPANESE MATSURI
Friday, September 20: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 21: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 22: 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
1457 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60642
Garage parking available
More info: KIZUKI CHICAGO JAPANESE MATSURI
Note: This movie was originally published for the Ginza Holiday Festival, but the exhibition with same title and contents has been displayed in Chicagoland throughout this summer.
: Special thanks :
This event was made possible by the support of Japanese Culture Center. Kizuki Chicago Japanese Matsuri will donate all profit from food and drink tickets to Japanese Culture Center. We can't be more than grateful for being among such generous community.
More info: Japanese Culture Center
Don't miss this fun afternoon of storytelling, culture, food, arts, activities, music & more presented by the Wheaton Community Relations Commission.
More than 30 groups will be at booths sharing their heritage and cultures, and we are one of them.
Let's support local movement to celebrate our diverse neighborhoods!
Exhibition participants from our community:
MamaKumi Design is a regular vendor at MINDEN Farmers Market!
Kumiko Higashi Wartman has been creating beautiful and inspiring new items exclusively for this market in this summer. Enjoy shopping original quality handmade jewelry always made with much love.
Minden Farmers Market
Date : May 14, 2019 to September 24, 2019, every Tuesday
Time : 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Address : 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, NV 89423
Phone : 775-782-2444
More Info: NevadaGrown HP
Photo credit: IG: @mamakumi
Hanko + Illustration, Miharu Shirahata and NPO Mori wa Umi no Koibito convo show is now moving to Japan House Matsuri 2019 in the U of I!
Hanko Illustration of beautiful Tohoku : Viewers can somehow relate her artworks to their own nostalgic memories which are uniquely created by stamping technique with curved eraser pieces.
Growing Forests to Protect the Marine Environment : The organization's name ~ The forest is longing for the sea, the sea is longing for the forest ~ itself naturally touches people's heart.
Educational materials about over 30 years environmental protection activity will be shared at the booth, and the profit of artworks and original goods will be donated to the organization.
More info: Miharu Shirahata Homepage
Even young children can easily interact with the exhibition photograph.
Japan House Matsuri 2019
Sunday September 8 - noon to 9 pm
2000 S Lincoln Ave
Urbana, Il 61802
Hanko illustrator, Miharu Shirahata and NPO Mori wa Umi no Koibito will show art and photo exhibition at 2019 Ginza Holiday!
Miharu will feature 12 illustrations of beautiful four seasons in Tohoku, and the NPO will show 30th anniversary photo collection of their annual arbor day celemony.
Despite deep scar of Japan earthquake and tsunami 2011, Miharu and NPO are closely working together to educate people about importance of living in harmony with nature.
Enjoy amazing art of Hanko (eraser stamp) illustration and inspiring story about how oyster farmer from Tohoku started planting trees and sustained their once or twice damaged ocean in their 30 years environmental activities.
More info: Miharu Shirahata homepage
Ginza Holiday 2019
Friday August 9 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday August 10 – 11:30am – 8:00pm
Sunday August 11 – 11:30am – 4:30pm
Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614